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Iris is a Romanian
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 band established in 1977 by Ioan Dumitrescu (drums), Ion Olteanu (lead solo guitar and vocals) and Emil Lechinţeanu (bass guitar). They achieved huge success, followed by tours throughout Romania and recordings for radio broadcast and are considered one of the best Romanian rock bands.
In 2006, Iris were nominated at the MTV Romania Music Awards for Best Band, Best Rock and Best Live Act. They won Best Rock.

History


The story of Iris began in 1977 with Nuţu Olteanu, Emil Lechiteanu, Nelu Dumitrescu. Through the years, the band has experienced many line-up changes.

In 33 years of activity, Iris became one the best names in Romanian music history. At the beginning of the 1980s, the pair Cristi Minculescu - Nelu Dumitrescu, who are still present in the current line-up, played with Nutu Olteanu (guitar), Florin Ochescu (guitar) and Marty Popescu (bass guitar). Together they released a debut-album (Iris I), which included songs that became some of the most popular Romanian rock songs: Doar Pentru Voi (Only for You), Trenul Fără Naş (The Train without a Ticket-collector), Pe Ape (On Water), Cei Ce Vor Fi (The Ones to Come).

In 1987 Iris II was released with an extravagant cover for those times during the communist regime, a cover who represented one of Cristi's idols, Angus Young, "in action". The band's line-up was Cristian Minculescu (vocal), Nelu Dumitrescu (drums), Valter Popa (guitar), Mihai Alexandru (guitar, vocal) and Doru "Boro" Borobeica (bass guitar). On this album, notable songs included: Strada Ta (Your Street), În Parc (In the Park), Zi Si Noapte (Day and Night).

One year later, Iris released its third album, called Nu Te Opri (Don't Stop), recorded with the same line-up as Iris II. The Disc contained 8 tracks, but the most important are Floare De Iris (Iris Flower), Uită Tot Ce-a Fost (Forget all that was), Eu Şi Cu Tine (Me and You), Ploaia De Vise (The Rain of Dreams).

In December 1989, when the downfall of the Romanian communist regime began, Iris recorded the album Iris IV in Tomis Studio, without Mihai Alexandru, but with Cristi, Nutu, Boro and Valter. The hits from this album include: De Ce Oare Ai Plecat? (Why Did You Leave Me?), Vino Iar (Come Again), Rock And Roll, Cine Mă Strigă În Noapte? (Who Is Calling Me in the Night?).

In 1992, Iris held an anniversary concert, called Iris 15 ANI (Iris 15 years), at Sala Polivalenta in Bucharest in front of 10,000 people. This was a record audience for a Romanian band, unequalled since that time. That same year, at the Cannes Festival, Iris won second place in the rock section and they appeared on MTV.

The 5th Iris album was named 1993 and was recorded with the same line-up as Iris IV, but with one more guitarist, Dan Alex Sârbu. This disc contains 3 dedications: Harley Davidson (for Marco), Valuri (for Adrian Ilie), Iris Nu Pleca (for Roberta).
Iris played in Italy and on the Malboro Tour, in the big cities of Romania. In July 1996, following Dorian Ciubuc's idea, Iris signed a contract with Polygram for 6 years. In this time, Iris recorded 6 albums.

In October 1998 they released Mirage, an album with a union of tracks and orchestration. The album was co-authored with Mihai Godoroja.

In 1997 on October 17 Iris celebrated 20 years of existence with a live performance in Bucharest. At the anniversary concert, active members of Iris and former members delighted the audience. For over 2 hours and 30 minutes in front of 5,000 people they played band hits like: "Corabia cu pînze", "Floare de Iris", "Călătorul", "Trenul fără nas", "Speranţa", "De ce oare ai plecat?", "Sa nu crezi nimic", "Baby, Baby".

Three weeks late after the show Iris released a celebrating album entitled "20 DE ANI" (20 years). The album has 13 tracks from the live concert, like "Pamîntul îl cuprind", "Călătorul", "Trenul fără nas", "Speranta", "Iris, nu pleca", "Pe ape", "Mirage", "Cine ma striga în noapte", "Valuri", "Floare de iris", "Tot zbor", "Baby", "Somn bizar".

