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RFE/RL Presents Rare Vysotsky Recording - "Apples Of Paradise" (Recorded In California In 1979)

RFE/RL Presents Rare Vysotsky Recording - "Apples Of Paradise" (Recorded In California In 1979)

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RFE/RL Presents Rare Vysotsky Recording

A rare recording made by Russian singer-songwriter Vladimir Vysotsky has been released by RFE/RL. Vysotsky recorded the song, Apples of Paradise, in California, in 1979. It contains minor lyrical variations from previously released versions of the song -- and the maestro's voice in full, gravelly, throttle.

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