Sofia Rotaru (album)

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Sofia Rotaru
Studio album by Sofia Rotaru
Released July 1972 (USSR)
August 1974 (USSR)
(Re-released)
Recorded 1972, Melodiya, Moscow
Genre Pop, Dance, Pop folk
Label Melodiya mochlova/zomba/Sony (German & Romanian release)
Producer Sofia Rotaru
Sofia Rotaru chronology
Sofia Rotaru
(1972)
Chervona Ruta
(1972)

Sofia Rotaru is the debut album by Soviet singer-songwriter Sofia Rotaru, released in July 1972 by Melodiya. The first long play album was re-released in 1974 for the Soviet and Eastern European market and re-packaged as Sofia Rotaru - 1974. The album includes songs performed in Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Romanian languages.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

The songs recorded on the side A are all performed in foreign languages, with the musical background played by band Chervona Ruta, directed by Anatoliy Evdokimenko. Songs 1, 3, 4 are performed in Ukrainian language, 2 - in Bulgarian, and 5 - in Moldavian languages.

# Title Music Lyrics Production credits Time
01 "Ballad about Violins"
Ukrainian: Балада про скрипки/Balada pro skripki
Volodymyr Ivasyuk Vasily Marsyuk 1972, 1974, 1992 5:37
02 "Fairy Tale"
Bulgarian: Сказка/Skazka
T. Rusev D. Demyanov
03 "Two Rings"
Ukrainian: Два перстенi/Dva persteni
Volodymyr Ivasyuk Volodymyr Ivasyuk 1974, 1977, 1992, 2001
was also performed by Nazariy Yaremchuk with Smerichka band
04 "Song Will Be With Us"
Ukrainian: Пiсня буде помiж нас/Pisnya bude pomizh nas
Volodymyr Ivasyuk Volodymyr Ivasyuk 1974, 1977, 1997
was also performed by Nazariy Yaremchuk, Vasily Zinkevich, Taras Chubay and Vatra band
05 "Only You"
Moldovan: Numai tu
Petru Teodorovici Ion Petrachi 5:37

Side B[edit]

The songs recorded on side B are all in Russian language. Ensemble Melodiya, under direction of Gueorguiy Garanyan provided the musical background.

# Title Music Lyrics Production credits Time
01 "Remember Me[disambiguation needed]"
Russian: Вспоминай меня/Vspominay Menya
Vyacheslav Dobrynin Veronika Tushnova 1974, 1992
was later performed by Irina Allegrova, Alla Pugacheva
02 "Your Fault"
Russian: Твоя вина/Tvoya vina
Evgueniy Martynov Andrei Dementyev, David Usmanov was later performed by Aida Vedishcheva, Nina Brodskaya, Irina Ponarovskaya, Leonid Serebrennikov
03 "I'm Waiting for the Spring"
Russian: Я жду весну/Ya zhdu vesnu
Evgueniy Martynov Andrei Dementyev 1974
was also later performed by Evgueniy Martynov, Anna Guerman, Valentina Tolkunova, Heidi Tamme, Natali, Irina Shvedova, Leonid Serebrennikov. The initial text for the same music was called "My Love" (Russian: Моя любовь/Moya lyubovi)
04 "Tell Me a Fairy Tale"
Russian: Расскажи мне сказку/Rasskazhi mne skazku
Leonid Garin Anatoliy Poperechnyi 1974
was also performed by Nina Brodskaya
05 "Alyoshenika (Ballad about Mother)"
Russian: Алёшенька (Баллада о матери)/Alyoshenika (Balada o matere)
Evgueniy Martynov Andrei Dementyev 1974
was also later performed by Evgueniy Martynov, Lev Leshchenko, Leonid Serebrennikov
5:37

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