In 2000 the band took the largest tour ever undertaken by a Romanian band. The "mega-tour", as it was known, was named ATHENAEUM. The band also released an album of the same name. Two years later, the first DVD of a Romanian band, DIGITAL ATHENAEUM, which has recordings from concerts during the history, was released.

In 2002, the "Iris 25 Years" concert gathered thousands in the biggest concert hall in the country. The next album, "Matase Alba" (White Silk) featured ballads, such as "Iubire fara de sfarsit" (Endless Love) and a cover version of "Lady in Black" by Uriah Heep, sang with them, which won an MTV Music Award.
This album was followed by "4Motion" and, in 2005, "Iris Maxima". The most notable ballad on "Iris Maxima" is "Vino pentru totdeauna" (Come back for always).

In 2007 on October 5, the band has been decorated by the romanian president Traian Băsescu
Traian Basescu
Traian Băsescu is the current President of Romania. After serving as the mayor of Bucharest from June 2000 until December 2004, he was elected president in the Romanian Presidential Elections of 2004 and inaugurated on December 20, 2004...

, for 30 years of cultural activity. In the same day the band performed in a live show in the front of over 15,000 fans.

In 2009 the romanian legendary frontman Cristi Minculescu has suffered a surgical intervention consisting in a liver transplant. His wife, Rodica Minculescu has donated him a portion of her own liver. The costs of the surgical intervention has been supported by the Romanian Ministry of Health (Romania)
Ministry of Health (Romania)
The Ministry of Health of Romania is one of the fifteen ministries of the Government of Romania.The current Minister is Ladislau Ritli, member of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania ....

. The minister of health at the time, Ion Bazac
Ion Bazac
Ion Bazac is a Romanian physician and politician. A member of the Social Democratic Party , he was the Minister of Health in the Emil Boc cabinet between 2008 and 2009.He is married to Camelia Bazac.-Biography:...

, stated: "It is a sign of respect and gratitude for an artist who has delighted our souls".

In 2009 on October 8 the band performed in the first big concert after the liver transplant surgical intervention suffered by the frontman Cristi Minculescu in the same year. Tickets have been exhausted well before the date of the concert, at the time of the show being present over 7,000 fans. On the occasion of this live performance it was released "Integral Iris", basically a boxset comprising the entire discography of the band, new packaged and remasterized.

Present members


The present members of the band are:
  1. Cristian Minculescu - lead vocals (January, 1980–1982; 1983; 1985–present)
  2. Valter Popa - lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals (February, 1986–present)
  3. Doru "Boro" Borobeică - bass guitar, backing vocals (November, 1984–present)
  4. Nelu Dumitrescu - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1977–present; founding member)
  5. Relu Marin - keyboards, backing vocals (2005–present; the latest member)

Past members


The past members are:
  1. Nuţu Olteanu - guitar, vocals (1977–1980, 1981–1986)
  2. Emil “Brando” Lechinţeanu - bass (1977–1978)
  3. Sorin Chifiriuc
    Sorin Chifiriuc
    Sorin Chifiriuc is a rock, new wave and blues guitarist and vocalist.Affectionately called Kifi by his fans, and a graduate of the Bucharest Music Conservatory, he is also known for his unconventional behaviour on stage....

     - guitar, bass, vocals (1978–1979)
  4. Nelu Jecan - vocals (1978)
  5. Lucian Chivu - vocals (1978–1979)
  6. Marty Popescu - bass (1978–1979, 1981–1984)
  7. Anton Haşiaş - bass (1980–1981)
  8. Clement Iordănescu - guitar (1980)
  9. Adrian Ilie - guitar (1980–1982, 1984–1985)
  10. Gelu Ştefan - drums (1980)
  11. Vali Neamţu “Gălăgie” - drums (1980)
  12. Niky Dinescu - drums (1981)
  13. Dan Bădulescu - guitar (1982)
  14. Sanda Lăcătuşu - vocals (1982)
  15. Florin Ochescu - guitar (1980, 1982–1984)
  16. Dan Bittman
    Dan Bittman
    Dan Bittman is a Romanian singer who represented the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 and came 21st with 14 points.Dan Bittman is the lead singer of Holograf, since 1985. Since November 2004, he is the host of "Dănutz S.R.L.", a TV show on TVR 1....

