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Socialist Disco. Dancing Behind Yugoslavia's Velvet Curtain 1977-1987 (2LP)

Label: Fox & His Friends Records

Format: 2LP

Genre: Electronic

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A collection of 18 disco tracks from various artists from Yugoslavia. Compiled by Leri Ahel & Zeljko Luketic from original master tapes. 2 x Vinyl only. No repress. Limited Gatefold Edition. Contains rare disco tunes from KIM Band, Gabi Novak, Arian, Ljupka Dimitrovska, Ana Sasso, Moni Kovačić, Milka Lenac, Rok Hotel, Ivica Šurjak, Grupa ST, Nano Prša and many more. Disco, a vital Trojan horse (in local notion: a pop music you can dance to), stayed quite a long time In Yugoslavia, refusing to be silenced and refusing to jump into the bandwagon of expected. It was influenced by American and European disco sound, for example, by the Boney M, Amanda Lear or Love Machine, who all visited Yugoslavia and had live concerts. The producers and the big record companies like Jugoton, PGP RTB, Diskoton or ZKP RTVL, noted the hype in music, and they constantly probed the market with limited run of seven inchers or special performances. Some artists were quite successful. We had our version of John Travolta (Zdravko Čolić), we had Boney M in Mirzino jato and other musicians that climbed the charts, but the rest were in the single empire which was free enough to experiment with all things disco had to offer – genre hybrids, use of electronics, sexual innuendo, bizarre lyrics and most importantly, great musicians and major composers having fun. The no-restrictions policy of disco was there to evade the rules, and surely it did. (extract from the Liner Notes)

Cat. number: FOX003LP
Year: 2022
Alternative backside title: "Socijalistički disco. Ples iza jugoslavenske baršunaste zavjese 1977.-1987. Odabrali Leri Ahel i Željko Luketić." All tracks licensed from Jugoton / Croatia Records. Mastered from original studio reel tapes. Tracks D2 and D5 were originally published only in cassette format. All photographs are authentic vintage technical inventory of disco club Neboder in Zagreb, from the personal collection of Dušan Cvetojević. Gatefold sleeve with glossy cover. A1 - 1980 ; A2 - 1977 ; A3 - 1978 ; A4 - 1981 ; B1 - 1983 ; B2 - 1982 ; B3 - 1978 ; B4 - 1980 ; B5 - 1980 ; C1 - 1980 ; C2 - 1980 ; C3 - 1978 ; C4 - 1980 ; D1 - 1983 ; D2 - 1987 ; D3 - 1984 ; D4 - 1983 ; D5 - 1985