Natálie Kocábová discography

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Natálie Kocábová discography
Studio albums 3
Music videos 5
EPs 1
Other appearances 11

The discography of Czech singer Natálie Kocábová consists of three solo studio albums, one extended play, four music videos and a number of other appearances.[1]

Kocábová received her initial exposure at the age of eleven by providing early vocals for low-budget albums by Dagmar Patrasová, Baby studio s Dádou (1995) and Vánoce s Dádou (1996), both designed for children. Shortly before launching her debut set, she was given a credit as a co-writer on a track entitled "Some People" that appeared on album Velvet Revolution (1999), associated with Michael Kocáb, Petr Kolář and Tomáš Kympl. Her debut output Fly Apple Pie arrived on January 9, 2000, through Epic Records in partnership with Sony BMG.[2] As the first full-length record issued by a Czech artist in the third millennium,[3] it featured fifteen mainly English-sung tracks entirely crafted by her father Kocáb, whose name also appeared on the cover. Her mother, Marsha, supplied lyrics for a change.[2] Upon its release, the album spawned a wide range of backlash from critics who slammed the entire work, commonly referring to as a shallow marketing tactic of Kocáb and accusing his daughter of nepotism, respectively.[4][5] Despite two produced music videos, "So Changes Go" and "Mayday", the constant negative publicity hurt the album's sales.[4][5]

Following years — in order to distance herself from further charges —, Kocábová had rather focused on writing her own poems and/or short novels. Her subsequent literary works, such as Slyšíš mě? (2002), Monarcha Absint (2003), Schola Alternativa (2004) and Někdo je v domě (2005), they altogether helped established her as an independent writer.[6] Some of her side projects included music productions, though. For instance, she was cast in musical theatre Starci na chmelu (2001/02),[7] while vocally she also contributed on her own father's act Za kyslík (2002). Her sophomore studio effort, Hummingbirds in Iceland, was launched on June 12, 2006. As with her previous release, the record was distributed via Sony BMG and supervised by Kocáb. Nevertheless, this time around she sought to work also with other songwriters-producers. Amongs other, with Michal Pavlíček Jr, Michaela Poláková and Lukáš Máchal.[8] The album promoted by only video, "Neverland", received favorable feedback from journalists who acknowledged especially its progressive sound;[5][9][10] only few reprised bias.[11] But neither her second attempt would set charts on fire.

After two more or less fallow years, during which she published novel called Růže: Cesta za světlem... (2007), Kocábová began to take more initiative with her music, as well infused additional genres into her work. In 2008, she delivered the opening song "Tramtárie" for female compilation Ohrožený druh by Michal Horáček, also on Sony BMG. Starting 2009, singer gradually began collecting material that would serve as her most recent studio album. However, Walking on the A-bomb produced under the guidance of Jiří Burian,[12][13] was rejected by Sony label.[13] After Kocábová signed a distribution deal with music magazine Report, the result saw its eventual release in cardboard sleeve on December 1, 2010.[14] Her third set, preceded by an EP of the same name, was well received on the indie club circuit and singer embarked on a tour in small venues.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
2000 Fly Apple Pie with Michael Kocáb[A]
  • Fifteen track album sung in English with exception of "ABC", "Kapka lásky and the final song "Duch Tarantina"[2] that was in addition attached to Kocáb's double retrospective collection Best Of (2008), issued on Daranus.[15]
2006 Hummingbirds in Iceland[B]
  • Released: June 12, 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG[8]
  • Format: CD
  • Fourteen track album sung exclusively in English.[8]
2010 Walking on the A-bomb[B]
  • Released: December 1, 2010
  • Label: Biotech/Report[12]
  • Format: MC, CD
  • Thirteen track album, also sung exclusively in English.[12]
2016 Ellis Island with Michaela Poláková[C]
None of the studio albums charted on the Czech Albums Chart.
  • A ^ Credited as Natalie Kocábová and Michael Kocáb.
  • B ^ Credited as Natalie Kocab.
  • C ^ Credited as Natalie Kocab and Michaela Poláková.

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Notes
2010 Walking on the A-bomb[B]
  • Released: May 21, 2010
  • Label: Biotech (party sale only)
  • Format: MC
  • Six track EP released exclusively on cassette, presenting material from the corresponding studio album of the same title.[17]
  • B ^ Credited as Natalie Kocab.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song details Role Notes
1995 "Aha, aha (Intro)"[C] back vocal
"My budeme cvičit"[C]
"Ten tvůj táta"[C]
"Aha, aha (Outro)"[C]
1996 "Kapka lásky"[C]
  • A song initially recorded for the Christmas set Vánoce s Dádou by Patrasová, featuring Orchestr Felixe Slováčka, Jessica, Kulínský and Bambini di Praga.
1999 "Some People"[B] co-writer
  • A song written by Kocábová and Tomáš Kympl for Velvet Revolution by Kocáb, Petr Kolář and Kympl, released on MC/CD by Popron.[18]
2002 "Život je Nářez"[C] back vocal
  • Four tracks recorded during the Za kyslík album sessions for Kocáb, released on CD by Columbia.[19] (In addition, "Urnovej háj" also appeared on second disc of the Kocáb's greatest hits compilation Best Of: Noční vyprávění o mé cestě od kostelní židle až k Pražskému výběru II (2008), issued on Daranus.)[15]
"Urnovej háj"[C]
"Noční můra"[C]
"Dj Makakaka"[C]
2008 "Tramtárie" lead vocal
  • B ^ Credited as Natalie Kocab.
  • C ^ Credited as Natálka Kocábová.
  • D ^ topped at number 1 on the Czech Albums Chart.[21] The set became the most selling album of a music band in the Czech Republic with the sale of 22,766 copies.[22] As of 2011, its total sale reached 35,000 units, while being certified with double platinum from ČNS IFPI.[23] In addition, the work won the Anděl Award as the Album of the Year.[24]

