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4.09 | 17 ratings | 3 reviews | 47% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Gelb (11:11)
2. Blau (15:35)
3. Rot (19:43)

Total time 46:30

1. Freedom With Us (5:24)
2. 3rd Reanimation (3:16)
3. Weiss (7:56)
4. Purpurrot (15:17)
5. Grün (13:33)
6. Scarlet (6:24)
7. Schwarz (2:55)

Total time 54:49

Line-up / Musicians

- Józef Skrzek / keyboards, vocals
- Sławomir Piwowar / guitar
- Apostolis Anthimos / bass guitar
- Jerzy Piotrowski / drums

Releases information

Recorded live in Marburg, Germany, 10.11.1980

2CD e-Silesia info ESCD 003-4 (2007)

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SBB Live In Marburg 1980. The Final Concert ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(47%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars SBB out of Poland have stories. The communist government, the police and the authorities in general hated these guys. And so they were the object of a lot of abuse over the years until things in their country changed. I can't express in words the sheer power that this trio generated on stage. They were a lit fuse. And they all being virtuosos at that. So here we are with that first incarnation of the band, after many albums released in the 70's, they decide to call it a day. This is their final concert played in Marburg, Germany, November 10th, 1980.

They decided to be a four piece here, and I'm almost in shock that the lead guitarist is playing bass here. What!? And they brought in a young guitarist for this. The keyboardist, like Geddy, was both the keys and bass man, so they shifted things around for this tour. I'm not sure how inspired they were here, it doesn't feel like they were. Maybe that is why they decided to retire the band, and they were serious. Yes they would come back, but they wouldn't release another studio album for over 20 years after their last studio record.

I'm maybe being hard on this one but I don't think so. The fact the band didn't even release this hour and a half, double album at the time speaks volumes. Yes in 2007 they would finally unveil it but clearly they weren't happy with it. You can imagine the hard core fans waiting for this, or even the fact that the band could make a few bucks from this release but no. I mean it pales big time when compared to the "Karlstadt Live" or "Hofors" both from 1975, and both would peel the paint off your walls. I can't believe how jammy this is. The first disc especially, while the second disc has some variety but it's inconsistent to my ears.

I'd probably pick the song "Rot" the closer from disc one as my favourite. Yes they jam but there's some energy here at times. Thankfully this wasn't really the final concert, as it would have been a disappointing way to end it all. These guys have released over 40 live records as the archival stuff continues to be released.

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5 stars Final concert by the first incarnation of this legendary Polish band. Stunning, largely instrumental, long tracks I've never heard before took me by complete surprise. Like their excellent "Karlstad" album, the material here is unique and atypical of the band's better known style. It's sad ... (read more)

Report this review (#1326896) | Posted by Anon-E-Mouse | Sunday, December 21, 2014 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I am fan of Progressive Rock in Eastern Europe in the seventies. This album justifies that my passion for there bands and musical moments absolutely fabulous. This album represents another great musical moment live with exceptional moments. From psychedelic moments, made ​​with keyb ... (read more)

Report this review (#763262) | Posted by Joăo Paulo | Monday, June 4, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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