Sunday, December 23, 2007

Czeslaw Niemen Tapes & Rarities (1962-1999)



AS POSTED ON DIME HERE

Artist: Czeslaw Niemen
Title: Tapes & Rarities
Lineage: tracks are mostly FM sourced, quality differs from poor to very good :)

My flood of unreleased Niemen recordings continues. This time I decided to look through various CDs/files and collect all tracks and concert fragments that are too small to make separate release, but too precious to just throw away. To my surprise it turned out to be over 4 hours of music.

First part: the 60ies. You'll find here some ridiculous tracks from Niemen's early career, like "Felicidade" (samba from "Orfeu Negro" movie, sang in Portuguese), or Little Eva's cover "The Loco-Motion", and lots of other early songs in different, radio versions.

[01] Felicidade (live, 1962, Szczecin, Poland)
[02] Czy mnie jeszcze pamietasz (live, 196x, unknown location)
[03] Allilah (radio version, 1968)
[04] Byc moze (radio version, 1965)
[05] Dziwny jest ten swiat (live, 1967, Opole, Poland)
[06] Ciuciubabka (live, 196x, unknown location)
[07] Domek bez adresu (radio version, 1967)
[08] Dziwny jest ten swiat (live, 1967, Sopot, Poland)
[09] Gdzie to jest (radio version, 1967)
[10] Locomotion (radio version, 1963)
[11] Nigdy sie nie dowiesz (radio version, 1963)
[12] Przyjdz w taka noc (radio version, 1965.10, with "Studio Rytm" ansamble)
[13] Jezeli (radio version, 1968)
[14] Pamietam ten dzien (radio version, 1967)
[15] Jak mozna wierzyc tylko slowom (radio version, 1965)
[16] Nie badz taki bitels (radio version, 1965)
[17] Nigdy sie nie dowiesz (radio version, 1967)

Part two: 70ies. Including brilliant early radio version of "Pielgrzym" with Grupa Niemen and studio version of Krzysztof Komeda's "Kattorna" (in truly hard-core-jazz-rock version).

[01] Pielgrzym (radio version)
[02] Daj mi wstazke blekitna (radio version)
[03] Smutny ktos, biedny nikt (radio version)
[04] 41 potencjometrow pana Jana (live, Jazz Jantar Festival, Sopot 1974, Poland)
[05] Daj mi wstazke blekitna (radio version)
[06] Kamyk (live, Opole 1974, Poland)
[07] Daj mi wstazke blekitna (live, Opole 1974, Poland)
[08] Kattorna (1972, studio?)
[09] Boze uchron nas (live, Niemen, Nadolski, Jazz Jamboree '75, Warsaw, Poland)
[10] Piesn Chochola; Miales chamie zloty rog (from "Wesele" by Andrzej Wajda, 1972)
[11] Nim przyjdzie wiosna (live, Sopot 1979, Poland)
[12] Piosenka o mojej Warszawie (live, Sopot 1979, Poland)
[13] Piosenka o mojej Warszawie (studio, 1979)

Part three: 80ie. Including three tracks from 1984 concert in Berliner Ensamble Theatre (I really wish I had the whole thing) and some soundtracks for movies and theatre plays.

[01] Moja ojczyzna (live, Berliner Ensamble Theatre, 1984-02-16, Germany)
[02] ? (live, Berliner Ensamble Theatre, 1984-02-16, Germany)
[03] Psalm XV (live, Berliner Ensamble Theatre, 1984-02-16, Germany)
[04] Wszystkim ludziom co do pracy spiesza (from TV show for children)
[05] Trzy etiudy Chopina (soundtrack)
[06] Etiuda rewolucyjna (F. Chopin)
[07] Psalm XV (from "Zaglada na ciebie" soundtrack)
[08] Wspomnienie (jubilee of Niebiesko-Czarni, 1987-07-xx)
[09] Dzis prawdziwych cyganow juz nie ma (OPPA, Wroclaw 1988, Poland)
[10] Usnij nam
[11] Maz i zona - Kontredans (theathre music)
[12] Maz i zona - Piosenka (theathre music)
[13] Maz i zona - Kontredans (theathre music)
[14] Maz i zona - Final (theathre music)
[15] Amen (live, unknown location)
[16] List do Koryntian (studio?)

Part four: (mostly) 90ies. Starting with medley of greatest hits sang with orchestra and including early demos from "Terra Deflorata" album and extremely rare duet with Italian singer Farida.

[01] Medley (live, Orkiestra Zbigniewa Gornego, 1980)
[02] Dziwny jest ten swiat (live, Korty Legii, Niemen i Perfect)
[03] Terra Deflorata (demos)
[04] Spod chmury kapelusza (live, Sopot, Poland)
[05] Musica Magica (1990, with Farida)
[06] Terra Deflorata (live, Italy 1990)
[07] Czy mnie jeszcze pamietasz (live)
[08] Dziwny jest ten swiat (live)
[09] Wiem ze nie wrocisz (21 lipca 1995 Sopot, Poland)
[10] Czy mnie jeszcze pamietasz (21 lipca 1995 Sopot, Poland)
[11] Pod papugami (Trojka, 1999-11-06, Warsaw, Poland)

Enjoy!