Istoriya - 2004
Zirka Records ZRKCD4
More info & track listing
Istoriya collects together 20 of the band’s best tracks over 70 minutes, but, as is typically perverse for The Ukrainians, they start off their ‘Best Of’ collection with a stunning, previously unreleased track, ‘Telstar’ originally a hit on both sides of the Atlantic for The Tornados in 1962!
The enhanced part of the CD features lyrics in Ukrainian, plus translations and transliterations of all the lyrics as well as the group’s fascinating and insightful diary and photos from their 2003 tour of Poland. The booklet contains a history of the band, information about the songs and previously unseen photos.
- "Genuine cultural cavaliers, the Ukrainians' mandolin and accordion-driven stomp has been reinventing Western rock's icons and traditions from the Steppes for almost 15 years. Highlights are all here. Worth it just to hear the Pistols' Anarchy in the UK in Ukrainian. Wonderful and life-enhancing." - fROOTS