Vladimir Vysotsky: Hamlet with a Guitar Paperback – Import, January 1, 1990 by Vladimir Vysotsky (Author), Sergei Roy (Translator), Yuri Andreyev (Compiler), Iosif Boguslavsky (Compiler) & 1 more. Vladimir Vysotsky, the Soviet prominent musician has become a cult figure in Russia like his western counterparts Jonny Cash or Bob Dylan did in America. The recent movie about his life 'Vysotsky.
Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (1938 to 1980) was a Soviet singer, poet, and actor, or 'bard.' He started out acting in Hamlet and Life of Galileo, but soon fell out of official favor due to the material in his songs. While the Soviet government encouraged positivism in music, Vysotsky preferred to sing about the harsh realities of life, always strumming his seven-string guitar. Several of his songs appeared in movies, and throughout the late 1960s and the 1970s he was popular underground. He died in 1980 of heart failure brought on by drug abuse, and over a million people lined the streets of Moscow at his funeral. Q casino music. He has been compared to Alexander Pushkin, Bob Dylan, and Jacques Brel.
- Алиса в стране чудес / Alice in Wonderland (1977) [2 vinyls] -- Musical play, an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, with Klara Rumyanova, Vladimir Vysotsky, Vsevolod Abdulov. Lyrics and music: Vladimir Vysotsky
- Le Monument (1995) [CD]
- Le Vol Arrêté (2000) [CD]
- Wir drehen die Erde (1993) [CD]
- Lieder vom Krieg (1995) [CD]
- Песни/Songs (1980) [LP] Melodiya. Collection of songs published shortly after his death.
- Sons Are Leaving For Battle (1987) [double LP] Melodiya. War songs. Archive recordings from between 1960-1980.
- На концертах Владимира Высоцкого / At Vladimir Vysotsky's concerts.
- Marina Vlady / Vladimir Vysotsky (1996) [CD] [Melodiya]
- MP3 Kollektsiya: Vladimir Vysotsky [SoLyd Records]
- Platinovaya Kollektsiya: Vladimir Vysotsky (2003) [2 CDs]
- The Living And The Dead (1963)
- Vertical (1967)
- Two Comrades Were Serving (1968)
- The Intervention (1969)
- A Bad Good Man (a.k.a. The Duel) (1973)
- How Tzar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1978)
- The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979)
- Little Tragedies (1979)
- Growing the Beard: Somewhere in the early 70s his songs become much more serious and philosophical (and funny songs become much more funny).
- Kavorka Man: Was a huge sex symbol despite (thanks to?) his brutal looks and trademark raspy voice.
- Rated 'M' for Manly: Many characters in his songs, and the man himself. In the 70s, he was considered an iconic image of Russian masculinity.
- Vodka Drunkenski: Was battling with alcoholism for many years.
- ..and failed
- Animate Inanimate Object: Vysotsky has songs from the point of view of a wrecked ship, a fighter plane, a statue, a singer's microphone..
- Badass: Sharpshooter, 'Five Hundred'..
- Badass Boast: Sharpshooter ('I, hundred meters. And you, point-blank'), .
- Badass Crew: Black Jackets, 'Horizont shines as daggers blade..'
- Badass Creed: 'Black Gold', 'Penal Battalions'
- Card-Carrying Villain: 'Space Scum March'
- Gold Fever: Pirate Song
- Grief Song: 'He didn’t come back from the battle'
- Memetic Mutation: A lot, since his songs (and movie roles) are quite quotable:
Vladimir Vysotsky Hamlet
'Giraffe is big, and he knows best. '
- Morality Ballad: too many to list
- Murder Ballad: 'Private Borisov', 'Spades not Hearts'.
- Ripped from the Headlines: 'Mao Zedong' and other songs denouncing Communist China
- Signature Song: 'Song About a Friend'
- Tear Jerker: 'He hasn’t returned from the battle', 'Wooden Suits', 'The Ballad of Departing for Heaven'
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: 'Agent 007' song is very loosely based on Sean Connery's visit to Soviet Union in 1969.
- Villain Song: 'Army Group Centre', written from the POV of Those Wacky Nazis
- ↑last checked, more than 1/3 of search results for simple 'former best' on Russian are some reference to this