|Studio album by Bijelo Dugme|
|Released||November 24, 1988|
|Recorded||RTV Sarajevo studio 1, Sarajevo
Akvarijus Studio, Belgrade
Nenad Vilović's studio, Split
SIM studio, Zagreb (November 1988)
|Label||Diskoton, Kamarad, Komuna|
|Bijelo Dugme chronology|
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.
Ćiribiribela was released at the end of 1988. 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"), 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".
All songs written by Goran Bregović, except where noted.
|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|
Rock critic Darko Glavan wrote about the album in Danas:
|“||As by Bregović's legitimate judgement Yugoslavia isn't worth insulting anymore, and his job is singing, all he can do is turn worries into singing, in which Ćiribiribela is a complete success and a great example of escapism with a good cause. [...] material which indicates one of Bregović's greatest discographic successes, both commercial and aesthetic.||”|
Rock critic Vladimir Stakić wrote in Borba:
|“||During work on the album Ćiribiribela, Bijelo Dugme leader, again, obviously, but now even more drastically than two years ago, found himself in a situation in which he, promoting Yugoslavism, has to concurrently be a Serb, a Croat, a Muslim, and everything else.||”|
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. 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".
At the beginning of 1989, the band went on the Ćiribiribela promotional tour, which should have lasted until April 1. However, the band's vocalist Alen Islamović checked into a hospital with kidney pains, not notifying anyone from the band. The tour was ended and concerts in China and Soviet Union were cancelled. Bregović went to Paris, leaving the band's status opened for speculations. As Yugoslav Wars broke out in 1991, it became clear that Bijelo Dugme will not continue their activity. 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.
- Goran Bregović - guitar, producer
- Alen Islamović - vocals
- Zoran Redžić - bass guitar
- Ipe Ivandić - drums
- Laza Ristovski - keyboards
- 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
- Serbian and Yugoslav folk singer Zorica Brunclik recorded a cover of "Đurđevdan" on her 1989 album Eh, da je sreće (Oh, I Was Lucky).
- Croatian pop singer Alka Vuica recorded a cover of "Šta ima novo" on her 1999 album Balkan Girl.
- Serbian pop singer Željko Joksimović covered "Ako ima boga" and "Đurđevdan" on his 2003 live video album Koncert (Concert).
- Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 35.
- Krstulović, Zvonimir (2005). Bijelo Dugme: Doživjeti stotu. Profil. p. 50.
- Krstulović, Zvonimir (2005). Bijelo Dugme: Doživjeti stotu. Profil. p. 47.
- Eh, da je sreće at Discogs
- Balkan Girl at Discogs
- Koncert at Discogs