Baris Manco - Yeni Bir Gun 180g Vinyl LP
Baris Manco Yeni Bir Gun 180g Vinyl LP
Mehmet Barış Manço (born Tosun Yusuf Mehmet Barış Manço; January 1943 – 31 January 1999), known by his stage name Barış Manço, was a Turkish rock musician, singer, songwriter, composer, actor, television producer and show host. Beginning his musical career while attending Galatasaray High School, he was a pioneer of rock music in Turkey and one of the founders of the Anatolian rock genre.
Manço composed around 200 songs and is among the best-selling and most awarded Turkish artists to date. Many of his songs were translated into a variety of languages including English, French, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Hebrew, Urdu, Arabic, and German, among others. Through his TV program, 7'den 77'ye ("From 7 to 77"), Manço traveled the world and visited most countries on the globe. He remains one of the most popular public figures of Turkey.
The late 70s found Turkey in an economic slump, and there was a huge rise in political violence. Baris Manco, who so often put out collections of singles, rose to the occasion by spending six months holed up with his longtime backing band the Kurtalan Ekspres. The result was this studio album of Anatolian bummer psychedelia, often unfairly overlooked because it came out in the rather un-cosmic year of 1979, but also considered his best work by many.
There are still electrified versions of Turkish folk songs, and the spaceshot ARPs and Korgs of "2023" are here too, but don't expect a happy swing around the ceiling of a planetarium. The real star of the album is the keyboard player, whose name translates to ‘Sword Agent'.
Yeni Bir Gun is viciously funky and brilliantly arranged, with tidbits stolen out of the latest disco hits, and lean, mean synthesizers that emerge from the beats like carbonated bubbles. Melancholy maqams and catastrophic Korgs collide when the Turkish psych master glides unflinchingly into the grim late 70s.
Baris Manco Yeni Bir Gun Track Listing:
1. Sarı Çizmeli Mehmet Ağa
2. Gesi Bağları
3. Çoban Yıldızı
4. Bir Selam Sana Gönül Dağlarından
5. Ne Ola? Yar Ola
6. Aynalı Kemer Ince Bele
8. Ikinci Yolculuk
9. Ham Meyvayı Kopardılar Dalından
10. Yeni Bir Gün Doğdu Merhaba
11. Anlıyorsun Değil Mi
12. Ne Köy Olur Benden Ne Kasaba
13. Elveda Ölüm
14. Bir Kelebeğin Yaşam Öyküsü
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