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Надо Было

Russian records / Disques russes 0025749-0025750 — 78 RPM (8 inch) — 1956 — Russia & USSR

Introduction - Credits:

Summary - Information:

Singer(s) - Performer(s):

Ив Монтан (Yves Montand)

Orchestrator(s) & arranger(s):

Bob Castella



Songs in French, in the same versions as those issued in France by the Odéon label.

At least three different pressings, with the same reference. Indeed, considering the large area of former USSR, several plants produced the same record using their own label and design (however, some were very similar); most of the time the sleeves were generic and thus used for several records. The location where the record was manufactured was given on the round label, as well as the code ‘ГОСТ 5289’, which indicated a pressing period. This code is not present on these records with a specific 8 inch format.

They were certainly issued around 1956, at the same period as the other Russian 78 RPM records (10 inch) featuring the songs Il a fallu and À Paris. The red record could be a later one, from 1959 or later, this year being mentioned for sleeve printing on the back (provided it is the original sleeve that belongs to this record).