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"Na Zare"
single by Alyans
from the album Zvuki Na Zare
Released 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Synthpop
New wave
Length 5:46
Songwriter(s) Igor Parastaev
Singles chronology
Na Zare

"Na Zare" literally "At Dawn", is a 1987 song by Alyans that was written by keyboardist Oleg Parastaev.

The song was recorded in four hours and the next day was mixed at the studio of Muslim Magomayev by sound engineer Igor Zamaraev. He originally appeared on the 1987 Alliance 87 album. It is one of the most known singles of the band.

Music video

There are several clips, one of which has been shown on television in the program Sight.

In March 1987 in Moscow, on the territory of Tsaritsyno Park, the official video for the song was shot and was directed by Mikhail Makarenkov. Band members have never seen the result of filming.

In April 2020, Parastaev, together with Arutyunov-Vertinsky, recorded a new version of the song “At the dawn of 2020”, and also released a video for it. The arrangement was made by DJ DimixeR.

Cover versions

  • In 1997, a cover version of this song was made by the Krasnodar band Antenn MC together with DJ Jamm. There is also a cover of the band MED DOG which was released in 2001.
  • In the winter of 2007, Evgeny Grishkovets, the Curlers” group and Renars Cowpers made a cover for the song. The idea was born by Eugene Grishkovets: he remembered how shocked he was at the original version when he returned from the army in 1988. At the very beginning, an original song is used, sounding from a tape recorder. When creating the cover, they probably did not immediately warn the Alyans members about their intentions, but all the links to the song are preserved both in the official description of the creation and in the video clip.
  • On 30 December 2018, in the Evening Urgant program, singer Monetochka presented her version of the song, and on 17 April 2019, the Alyans group itself already performed the song in the Evening Urgant studio in honor of the program’s birthday.
  • The composition is included in the soundtrack for the films Hardcore, Vacation of the President and Without Me, and also sounds at the end of the film Speakerphone.