Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Olympic ‎– Želva (1968)


Czech rock group from Prague. Formed in 1963 after the breakup of “Karkulka”. Apart from their resident stage at club “Olympik”, they also performed as a house band of the Semafor Theatre Prague, where they premiered in the “Ondráš podotýká” music show on 11 November 1963. They debuted on 7" vinyl in 1964 as a studio backing band for Karel Gott and Yvonne Přenosilová, albeit uncredited.
Initially led by Karel Mareš, briefly by Miloslav Růžek, and since 1965 by Petr Janda. During their stay in France 1968–1969 they were recording as the “Five Travellers”.
Still actively performing as of 2017.

1963–1965:
Karel Mareš - leader, manager
Petr Janda - lead guitar
Miroslav Berka - keyboards
Pavel Chrastina - bass guitar
František Ringo Čech - drums
Miloslav Růžek - saxophone
Jaromír Klempíř - keyboards
Jiří Laurent - guitar
Miki Volek - lead vocals
Pavel Bobek - lead vocals
Yvonne Přenosilová - lead vocals
Pavel Šváb - lead vocals
Josef Laufer - lead vocals

1965:
Petr Janda - lead guitar, vocals
Miroslav Berka - keyboards
Pavel Chrastina - bass guitar, vocals
Ladislav Klein - rhythm guitar, vocals
František Ringo Čech - drums
Miki Volek - occasional lead vocals

1966–1969:
Petr Janda - lead guitar, vocals
Miroslav Berka - keyboards
Pavel Chrastina - bass guitar, vocals
Ladislav Klein - rhythm guitar, vocals
Jan Antonín Pacák - drums, vocals


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The first ever Czechoslovak LP album by a rock group.

The first edition of about 5000 copies was released in the picture sleeve designed by J. A. Pacák, identical for mono/stereo pressings.

Subsequent represses were distributed in various flavors of neutral preprinted Supraphon sleeves, some with overprinted credits in black letterpress, some blank. The LP was repressed a several times, but probably not after 1970.

The album was first reissued in 1991 with a completely different cover artwork as a part of the “Trezor” edition series, Supraphon 10 0412-4 311 (MC), 10 0412-2 311 (CD). The last known CD reissue was released in 2019, Supraphon SU 6206-2, remastered with bonus tracks and digipack sleeve.
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Olympic ‎– Želva (1968) 

Artist       : Olympic
Album        : Želva
Year         : 1968
Tracks       : 12
Playtime     : 00:34:13
Size         : 79,69 MB
Codec        : MPEG 1 Layer III / 320 kbps

01.Olympic - Zelva (03:36)
02.Olympic - Vzpominka pliziva (02:46)
03.Olympic - Linej skaut (02:11)
04.Olympic - Dam zejtra zas flam (02:27)
05.Olympic - Modrave mameni (02:18)
06.Olympic - Nikdo neotvira (02:06)
07.Olympic - Nebezpecna postava (01:42)
08.Olympic - Snad jsem to zavinil ja (03:01)
09.Olympic - Dedeckuv duch (02:17)
10.Olympic - Jen buh vi (03:35)
11.Olympic - Telefon (01:48)
12.Olympic - Psychiatricky prasek (06:21



 

2 comments:

  1. Olympic still performs in 2021.

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    1. Угу...https://www.discogs.com/artist/347068-Olympic-2

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