Smutnoye Vremia

Смутное Время (Smutnoye Vremia, Russian for "Time of Troubles") is a standalone album by vocalist Valery Kipelov and guitarist Sergey Mavrin, both formerly of Aria (Kipelov was still a member of Aria when it was released). Alik Granovsky, former Aria bassist, was a guest musician on "SV", but composed no songs for it. Songs from the album are still played both by Kipelov's group "Kipelov" and Mavrin's "Mavrik".

Смутное Время
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Studio album by
Released1997
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock
Length60:34
LabelMoroz records

Although the major vein of the album is heavy metal, common for both artists, it also includes some slow ballads and even a "drunkard"-blues song, "Vypyem Yesho" (One More Drink).

Track #4, "Ya Svoboden" (I am Free), suddenly became a hit in 2003 when it was re-released by Kipelov and a music video was aired on MTV. The ballad topped Russian rock charts and was featured on MTV Russia's Top 20.

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Margarita Pushkina, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicEnglish titleLength
1."Путь Наверх" KipelovWay to the Top7:13
2."Выпьем Ещё" Kipelov, Mavrin, BerkutOne More Drink5:49
3."Вот и Все Дела!" Kipelov, MavrinNow That's All!6:05
4."Я Свободен" KipelovI am Free7:29
5."Смутное Время" KipelovTime of Troubles6:44
6."Свет Дневной Иссяк" MavrinDaylight is Gone6:04
7."Castlevania" Mavrin 6:06
8."Ночь в Июле" KipelovA Night in July7:16
9."Будем Жить, Мать Россия!" Kipelov, MavrinWe Will Survive, Mother Russia!7:00
10."Кода"(instrumental)MavrinCoda0:47

PersonnelEdit

  • Valery Kipelov (Aria) – vocals
  • Sergey Mavrin – guitar, keyboard
  • Alik Granovsky (Master) – bass
  • Pavel Chinyakov – drums
  • Galina Pavlova, Alexander Zotov, Olga Shumova, Mikhail Seryshev – choir (6)
  • Sound engineering – Ivan Yevdokimov
  • Photo – Nadir Chanishev

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