Their debut from 1975, released way back on Decca, is the first of 2 (Three more to come in 2015) with the then unknown Roine Stolt on guitar (later to be world known for both Flower Kings and Transatlantic etc. etc.) plus Lundin on keyboards/lead vocals, whom is still frontman in Kaipa! This time we get to hear this fine album remastered, not only that we get 2 bonus tracks.
Sung in their native tongue swedish (beautiful language if you ask me) and with some excellent tunes to back it up! Those were the times that truly spawned inventive bands and songs, this album is very much prove of just that!
Beautiful passages drenched in keyboard themes, with excellent bass + drums base and of course the young Stolt, allready then a brilliant guitar player, shining ever so often..with promises of what to come. I am actually surprised as to how this album still holds up to todays standard after 40 years.
Compositions, diversity and ideas are top notch, not least thanks to the typical swedish ( and often with Nordic bands) whom almost always seem to have some traditional folk music implemented in their songs/compositions. Which, at least for me, add some charm and colour to the tunes!
For those of you whom are new to Kaipa, this is a good place to start! For those into the newer edition of Kaipa, you owe it to yourself to get these remastered "beginnings", you wont be disappointed, promise! Yes of course you can hear the...ahem...age difference if you are to compare the latest Kaipa album to this debut, it is quite natural me think, but the music here are well worth your time, money and most certainly deserves a place in any serious prog collectors collection!!
This remaster comes with a fine booklet which tells the story of Kaipa!
Dont hesitate...go out and buy this little gem!!