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Dialogue (Dawn Dialogue) biography
Founded in Mykolaiv/Donetsk, Ukraine in 1978 - Disbanded in 1991

DAWN DIALOGUE (full name, Dawn Dialogue between 2 Worlds) is a rare, and special case. Not much is known about this band, except for the circumstances their only album was recorded under. The liner notes from the CD state, "This album was recorded under very difficult conditions, in 2 sets, secretly in a Moscow Hotel, in 1982-1984, in a time when rock music was forbidden in the Soviet Union." Inspiring stuff indeed.

The band was comprised of Kim Breitburg on keyboards and vocals, Anatoly Deinega on drums, Victor Radiyevsky on bass and vocals, and Victor Litvinenko on guitar and vocals. Dmitry Zakon is listed as the manager. The recordings were then "discovered" in Moscow, by Mike Morkel in 1989. This is also the year of the official release.

Apparently, the band wasn't too isolated from current trends either. They were in tune with the prog of the time, and pulled off some well done Neo-Symphonic. You can hear some obvious Genesis and Yes influence, but it tends to be more from later material. The synthesizer sounds are also very much of the early '80s, there is some interesting techno influence, and a bit of alternative guitar work. However, it's not all taken from the west. There is a touch of an Eastern European feel in there, and the vocals are in Russian. Hat's off to these guys for fighting the power, and providing us with this unique bit of prog history.

H.T. Riekels

Why this artist must be listed in : As it is our duty to be the most comprehensive progressive site, we must leave no stone unturned. Dawn Dialogue could easily be overlooked, but they deserve recognition. Not just because they were a renegade band from behind the iron curtain, but also because the band is a fine representative of Symphonic Progressive Music.

See also: WiKi

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2.33 | 3 ratings
Просто / Just So
2.00 | 2 ratings
Ночной дождь / The Night Rain
2.00 | 2 ratings
Диалог - 3 / Dialogue - 3
3.04 | 9 ratings
I Put The Spell On The Fire
3.86 | 7 ratings
Посредине мира / In The Middle Of The World
1.50 | 2 ratings
Cry of the Hawk

DIALOGUE (DAWN DIALOGUE) Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 2 ratings
Однажды завтра / Once Tomorrow


DIALOGUE (DAWN DIALOGUE) Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
Не уходи, мой ангел / Don't Go, My Angel
3.00 | 1 ratings
Антология 1982/1983 / Anthology 1982/1983
3.00 | 1 ratings
Антология 1984 / Anthology 1984
2.00 | 1 ratings
Антология 1985/1986 / Anthology 1985/1986
3.00 | 1 ratings
Антология 1987/1989 / Anthology 1987/1989

DIALOGUE (DAWN DIALOGUE) Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Rock Group Dialogue


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 Rock Group Dialogue by DIALOGUE (DAWN DIALOGUE) album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1983
4.00 | 1 ratings

Rock Group Dialogue
Dialogue (Dawn Dialogue) Symphonic Prog

Review by NotAProghead
Special Collaborator Errors & Omissions Team

— First review of this album —
4 stars First DIALOGUE's official record

Like some other bands in the USSR, DIALOGUE found their way to wider audience due to rock festival ''Tbilisi-80'' - one of the key events in the whole history of Soviet rock music. Key event - because it helped to legalize, at least partly, rock music in our country. The festival took place in spring of 1980 in the capital of Soviet Georgia. Though it was called festival, it was a competition as well. DIALOGUE presented Kim Breitburg's concept work - the suite ''Под одним небом'' (''Under the Same Sky'') to the poems of well-known Soviet poet Semion Kirsanov - and won the third prize. The jury also acclaimed band's leader, composer and singer Kim Breitburg as best vocalist. Information about ''Tbilisi-80'' was published in popular newspapers and as a result names of participating bands became known to rock fans. DIALOGUE started active touring, people, coming to their concerts, were impressed by Kim Breitburg's charisma, music and the best light and lazer show in the USSR. Soon DIALOGUE began playing at prestigeous venues.

Some band's tape records circulated among fans, but it took almost 3 years to release first official record. As you probably know, everything was planned in the Soviet Union. Record industry, in the face of the only 'Melodiya'' label, was not an exception. Bands and artists were waiting for their turn to make a record for years. Only in 1983 DIALOGUE had a chance to record some of their songs and release this EP. Soviet EPs, unlike singles in most countries, had 33 and 1/3 rpm speed and each side could contain up to 7 minutes of music.

Margarita is only a pop song, ''silly love song'', though pleasant and catchy. I guees it was chosen only because of its leghth (less than 2 minutes). But the second song, A Cricket, with lyrics written by Arseny Tarkovsky (by the way, the father of great cinema director Andrey Tarkovsky) is one of DIALOGUE's masterpieces. Great poetry, memorable music, good keyboard work, melodic bass lines and distinctive vocals made this song essential for every band's concert.

Only You was the strongest DIALOGUE's live number. In concerts this guitar- and keyboard- driven song sounded more than 10 minutes and was accompanied with incredible light and laser show. Unfortunately the EP (as well as the first LP) contains reduced (to 6 minutes) version of the song, but nevertheless it represents well the band's sound.

Important record for DIALOGUE and for Soviet rock in general. You don't need to search for this EP because all its songs appeared on the band's debut LP and, except for Margarita, more than 20 years later, on ''Anthology'' CDs.

 I Put The Spell On The Fire by DIALOGUE (DAWN DIALOGUE) album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.04 | 9 ratings

I Put The Spell On The Fire
Dialogue (Dawn Dialogue) Symphonic Prog

Review by kenethlevine
Special Collaborator Prog-Folk Team

3 stars Knowing that this early 1980s effort had to be recorded clandestinely might have an effect on how one listens to it. The group apparently used a Moscow hotel to record this prog rock album at a time when the Soviet Union banned all rock music. Sometimes, I think they are actually quieting down to avoid detection, and, especially near the end of the epic "Universe", I feel like I can hear sirens as the group plays what could be its final sequences.

Luckily they return with several more strong tracks, such as the contemplative "Share Part 3" with its chilling use of vocoder. While the album and song titles are in English, Dawn Dialogue sings in Russian which, with the abundant keyboards, helps to create almost a Gothic symphonic atmosphere not unlike that conveyed by Eloy around the same period (Colours, Time to Turn, Metromania), and they seem more influenced by Yes than any other classic band, but they really do establish their own sound. In "Share Part 4", the lead guitar carries an emotional theme before ceding to more keyboards and an almost native-American sounding vocal part. The share "Epilog" is the closest thing to an out and out ballad on the CD, albeit a spacey one with power ballad trappings.

The opening "Share Parts 1 and 2" suffers from a coming out of nowhere feeling, and perhaps the album would have been better served to open with the lengthy and well developed "Universe" instead. In general, this is not the most accessible album but is worth discovering from both a historical and musical point of view. On both counts it holds enough interest to spark a dialogue amongst symphonic prog fans at any time of day.

Thanks to bhikkhu for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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