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Vino Tepes

by Phoenix

After 52 years of ”legendary” music, Phoenix returns with a new album, a new story, about our decision to fight and keep walking. It has been an amazing road, with amazing artists and a lot of spirit to show.
Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bucovina
5:15 $1.50
2. Cântec (Ștefan și Mihai)
4:04 $1.50
3. Mircea (Scrisoarea A Iii-A)
2:59 $1.50
4. Decebal Către Popor
6:16 $1.50
5. Pașa Hassan
4:03 $1.50
6. Năluca (Ștefan Cel Mare)
2:52 $1.50
7. Vino, Țepeș!
3:55 $1.50
8. Phoenix
1:49 $1.50
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Album Notes
Phoenix band (or Transsylvania Phoenix, the way it's known abroad) was born in Timisoara, Romania, in 1962, under the name of Sfintii, which means "The Saints". Due to the harsh nature of political measures, regarding the limitations of freedom of speech, thename was changed into Phoenix, a curious movement, considering the future events and the band’s destiny. Their original music style was influenced by the most famous bands of the 60's, such as Shadows and Vetures, Monkies, The Kinks, The Beatles, Byrds, but soon,Phoenix found it's own style, free of other external influences. A highly-cultural type of music, based on romanian processed folklore and crude force of instrument, is what made the band Phoenix unique in Romania and other Balkan countries...

But then again, using a powerful social message and influencing the masses was qualified as illegal and dangerous by communist state authorities, circumstances that led to a foreseeable verdict: the band was banned in 1974. In 1975, Phoenix releases the album "Cantafabule", considered to be Romania's best rock album of all times, despite being banned. Wishing to perform and create in conditions of freedom, the band members leave communist Romania in 1977, hidden in the sound installation that was crossed overboard by leader Nicu Covaci, in illegal conditions. Between 1977 and 1990, Phoenix was reborn in Germany, singing in english language in need to accommodate with western requirements, but keeping the background substance that defined their origins and beliefs.

Still, the ashes were kept in Romania, the music was alive in the souls of millions of people, the educative message was not forgotten - this fact was proven in 1990, when the band returned home, to reborn once again from it's own ashes and to continue theeducation offered to the masses, through rock music and responsibility. Over the years, more than 40 people put mark on Phoenix music (the best musicians of the country) and shared their creations on the stage, adding a personal note to every concert and song, but keepingthe original direction and feeling, avoiding commercial music and compromises. Phoenix band remained until today a tremendous, vast, boundless project, with it's own personality, insensitive to changes that occure in music fashion, appreciated and respected by all music listeners, of all categories.



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Sergey Lenkov

For You Vlad Tepes Is Vampire But He Is A National Hero For Romania
Very positive Romanian rock with strong influences from Romanian folk music and classic rock of the 60-70s.
Music will be interesting for you if you are ready to experince this cross-culture rock sound and if you like good old rock as Uriah Heep or Deep Purple. If you are used to listen to rock from Eastern Europe or Russia - the sound would be quite comfortable for you.
They are singing in Romanian and the songs are devoted to the heroes of Romanian history. Vlad Tepes (Dracula) is a hero? Yes. For you he's vampire from Hollywood films, but for Romania he was fighter for national freedom against Ottoman Empire.