Wednesday 21 October 2020

SBB - Memento Z Banalnym Tryptykiem (1980)

The 10th album from this band from Poland.

The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, banjo, clavinet, organ, keyboards, marimba, church organ, grand piano, moogs, melotron, harmonica and vocals.

SBB is probably the greatest Polish prog band of all times and has an impressive discography.

You never really know what you get with an SBB. Most albums are prog and fusion orientated. Some are not. Some are even pop and rock albums.

The band is on my track with this album. It is again an album which is ten minutes longer on the Metal Mind CD re-release and I strongly recommend that version instead of the LP as these ten minutes are very good to great and is rather essential listening.

The original forty minutes long album is a mix of symphonic prog with some folk rock and a lot of fusion.

ELP meets fusion and some folk rock bands. There are even some bars from Led Zeppelin's Stairways To Heaven on this album. Tasteful.

The vocals in Polish is very good. The sound too is very good.

There is a lot of great details here and that elevates this album to becoming a great album. An album you really need to check out.

This is one of the great albums from Poland.

4 points

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