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OMEGA

Omega

Psychedelic/Space Rock


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3.25 | 34 ratings | 3 reviews | 15% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Everytime She Steps In (Régvárt kedvesem) (4:23)
2. After a Hard Year (Egy nehéz év után) (5:39)
3. Delicate Sweep (Törékeny lendület) (4:05)
4. Parting Song (Búcsúztató) (5:10)
5. The Bird (A madár) (4:17)
6. The Lying Girl (Hazug lány) (2:50)
7. White Magic Stone (Varázslatos, fehér kő) (8:05)

Total Time: 34:29

Line-up / Musicians

- János Kóbor / lead vocals, percussion
- György Molnár / guitar
- László Benkő / organ, piano, Moog, Mellotron, vocals
- Tamás Mihály / bass, acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Ferenc Debreceni / drums, percussion

Releases information

This LP contains English versions of songs from Hungarian albums "200 Évvel az utolsó háború után" (tracks 1 - 3, 7) and "Omega 5" (tracks 4 - 6)

LP Bacillus Records ‎- BLPS 19147 (1973, Germany)

CD Bacillus Records ‎- 288.09.026 (1991, Germany

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OMEGA Omega ratings distribution


3.25
(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
15%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
41%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (15%)
15%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
2 stars A hybrid between Jane and Barclay James Harvest, Omega was pretty much all you got from Hungary before Solaris came along. Accomplished musically, they were somewhat heavy handed here in the early going. At least three of the songs are pretty basic rockers with driving beats, tandem singing, and various solos, with very little in the way of progressive inspiration. But this is not the case on "After a Hard Year" and "White Magic Stone", which feature stronger melodies and harmonies, not to mention rich mellotron accompaniment. It is here that they sound more like Harvest era BJH than anything else. A worthy blueprint, and enough to whet the appetite for more, but the preponderance of plod rock keep this Omega from being an Alpha effort.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Quite a gem! Strangely, I've been familiar with these songs since my childhood in Hungary, largely due to the excellent 1972 live album "Elo Omega", but only in recent times I've heard the studio versions. It's almost like hearing them with a set of fresh ears as the arrangements in the studi ... (read more)

Report this review (#993562) | Posted by BORA | Monday, July 8, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When the communist Hungarian government allowed Omega to tour outside that country in the 1960's singer Janos Kobor would don a t-shirt with a red star on it. However, he was not permitted to do so during performances within the Eastern Bloc.This 1973 debut English version of Omega seeks to a ... (read more)

Report this review (#24393) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Monday, September 13, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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