ALFI KABILJO - YU AEROBIC (Original Workout Music from Yugoslavia 1981-1984) (FOX008LP)

★ Unreleased instrumental versions from the original master tapes.
★ Vinyl Gatefold LP
★ Liner Notes
★ Limited Edition
★ Exclusive full colour design
★ Eco-Friendly Reusable Shrink Wrap

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★ The phenomena of exercise tapes and albums started officially in Yugoslavia in 1983, Jane Fonda’s book was heavily promoted and published in local edition. Famous actress Milena Dravić released Aerobika Sa Milenom Dravić cassette for RTV Ljubljana and Sarajevo choreographer Gordana Magaš released Aerobik Ples: Pokrenimo se malo!. They were classical instructional tapes with voice-over and international disco or chart hits in the playlist .

★ But Vesna Mimica, who perfected her art with Sylvie Vartan in Paris and Alfi Kabiljo, famous composer, had more original and serious take on fitness albums in the same year. Cassettes YU Aerobic Br.1 and YU Aerobic Br.2 were released as a series and much more importantly, they did not use international cover songs, but conceptual and original music, intentionally made for fitness and aerobics.

★ For the first time ever, Fox & His Friends Records are releasing original, restored and unpublished instrumental master tapes from the Aerobic sessions, used for the production of Mimica cassettes. The rise of library music appreciation in recent years shows that we are right and more and more hidden gems are being re-discovered and re-evaluated. Such are the selections from the surviving studio masters from the vivid and sporty socialist aerobics era, which we chose to present in their original form without the instructional dubbing and voice-over.

★ That does not mean we do not like Vesna Mimica’s sporty fitness lines (we do!), but in this completely different instrumental form, which was never released and aired publicly, Alfi Kabiljo’s precise jazz and disco mixture of melodies and beats turns out to be still fresh and dance friendly. You can enjoy this rare treat even more and be your own Vesna Mimica while exercising to it. So, just work it left, right, left, right, left, right and do not forget to breeeathe...!

★ Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Alfi Kabiljo. Musicians: Ozren Depolo (Alto Saxophone, Flute), Mladen Baraković (Bass Guitar), Salih Sadiković (Drums), Vedran Božić (Electric Guitar), Srđan Dedić (Synthesizer), Alfi Kabiljo (Keyboards, Bells, Percussion), Marijan Domić (Trumpet, Flugelhorn). Recorded by Petko Kantardžijev at JM Sound Studio, Zagreb. Engineered by Janko Mlinarić-Truli.

★ Executive Producers, Creative Direction and A&R: Leri Ahel & Željko Luketić Selected and programmed by Leri Ahel Research & Liner Notes Željko Luketić Artwork by Dejan Kršić Audio Digitization & Restoration: Leri Ahel & Željko Luketić Mastering: Antony Ryan (RedRedPaw Mastering) DMM Cut by Pauler Acoustics Rights Society: HDS/BIEM ©℗ 2022 Fox & His Friends Records

Alfi Kabiljo - Ugrijavanje / Warming Up (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Izolacije / Isolations (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Bedra / Thighs (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Jogging (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Noge i bokovi / Legs and Hips (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Trbuh / The Belly (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Ruke / Hands (Instrumental)
Alfi Kabiljo - Struk / The Waist (Instrumental)

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