Kayah i Bregović

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Kayah i Bregović
Kayah i Bregović cover.jpg
Studio album by Kayah and Goran Bregović
Released April 12, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre World
Length 39:45
Label BMG
Producer Goran Bregović
Goran Bregović chronology
Silence of the Balkans
(1998)Silence of the Balkans1998
Kayah i Bregović
(1999)
Songbook
(2000)Songbook2000
Kayah chronology
Zebra
(1997) Zebra1997
Kayah i Bregović
(1999) Kayah i Bregović1999
Jaka ja Kayah
(2000) Jaka ja Kayah2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Europopmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Kayah i Bregović (English: Kayah & Bregović) is a joint album by Serbian musician Goran Bregović and Polish singer Kayah, released in 1999.

Background[edit]

The album is a blend of pop and folk, in particular Balkan music, with elements of Romani music ("Čaje šukarije"), traditional music of the Gorals and references to Polish Christmas carol "Bóg się rodzi". Kayah wrote all the lyrics and Bregović composed the music and produced the material. The album contains several songs from his earlier records.

Kayah i Bregović became a huge commercial success in Poland, selling in over 700,000 copies,[3] what prompted its release in other countries. The album spawned four singles, including major hits "Śpij kochanie, śpij" and "Prawy do lewego". On September 10, 1999, Kayah and Goran gave a famous live performance for over 50,000 people in Służewiec, Warsaw.

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from the album's sleeve.[4]

  1. "Śpij kochanie, śpij" - 4:31
  2. "To nie ptak" - 4:40
  3. "100 lat młodej parze" - 3:09
  4. "Byłam różą" - 3:41
  5. "Trudno kochać" - 3:55
  6. "Prawy do lewego" - 3:25
  7. "Ta-bakiera" - 4:15
  8. "Čaje šukarije" - 3:12
  9. "Jeśli Bóg istnieje" - 4:53
  10. "Nie ma, nie ma ciebie" - 3:49

Commercial performance[edit]

Country Peak
position
Sales Certification
Poland [5] 700,000[3] Diamond[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley Torreano. "Kayah & Bregovic - Kayah,Kayah & Bregovic,Kayah & Goran Bregovic". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Kayah - Europopmusic". www.europopmusic.eu. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ a b Grzegorz Brzozowicz. "Trzeszcząca płyta". www.wprost.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Images for Kayah & Bregović* - Kayah & Bregović". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  5. ^ Official Polish album chart launched in 2000, therefore, Kayah's earlier albums are not featured in the chart.
  6. ^ "Bestseller charts and awards :: Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry". www.zpav.pl. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2009-11-17.