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SELDA BAGCAN-VURULDUK EY HALKIM UNUTMA BIZI-'75-NEW LP

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SELDA BAGCAN-VURULDUK EY HALKIM UNUTMA BIZI-

NEW LP

REISSUE

 

Label: PHARAWAY SOUNDS

There were female Turkish folk singers before Selda Bagkan, but none whose hot-blooded voice carried such righteously angry words and none who also accompanied themselves on guitar. Her first (s/t) album had help from the cream of the crazy Istanbul pop scene, and cuts from the same sessions were also released on this second LP. While the direction is folky overall, there's fuzz, zooming synthesizers, and heavy flute to be found as well. When Selda performed the title track in 1977, in a coastal town not far from Istanbul, her protest lyrics, though taken from an old poem, got her heckled by audience members who screamed that she should go back to Moscow! Find out why this brawny mama couldn't be stopped by a military government that put her on trial 9 times, and could call herself the bitter voice of the Turkish people. Comes with fully remastered sound, and an insert with liner notes.
It's no wonder that psychedelic crate-diggers, and self-proclaimed vinyl vultures Andy Votel and Dominic Thomas of Finders Keepers both have tracks by Selda included on their list of favorites: her take on Anatolian music is unique.

This reissue features thesecond album (released in 1975) by this much beloved female turkish protest singer, notorious for her clashes with Turkish governments;

Selda and her acoustic guitar are accompanied here by a psychedelic rock band which includes members of Mogollar, and the result is is one of the best records weve heard from Turkey, for it includes Utan,Utan (traditional folk sounds spiced with fuzz guitar) and Karaoglan;

a track like Askerin Tis interesting for its medieval arrangements, and Maden Dagi is sung with great emotion.

This is an album whichwas forbidden in Turkey, which means it has been hard to find since its release; includes eight early singles as bonus tracks, on which hearing Selda sing is as exhilarating an experience as the first time hearing "les mysteres de voix bulgares" or the manic warble of Liz Fraser.

Notes in "English" give some background on Selda and the Anatolian rock sound; nice booklet also includes lyrics.


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