Friday, January 29, 2010

Moscow Nights - Moscow Night

Eini (see earlier entry) recorded several disco (or 'synth pop', if you like) tunes in the 80's . One of those was this "Moscow Night" that appeared on her "Eini" album in 1985. Despite the title, the lyrics (by Juha Vainio) were in Finnish. The title of the original song was just a little bit different "Moscow Nights" and was performed by a singer called Anya. She was born Anya Major, and was a British gymnast and model. Her first claim to fame was appearing as "Nikita" in the video to Elton John's song of the same name. Anya's first (and only) single, this "Moscow Nights", had moderate success in Western Europe, but she didn't continue in the music business afterwards.

Here's the pair:


Anonymous said...

loistava kappale

Arrowman said...

Great retro track, hadn't heard this original ever before.
Have you ever thought or noticed, how much Eini sounds like Berit at the time, she may have trained with Berit's songs to be singer, before she was discovered... :)