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Leningrad Cowboys - Total Balalaika Show DVD

These days, Leningrad Cowboys are busy celebrating their anniversary. The only problem is that nobody knows exactly when or where everything began. Some say the legend began in 1379 in Siberia; some say it began in Alaska before the US bought the land from Russia. Unfortunately all the relevant family documents were destroyed in the dangerous Wodkaflut of 1977 and thus we only know for sure who are the current family members.

Leningrad Cowboys - Total Balalaika Show DVD

On 12 June 1993, 70,000 spectators witnessed the historical appearance of the current (and past) Leningrad Cowboys in Helsinki, Finland. For the first time they performed with the 100 singers, 40 musicians and 20 dancers of the Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble.

Aki Kaurismaki and his crew filmed this unforgettable combat of old and new, east and west.

2015: The blu-ray of the Kaurismaki directed film is absolutely glorious. Released in Finland in the last year or so at the same time as Leningrad Cowboys Go America. The movies especially, in my opinion, gain considerably from the superior quality of Blu-ray. and Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses were release on Blu-ray for the first time - amazon.co.uk (direct link)


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total balalaika show

format: dvd
number of discs: 1
release date: 2002
release country: germany
language: english
technical: (dolby digital 2.0 stereo, stereo)
region code: all
picture format: pal 4/3
duration: 120 minutes

dvd features:

music videos gallery: where's the moon / jupiter calling / leningrad / happy being miserable

bonus gallery: leningrad cow boys in making-monkey groove remix

aki kaurismäki - short movies: thru the wire / l.a. woman / rocky vi / those were the days / these boots

picture gallery, discography, biography

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Available Elsewhere: amazon.co.uk (direct link)

Dec. 16: This is easily the best release of the legendary show when you consider all the extras. Directed by Kaurismaki, I remember at the time of a video being released in Finland which was directed by Finnish State TV. Completely different but equally good in its own way. Alas, this has vanished from the market.

This also has almost vanished from the market, been snapped up, since the untimely deaths of so many of The Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble in the plane crash near Sochi. I tried to get more recently but it was impossible to find. So if you see one for a half decent price then snap it up as to Western ears this is the Ensemble at their most accessible.


dvd review (finnish)

total balalaika show

12. kesäkuuta 1993 70.000 ihmistä todisti Helsingissä historiallista tapahtumaa. Leningrad Cowboys esiintyi ensimmäistä kertaa yhdessä Puna-armeijan kuoron 100 laulajan, 40 muusikon ja 20 tanssijan kanssa suurimmalla Suomessa nähdyllä näyttämöllä. Show sisälsi rockklassikoita kuten Happy Together, Delilah ja Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, samoin kuin hittejä bändin omasta ohjelmistosta. Konsertti oli suurmenestys ja Aki Kaurismäki ryhmineen oli paikalla kuvaamassa tätä unohtumatonta tapahtumaa, jossa kohtasivat vanha ja uusi, itä ja länsi.

Alkuperäinen nimi: Total Balalaika Show
Vuosi: 1993
Pituus (min): 55
DVD Kuvaformaatti: 16:9 1.66:1
Ääniformaatti: Dolby Surround 2.0
DVD Lisämateriaali: Kaksi lyhytelokuvaa: Rocky VI ja Thru the Wire
Ikäraja: 7

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total balalaika show double cd

format: cd boxset
number of discs: 2
release date: 1993
release country: finland
label: plutonium
description: 2 pic discs, plus lavish colour booklet from the legendary live concert

track listing:

disc 1 - finlandia - hymni / it's only rock n'roll / let's work together / volga boatmen / happy together / yellow submarine / a cossack was riding beyond the duna / proud mary / delilah / katjusha / dancing in the street / knockin' on heaven's door

disc 1 - oh field / sweet home alabama / kalinka / california girls / gimme all your lovin' / those were the days / dark eyes / stairway to heaven / glory hallelujah / just a gigolo (i ain't got nobody)


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Double CD Available Elsewhere: amazon.co.uk (direct link)

Dec. 16: This has almost vanished from the market, been snapped up, since the untimely deaths of so many of The Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble in the plane crash near Sochi. It has always been a beautiful release (the original release from the early 90s had a folded poster as well as the booklet - some still have these) that I don't really understand why it hasn't sold more in the 20 years since its original release. I tried to get more recently but it was impossible to find. So if you see one for a half decent price then snap it up as to Western ears this is the Ensemble at their most accessible.

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total balalaika show review
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total balalaika show gallery
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total balalaika show dvd finnish review
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total balalaika show buy dvd
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total balalaika show buy uk dvd
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total balalaika show buy double cd
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biography
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rarities in stock
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signed cds
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cd sleeves
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leningrad cowboys go america
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leningrad cowboys meet moses
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