     - vocals (1984–1985)
  17. Bogdan Stănescu - guitar (1985)
  18. Mihai Alexandru - guitar (1986–1989)
  19. Nelu Popovici - bass (1988)
  20. Manuel Savu - guitar (1990)
  21. Dan Alex Sîrbu - guitar (1989–1990, 1990–1994)

Studio albums

Information
Iris I
IRIS (IRIS album)
Iris is the first album by Romanian hard-rock group Iris and the first heavy-metal disc in Romania. This album is considered one of the best of Romanian rock and it's a milestone for the rock music of the country...

  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Electrecord
  • Track listing: “Doar pentru voi” (“Only for You”); “Trenul fără naş” (“The Train without Its Master”); “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “La popas” (“At the Halt”); “Cei ce vor fi” (“Those Who Will Be”); “Spre ziuă” (“To the Dawn”); “Noaptea” (“The Night”); “Iris”
Iris II
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Electrecord
  • Track listing: “Tot zbor” (“Still Flying”); “Doar amintirea” (“Only the Memory”); “Strada ta” (“Your Street”); “Frumuseţea ta” (“Your Beauty”); “Ultima toamnă” (“The Last Autumn”); “Lumea vrea pace” (“The World Wants Peace”); “În parc” (“In the Park”); “Zi şi noapte” (“Day and Night”)
  • Iris III - Nu te opri!
    Nu Te Opri!
    Iris III - Nu te opri! is the third album by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:#Viata e totul #Uită tot ce-a fost #Floare de Iris #Bolta nopţii...

    (Iris III - Don't Stop!)
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Electrecord
  • Track listing: “Viaţa e totul” (“Life Is Everything”); “Uită tot ce-a fost” (“Forget All That Was”); “Floarea de Iris” (“Iris Flower”); “Bolta nopţii” (“The Vault of Night”); “Eu şi cu tine” (“Me with You”); “Ploaia de vise” (“The Rain of Dreams”); “Ore târzii” (“Late Hours”); “Nu te opri” (“Don't Stop”)
  • Iris IV
    IRIS IV
    Iris IV is the fourth album by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:#Totul sau nimic #De ce oare ai plecat? #Vino iar #Rock and Roll...

  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Electrecord
  • Track listing: “Totul sau nimic” (“Everything or Nothing”); “De ce oare ai plecat?” (“Why Did You Go Away?”); “Vino iar” (“Come Again”); “Rock and Roll”; “Tu, doar tu” (“You, Only You”); “Cine mă strigă în noapte?” (“Who's Calling Me in the Night?”); “Speranţa mea” (“My Hope”); “Lumea toată e a mea” (“All the World Is Mine”)
  • Iris 1993
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Electrecord
  • Track listing: “Harley-Davidson”; “Suflete de gheaţă” (“Ice Souls”); “O lume nebună” (“A Crazy World”); “Valuri” (“Waves”); “Sabia dreptăţii” (“Justice Sword”); “Cowboy”; “Honey”; “Iris, nu pleca” (“Iris, Don't Go Away”); “Pentru fani” (“For the Fans”)
  • Lună plină
    Luna Plina
    Lună plină is the sixth album by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:#Lună plină #Somn bizar #Călătorul #Baby #Demagogi...

    (Full Moon)
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Lună plină” (“Full Moon”); “Somn bizar” (“Bizarre Sleep”); “Călătorul” (“The Traveller”); “Baby”; “Demagogi” (“Demagogues”); “Nu vor” (“They Don't Want”); “Nu vor (să meargă pe sârmă) ” (“They Don't Want (to Walk on the Wire) ”); “Ultimul mic dejun al lui Bon
    Bon Scott
    Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980...

