Janu, Petra
Já jsem, jaká jsem – Nejvetší hity

  • Format: CD
  • Band: Janu, Petra
  • Title: Já jsem, jaká jsem – Nejvetší hity
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: Rock & Poprock, compilation, female vocals
  • Rating: 4/2
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Recording Year: 1977-2004
  • Production Year: 2004
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 5547-2
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  • EAN: 099925554729
  • Weight: 110 g
Grading
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new

Supraphon Release Information



A rocker, a mainstream singer, as well as a singer of Oscar-winning and classic pieces by George Gershwin, a true musical star... One would be hard pressed indeed to find a Czech singer as versatile as Petra Janu. Her rock beginnings in the 1970s unsettled the official Czech music scene and although she was not frequently shown on TV or heard on the radio, her concerts were packed out. In the 1980s, she spontaneously transformed into an excellent representative of “pop for adults” and became one of the most popular Czech singers. She has received three prestigious Golden Nightingale award and sold almost two million records and discs.

The 2 CD set “Já jsem, jaká jsem” (I Am what I Am) maps in detail the singer’s illustrious career. Whereas the first disc presents Petra Janu in full rock mode (this period is documented by songs from the albums Motorest, Exploduj and Jámy, as well as her duets with Petr Janda from the albums Jedeme dál and Jedeme dál II, and Michael Kocáb’s previously unreleased song Dávat brát a žít), the second disc is dominated by Petra Janu as the Queen of Pop with an array of unforgettable hits (Moje malá premiéra, Už nejsem volná, Ríkej mi, S láskou má svet nadeji, A pak že je to hrích, etc.). The new Supraphon Petra Janu 2 CD set also contains a (brand-new) bonus recording. The song “Já jsem, jaká jsem” (I Am what I Am), to Michael Prostejovský’s autobiographical Czech lyrics, was chosen by Petra from the musical La Cage aux folles and the repertoire of the disco queen Gloria Gaynor.


Kalemegdan Disk Additions



From a rock view this double CD is the most recommended of the three compilations by Petra Janu, because the different musical styles she was singing are strictly separated here. So you can enjoy her late 70s early 80s rock period on CD 1 and simply ignore the pop songs on CD 2 – although the second CD contains a couple of songs which maybe nevertheless should not be ignored neither…


Tracklist



CD 1


1. Hrajte starý rokenrol 2:04
2. Akce ženich se odkládá 3:53
3. Nelituj 4:07
4. To nemusím mít 3:45
5. Kondiciogram 2:18
6. To ty nejsi 3:20
7. Kaleidoskop 4:40
8. Motorest 4:00
9. Exploduj! 5:06
10. Písnicka 6:00
11. Beatová Liduška 3:13
12. Jámy 4:33
13. Jedeme dál 2:43
14. Vynálezy 4:00
15. Nic se nemení 3:08
16. Není nám už sedmnáct 4:14
17. Jed rock! (Ray’s Rock House) 4:20
18. Dávat, brát a žít 3:06
19. Babí léto 3:40
20. Už zase snídáš sám 3:37

CD 2


1. Moje malá premiéra (Maledetta primavera) 3:58
2. Snum tvárí v tvár (Time after Time) 3:56
3. Stuj (Fame) 4:03
4. S láskou má svet nadeji 3:35
5. Už nejsem volná (Power of Love) 4:21
6. Jsme stálí 3:20
7. Ríkej mi 3:16
8. Diagnóza láska (Ješte se mi smej) 4:07
9. Léta bláznivá 3:26
10. Sbohem všem láskám dej 3:34
11. Holka pro zlý chvíle 3:21
12. Lásko, slib nám 3:42
13. Je mi líto 4:10
14. Mr. Sax 3:50
15. A pak že je to hrích 4:41
16. Nárok na štestí 5:18
17. Dávám ti zelenou 4:05
18. To je ta chvíle 3:30
19. Má pout (My Way) 3:55
Bonus:
20. Já jsem, jaká jsem (I Am what I Am) 3:53