Blue Effect
Beatova sin slavy

  • Format: CD
  • Band: Blue Effect
  • Title: Beatova sin slavy
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: progressive Rock, partly live, compilation
  • Rating: 9/7
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Recording Year: 1969-1989
  • Production Year: 2004
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 5592-2
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  • EAN: 099925559229
  • Weight: 114 g
Grading
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new
Supraphon release information

On 16 May 2004, Radio Beat inducted three home-grown rock legends into its new Beat Hall of Fame. Taking their place beside the towering figures of Vladimír Mišík and Jirí Schelinger (in memoriam) were Blue Effect, a band whose profile 2-CD set was released immediately afterwards. The first disc, compiled on the basis of Radio Beat listeners’ votes, includes Blue Effect’s most popular pieces, while the second was compiled by the front man Radim Hladík together with the music journalists Radek Diestler and Vojtech Lindaur.

It contains five rarity live recordings from 1973, the composition Golem from the long-unavailable LP Staré povesti ceské (Old Czech Legends) and, most notably, the bulk of the studio recordings of a series of musical settings of Jirí Wolker’s poems, which the band recorded (with guests including Jana Kratochvílová!) for Plzen’s Alfa theatre in 1979. The extensive booklet comes with unique photographs, a detailed calendar, the producers’ notes and texts written by the band’s contemporaries Ondrej Konrád and Vojtech Lindaur. And what’s more, over sixty minutes of recordings are appearing on CD for the very first time!


Kalemegdan Disk additions

The first CD is a great compilation showing the development of Blue Effect from 1969 to the early Eighties which is highly recommended not only to those who don´t want to get the whole box set 1969 – 1989. It starts with six songs from the band´s first and undergroundy phase (three from singles and three from the first LP) and then goes in chronological order through the bands history offering excellent guitar-based progressive Rock in different styles.

The second CD is a collection of unreleased material: It mainly consists of five live songs recorded mono and in bad quality in 1973 and nine unreleased songs recorded 1979 with female vocals. The sound quality of these songs is good, but the material itself is weaker than on their official releases.


CD 1
1. Slunecný hrob (Sunny Grave) 00:03:23
2. I Like The World (Sun Is So Bright) 00:03:05
3. Blue Effect Street 00:04:02
4. Stroj na nic 00:02:23
5. Deserted Alley (Osamelá ulice) 00:03:06
6. You´ll Stay With Me (Fénix) 00:04:22
7. Návšteva u tety Markéty, vypití šálku caje (radio edit) 00:03:21
8. Popínavý brectan 00:05:35
9. Nová syntéza 2 (radio edit) 00:03:24
10. Klíšte 00:03:25
11. Dívko z kamene 00:02:33
12. Cajovna 00:04:01
13. Ej, padá, padá rosenka 00:06:39
14. Rajky 00:07:12
15. Avignonské slecny z Prahy 00:06:58
16. Triatricet (radio edit) 00:05:46
17. Nežná 00:03:25
18. Kampa 00:04:32

CD 2
1. Cerný kríž 00:06:25
2. Greedy Ivy 00:16:53
3. Dort 00:05:00
4. Armageddon 00:05:49
5. Má hra (radio edit) 00:17:30
6. Golem 00:06:46
7. Knoflík pro štestí. Z hudební koláže z básní Jirího Wolkera 00:19:47
1. Blues 1 00:01:41
2. Blues 2 00:01:59
3. Blues 3 00:01:42
4. Poštovní schránka na rohu ulice / Miluji veci 00:04:32
5. Oci 00:02:40
6. Já videl te dnes 00:02:02
7. Tam na konci dediny 00:02:04
8. Jdu domu 00:01:33
9. V lese 00:01:34