Compact

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The Compact band was founded in 1977, in Cluj-Napoca, having as members: Marius Luca - guitar, vocals; Cornel Moldovan - guitar, vocals; László Balázs “Țâlă” - drums; Constantin Cămărășan - guitar; Teo Peter - bass. They made their debut on the University Club stage. In December 1977, and participated in the ''Săptămîna = Week'' Gala in Bucharest, where they launched the song ''Spații = Spaces'', signed by Cornel Moldovan.

In 1979, Luca, Moldovan and Balazs left the band, being replaced by Radu Marpozan - drums, Guzu Pap - guitar, Nelu Jecan - vocals and Marian Corjan - vocals. In 1980 they won the Grand Prize at the ''Perpetuum Vox Transilvaniae'' Festival, and the following year they was joined by Paul Ciuci. In 1982 they won the Grand Prize of the Rock Festival in Costinesti.

The first record release took place in 1982, with half an LP in the "Compact / Grup 2005 - Formații Rock 6" of Electrecord. Between 1982 and 1986, the band spends its summer seasons performing every night at the 'Tineretului' restaurant in Costinesti, the year 1982 even bringing them the First Prize at the Rock Festival ''Serbările Mării = Sea Celebrations''. It is the period of a strong rise, the group holding between 100 and 400 concerts annually.

In 1985 appears the first LP signed Compact, "Fata din vis" (Paul Ciuci-vocals, guitar, Constantin Cămărășan-guitar, Teo Peter-bass, Aurel Vasilescu-drums, Mircea Octavian Kiraly-keyboards), and also this year the members of the group Compact participate at the Dresden Rock Festival. The album "Fata din vis" was a real success, both due to the fact that it is designed and structured very well, but also due to the title track that will remain a big hit for over 30 years. The album contains both hard-rock songs (Lights in the Sky, Another Day, Legend), rock'nroll (Path Over Time), blues-rock (Another Day), melodic rock (Dream Girl, You're Everything to Me), but also 2 ballads of extraordinary sensitivity written by Constantin Cămărășan (and also sung vocally by him). 1986 was the year of touring in the former USSR and Bulgaria. On his return, Vlady Cnejevici - keyboards, a former member of the band Progresiv TM, joins the band. Cnejevici's arrival does not go unnoticed, the one who would become one of Romania's biggest flippers making his presence felt in the band's sound, so that, since then, we can't even conceive the Compact band without fantastic flap interventions.

The song Song for Friends was released in early 1988 (the sound being relatively different from the previous album, due to the 80's style flip tones found and used excellently by the "new acquisition" Vladi Cnejevici). It is again an album that contains songs that would be successful (Song For Friends, A Night And A Day, Give Me News, Another Beginning), all songs being written this time by Paul Ciuci.
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ST-EDE 02145 Formații Rock 6 — Compact Compact / Grup 2005 Compact / Grup 2005 - Formații Rock 6 Electrecord ST-EDE 02145 Romania 1982 Sell This Version
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STC 00319 «Fata Din Vis» — Compact Compact Group* «Fata Din Vis» (Album) Electrecord STC 00319 Romania 1985 Sell This Version
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ST-EDE 03501 Cîntec Pentru Prieteni — Compact Compact Cîntec Pentru Prieteni (Album) Electrecord ST-EDE 03501 Romania 1988 Sell This Version
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ST-CS 0243 III : Cine Ești Tu, Oare? — Compact Compact III : Cine Ești Tu, Oare? (Album) Migas Real Compact ST-CS 0243 Romania 1991 Sell This Version
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none Mă Voi Întoarce — Compact Compact Mă Voi Întoarce (Album) Migas Real Compact none Romania 1994 Sell This Version
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ROCD 103 '88 - '95 — Compact Compact '88 - '95 (Album) Roton, Roton ROCD 103 Romania 1995 Sell This Version
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RoMC 3114 Pe Tine Te-am Ales — Compact Compact Pe Tine Te-am Ales (Album) Roton RoMC 3114 Romania 1997 Sell This Version
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RO CD 148 100% — Compact Compact 100% (Album) Roton RO CD 148 Romania 1999 Sell This Version
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101 2295 2 5.Compact — Compact Compact 5.Compact(CD, Album) Cat Music 101 2295 2 Romania 2002 Sell This Version
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RBA 1209 Live — Compact Compact Live(2xCD, Album) RBA RBA 1209 Romania 2007 Sell This Version
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Compilations

3740-2 In Memoriam — Compact Compact In Memoriam (Comp) Roton 3740-2 Romania 2005 Sell This Version
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none Compact — Compact Compact Compact(CD, Comp) Jurnalul Național, Electrecord, Intercont Music none Romania 2007 Sell This Version
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RBA 1243 Pentru Prieteni — Compact Compact Pentru Prieteni(CD, Comp) RBA RBA 1243 Romania 2012 Sell This Version

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Lektronikumuz

Lektronikumuz

August 11, 2022
The Compact band was founded in the fall of 1976 at the Babeș-Bolyai University's Club under the direction of Dir. Brașoveanu, the one who made possible the hosting of the Chromatic Group 3 with Sorin Tudoran, Iuliu Merca and Dan Igrețiu.
Constantin Cămărășan had a great contribution to both bands.

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