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Songs of the Soviet Underground

Songs of the Soviet Underground

Sung or sometimes whistled in small gatherings, this collection of songs represents the music of defiance that was created during the era of the Soviet Union. In a state where the threat of imprisonment for political commentary was very real, songwriters embedded their secret fears and dreams in code and metaphor. In this album, "one must listen closely, one must read between the lines to get the message of hope or agony or defiance that the poet is trying to deliver." Nougzar Sharia recorded the album in an attempt to expose the world to the work of artists such as Vladmir Visotsky , and to show that even in a time of political turbulence and oppression the determination to create still survived.

Track Listing

Don't Be Sad My Love Nougzar Sharia 4:47
Ships Are Waiting Nougzar Sharia 2:23
Kolyma Nougzar Sharia 3:35
Soviet Easter Song Nougzar Sharia 3:19
What I Don’t Like Nougzar Sharia 2:29
Comrade Stalin Nougzar Sharia 4:19
Prisoner Vasiliev And Prisoner Petrov Nougzar Sharia 3:02
Down And Out Nougzar Sharia 2:33
Don' Look Back Nougzar Sharia 2:16
Anti-Fairy Tale Nougzar Sharia 4:31