Александр ДОЛЬСКИЙ  All Returns

In brief: recorded in 1991. The booklet says it's CD#9, but you should not believe it. There are many political songs on this release, some of them seem too straight, others pretend to reveal the...

In brief: recorded in 1991. The booklet says it's CD#9, but you should not believe it. There are many political songs on this release, some of them seem too straight, others pretend to reveal the author's philosophy. 'Train verses', influenced by tunes of prison songs, tell about Marat, Trotsky, Vysotsky and the enigma of Russian soul. This enlightens too grave atmosphere of the album and proves that Dolsky has a sense of humor. This feeling deepens when right after the words 'they've shoot the nobles' we can hear the song 'The Bird That Was Not Shot To Death'. By the way, 'The Bird' is from Dolsky's album named after this song.

Quotes: Amateur song quietly, without being didactic, educates and re-educates us. It helps its authors and its listeners, according to Chekhov, to 'squeeze out one's inner slave' (A.Dolsky. From an interview, 1977)

There is no politics in these verses. There is sorrow because of impossibility of the simplest blessing - Freedom. The Power rudely climbs into your soul, into your family. So you need to protect yourself. Word and Music can protect you. The song can not terminate Evil, but it creates a protection shield around its audience. These are songs about the Former Power. Now we've got Hope. But still Poetry and Rudeness are incompatible. (Dolsky's annotation to the album 'The Bird That Was Not Shot To Death').

01.09.1999, Ксения РОЖДЕСТВЕНСКАЯ (ЗВУКИ РУ)

Александр ДОЛЬСКИЙ

Дата рождения:

7 июня 1939