Our regular visitors long ago already got convinced that appearance of new discs of the "Golden Collection" series is always a reason for good moods, didn't they? And we are happy to admit that the tradition is kept on – the high level never changes. It is also nice that compilers of the series, as well as before, discover new original themes for the collections – this is important, you should agree. However, we do not neglect the opportunity of that this time the choice of the theme could be influenced, for example, by Oleh Skrypka – as long ago as in 2007, he started raising the theme of heroic songs in Ukrainian culture (you can hear the result of his work in the collection "Ukrainian Heroic Song"). And it is easy to notice, even judging by the name of the present collection, that themes of the two discs overlap to a certain extent. However, the overlapping of the themes does not at all mean identical realization – fortunately. For in the case of the Golden Collection we deal not with modernization, but with classic interpretation – since discs of the series virtually always consist of fund recordings of the NRCU. And these recordings not only have a full right to be considered rarities – they to this day remain in their own way examples of irreproachable performance. And this is the more interesting, when the issue is serious songs of such beauty and internal force as here.