A re-edition of the 1987 double album, a landmark recording in Czech rock history! Following the ban on Prazsky vybr, the guitarist and composer Michal Pavl¡ek formed a trio (with the bassist Guma Kulh nek and the drummer Klaudius Krysp¡n) for the Jazz Praha '85 festival. It turned out that the group functioned very well and once it had been extended to include the keyboard player Vendula Kasp rkov , the vocalist B ra Basikov , the permanent guest Vilm Eok and the alternating bassist Jio¡ Vesely, a new musical phenomenon came to life. The present 2 LP set contains the original combination of live and studio recordings and 3 bonuses to boot. Stromboli proved the effectiveness of blending the echoes of jazz-rock fusion, robustly supplemented with ferocious guitar sounds, spherical, as well as almost metal rock, passages for instruments and vocals, keyboard and guitar synthesisers, supported by translated Morgenstern poems and newly written lyrics. Aladin, J ti d v m, d v m (I Give You, Give You), Carmen, Velik lalula (Great Lalulah), Kosilela, Ivanhoe and O hory, ¢ hory (Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains) are just a few of the highlights. The bonus surprise is three recently discovered recordings made in 1987: the concert performances of the compositions Villa Ada, Houpac¡ zidle na opustn terase (Rocking Chair On A Deserted Terrace) and Dv lahve (Two Bottles) thus offer an interesting comparison between Stromboli's studio and stage work. A quarter of a century since their first release, all the recordings have now been remastered in state-oftheart studios. Original photographs and newly acquired period pictures stand out in a digipak brightening up the austere artwork of the double album and the long-unavailable double CD from 1995. This first item in Stromboli's discography will always remain a living testimony to clearly Czech yet internationally comparable, formally complex but comprehensible to listen to music, replete with instrumental and vocal equilibristics, as well as an undiminished intensity of impression.