Valérie Čižmárová singles (Supraphon, 1973/1975) and self-titled album (Supraphon, 1975)
Folio breit (wide) in tightly spaced caps used for Valerie Čižmárová’s name, along the bottom of the front of both the singles sleeves and album sleeve, and at the top left-hand corner of the rear in the case of the album.
The singles sleeves using Ivan Halada’s design were all both recorded and released in 1973, apart from “Námořník šel cik cak” (“The Sailor Went Zig-Zag”) / “Žokej” (“Jockey”), which was recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. These were as follows: “Pojď jen dál” (“Just Come On”) / “Sbohem, školní bráno” (“Farewell, School Gate”) – as seen here in my record collection – “V poschodí pátém” (“On The Fifth Floor”) / “Malý princ” (“Little Prince”), “Žár léta” (“The Heat Of Summer”) – in the “Písničky pro Hvězdu” (“Songs For Stars”) series, with Jiří Suchý’s “Tam, kde známe každej kámen” (“There, where we know every stone”) on the A side – and “Láska na dlani” (“Love On The Palm Of Your Hand”) / “Náhodou” (“By Chance”).
Although used almost exclusively for singles recorded and released in 1973, the cover photography, by Luboš Svátek, was copyrighted 1972.
The Valerie Čižmárová LP seen here is also from my record collection and was recorded in early 1974 at the Dejvice recording studio, Prague and released the following year. The cover photography for the album sleeve was copyrighted 1975, by Vladivoj Burjanek and the sleeve was produced by Tisk Severografia Červený Kostelec.
Valérie Čižmárová – also known professionally without the acute accent over the first e in her first name – was born as Valéria Čižmárová on 29th January 1952, Michalovce, Czechoslovakia (present-day Slovakia), of a Hungarian-speaking family. She died 7th March 2005, Prague, Czech Republic. For further details on her life and work please visit the fan blog “Bananas For Breakfast”.