    ” (“Bon
    Bon Scott
    Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980...

    's Last Breakfast”); “Omul nimeni” (“Nobody Man”); “Să nu crezi nimic” (“Don't Believe a Word” - Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums...

     Cover); “O viaţă de om” (“A Human Life”); “Nopţile ce le-ai avut” (“The Nights That You Had”); “Vis pierdut” (“Lost Dream”); “Don't Believe a Word” (Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums...

     Cover)
  • Mirage
    Mirage (IRIS album)
    Mirage is the seventh album by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:#Mirage #Orange #Madrigal...

  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Mirage”; “Orange”; “Madrigal”; “Dulce şi amar” (“Sweet and Bitter”); “Sun Ra”; “Dieta” (“The Diet”); “E prea de tot” (“It's Too Much”); “Destul cu mine” (“Enough with Me”); “Apă vie” (“Alive Water”); “După miezul nopţii” (“After Midnight”); “Nu pot să cred” (“I Can't Believe”); “Linişte şi insomnie” (“Silence and Insomnia”)
  • Iris 2000
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Virus”; “My Generation” (The Who
    The Who
    The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey , Pete Townshend , John Entwistle and Keith Moon . They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction...

     Cover); “Strada ta” (“Your Street”); “Casino”; “Ne dă la radio” (“They Play Us on the Radio”); “Steaua mea” (“My Star”); “Doar ce vrei” (“Only What You Want”); “De unde vii...” (“Where Do You Come From...”); “Amândoi” (“Both”); “Ultima toamnă” (“The Last Autumn”); “Deşertul amintirilor” (“Memories Desert”); “Floare de Iris” (“Iris Flower”); “Strada ta (edit version) ” (“Your Street (edit version) ”); “Ne dă la radio (edit version) ” (“They Play Us on the Radio (edit version) ”); “Tot ce-a fost...” (“All That Was...”)
  • Mătase albă
    Matase alba
    Mătase albă is the ninth album by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:#Sonet de început #Da, da, eu ştiu!...

    (White Silk)
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Sonet de început” (“Beginning Sonnet”); “Da, da, eu ştiu!” (“Oh, Yes, I Know!”); “Nu mă uita!” (“Don't Forget Me!”); “Marea ochilor tăi” (“Your Eyes Sea”); “De vină eşti tu!” (“It's Your Fault!”); “Un cer pentru doi” (“A Sky for Two”); “Lumina zilei” (“Day Light”); “Corabia cu pânze” (“The Ship with Sails”); “Mătase albă” (“White Silk”); “Noi (şi milioane de motive de a rămâne împreună) ” (“Us (and Million of Reasons to Remain Togheter) ”); “Domnul X” (“Mister X”); “O iubire fără de sfârşit” (“A Endless Love”); “Ia-ţi adio!” (“Say Goodbye!”); “Doamna în negru” (“Lady in Black” - featuring Mick Box
    Mick Box
    Michael Frederick Box , better known by his stage name Mick Box, is the lead guitarist of British rock group Uriah Heep, having previously been a member of The Stalkers and Spice, both with original Uriah Heep vocalist David Byron. He is the only member from the band's founding in 1969 who is...

     and Bernie Shaw - Uriah Heep
    Uriah Heep (band)
    Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 and regarded as a seminal classic hard rock act of the 1970s. Uriah Heep's progressive/art rock/heavy metal fusion's distinctive features have always been massive keyboards sound, strong vocal harmonies and David Byron's operatic vocals...

     Cover)
  • I.R.I.S. 4Motion
    I.R.I.S. 4MOTION
    I.R.I.S. 4MOTION is a four-CD box set by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:Boro I.novator#"Doar un sărut"#"A fost odata"#"Până la capăt"#"Mai rămâi"#"Pentru ea"#"Salomeea"#"Cugulandia"Valter R.ealist#Preludiu#Departe de tine...

