Infobox Album |
Name = Yugoton
Type = Tribute album
Artist = Various Artists

Released = 2001
Recorded =
Genre = New Wave revival
Length = 43:04
Label = ZIC ZAC Music Company
Producer =
Reviews = [http://folkbunker.nnm.ru/yugoton_polska_yugoslavia_2001 Russian and English source]

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"Yugoton" is a tribute album released in Poland by ZIC ZAC Music Company and BMG Poland in 2001.

It features cover versions of eminent artists from SFR Yugoslavia such as: Električni orgazam, Idoli, Bajaga i Instruktori, Haustor, Prljavo kazalište and Parni valjak. Most of these artists were formerly involved in the Yugoslav New Wave scene. The songs including the main single from the Prljavo kazalište's "Crno bijeli svijet" album, are performed in Polish by the cover band "Yugoton" feat. the Polish artists: Katarzyna Nosowska, Paweł Kukiz, Olaf Deriglasoff, Ryszard „Tymon” Tymański and others. The CD also has CD ROM multimedia features for PC use.


The album is a tribute to the former Yugoslav music scene. Even its very title is a nod to the Yugoslav record industry, specifically its largest and most prominent publicy owned record label Jugoton, which was very popular among the youths behind the Iron Curtain, including the Poles, who couldn't travel freely to western countries and thus had difficulties accessing western music. One of their solutions around this was going shopping to the non-aligned SFR Yugoslavia which was not an Eastern Bloc country, and as such was more opened to western influences. As a result, Yugoslav records gained a cult status around Eastern Europe and became a sort of symbol of the western popular culture. Another reference to the Yugoslav records and Jugoton can be found in the film "Sonnenallee" (which takes place in the former East Germany), in the scene with the record smuggler.

Many of the former Yugoslav artists were touring Poland, which also developed a vibrant music scene including punk rock and new wave music as well as other genres with large fanbase. In 1981 the former Yugoslav band Azra from Zagreb released the song "Poljska u mome srcu" ("Poland in my heart") to boost the morale of the Polish people in their struggle against the dictatorship of Wojciech Jaruzelski; Električni orgazam from Belgrade released the live album titled "Warszawa '81" for Jugoton in 1982, while the prominent journalist and promoter Igor Vidmar organized a concert in Ljubljana in support of the Polish worker's union Solidarity. Support to the Polish opposition was also expressed by many prominent foreign artists of the time, including for example the British punk rock band Angelic Upstarts.

The ties between the former Yugoslav and the Polish scenes still exist. Vlada Divljan from Belgrade's Idoli and Darko Rundek from the Zagreb-based Haustor were invited as guests to the "Yugoton" project. They are featured on the photo on the CD cover of "Yugoton" together with the Polish artists.

Another Yugonostalgia project in Poland was "Yugopolis".

Track listing

#Malcziki (feat. Kazik)
#Rzadko Widuję Cię Z Dziewczętami (feat. Kasia Nosowska & Paweł Kukiz)
#Dziewczęta W Letnich Sukienkach (feat. Ryszard "Tymon" Tymański)
#Czarno-Biały Świat (feat. Kazik)
#Gdy Miasto Śpi (Snem Kamiennym) (feat. Kasia Nosowska)
#Falochron (feat. Olaf Deriglasoff)
#Elektryczny Orgazm (feat. Kazik)
#To Była Sobota (feat. Kasia Nosowska)
#Ema (feat. Paweł Kukiz)
#W Sercu Miasta (feat. Grzegorz Nawrocki)
#O Nic Nie Pytaj (Bo Nie Pytam Ja) (feat. Paweł Kukiz)
#1000 Kawałków (feat. Olaf Deriglsoff)

ee also

*Yugoslav New Wave
*SFR Yugoslav pop and rock scene

External links

* [http://www.sonymusic.pl Sony Music Poland]

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