Korni Grupa - Prvo svetlo neobicnog zivota YUG
My favourite group...
This is a compilation of their best and most progressive works in their golden years 1971- 1974. Korni grupa (aka Kornelyans) were one of the first progressive rock groups in former Yugoslavia. The mastermind of the band was Kornelije Kovac who was playing keybords and composing the music. First 3 songs are mostly epic jazz-rock (the longest is 17 minutes) and Hendrix inspired blues-rock tracks with shifting moods and some room for improvisation. Analog synth is used only sparingly and symphonic composition serves only as a short transition between longer parts.Next songs are more symphonic while still retaining the jazz and blues feel. "Etida" is a classical inspired symphonic rock track from start to finish. Other symphonic progressive rock tracks are "Not An Ordinary Life" and "My Generation" which was qualified for Eurosong Contest. The song was too ambitious for Eurovision thus it wasn't placed high... The group must have been a convincing live act as we can hear from the extended live version of "Jedna zena". This song also features vocalist Dado Topic (Time) and shows the band in its top form. Last track "Moj bol" is in the style of first 3 songs. If you want to explore Korni grupa this compilation is the best place to start!
01 Korni Grupa - Put na istok02 Korni Grupa - Divlje jagode03 Korni Grupa - Prvo svetlo u kuci broj 404 Korni Grupa - Etida05 Korni Grupa - Jedna zena (Duga verzija)06 Korni Grupa - Generation 4207 Korni Grupa - Not An Ordinary Life