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SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA

Samla Mammas Manna

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.06 | 119 ratings

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Greger
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5 stars The first classic album by SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA is strangely enough also the last SAMLA album to be released in the CD format. I am however a proud owner of the original LP which I treasure a lot. SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA was one of the leading bands in the musical wing (the other wing was political) of the Swedish progressive movement in Sweden at the beginning of the 1970's. It was obvious already with the first album that SAMLA was something special. Their debut album is filled with what could be labelled as some kind of unique piano and organ dominated "circus music" blended with avant-garde, jazz-rock and progressive rock. It sounds as if they had a lot of fun recording it and there are many strange and silly voices and sounds here and there. SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA has never followed any trends and they have always done music the way they want to. The beautiful cover artwork by Lasse Wikfeld is also worth a special mentioning. If you already own the original LP you should get this CD anyway as it contains two bonus tracks "Cirkus impala" and "Lawrence in Sahara". Highly recommended and much sought after on vinyl!
Greger | 5/5 |

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