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Pesniary (Pesnyary) Gusliar album cover
4.25 | 41 ratings | 1 reviews | 51% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Gusliar (36:42)

Total Time: 36:42

Line-up / Musicians

- Vladimir Mulyavin / guitars, lead vocals, arranger & leader
- Anatoliy Kasheparov / lead vocals

- Valeriy Dayneko / viola, vocals
- Leonid Bortkevich / vocals
- Ljudmila Isupova / vocals
- Vladimir Tkachenko / guitar, violin, backing vocals
- Igor Palivoda / keyboards
- Vladimir Nikolaev / keyboards, trombone, sax, backing vocals
- Vladislav Misevich / sax, flute, vocals
- Oktaj Ajvazov / trombone
- Evgeny Pozdyshev / trumpet
- Cheslav Poplavsky / violin, backing vocals
- Leonid Tyshko / bass, backing vocals
- Aleksander Demeshko / drums, backing vocals
- Mark Shmelkin / drums, percussion

Releases information

Sub-titled A poem-legend to the Yanka Kupala's poem "Barrow" (1910); Music by Igor Luchenok

Recording engineer: Rafik Ragimov
Artwork: N. Stas

LP Melodiya - 33C 60-12727-28 (1979, USSR)

CD Boheme Music - CDBMR 009170 (2000, Russia)

Digital album Melodiya - MEL CO 0638 (2020, Russia, divided to 12 tracks, available via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music) etc

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PESNIARY (PESNYARY) Gusliar ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(51%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Prog-jester
4 stars A Classical record from Soviet times. Actually it wasn't regarded as PROG in that times - it was kinda Rock-Opera. GUSLIAR has elements of Symphonic Prog, strong and obvious ethnic flavour, some jazzy arrangements and even classical-like bits. This is a Legend told by the wonderful voices of the Belarus band PESNYARY. If you're searching for something related to URIAH HEEP's choir - try this one; they sing more softly in sophisticated Folkish manner, but it is the same way beautiful and stunning. Hardly comparable (as almost everything from Russian/Soviet Prog) to anything done before, GUSLIAR is a Must for every Prog Collector, and 4 stars I give it is my personal impression - amazing, but not completely my kind of music.

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