Metal Mind Productions will release â€œThe Fifth Seasonâ€, a live album by Quidam – definitely one of the most important Polish progressive/art rock bands.
The band was founded in 1991 by Maciek Meller, Radek Scholl and Rafal Jermakow. Soon they were joined by Zbyszek Florek. They played under the name Deep River then and offered a mixture of hard rock and blues. The change of the musical direction was evident when the band was joined by the flautist Ewa Smarzyska. Both the style of their compositions and the sound began to change, evolving into a more refined form of rock. The songs, full of long instrumental parts and musical poetry, were now directed to more sensitive and demanding listeners: to those who love such moods as those once evoked by Camel, King Crimson (in their early phase), Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Renaissance. From the very beginning Quidam members set for themselves a very ambitious task: to reach the broadest audience possible with their difficult music and to win critical acclaim. Numerous awards at several music festivals in Poland and abroad, music polls and invitations to play with renowned artists are an irrefutable proof that their goals have been achieved. Their most recent album “Alone Together” was released in 2007.
â€œThe Fifth Seasonâ€ features a recording of the bandâ€™s marvelous performance at WyspiaÅ„ski Theatre in Katowice in 2005. The tracklist constitutes a musical journey through the band’s discography, as they played their older well known songs (like â€œSanktuariumâ€, â€œCredoâ€ or â€œJesteÅ›â€) as well as songs of their new, at that time, album “SurREvival”. Itâ€™s a must have for all fans of progressive rock. â€œThe Fifth Seasonâ€ will be released in digipak edition on 8th June in Europe and 14th July in USA (via MVD).
â€œThe Fifth Season â€“ Live in Concertâ€
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP CD 0395 DG
Format: CD DG (limited edition)
Genre: progressive/art rock
Release date: 08.06.2009 Europe / 14.07.2009 USA
1. Hands off
2. Queen of Moulin Rouge
5. Oldies but Goldies
6. The Fifth Season (including excerpts from Genesis’ Los Endos)
7. Everything’s Ended
8. Not So Close (including excerpts from Joe South’s Hush)