Various ‎– 1948-2007 60 שנה ושיר

NMC United ‎– 20877-2
3 × CD, Compilation


1-1 Yaffa Yarkoni Ha'amini Yom Yavo 3:09

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Comes in a triple digipak CD case with 52-page booklet and 'embossed' outer-box slip case

2008 NMC United Entertainment Ltd. Manufactured & Distributed By NMC United Ltd. Israel

VARIOUS ARTISTS 60 Shana Veshir (NMC United). Keeping in tune with Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations, the NMC record label released this three-disc box set of popular songs. The assortment includes one hit from each year of the country's existence. As such, the compilation kicks off with "Ha'amini Yom Yavo," sung by Yaffa Yarkoni in 1948, and ends with Kobi Aflalo's 2007 hit, "Ba Min Hashtika." Along the way, Chava Alberstein, Arik Einstein, David Broza, Etti Ankri, Ofra Haza, Gali Atari, Meir Banai, Ahinoam Nini and Dana Berger, among many others, contribute their best songs. The album depicts the mosaic and history of Israeli music. The first disc (from 1948-1970) boasts songs defined as "Songs of the Land of Israel." These tunes are almost universally in minor keys with lyrics that relate to the Israeli experience. The second disc in this anthology runs from the years 1971-1988. After the 1967 war, the country's music scene opened up to the rest of the world. "Land of Israel" songs began to incorporate elements of rock and jazz tunes. From Matti Caspi's "Yalduti Hashniya" to Tislam's "Lirot Ota Hayom," musicians during this period mixed traditional instruments (flute, recorder, darbuka and acoustic guitar) with electric guitars and synthesizers. Disc three runs from 1989 to 2007. This last installment includes an even wider range of musical styles. In addition to rock and pop, many of the songs mix electronic sounds, dance music, world music, rap and hip hop with traditional songs. Overall, this album is a great summary of 60 years of popular Hebrew music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 290011 998288
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): NMC 20877-2/1 D2 3166701
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): NMC 20879-2/2 D1 3166702
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): NMC 20879-2/3 D1 3166703