    (4 CD Box Set)
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Hei, tu!” (“Hey, You!”); “Vino cu mine” (“Come with Me”)
  • NELU I.NVINGĂTOR: “Tot zbor” (“Still Flying”); “Adoraţie nocturnă” (“Night Worship”); “Spre ziuă” (“To the Dawn”); “Doar amintirea” (“Only the Memory”); “Totul sau nimic” (“Everything or Nothing”); “Zi şi noapte” (“Day and Night”); “Peter Gunn” (Henry Mancini
    Henry Mancini
    Henry Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards , plus a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995...

     Cover); “Voodoo Child (Slight Return) ” (Jimi Hendrix Experience
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience were an English-American psychedelic rock band that formed in London in October 1966. Comprising eponymous singer-songwriter and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969, in which...

     Cover)
  • VALTER R.EALIST: “Preludiu” (“Prelude”); “Departe de tine” (“Far Away of You”); “Mistreated” (Deep Purple
    Deep Purple
    Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre...

     Cover); “De ce oare ai plecat?” (“Why Did You Go Away?”); “4 Motion”; “Vise” (“Dreams”); “Epilog” (“Epilogue”)
  • BORO I.NOVATOR: “Doar un sărut” (“Only a Kiss”); “A fost odată” (“It Happened One Time Ago”); “Până la capăt” (“Till the End”); “Mai rămâi” (“Still Remain”); “Pentru ea” (“For Her”); “Salomeea”; “Gugulandia”
  • CRISTI S.ENTIMENTAL: “Uită tot ce-a fost” (“Forget All That Was”); “În parc” (“In the Park”); “Eu aş vrea” (“I'd Want” - Whitesnake
    Whitesnake
    Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but by the mid 1980s they had moved to a more commercial hard rock style...

     Cover); “Un cer pentru doi (recitativ)” (“A Sky for Two (recited) ”); “Un cer pentru doi” (“A Sky for Two”); “Eu şi cu tine” (“Me with You”); “Iris, nu pleca” (“Iris, Don't Go Away”); “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “Strada ta” (“Your Street”)
  • Iris Maxima
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Iris Maxima”; “Zi de zi” (“Day by Day”); “Vino pentru totdeauna” (“Come Back for Always”); “Ziua care va veni” (“The Day that Will Come”); “Vals” (“Valse”); “Saray”; “Appassionata”; “Oglinda vieţii” (“Life's Mirror”); “Omul ce-mi aduce ploaia” (“The Man that Brings Me the Rain”); “După-amiaza unui cântec” (“One Song's Afternoon”); “Nu te mai cred” (“I Don't Believe You Anymore”); “Erată” (“Errata”); “Vals fără de sfârşit” (“Endless Valse”)
  • Cei ce vor fi - Volumul I (Those Who Will Be - Volume I)
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Roton
  • Track listing: “Corabia cu pânze” (“The Ship with Sails” - featuring Vlad Miriţă
    Vlad Mirita
    Vlad Miriţă or Vlad is a Romanian pop and opera singer. He represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008....

     and Nuţu Olteanu); “Îngerii goi” (“Deserted Angels”); “Într-o singură zi” (“In a Single Day”); “O iubire din cer” (“A Love from the Sky” - featuring Felicia Filip
    Felicia Filip
    Felicia Filip is a prominent Romanian operatic soprano. She has sung in the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera and the Liceu in Barcelona. She is a judge at the Romanian show "Vreau sa fiu vedeta".-Awards:...