Videos[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s) Producer Album
2000 "Mayday" Fly Apple Pie
"So Changes Go"
2006 "Neverland" David "Havran" Spáčil[25] Hummingbirds in Iceland
2011 "Backyard" Walking on the A-bomb
"The Pillow" by Republic of Two[26] Jiří Burian, Mikoláš Růžička Eliška Nováková[27] Raising the Flag[E]
  • E ^ The album won the Best New Artist category at the Anděl Awards in 2010.[28] (The album charted at number 23.[29])

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ For albums discography of Kocábová, use either her general or external links.
  2. ^ a b c d Kocábová, Natalie; Michael Kocáb (2000). Fly Apple Pie (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Natalie Kocábová & Michael Kocáb. Czech Republic: Epic Records. 
  3. ^ "Fly Apple Pie > Interpret: Natálie Kocábová". Sony Music Entertainment (in Czech). Sony Music Entertainment Czech Republic. shop.sonymusic.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  4. ^ a b "13. komnata Natálie Kocábové" (in Czech). ceskatelevize.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  5. ^ a b c "Recenze > Natalie Kocab: Hummingbirds in Iceland". MusicZone (in Czech). MusicZone. 2006-09-05. musiczone.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ Horáková, Hana (2010-08-15). "Cesta Natálie Kocáb". Vaše Literatura (in Czech). Vaše Literatura. vaseliteratura.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  7. ^ Stanislavčík, Tomáš (2002-03-20). "Starci na chmelu oslaví v pátek 22. března 2002 100 repríz + 1 rok!". Jakub Zahradník (in Czech). Musical.cz. musical.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  8. ^ a b c Kocab, Natalie (2006). Hummingbirds in Iceland (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Natalie Kocab. Czech Republic: Sony BMG. 
  9. ^ Koch, Michal (2006-07-25). "Uhrančivě krásní kolibříci na Islandu". Music Server (in Czech). IMEG. musicserver.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  10. ^ Zoul, Martin (2006-08-21). "Natalie Kocab: Hummingbirds In Iceland". Muzikus (in Czech). Muzikus. muzikus.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  11. ^ Borovan, Aleš (2006-07-21). "Recenze > Hudba > Natalie Kocab: Hummingbirds in Iceland". Hospodářské noviny (in Czech). Economia. hn.ihned.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  12. ^ a b c Kocab, Natalie (2010). Walking on the A-bomb (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Natalie Kocab. Czech Republic: Report. 
  13. ^ a b Průša, Honza (2011-02-22). "Rozhovory > Natalie Kocab: Jsem čekač". Music Server (in Czech). IMEG. musicserver.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  14. ^ Průša, Honza (2011-01-24). "Recenze CD > Odvážná a svá". Music Server (in Czech). IMEG. musicserver.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  15. ^ a b Kocáb, Michael (2008). Best Of: Noční vyprávění o mé cestě od kostelní židle až k Pražskému výběru II (Liner Notes) (Double Compact Disc + Book) (in Czech). Michael Kocáb. Czech Republic: Daranus. 
  16. ^ a b Kocab, Natalie; Michaela Poláková (2016). Ellis Island (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Natalie Kocab & Michaela Poláková. Czech Republic: WM Czech Republic. 
  17. ^ Veinlichová, Simona (2010-05-28). "Natalie Kocab křtila originální kazetu, CD vydá až na podzim". ABradio (in Czech). LimeMedia. abradio.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  18. ^ Kocáb, Michael; Petr Kolář; Tomáš Kympl (1999). Velvet Revolution (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Michael Kocáb, Petr Kolář & Tomáš Kympl. Czech Republic: Popron Music. 
  19. ^ Kocáb, Michael (2002). Za kyslík (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Michael Kocáb. Czech Republic: Columbia Records. 
  20. ^ Horáček, Michal (2008). Ohrožený druh (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc) (in Czech). Michal Horáček & VA. Czech Republic: Sony BMG. 
  21. ^ "Official Czech Albums Chart → Horáček & VA → Ohrožený druh (2008)". IFPI Czech Republic (in Czech). ČNS IFPI. ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  22. ^ Marešová, Iva (2009-02-12). "Desky roku? Ohrožený druh...". T-Mobile (in Czech). T-Mobile Czech Republic. t-music.cz. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  23. ^ "V divadlech se objeví Ohrožený druh i koncertní verze Kudykama". Česká tisková kancelář (in Czech). ČTK. 2011-10-27. ceskenoviny.cz. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  24. ^ "Ceny Anděl 2008". Akademie populární hudby (in Czech). APH. 2009-03-21. cenyandel.cz. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  25. ^ Novák, Pavel (2006-10-29). "Natálie Kocábová pokřtila desku a představila klip". MusicServer (in Czech). IMEG. musicserver.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  26. ^ "Republic of Two natočili klip s partou přátel". iREPORT (in Czech). iREPORT. 2011-02-26. ireport.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  27. ^ "Republic of two mají nový klip a ANDĚLA v kategorii Objev roku!". Miloš Gruber (in Czech). Indies MG. indiesmg.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  28. ^ "Anděl Awards → Nominations & Winners 2010". Akademie populární hudby (in Czech). APH. cenyandel.cz. Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  29. ^ "Official Czech Albums Chart → Republic of Two → Raising the Flag (2009)". IFPI Czech Republic (in Czech). ČNS IFPI. ifpicr.cz. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 

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