Obsesja

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From Poland, Obsesja is a four-piece that evolved from a Beatles cover band to an edgy alternative pop/rock group, but they haven't abandoned their Liverpoolian influences. On this recording they showcase three fab four standards, "A Hard Days Night," "Nowhere Man," and "Let it Be," with great attention given to the original arrangements, particularly the vocal harmonies and guitar parts. The remainder of the album is comprised of original songs, four sung in English and six in Polish. While certain Beatles traits remain within their own compositions, Obsesja proves that they are also gifted songwiters and musicians who can produce relevant and cutting-edge music independent of their cover material. That alone sets them apart from most Beatles tribute bands who are merely one-trick ponies. Obsesja's self-penned pieces "Pale Sie," "Far From Home," "Co Bedzie Z Nami," and others prove that they can create music every bit as engaging as that of their mentors. The track "Obsesja" is a creative, off-beat number sung in Polish in which the lead guitar work resembles that of Adrian Belew and is accompanied by a slow-grind rhythm and vocals (background) that flirt with refrains heard in the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil."

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