Neckar, Vaclav & Bacily

  • Format: CD/DVD
  • Band: Neckar, Vaclav & Bacily
  • Title: Planetarium
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: progressive Rock
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Recording Year: 1976-1977
  • Production Year: 1977/2010
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 5991-2
  • Color of the Label:
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  • EAN: 099925599126
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new
Supraphon release information

The 1977 double album has been released on CD previously, yet the present digitally remastered version comes with the added bonus of a DVD featuring an almost 60-minute-long Czech Television programme capturing thirteen of the most captivating songs. Václav Neckár’s band Bacily, a veritable Czech art-rock phenomenon, had at the time perhaps the strongest line-up in their history.

The music on the CDs was mainly composed by Ota Petrina, the bandmaster Jan Neckár and Josef Kustka, with several songs penned by Petr Janda and Jaromír Klempír. Rytír’s lyrics are supplemented by texts written by Michael Prostejovský, Ladislav Kantor and Zdenek Borovec. Although not all the compositions are from a single musical mould, Neckár’s unique vocals make them exceptionally cohesive.

When it comes to the scope, style and success attained, this was undoubtedly a unique project. A band made up of true rockers, as well as the arrangements for string orchestra, and the guests C&K Vocal contributed to the creation of music with Entry and Exit and, above all, Rhyme and Reason. Diamantová žena (The Diamond Woman), Co je to svet (What The World Is), Potulný hrác (The Wandering Player) and Hvezdné nebe nad Atlantidou (The Starry Sky Above Atlantis) are probably the best-known songs, yet integrated into the whole in very elaborate connections. The 2 CDs and the television recording bring back memories of a landmark Czech rock project, not only in 1970s terms.

The legendary Planetárium, for the first time ever in its entirety!

Kalemegdan Disk additions

The double LP Planetárium was released in 1977 in a beautiful fold out cover and rerecorded with English lyrics in 1981. It was probably the most ambitious project in Václav Neckár’s whole carreer: a recommended varied and imaginative prog. Rock album.

The CD set is completed by a DVD from the Czechoslovakian TV program from 1983 showing a colourful phantasy collage of Václav Neckár and the band using animated cartoo, pantings like the Mona Lisa and a lot of quite unusal ideas backing the music.

CD 1
1. Planetárium - vchod 00:04:34
2. Svetová výstava 00:03:40
3. Diamantová žena 00:06:40
4. Stále štastné údolí 00:04:05
5. Potulný hrác 00:04:00
6. To se stává 00:04:41
7. Meteor 00:04:25
8. Pet svetelných let 00:04:25
9. Jako kouzlem 00:02:55
10. Planetárium 00:06:25

CD 2
1. Lásko tri, dva, jedna a start 00:04:30
2. Slunecní vítr 00:03:05
3. Zimní královna nejdelších nocí 00:05:00
4. Klaun a tanecnice 00:06:20
5. Hvezdné nebe nad Atlantidou 00:02:23
6. Známe ho, žádný vzor 00:02:00
7. Co je to svet 00:02:30
8. Nejsem hvezda 00:02:40
9. První i poslední 00:02:50
10. Swingující Jupiter 00:01:48
11. Stroj casu 00:04:10
12. Planetárium - východ 00:04:20

1. Planetárium - vchod 00:04:34
2. Stroj casu 00:04:10
3. Co je to za svet 00:02:30
4. Hvezdné nebe nad Atlantidou 00:02:30
5. Známe ho, žádný vzor 00:02:23
6. Klaun a tanecnice 00:06:20
7. Pet svetelných let 00:04:25
8. Diamantová žena 00:06:40
9. Apokalypsa 00:03:00
10. Meteor 00:04:25
11. Lásko tri, dva, jedna a start 00:04:30
12. Planetárium 00:04:34
13. Planetárium - východ 00:01:00