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Entry updated 21 August 2012. Tagged: Music.

Hungarian prog-rock band, reputedly the most successful rock act in Hungarian history. Their international success owes something to their habit of releasing both Hungarian- and English-language versions of their studio albums; although the heavily accented and sometimes unidiomatic vocal expression on the latter detract from the effectiveness of the whole. Időrabló (1976), re-recorded in English and released as Time Robber (1977) touches, in its lengthy opening track, on Time Travel themes. The title track of Csillagok útján (1978) (the simultaneous English release was Skyrover, 1978) is about a visiting extraterrestrial. Gammapolisz (1979) (English release, Gammapolis, 1979) is a concept album set in its titular Utopia, and dealing broadly with themes of human separation and reunification. [AR]


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