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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Stane se, ze 1:49
2 Prostři mi plátnem 4:22
3 Smuténka 2:09
4 V černém 3:40
5 Tichá domácnost 3:11
6 Bratři Ebenové - Vidís, vidís 3:40
7 Gloomy Sunday - from the motion picture The Man Who Cried 3:31
8 Ej laskó, laskó 1:31
9 Sedí sokol 4:52
10 Maurice Ravel - Kaddish 4:01
11 Francouzská 3:44
12 Divná slečinka 5:28
13 Flageolety 3:26
14 Pro Johanku 2:57
15 Absint 2:39
16 Pax vita 1:59

Line-up / Musicians

- Iva Bittova / vocals, violin
- Richard Müller
- Lubos Novotný
- Pavel Fajt / drums
- Pavel Richter (guitar)
- Josef Ostransky (guitar, vocals, percussion)
- Jiri Kolsovsky (vocals, percussion)
- Zdenek Plachy (keyboards)
- Pavel Koudelka (drums)
- Bratři Ebenové
- Ida Kelarová
- Vladimír Godár
- Nederlands Blazers Ensemble
- Václav Bartos / vocals
- Petr Zavadil / guitar
- Tomás Fröhlich / bass
- Geert Waegeman

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CD Indies Records MAM186-2

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Review by Marty McFly
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4 stars This album really makes an impression. Starting as quite acoustic (just instrument and voice), we soon realizes that main instrument here is Iva Bittová's vocals. She ranges from sweet mellow harmonic pleasure (as on first two tracks for example) to more hypnotic and mysterious (like pagan rituals) choral of one voice as on Smuténka ("Sad One"), few duets (one with my favorite musician and talk show host Marek Eben who helps on Tichá Domácnost ("Quiet Household"). Her vocals skills are later on showcased on some Moravian songs and even one Arabic influenced track. There's even one Hungarian cover sung in English (probably from cover version that made it famous).

Through the album we're introduced to variety of instruments, each track has different basis, theme, lead instrument and genre, even all of them are acoustic, everything here sounds perfectly crystal clear, so it helps too.

There will be no horror at all, nothing extremely Avant Garde so that you would be scared to death, nothing negative in this way (even I'm aware that some people profit from negative feelings and transforms them in good waves of energy - oh, I don't like speaking about this stuff). Absolutely no, because this album is calm, acoustic and even so called "dramatic moments" are dramatic in only calm sense of this word. Don't expect classical music twists in pace and melody.

Because this music simply flows. It's one of these wet, watery, river-like albums.

4(+) and because of this I like it.

It's a compilation and as such I don't like them by default. But this is something like unreleased pieces so everything is alright.

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