Thursday, June 08, 2006

OMEGA - Népstadion 1994 (LIVE) (by REQ)


Prog-Rock/ Art Rock ,Euro-Rock,Hard Rock


01 Nyitány ((Overture))
02 Gammapolis 1 ((Gammapolis))
03 A bûvész ((Magician))
04 Életfogytig rock and roll ((Inside outside))
05 Ezüst esõ ((Silver rain))
06 Tízezer lépés ((Ten thousand paces))
07 Ismertem egy lányt ((Once I knew a girl))
08 Sötét a város ((Dark Town))
09 Égi vándor ((Skyrover))
10 Léna ((Russian winter))
11 Napot hoztam, csillagot((House of cards, Part I))
12 Naplemente ((Sunset))

13 Ha én szél lehetnék ((If I were the wind))
14 1958-as boogie-woogie klubban ((In the boogie-woogie club 1958))
15 Azt mondta az anyukám ((Mamma said))
16 Winds of change (Scorpions)
17 Csillagok útján ((High on the starway))
18 Fekete pillangó ((Black butterfly))
19 Oh, jöjj ! ((Oh,come on!!))
tracks 20-24 still missing ill post later

Link to download:

by Yuri German
The most successful Hungarian rock band in history, Omega was formed in 1962 in Budapest by a group of friends. The lineup changed several times during Omega's early years and there was no consistent music style to speak of. Like with many other rock groups of the early '60s, the band's repertory largely consisted of songs by popular British bands of the period. Only in 1967, when they were joined by Gábor Presser (keyboards, vocals), did they began recording their own songs and issue a few singles. Presser's mixture of rock with elements of jazz and folk proved to be a winning formula. In 1968, John Martin, the manager of the Spencer Davis Group, invited them for a tour in Great Britain, where they recorded the album Omega: Red Star From Hungary for the Decca label. Later that year, they issued their first Hungarian LP Trombitás Frédi és a Rettenetes Emberek (Trumpeter Freddy and the Terrible People) that became their first golden album. The band sealed their success with two subsequent LPs: 10,000 Lépés (10,000 Steps) (1969) and Éjszakai Országút (On the Highway at Night) (1970).

After Presser and Laux's departure, the band found a new drummer and moved their winds player to keyboard, creating the current lineup, which has remained the same for over 30 years:
János Kóbor ("Mecky"), lead vocals
György Molnár ("Elefánt"), guitars
László Benkő ("Laci"), keyboards, vocals
Tamás Mihály ("Misi"), bass, vocals
Ferenc Debreceni ("Ciki"), drums
This lineup of Omega released ten more albums from 1972 to 1987. Many of these were released both in Hungarian and in English, in the hopes of generating wider interest in their music. However, the contents of the English albums often differed from their Hungarian counterparts, sometimes assembling tracks from several different albums and nearly always changing the song order. Following a few years of inactivity, the band reunited in 1994, with former member Gábor Presser joining them at concerts and contributing several tracks to 1995's Trans and Dance.
Omega has achieved modest international success through releases in multiple languages, and tours in England and Germany in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Their 1969 song "Gyöngyhajú lány" became an international hit, and was later covered by the Scorpions on a 1995 live release, with new lyrics and the title "White Dove" (the Hungarian title roughly translates to "Pearly-haired girl").
Omega’s latest Hungarian studio release is 1998 ’s Egy életre szól, and their latest English release is 1996 ’s Transcendent. As of 200

5 , they continue to regularly tour in Hungary, and in April 2006 they are going to release a new, sixteenth, album.

( official page german fan page


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God-OMEGA my favorite band! Thhhhhhhhhhaannnnnnkkkkkkkkkssss! my friend!Please more LIVE OMEGA. baldhead from Poland.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please repost it, please!!

Ernie Suchak

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » » »

9:53 PM  

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