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ARTIST
TITLE
Toska (The Spleen)
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MIR 100451LP MIR 100451LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/20/2015

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.