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4.24 | 20 ratings | 1 reviews | 50% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Olesya (I. Lutchenok - A. Kuleshow) (4:21)
2. Na chto babe ogorod / Why should she need a Garden (Byelorussian folk song) (2:06)
3. Nasledstvo / Inheritance (I. Lutchenok - Y. Kupala) (4:26)
4. I zdes' gora, i tam gora / A Mountain here and a Mountain there (Byelorussian folk song) (2:55)
5. Serejki / Earrings (V. Mulyavin - M. Tank) (5:00)
6. Lyubov' / Love (I. Lutchenok, V. Mulyavin - Y. Kolas) (3:46)
7. Chernye ochi / Black Eyes (v. Zinkevitch - Y. Kupala) (4:37)
8. Stoit verba / There is a Pussy-Willow (Byelorussian folk song) (4:44)
9. Rozy cvet / Rose Blossom (V. Mulyavin - I. Skurko) (3:27)
10. Paren' pashnyu pashet / The Lad Ploughs the Soil (Byelorussian folk song) (3:20)

Total Time 38:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Vladimir Mulyavin / lead & backing vocals, lead guitar
- Leonid Bortkevich / lead & backing vocals, hurdy gurdy
- Anatoliy Kasheparov / lead & backing vocals
- Valeriy Mulyavin / rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Anatoliy Gilevich / piano
- Vladimir Yashkin / organ, backing vocals
- Vladimir Nikolaev / organ, trombone, sax, backing vocals
- Vladislav Misevich / sax, flute, whistles, vocals
- Valentin Badyarov / violin, backing vocals
- Cheslav Poplavskiy / violin, backing vocals
- Leonid Tyshko / bass, backing vocals
- Aleksandr Demeshko / drums, backing vocals

Note: The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

LP Melodiya - 33С 04656 (1974, USSR)
LP United Artists - UAS 30201 (1978, UK) Sub-titled "Vocal and Instrumental Music from the USSR", different cover (photo of 1978 line-up)

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
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4 stars Pesniary are really from Belarus, not Russia. Pesniary II is not progressive at all, but pretty well proto-prog/folk-rock/pop-psychedelic album with hard/roots-rock elements. Tracks 2, 4, 9 & 10 is adaptations of belarus folk songs, and all songs performing with solid rockish drive. Hard to fi ... (read more)

Report this review (#66650) | Posted by Pather_Alexiy | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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