Poland, 1974, progressive rock

Czesław NiemenMourner’s Rhapsody: This is good stuff, but he’s so much better when he sings in Polish. English just brings him down to a more pedestrian level, and he loses some of his expressive voice. This is good white-boy soul, though, with a lot of complexity without being inaccessible. This album’s magic is all in the last track–the title track–a sprawling organ piece with both martial and psychedelic touches. A weird combination, but it works. What a song to sing along to, letting it all loose!

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  1. I agree on preferring Niemen in Polish. Did not you find him entirely by accident, when searching for another artist and getting one of his albums by mistake, then liking him better than the original quarry?

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