This album is one of the first releases in the series "The main songs". It imposes a high responsibility. But if someone is uncertain - do DDT really sing the main songs? - I can assure you: yes, they definitely do. All their songs are the main ones. I've realized this when we went to the band's concert with one of my friends who's had just separated after serving in the army. His eyes were shining with extreme happiness and almost unbearable feeling of freedom. Yes, he was hearing something in those songs. Some main things, I presume.
Except for "Prosvistela", the title composition of the album, previously unreleased, all other songs are well-known to all Russian people. Any stranger of any age (from 10 to 45) on any street will sing them to you. These compositions are for everyone: for fathers as well as for sons. Such nation-wide love and success seems rather odd. Yuri Shevchuk had all chances to become new Vladimir Vysotsky, but he did not manage to do that. Why? A tough question. It's impossible to answer. And it's impossible to answer why there are two "Falls" on this CD and no "Springs" (these are two Shevchuk's favorite seasons). Or who've chosen these very songs and why there's no "Black Dog" or some other Shevchuk's hits. It's impossible to answer. Who cares, anyway.