"Volodymyr Luciw's professional career was launched in 1961, when he represented England at the International Singing Contest (today's Eurovision Song Contest) in Belgium. As a professional singer Tino Valdi (V. Luciw's artistic name) he performed numerous international revues, concerts, radio and television programs. He appeared on some of the biggest stages of Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia, where, accompanied by orchestras, choirs, the piano or his beloved bandura, he popularized Ukrainian songs and ballads for several decades. V. Luciw did not focus solely on Ukrainian music. He also successfully performed many international and particularly Neapolitan songs, which he recorded, for the first time, in Ukrainian. His recording of "O sole mio", for instance, instill the listener with the powerful energy of the sky above sunny Italy. But "Mama" – he sang with particular feeling. The lyrics seem to reflect the fate of the maestro himself. Recalling his mother, whose image personifies Ukraine, he sings: "...the way back to you is long and hard, for I am in a foreign land. But I will return to you once more..."..."
(information from the polygraph of the disc)
Unfortunately the quality of some recordings on this CD is not very good. But we decided to present this CD on the web site because it may be interesting for many admirers of Ukrainian music.