If you know that heaven is a good place for the naive, and the hotel has one star and four tears, then… nothing more needs to be added. Maybe except for the fact that “Jedyny hotel w mieście”, the debut album of Jacek Skubikowski, is returning on CD in an extended, definitive version.

Jacek Skubikowski – a recognised composer and above all author of song lyrics – worked successfully for such stars of the 80’s as Lombard and Lady Pank. At the end of 1982 he tried his hand as a soloist – a singer-songwriter with a guitar, first supported by session musicians, then synthesizers and automatic percussion. Songs such as “Dobre miejsce dla naiwnych” or the “Jedyny hotel w mieście” became big hits and still today are proof of the exceptional artistic sense of Jacek Skubikowski, who – possibly as the only one in the world – managed to combine the blues fervour of acoustic guitar with cool electronica.

“Jedyny hotel w mieście” is appearing for the first time on CD as a separate release. The material known from the original album is supplemented by radio recordings, unique early versions recorded for TVP, with an additional CD with the English-language version of the album and the concert at Stara Prochownia in Warsaw. In total – 35 tracks remastered from the original tapes, supplemented by an extensive booklet with the history of the album’s development, song lyrics and unique photos by Mirosław R. Makowski and Władysław Lemm.

CD 1: Jedyny hotel w mieście

1. Dobre miejsce dla naiwnych
2. Mucha i lep
3. Słodkie cudo z M-2
4. Jedyny hotel w mieście
5. Czujny jak muszka
6. Następnym razem pójdzie jak z nut
7. Zły pies
8. Wata w uszach
9. Niewierny Tomasz i ja

10. Gram do stripteasu żeby żyć (radio session)
11. Siódma droga, siódmy most (radio session)
12. Jedyny hotel w mieście (live Opole 1983)
13. Następnym razem pójdzie jak z nut (live Opole 1984)
14. Spotkanie z nieznanym aktorem I (instrumental)
15. Mucha i lep (instrumental)
16. Spotkanie z nieznanym aktorem II (instrumental)
17. Niewierny Tomasz i ja (instrumental)
18. Spotkanie z nieznanym aktorem III (instrumental)

CD 2: Jacek Skubikowski

1. Someone Cool is Playing Pool
2. The Pea and the Pod
3. Seven Riders, Seven Roads
4. Paradiso by the Hour
5. Honeycomb
6. Just a Noise in the Night
7. Best Friend
8. Velvet Blindfold
9. Bosom Buddie

BONUS TRACKS (live Stara Prochownia 1984)
10. Dobre miejsce dla naiwnych
11. Piromania
12. Następnym razem pójdzie jak z nut
13. Zły pies
14. Exit
15. Gram do stripteasu żeby żyć
16. Siódma droga, siódmy most
17. Wata w uszach

Jacek Skubikowski – voc, g, acg, drumla, synth (Korg KPR 77, Roland TB-303)

Józef Sikorski – bg (CD1 / 1, 10)
Wojciech Kowalewski – dr (CD1 / 1, 10)
Arkadiusz Żak – bg (CD1 / 2-5, 11)
Adam Lewandowski – dr (CD1 / 2-5, 11)
Orkiestra Music-Hallu w Chorzowie pod dyr. Jerzego Jarosika (CD1 / 12)

GAD CD 075
OUT: 27.04.2018
FILE UNDER: Rock / Pop / Songwriter
BARCODE: 5903068120008