Saturday 30 September 2017
Belgrad - Czas (2000)
The one and only album from this Polish band.
Belgrad was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, flute and vocals. Mostly Polish vocals.
The band was helped out by six other musicians who provided violin, female vocals, xtra bass and guitars. Colin Bass from Camel was one of the guest musicians here.
Belgrad arrived and disappeared without a trace in a short period of time. This album is not even listed on Colin Bass wikipedia disco. But Colin Bass is listed on this album as an xtra bassist. That tells you how obscure this album and this band is. It was also released on a small Polish record label.
The music is a mix of Barclay James Harvest like prog, neo-prog, folk rock and standard rock. The vocals are in Polish with the exception of two songs which is in English and has some catchy lines. I guess these two songs was earmarked for export to the world wide neo-prog market.
The music on this fifty minutes long album is not too bad. It is just too generic and too unfocused. It is like a family photo album where everything is thrown together, no matter of season or activities. In short, this album is everywhere.
It is still a decent album. But not one I would recommend.