Archive | January, 2014

Sketches Of Spain

19 Jan

The big box about the Spanish Civil War is finally ready to print. This is the cover:

BCD 16093 Front


This edition presents – for the first time in such quantity – more than 120 Spanish Civil War songs on 7 CDs: songs of the Spanish people and the Republican Army (many hitherto widely unknown outside of Spain) along with songs created and sung by members of the International Brigades. A significant trait is the inclusion of historic shellac recordings with Ernst Busch, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Paul Robeson. A bonus DVD features the documentary film “300 Jews against Franco”, a history of Interbrigadists in Spain who came from Palestine.

In three languages, the 300-page booklet features all lyrics with comments and explanations, a timeline of the Spanish Civil War, extensive excerpts from eyewitness accounts by authors ranging from Ernest Hemingway to Ludwig Renn, more than 40 color reproductions of Republican posters, a great number of historical photos and a collection of 31 outstanding watercolors from 1938 in facsimile.

The box will be released by Bear Family soon.