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Selda (1979) (CD)
Digitally remastered edition of this album from the Turkish singer/songwriter. Imagine if Julia Child had marched against Vietnam, stood on the steps of the Pentagon and placed a flower in a gun barrel. Selda Bagcan's later records have that same cross of easy-going motherly warmth and righteous anger. This 1979 album (technically her fourth, although six of these songs were also released on her third), was recorded when Turkey was at its most politically polarized. Selda was sentenced to a total of over 500 years in prison right about the time it came out. A pile of acoustic guitars and baglamas all going off at once under a blanket of reverb, with lyrics about blood, wood, mountains, families, and desperate troubles, so it's a thick squirt for a folk album. Selda's voice can either be sultry or really surge with emotion, and when she does belt one, it's oddly high and completely unique. Her reward was the love of Turkey's people, but also nine trials and three prison terms from the right wing military government of the '80s.
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Similar artists: 3 HUR EL
Type: CD
Recorded: 1979
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Label: Pharaway Sounds
Country: Euro
Item No: PHS018CD
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Track List
01 Gald? Gald?
02 Almanya Ac? Vatan
03 Yi?it Muhtaç Olmu? Kuru So?ana
04 Sorsunlar Beni
05 Ona Dön
06 Hele Yar
07 Aya??nda Kundura
08 Ah Ne Olur Bizim Köyde
09 H?z?r Pa?a
10 Cenderme
11 ?zin ?ze Benzemiyor
12 K?ymay?n Efendiler