- Style:Folk Rock, Punk
- Date of release:
- Size FLAC version1245 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1645 megabytes
- Size WMA version1293 megabytes
- Formats:MP1 TTA DXD MOD VOX AHX AUD
The Ukrainians are a British band, which plays traditional Ukrainian music, heavily influenced by western post-punk. The Ukrainians were formed in 1990 by Wedding Present guitarist Peter Solowka, with singer/violinist Len Liggins and mandolin player Roman Remeynes, after all three had played on the Wedding Present's Ukrainian John Peel Sessions recordings (Ukrayinski Vystupy v Johna Peela, released 1989)
Complete your The Ukrainians collection. The Ukrainians – Respublika. Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country. Style: Folk Rock, Punk. Respublika (CD, Album, Enh). Moon Records (2). MR 4562-2.
This album extended the Ukrainians' popularity to almost every country in Europe. By way of promotion, the group played an extensive 110 date tour ranging from Leon in Western Spain to Kharkiv in Eastern Ukraine, covering most of the countries in between. These included festivals such as Glastonbury and Womad in Britain and a host of Indie, World Music, Folk and Rock events throughout mainland Europe. In August 93 THE UKRAINIANS undertook their first tour of Ukraine as guests of Ukraine's Ministry Of Culture. The tour culminated in a performance in Kyiv's (Kiev's) Independence (ex-Lenin) Square before over 50,000 people, an vised event organised to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union. The Ukrainians also recorded a limited issue live album which is a compilation of various performances in Germany throughout 1993.
The album reflects on the benefits and pitfalls of freedom, and the delicate balance between asserting a national or ethnic identity and denying it to others". More details and a full track list More videos. Our music is born from the meeting of east and west, Ukrainian and British, reflecting the heritage of our group. It has been a long journey that has taken us 30 years by trains, planes, tour buses and recording studios
Their presentation of traditional Ukrainian songs is both harder and more tempered on Respublika. Gone is the relentless speeding up during a song that had been one of their trademarks, replaced by more considered arrangements, like "The Pine Tree Was Burning," with its reference to the Cure 's "10:15 on a Saturday Night.
The Ukrainians, Album. Other albums by The Ukrainians. Evolutsiya! 40 Best and Rarest: 1991-2016. Istoriya: The Best Of The Ukrainians. The Ukrainians 10/15/2002. Are the Ukrainians a force of nature? The band, originally formed as a side project by Wedding Present member Pete Solowka, has become something to be reckoned with over the years. Their presentation of traditional Ukrainian songs is both harder and more tempered on Respublika. Gone is the relentless speeding up during a song that had been one of their trademarks, replaced by more considered arrangements, like "The Pine Tree Was Burning," with its reference to the Cure's "10:15 on a Saturday Night.
The Ukrainians’ fourth studio album, Respublika, contained mostly traditional songs. It was recorded quickly and captured a post-punk urgency reminiscent of the early Wedding Present John Peel sessions. It seemed as though the band had turned full circle. Respublika generated a huge amount of radio airplay across Central and Eastern Europe. In 2009 The Ukrainians released ‘Diaspora’, considered by many to be their best and most mature work
The Ukrainians - Ty Zh Mene Pidmanula 02:56. The Ukrainians - Chervona Rozha Troyaka 02:48. The Ukrainians - Oi Na Hori 03:02. The Ukrainians - Anarkhiya (Anarchy in the UK) 03:07. The Ukrainians - Horila Sosna 04:21. The Ukrainians - Nalivaimo Brattya 02:57. The Ukrainians - Tsilkom Vakantni (Pretty Vacant) 04:00. The Ukrainians - Oi Vydno Selo 02:27. The Ukrainians - Khay Zhyve Vin (God Save the Queen) 03:02. The Ukrainians - Srebrenica 04:16. The Ukrainians - Stoyit Yavir Nad Vodoyu 05:36. The Ukrainians - Anarkhiya 03:09. The Ukrainians - O Ukraino 03:31. The Ukrainians - Arkan 04:08.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||You Deceived Me||2:55|
|2||Anarchy In The UK||3:06|
|3||Three Red Roses||2:48|
|4||The Pine Tree Was Burning||4:21|
|6||You Can See The Village||2:25|
|8||The Maple Tree Stood At The Water's Edge||5:37|
|9||On The Hill||3:01|
|11||The Broad River Dnieper Roars And Moans||0:53|
|12||Let's Fill Up Our Drinking Cups, Brothers||2:56|
|14||Cherez Richku, Cherez Hai (Civic Hall, Manchester, 1989)|
|15||Yichav Kozak Za Dunai (Reading University, 1991)|
|16||Europa (The Boardwalk, Manchester, 1994)|
|17||Davni Chasy (Those Were The Days) (Batschkapp, Frankfurt Germany, 1994)
Performer – Oysterband, Rev Hammer
- Bass, Arranged By – Allan Martin
- Drums, Percussion, Arranged By – Woody
- Engineer – 'Mr Al' Neville
- Guitar, Trumpet, Backing Vocals, Arranged By – Michael L B West*
- Mandolin, Flute [Sopilka], Backing Vocals, Arranged By – Paul Weatherhead
- Mandolin, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Arranged By – Peter Solowka
- Recorded By – Pat Grogan
- Vocals, Violin, Arranged By – The 'Legendary' Len Liggins*
NotesRecorded at Woodlands, West Yorkshire, England.
Tracks 14 to 17 are MP3s included on the enhanced portion of the CD, along with a copy of the band's then-current website.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5036865003677
|MR 4562-2||The Ukrainians||Respublika (CD, Album, Enh)||Moon Records||MR 4562-2||Ukraine||2002|
|SON178||The Ukrainians||Respublika (CD, Album, Enh)||Sonic Records||SON178||Poland||2002|
|OMM2028||The Ukrainians||Respublika (CD, Album, Enh)||Omnium||OMM2028||US||2002|