Inola Gurgulia (1929-1977) - this name, in the first place, is associated with the image of a poetic, faithful, loving, free person. She is the author of about one hundred songs, the texts of which (with the exception of just a few) are written by her as well. Inolas's art of singing is known to a wide circle of public through "Samaya" - a trio founded by her. Its role in the history of singers' trios in Georgia is very important. Unfortunately, Inola Gurgulia, as a solo singer is known to the public only through three or four films (among these D. Toradze's song from the film "The last and the First Day" is distinguished by the exquisite refinement of performance).
On the occasion of the 70 anniversary of her birth the last unique recording of Inola Gurgulia's songs, performed by her, was released as a CD for the first time (five songs, #22-26, are performed by her together with her husband - Mikheil Shugliashvilil. The original of the recording, kept in Inola's family archive, is not of a good quality since is not made in a studio. These defects were partially removed, and the recording -cleaned, by means of the corresponding computer technique.
In spite of the remaining defects (it was technically impossible to remove all of them) we believe that, the presented streaming music will be a precious gift to the admirers of Georgian. The original recording lacks the beginning of Inola's last song "Man", it starts with the words: «... In the beginning was the song, a beautiful chant, and it was singing that man was made for".
The title of the CD is based on these words, expressing the essence of her creative work.
The recording is done in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 19771. I'm Grateful
CD project authors: D. Shugliashvili. foundation "Georgian Library"
Computer work on the recording: A. Kharadze ("Klasika", LTD)
Publisher; The joint Georgian German venture, LTD: Fish & Cycle productions Co.
(Germany); "Edeml" Co. (Georgia)
Sponsor: Philip Morris Management Services B.V. Tbilisi representative office
Made in Germany Fish & Cycle Productions, Schloss Heinsheim/74906 BR
Copyright® D. ShugliashviN, 1999
2. A Swing
4. Don't Come!
5. Don't Say Anything To Me!
6. Do You Remember?
7. I Am Waiting For You
8. I Call
9. Is It My Fault?
10. It's A Dream
11. It's Raining On The Sea
12. It Was Snowing That Night
13. I Want A Boat
14. I Want To Be With You
15. Let It Be So!
16. Love Will Make Me Drunk
18. My Prayer
19. Oh, Say!
22. Stay With Me
24. Tell Me Something
25. What Do You Want It For?
27. With You