The Songs of My Mother
is a Russian
album by the singer Vitas
. It was released in 2003, simultaneously with Mama
. Both albums were a tribute to his late mother. Songs from these albums featured heavily in the setlist of Vitas' extensive world tour The Songs of My Mother
, performed at hundreds of venues in several countries from 2004-2006.
included several new songs written by Vitas, Songs of My Mother
consists entirely of cover versions of popular older songs, described as "the gold reserves of Russian pop music". The song Chrysanthemms Have Faded
was previously included on Vitas' Smile!
album. All the other tracks were newly recorded for Songs of My Mother.
Vitas performed a piano-backed arrangement of Winter
on a Russian New Year TV show in 2002.
<sup>(1)</sup>Translated by G. Kruzhkov