Niemen* – Mourner's Rhapsody
- Backing Vocals – Erin Dickins, Gail Kantor, Tasha Thomas
- Design – Roslav Szaybo
- Drums – Jan Hammer
- Electric Bass – Rick Laird
- Liner Notes – Hans-Jürgen Günther, Martin Clarke
- Percussion – Dave Johnson
- Photography – Chris Yates
- Producer – Sol Rabinowitz
- Remastered By – J. Crasser*
- Violin – Michał Urbaniak
- Vocals, Keyboards, Chimes, Timpani, Arranged By, Written-By, Producer, Illustration – Czeslaw Niemen*
- Words By – Norman Simon
Originally released in 1975 on LP. This is the first CD release of the original LP without any changes.
Mourner's Rhapsody is based on a poem by one of the Greatest Polish poets Cyprian Kamil Norwid.
At the beginning of the title composition there is a part sung by a choir in Latin language.
Track 3 (I Search For Love) is an English language version of the song Cztery ściany świat (Four Walls are the World) originally released on Niemen's Aerolit album (1975). The original song is the A1 on LP release of Aerolit album.
Track 6 (Mourner's Rhapsody) is a new and an English language version of the composition entitled Bema pamięci żałobny – rapsod (Threnody in the memory of Bem) on Niemen's album called Enigmatic (1969). This original composition is the whole A side of the original Polish LP release.
On Track 1 Gail Kantor misspelled Gail Cantor.
Back side of the cover is the same origin than is on Niemen's Katharsis LP & CD.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4015689001206
- Label Code: 03198
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