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Comments about the soundtrack for The Hunt for Red October (Basil Poledouris)

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Re: Lyrics to Hymn to Red October
• Posted by: Zomb   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, October 30, 2006, at 4:37 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Lyrics to Hymn to Red October (rusmeister)

> Sorry I'm a few years late!

It's never too late, dude! I found this thread via Google and I find it impressive.

The reason I was looking for it is because I have not understood why the choir was singing, though Russian is my native language (even if not spoken at higher levels for many years now). The only things I could extract from the sound have been obvious phonetic mistakes of English speaking singers. ы (the special y) suffix spoken like iih, hard sh ('zh') sounding too softly, stupid consonant parts in the "ye" and "ya" vocals where е or я were surroundeby by consonants already...

The translation is okay. Some parts of the text sound too "simple", but not much worse than some from the really old military songs. The choir made the best of it, but they pronounce too many things too wrong so any Russian will detect it as a fake very quickly. It is good enough to impress non-Russians, though.

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