Embryo (3) ‎– Rocksession

Repertoire Records ‎– PMS 7077-WP
CD, Album, Reissue, Repress


1 A Place To Go 4:08
2 Entrances 15:37
3 Warm Canto 10:08
4 Dirge 9:43

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Recorded in April 1972.

℗ 1973 Brain Records
© 1998 Repertoire Records

Repressed by Universal M & L, Germany - after 1999.

Issued in standard jewel case, black tray, with an 8-page foldout booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 009910 707722
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4009910707722
  • Matrix / Runout: 0007 077 01 /
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould Text): MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L C
  • Rights Society: BIEM MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 3230
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI 01CB

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
brain 1036, 1036 Embryo (3) Rocksession(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1036, 1036 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
SPV 50892 CD, 5306891(5) Embryo (3) Rocksession(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Brain, Revisited Rec., Universal SPV 50892 CD, 5306891(5) Germany 2008 Sell This Version
531 810-0, 5318100 Embryo (3) Rocksession(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain 531 810-0, 5318100 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PMS 7077-WP Embryo (3) Rocksession(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records, Brain PMS 7077-WP Germany 1998 Sell This Version
201.109, BRAIN 0201.109 Embryo (3) Rocksession(LP, Album, RE) Metronome 2001, Brain 201.109, BRAIN 0201.109 Germany 1977 Sell This Version


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May 19, 2015

This is one of those highly prized and overlooked albums that seems to defy gravity, existing somewhere just out of bounds, and as with other bands that have combined rock and jazz, such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, Embryo have carved out a special branch, one that’s not quite progressive rock, and not quite jazz fusion, delivering four tracks that are seductive, and lengthy enough for extensive exploration.

Rocksession is richly layered, and while each band member and instrument is featured, the sound they create is not labored or overworked. On first listen, the album is contextually an instrumental adventure, but with the right ears, one can hear ever-present vocals that are buried so deeply in the mix that for all intent and purposes, they too are nothing more than an instrumentation of the voice. Rocksession is one of the first albums that I’ve had trouble defining around which instrument the music exists, and to that end I’ve given up trying, simply content to enjoy the ride.

Embryo does seem to delight in their little detours, the music jams without sounding so, they allow their jazz concepts to move into a funky realm, and their rock explorations to move into pop and soul ... all and all, Rocksession is a keeper, an album you’re probably not gonna discover on your own, being one that walks in under the arm of a friend, out of the blue, to broaden your horizons.

Review by Jenell Kesler