2014 reissue of Russian singer and poet Yuri Loza's 1985 album Toska (The Spleen). Loza's music has been described as a Russian version of British pub rock, and this comparison is particularly apt with this song cycle, which won Loza widespread acceptance after his controversial 1983 debut, Puteshestvie V Rock-n-Roll (Journey to Rock'n'Roll) (MIR 100449LP). Its highly melodic songs incorporate more than a few traditional Russian elements, and its straightforward arrangements and lyrics about simple, everyday life made it a sweeping success with the Russian people. This collection of modern Russian folk songs is now reissued on vinyl for the first time, remastered from the original master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; includes printed inner sleeve.
A1. Toska (The Spleen)
A2. Kak u drugih (Just Like Others)
A3. Zima (Winter)
A4. Sterva (Stinker)
A5. Rezinovye dni (Rubber Days)
B1. Zachem (Why)
B2. Ya umeyu mechtat' (I'm Able to Dream)
B3. Pivo (The Beer)
B4. Odinochestvo (Loneliness)
B5. Uletai, toska! (Fly Away, My Spleen!)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.