Gruppa krovi

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Gruppa krovi
Группа крови.png
Studio album by Kino
Released 1988
Genre Post-punk, new wave, alternative rock[1]
Length 47:19
Label Moroz Records
Producer Aleksei Vishnya
Kino chronology
Noch
(1986)
Gruppa krovi
(1988)
Zvezda po imeni Solntse
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Gruppa krovi (Russian: Группа крови; English: blood type) is an album by the Soviet rock band Kino, first released in 1988.

History[edit]

After the Soviet release, the album was released in the United States in 1989 by Capitol Records.[3][4] The album's title song "Gruppa krovi", is an anti-war anthem. At the request of an American fan, the song was also translated and recorded in English as "Blood Type".[5]

This is the sixth studio album by Kino.

Album cover[edit]

"Gruppa krovi" album's cover is reminiscent of post-war Russian avant-garde art of artists such as El Lissitzky.

Re-release[edit]

  • In 1989, the album was released in the USA label «Gold Castle Records» on CDs and audio cassettes and vinyl by Gold Castle.
  • November 21, 1989 and after remastering, the album was released in Japan on the label «Victor Musical Industries» CDs (including the 9th track "Passerby").
  • In 1991, Russian Disc released the album on vinyl for the first time in the Soviet Union.
  • In 1993, the album was re-released by label «GENERAL Records» on CDs without digital remastering. Circulation printed in Austria.
  • In 1995, the album was re-released label MF records owened by Mikhail Fridman on CDs without digital remastering. Circulation printed in Germany.
  • In 1996, the album was re-released digitally remastered label Moroz Records CDs and audio cassettes (with the 9th track "Passerby").
  • In 2003, the album was reissued Moroz Records label as part of a box set collection which contained 15 CD.
  • In 2012, the album was re-released on the label Moroz Records for Phonographs.

In popular culture[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Группа крови" / "Gruppa krovi" / "Blood Type" (4:45)
  2. "Закрой за мной дверь, я ухожу" / "Zakroy za mnoy dver', ya ukhozhu" / "Close the Door Behind Me, I'm Leaving" (4:15)
  3. "Война" / "Voyna" / "War" (4:04)
  4. "Спокойная ночь" / "Spokoynaya noch'" / "Peaceful Night" (6:07)
  5. "Мама, мы все сошли с ума" / "Mama, my vse soshli s uma" / "Mama, We've All Gone Mad" (4:06)
  6. "Бошетунмай" / "Boshetunmai" (4:09)
  7. "В наших глазах" / "V nashikh glazakh" / "In Our Eyes" (3:34)
  8. "Попробуй спеть вместе со мной" / "Poprobuy spet' vmeste so mnoy" / "Try to Sing Along With Me" (4:35)
  9. "Прохожий" / "Prokhozhiy" / "Passerby" – (3:39)
  10. "Дальше действовать будем мы" / "Dal'she deystvovat' budem my" / "From Now On, it's Our Turn" (3:55)
  11. "Легенда" / "Legenda" / "Legend" – (4:10)

Personnel[edit]

  • Viktor Tsoi - Vocals, Guitar
  • Yuri Kasparyan - Lead guitar
  • Igor Tikhomirov - Bass guitar
  • Georgiy Guryanov - Yamaha RX-11, Backing Vocals
Additional personnel
  • Andrei Sigle - Keyboards
  • I. Verichev - Noise
  • Alexander Vichnyeh - Recording

References[edit]