3 (-or Uç, pronounced "ütsch"-) Hürel made two nice LP's. The first LP (1972) might ask a bit more effort after first hearing for Western ears / standards, because it sounds more Turkish. Their second record has a more remarkable incredible guitar playing and is surely nice to trace. Give it enough time. Their single collection has been nicely reissued with a booklet by Ada Müzik (-several of the B & W pictures are taken from it-). A very nice compilation.
"Unlike every other band in Turkey, the three Hürel brothers (Feridun,Onur and Haldun) never played cover songs on stage or on record. Feridun who wrote the songs and sang, played a double-necked instrument : one neck for guitar, the other for saz." G.A. & J.D.
"One of the most interesting groups of Turkish progressive music, a legendary sound. 3 brothers, Onur, Haldun, Feridun Hurel: 3 Hur-El. Their first band was at 1966 "Istanbul 4".. Then 1970 3 Hur-El with their special sound. First LP 1972.
As an important differance, the three Hurel brothers didn't play cover songs or turkish music compositions. Feridun did the original composes and lyrics, and sang, also played a double-necked instrument : one neck for guitar, the other for turkish saz. Was a great combination. With special drums, percussions and combination of west-east instruments, they created a new synthesis. That was a great progressive sound of 70's, with great rhythms.
Their second LP "Hurel Arsivi" , 1976, is their most important work (selections from singles)
of the group, amazing rhytms, incredible guitar playing, some psych sounds and vocals...
A must listen." Guner
After their comeback in 1997, they recorded two CDs for Ada Music. "Efsane" (Legend) in 1996 and "1953" in 1999. (I have "Efsane" and I describe it as more plain Turkish Rock). Though they used to be one of the most busy tour bands during early 70's, now they refuse to play live.