*  All three albums are now available for downloading on Amazon!
*  All lyrics to the "SINGER SAILOR SOLDIER SPIRIT" (2008) and "TWO FATES" (2012) albums have been posted.

Vladimir Vysotsky (1938-1980) was Russia's premier singer / songwriter / poet of the 20th Century. Until recently, his popularity was limited to Russia and Russian speakers. I, Vadim Astrakhan, made it my life’s mission to integrate his work into world culture, by means of

• translating his songs into English
• performing & recording them in a modern musical manner


So far I have released three albums (2008, 2012, and 2014); all featuring international cast of terrific musicians playing various musical instruments and styles.  If you are interested in powerful poetry and inspirational music, you will undoubtedly find this project interesting.

 

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“Название песни по-русски”


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About Vysotsky

 Vladimir Vysotsky (1938-1980) was Russia's greatest singer / songwriter, as well as the most popular Russian poet of the 20th Century, Russia's original "larger than life" rock star, one of Russia's biggest cultural icons, the moral compass, the loudest voice of defiance, and the voice of his generation.  Unfortunately, he is very little known outside Russia and Russian-speaking communities.  This project strives to change that by means of poetic and musical adaptations of his works.

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