• Format: CD
  • Band: Olympic
  • Title: Marathón
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: progressive Rock
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Recording Year: 1977
  • Production Year: 1978/2006
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 5538-2
  • Color of the Label:
  • Edition:
  • Extras: slipcase
  • EAN: 099925553821
  • Weight: 110 g
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new

Supraphon Release Information

With this 1978 album, Olympic returned to compact rock music! Following multiple replacements of bass guitarists, the band acquired new blood in Milan Broum, and with him modern and progressive elements of hard and pomp rock. That was one of the reasons why the songs no longer adhered to the radio-friendly three-minute formula and the Marathón album thus included tracks more than seven minutes long. The pianist Berka had got hold of a synthesiser, thus paving the way to the grandiose concept albums that were to follow. Olympic, who by the mid-1970s seemed to have run out of steam, were on the cusp of another splendid phase of their career.

As is the case of all parts of the Gold Edition, the fifth instalment includes ample bonuses, too: Ten singles, informed sleeve-notes penned by Jaromír Tůma, original photographs taken by Alan Pajer, perfectly remastered sound from the ADK studio, and an exquisite special package.

A host of good reasons for continuing the re-editions of albums of a band that is simply unrivalled in Czech rock history!

Kalemegdan Disk Additions

With the release of “Marathon” (recorded 1977) Olympic presented their new progressive rock style which musically was the climax of their carreer and which should last until about 1982. The three studio albums from this period were originally released with Czech as well as with English lyrics. The bonus material on this album are ten songs taken from singles recorded from 1973 to 1978. The packing (an extensive booklet combined with a slipcase) is convincing again.


1. Jako kluci začli jsme hrát 7:14
2. Mráz 4:49
3. Černá kronika 5:11
4. Tak teto, tady je to 1:57
5. Marathón 7:41
6. Taky jsem se narodil bos 4:14
7. Nech to být 3:11
8. Tak jedem dál 4:46
9. Slzy tvý mámy 4:17
10. Nebe nad hlavou 2:19
11. Jdou děti, jdou 3:48
12. Slunce 3:36
13. Už je čas 3:21
14. Já tam byl 4:40
15. On 4:16
16. Létání 3:23
17. Ty slzy dávno vpila tráva 4:24
18. Sprcha 3:01