Leb I Sol

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LEB I SOL (eng. "Bread and Salt") was a premier fusion band in former Yugoslavia. They were formed on 1st January 1976 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (back then part of Yugoslavia), with the original line-up consisting of: Vlatko Stefanovski (guitar and vocals), Bodan Arsovski (bass), Nikola Dimuševski (keyboards) and Dimitar Čočorovski (drums).
In mid-1977 Garabet Tavitijan replaced Čočorovski on drums and this line-up would last until 1980, making the first three albums of largely instrumental Macedonian ethno-jazz-fusion that remain their best work so far. Dimuševski left in 1980, to be replaced for a short time by Miki Petkovski (ex-SMAK) but he also quit shortly. The remaining members decided to continue as a trio (without keyboards), so the fourth album introduced a change of music direction from pure jazz-fusion into more rock-based territory, retaining some ethno-fusion elements but making them more accessible to mainstream pop/rock audience. Tavitijan left in summer 1982 and his replacement was Dragoljub Đuričić, ex-YU Grupa drummer. The same year they changed their record label from Belgrade-based PGP RTB to Zagreb-based Jugoton. The 8th album "Tangenta" was produced by the Canterbury scene veteran Kevin Ayers. Tavitijan was back on drums in 1986, while the following year they added saxophone and keyboards for "Kao kakao" album, making another radical shift towards AOR laid-back sound with all vocal tracks, including several pop-hits, abandoning prog explorations almost entirely. Dimuševski was back in team for the last studio album "Putujemo" in 1989, while Đuričić again replaced Tavitijan on drums for the North American tour and "Live in New York" album in 1991.
They played their last concert in Thessalonica, Greece, December 1995, after which LEB I SOL disbanded. Stefanovski and Arsovski founded their private label Third Ear Music in 1990 and continued with successful solo careers.

In mid-2006 Leb I Sol gather back together in their most recognizable line up (Stefanovski, Arsovski, Dimuševski, Tavitijan) for their "30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2006", having gigs all around former Yugoslavia in the next several months.

After this tour ended, Vlatko Stefanovski leaves the band and the rest of the members continue to work with new guitarist Dimitar Božikov, a well established and appreciated Macedonian musician.
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Leb I Sol Discography Tracks

Albums

Leb I Sol - 2 album art Leb I Sol 2 (Album) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Leb I Sol album art Leb I Sol Leb I Sol (Album) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Ručni Rad album art Leb I Sol Ručni Rad (Album) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - (∞) album art Leb I Sol (∞) (Album) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Sledovanje album art Leb I Sol Sledovanje (Album) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Akustična Trauma album art Leb I Sol Akustična Trauma (Album) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
P.R.E.-7-82 Leb I Sol - Vaši Gosti "Leb I Sol" I Miroslav Ilić album art Nikola Nešković / Leb I Sol / Miroslav Ilić Nikola Nešković / Leb I Sol / Miroslav Ilić - Vaši Gosti "Leb I Sol" I Miroslav Ilić(LP) PGP RTB P.R.E.-7-82 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
P.R.E.-6-82 Nikola Nešković / Leb I Sol / Miroslav Ilić Nikola Nešković / Leb I Sol / Miroslav Ilić - Vaši Gosti "Leb I Sol" I Miroslav Ilić(LP, Promo) PGP RTB P.R.E.-6-82 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Kalabalak album art Leb I Sol Kalabalak (Album) Jugoton Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Tangenta album art Leb I Sol Tangenta (Album) Jugoton Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Zvučni Zid - Muzika Za Teatar, Film I TV album art Leb I Sol Zvučni Zid - Muzika Za Teatar, Film I TV (Album) Jugoton Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Kao Kakao album art Leb I Sol Kao Kakao (Album) Jugoton Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Putujemo album art Leb I Sol Putujemo (Album) Jugoton, Jugoton Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Live In New York album art Leb I Sol Live In New York (Album) Third Ear Music Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - 30th Anniversary Tour - Live In Macedonia album art Leb I Sol 30th Anniversary Tour - Live In Macedonia (Album) Avalon Produkcija, Avalon Produkcija Macedonia 2006 Sell This Version
CD 417016 Leb I Sol - I Taka Nataka album art Leb I Sol feat. Dado Topić Guests: Slobodan Trkulja & Sergej Trifunović Leb I Sol feat. Dado Topić Guests: Slobodan Trkulja & Sergej Trifunović - I Taka Nataka(CD, Album) PGP RTS CD 417016 Serbia 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Leb I Sol - Nie Četvoricata / Devetka album art Leb I Sol Nie Četvoricata / Devetka (Single) PGP RTB Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
S 51834 Leb I Sol - Talasna Dužina / Dikijeva Igra album art Leb I Sol Talasna Dužina / Dikijeva Igra(7", Single) PGP RTB S 51834 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
SY 24184 Leb I Sol - Kao Kakao / Femme Fatale album art Leb I Sol Kao Kakao / Femme Fatale(7", Promo) Jugoton SY 24184 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

410128 Leb I Sol - CD Kolekcija album art Leb I Sol CD Kolekcija(CD, Comp, RM) PGP RTB 410128 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Anthology album art Leb I Sol Anthology (Comp) Third Ear Music Macedonia 1995 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - Devetka album art Leb I Sol Devetka (Comp) Taped Pictures, PGP RTS Yugoslavia 1995 Sell This Version
AK 134 Leb I Sol - Hitovi album art Leb I Sol Hitovi(Cass, Comp) RENOME AK 134 Bosnia & Herzegovina 1997 Sell This Version
VG CD 9902 Leb I Sol - Live Anthology album art Leb I Sol Live Anthology(CD, Comp) VG (2) VG CD 9902 Yugoslavia 1999 Sell This Version
Leb I Sol - 1 & 2 album art Leb I Sol 1 & 2 (Comp) Taped Pictures Slovenia 2000 Sell This Version