Ćiribiribela

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Ćiribiribela
Studio album by Bijelo Dugme
Released November 24, 1988
Recorded RTV Sarajevo studio 1, Sarajevo
Akvarijus Studio, Belgrade
Nenad Vilović's studio, Split
(September–October 1988)
SIM studio, Zagreb (November 1988)
Genre Rock
Pop rock
folk rock
Length 39:36
Label Diskoton, Kamarad, Komuna
Producer Goran Bregović
Bijelo Dugme chronology
Mramor, kamen i željezo
(1987)
Ćiribiribela
(1988)
Turneja 2005: Sarajevo, Zagreb, Beograd
(2006)

Ćiribiribela is the ninth and final studio album released by Yugoslav rock band Bijelo Dugme, released in 1988. Ćirbiribela would be the band's last release (excluding compilation albums) before the band's 2005 reunion and the live album Turneja 2005: Sarajevo, Zagreb, Beograd.[1]

Background[edit]

Ćiribiribela was released at the end of 1988.[1] Recorded during the political crisis in Yugoslavia, the album was marked by the band's leader Goran Bregović's pacifist efforts: the album cover featured Edward Hicks' painting Noah's Ark on the cover, the song "Lijepa naša" ("Our Beautiful") featured the national anthem of Croatia "Lijepa naša domovino" ("Our Beautiful Homeland") combined with the Serbian World War I song "Tamo daleko" ("There, Far Away"),[1] and the title track featured lyrics about a couple which wonders what are they going to do if war begins, and concludes that they are going to "stay at home and kiss".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Goran Bregović, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ćiribiribela"       4:12
2. "Šta ima novo" ("What's New")     5:21
3. "Neću to na brzaka" ("I Don't Want It to Be Quick")     4:10
4. "Evo, zakleću se" ("Here, I'll Make A Vow")     5:53
5. "Đurđevdan je, a ja nisam s onom koju volim" ("It's St. George's Day, and I'm Not with the One I Love") G. Bregović Traditional 3:55
6. "Napile se ulice" ("The Streets Are Drunk")     2:49
7. "Ako ima Boga" ("If There Is God")     5:18
8. "Nakon svih ovih godina" ("Ater All These Years")     4:40
9. "Lijepa naša" ("Our Beautiful") G. Bregović, Đ. Marinković, traditional G. Bregović, A. Mihanović, Đ. Marinković 3:18

Reception[edit]

Rock critic Darko Glavan wrote about the album in Danas:

Rock critic Vladimir Stakić wrote in Borba:

The album's biggest hit was ""Đurđevdan je, a ja nisam s onom koju volim" ("It's St. George's Day, and I'm Not with the One I Love'"), a cover of traditional Romani song "Ederlezi", which featured Fejat Sejdić Trumpet Orchestra.[1] Other hits included "Evo zakleću se" ("Here, I'll Make A Vow"), "Ako ima Boga" ("If There Is God"), "Šta ima novo" ("What's New"), "Nakon svih ovih godina" ("After All These Years"), pop-influenced "Napile se ulice" ("The Streets Are Drunk") and Dalmatian folk music-inspired "Ćirbiribela".[1]

Post release[edit]

At the beginning of 1989, the band went on the Ćiribiribela promotional tour, which should have lasted until April 1.[1] However, the band's vocalist Alen Islamović checked into a hospital with kidney pains, not notifying anyone from the band.[1] The tour was ended and concerts in China and Soviet Union were cancelled.[1] Bregović went to Paris, leaving the band's status opened for speculations.[1] As Yugoslav Wars broke out in 1991, it became clear that Bijelo Dugme will not continue their activity.[1] Ćirbiribela would be the band's last release (excluding compilation albums) before the band's 2005 reunion and the live album Turneja 2005: Sarajevo, Zagreb, Beograd.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Nenad Stefanović - bass guitar
  • Vladimir Golubović - drums
  • Jasmin Sokolović - trumpet
  • Klapa Trogir
  • Skopje Orchestra Kardijevi
  • 1st Belgrade Singing Society
  • Vladimir Smolec - engineer
  • Rajko Bartula - engineer
  • Theodore Yanni - engineer
  • Piko Stančić - mixed by
  • Trio Sarajevo - design

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 35. 
  2. ^ Krstulović, Zvonimir (2005). Bijelo Dugme: Doživjeti stotu. Profil. p. 50. 
  3. ^ a b Krstulović, Zvonimir (2005). Bijelo Dugme: Doživjeti stotu. Profil. p. 47. 
  4. ^ Eh, da je sreće at Discogs
  5. ^ Balkan Girl at Discogs
  6. ^ Koncert at Discogs

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