Radio-album 15: Songs by Jiří Šlitr and Jiří Suchý III
Honky Tonky Blues, Captain Where Are You Sailing, Flowers Were Smiling, Song for a Cat, Butterfly, Vulture and Oriole, The Beauty Cannot Be Described in Words, Yesterday Was Sunday, Tulip, Good Bye - that is a selection of ten more compositions published in Radio-album series by Music Publishing House since songs of these authors are in great demand.
Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr were phenomenon of a particular era, a phenomenon that might have been too nice to last forever. Of course, they left followers behind them. Either direct followers who have worked in couples such as Vodňanský and Skoumal or Burian and Dědeček, or indirect in Nohavica’s poetics that defies modern Czech lyrics writing almost miracurously. That is because Suchý and Šlitr knew, or rather subconsciously felt something that is rarely respected these days. That great song poetry is not created with big words, quite the contrary; it works with adequacy, chastity and allusions, it lets listeners go by themselves the way that is put forward for them...
However, Suchý and Šlitr – as if symbolically - ended their tandem take-off in 1969 when so called normalization started that made many special Czechoslovaks flee abroad, which is unbelievably anticipated in one of S+Š songs, seemingly only a love song: “A landscape obsessed with darkness/ memories call to a saddle/ they force me to go back to the place/ where I will be forever alone/ where only a lot of bad dreams/ await me instead of your smiles/ and instead of our love/ the landscape obsessed with darkness.“
Also published in the Radio-album edition:
Radio-album 1: Songs by Jiří Šlitr & Jiří Suchý
Radio-album 2: Songs by Zdeněk Petr
Radio-album 3: Christmas
Radio-album 4: Songs by Petr Hapka & Michal Horáček
Radio-album 5: Jiří Pavlica - Songs for Hradišťan
Radio-album 6: Liberated Theatre in Melodies by Jaroslav Ježek
Radio-album 7: Marie Rottrová
Radio-album 8: From One Tale to Another
Radio-album 9: Eva Pilarová
Radio-album 10: Songs by Karel Svoboda & Jiří Štaidl
Radio-album 11: "50 Years of Semafor" - Songs by Jiří Šlitr & Jiří Suchý II
Radio-album 12: Petr Novák - "My Shining Little Star"
Radio-album 13: Antonín Gondolán - "My Own Way"
Radio-album 14: Václav Neckář’s Songs “We Plough On Side by Side”