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three stand­out al­bum tracks from be­hind the Iron Cur­tain

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Bema Pamieci Załobny – Rap­sod (Bema Me­mo­rial Fu­neral – Rhap­sody) Czesław Niemen Re­leased on Enig­matic, Pol­skie Na­gra­nia Muza (1970)

This 16-minute slice of pro­gres­sive rock and sung-poetry cap­tures Niemen at his epic best. Enig­matic is widely re­garded as one of the finest Pol­ish al­bums of all time.

Gyöngy­hajú Lány (Pearls in her Hair) Omega Re­leased on 10,000 Lepes (Steps), Quali­ton (1969)

English- and Ger­man-ver­sions of the Hun­gar­ian band’s best-known song aided its suc­cess over­seas. “One day the sun felt so tired / She has fallen asleep in the lap of a deep green lake”, it be­gins. Cos­mic.

Wenn Ein Men­sch Lebt (When A Per­son Lives) The Puhdys Re­leased on Die Puhdys, Amiga (1974)

This piano-led pop song was the theme tune for Heiner Carow’s Die Le­gende von Paul und Paula (The Leg­end of Paul and Paula), a 1973 film about a young cou­ple’s frus­tra­tions with life in the GDR.

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