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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (0:35)
2. Amassilations (8:55)
3. Konserten (18:18)
4. Ontro I (1:11)
5. Ontro II (1:03)
6. Thirty Years War (5:19)
7. From your streets (16:55)
8. Outro (1:03)

Total Time 53:19

Line-up / Musicians

- Stefan Fredin / bass, vocals
- Johan Gullberg / drums
- Dag Kronlund (Krok) / piano, organ, recitation
- Dag Lundquist (Dagge) / drums, timpani
- Olle Thörnvall / harmonica, guitar
- Pocke Öhrström / lead & acoustic guitars, vocals

Releases information

CD-Mellotronen-MELLO CD 015-Swe-2004

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TRETTIOÅRIGA KRIGET Glorious War ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

This pre-debut album release was originally recorded on stereo tape recorded, but don't let that fact scare you away: TK's basic raw sound can suffer such a treatment, even if you are a little touchy on that principle (but then you probably don't like TK much, right?). If you are familiar with the group, you know that the rough and raw sound is more like a principle of its own as well as the heavyness and the rather instrumental jam lengthy passages. Fans, please notice that their Austrian singer, Zima, is not present on this record, but let that not bother you either, because you will instantly recognize the group's typical sound, even if the group was a septet sometimes playing with two drummers at the same time.

While the music is always never far from blues, it does have an indisputable prog link via classical excursions with borrowings (the 18-min+ Konserten) that these teenagers were mixing with any complex. How surprising to hear harmonica on a prog record, even more on semi-classical track, but these youngster apparently feared nothing.

The other monster track (the three parts From Your Streets) is pure psychedelic improvised, raw jam with stunning experiments, not unlike early Floyd (Saucerful and Ummagumma) with early Purple (there is a guitar passage stolen from their April track) and Hendrix-esque guitars. Not the most original, but in some ways, this is highly jubilating. But if you are more into the prog conservative side, you will probably frown at this playing, recording and loose music. But if you like Guru Guru's first three albums, this should be up your alley.

Like all TK record, this album must be approached carefully by the non-initiated progheads, because of its raw, psyched-out and hard sound is not always likely to please, so it is certainly best to try a full-blown studio album rather than this "Lost Tapes" sessions (actually recorded over a winter), no matter how charming it can be. "Péché de jeunesse" and most likely for fans of the group, to whom this superb digipack record is an added bonus.

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