    ); “De ce?” (“Why?” - featuring Tudor Chirilă); “Dor stins” (“Inner Langour”); “Blues pentru tine” (“Blues for You” - featuring Mike Godoroja); “Tu” (“You” - featuring Florin Chilian); “Ne irosim” (“We are Casting Away”); “O mie de întrebări” (“A Thousand Questions” - featuring Nicolae Covaci); “Descântec” (“Incantation”); “Ai îndoiala...” (“You Have the Doubt...” - featuring Adrian Despot and Cezar Popescu)
  • Cei ce vor fi - Volumul II (Those Who Will Be - Volume II)
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Roton
  • Track listing: “Salturi mortale” (“Deadly Leaps” - featuring Corul Accustic); “Tempora Vitae!”; “Da, da, da!...” (“Yes, Yes, Yes!...” - featuring Adrian Artan Pleşca); “Evadare de cinci stele” (“Five Stars Break Out”); “Recitativ - Stele în păr” (“Recited - Stars in the Hair”); “Stele în păr” (“Stars in the Hair”); “Tot zbor” (“Still Flying” - featuring Voodoo); “Lasă-mi-te” (“Hand Yourself Over to Me” - featuring Paula Seling
    Paula Seling
    Paula Seling is a Romanian singer, composer, and radio DJ.She represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, with Ovidiu Cernăuțeanu, with the song "Playing with Fire". They finished third in the final.-Early life:...

    ); “Cântec infinit” (“Endless Song”); “Dorinţa” (“The Wishing”); “Te vei schimba” (“You Will Change”); “Iris Aeterna”; “Lacrimi de rouă” (“Tears of Dew”); “Epitaf - Floare de Iris” (“Epitaph - Iris Flower” - featuring Abis and Maia Morgenstern
    Maia Morgenstern
    Maia Morgenstern is a Romanian film and stage actress, described by Florin Mitu of AMOS News as "a symbol of Romanian theater and film". In the English-speaking world, she is probably best known for the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ...

    ). Bonus tracks: “Zbor în doi” (“Flight of Two”); “Iris” (song performed by Trooper
    Trooper (Romanian band)
    Trooper is a Romanian heavy metal band.It was formed on 25 October 1995, by brothers Alin and Aurelian Dinca, inspired by bands like Iron Maiden or Judas PriestThe band used to be called Megarock, then White Wolf...

     and extracted from the album “Gloria - Iris Tribute”)
  • 12 porţi (12 Gates)
  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Roton
  • Track listing: “Nimeni nu mai plânge” (“No One Is Crying Anymore”); “Dăruind vei dobândi” (“Giving You Will Acquire”); “Tăcerea ta” (“Your Quiet”); “Lumină vie” (“Live Light”); “Cât aş vrea să zbor” (“How Much I'd Like to Fly”); “Nu te mai preface” (“Stop Pretending”); “Prizonieri în noi” (“Trapped in Ourselves”); “Lacrimi de stele” (“Tears of Stars”); “Fără tine” (“Without Zou”)“; “E un vis” (“It's a Dream”); “Vremea binelui” (“The Time of the Good”); “Mereu împreună” (“Always Together”)

  • EPs

    Information
    Casino
    Casino (IRIS album)
    Casino is an EP by Romanian hard rock group Iris.-Track listing:#"Casino" #"Casino Calcutta" #"Virus"#"Jailbreak"...

    • Release date: 1999
    • Label: Zone Records
    • Track listing: “Casino”; “Casino Calcutta”; “Virus”; “Jailbreak” (Thin Lizzy
      Thin Lizzy
      Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums...

       Cover); “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed in 1968, they consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham...

       Cover); “Feel Like Making Love” (Bad Company
      Bad Company
      Bad Company were an English rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of two former Free band members — singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke — as well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who, in years prior, was a key component of...

       Cover)
    De vei pleca
    De vei pleca
    De vei pleca is the second EP by the Romanian hard rock group Iris, released in July 2000. The first three tracks have a special guest: famous opera singer Felicia Filip."De vei pleca" is a cover of Whitesnake's "We Wish You Well"....

    (If You Went Away)
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “De vei pleca” (“If You Went Away” - Whitesnake
    Whitesnake
    Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but by the mid 1980s they had moved to a more commercial hard rock style...

     Cover ("We Wish You Well")); “Baby”; “De vei pleca (radio edit) ” (“If You Went Away (radio edit) ”); “You Shook Me” (Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed in 1968, they consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham...

     Cover); “D'yer Mak'er” (Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed in 1968, they consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham...

     Cover); “Doar ce vrei” (“Only What You Want”); “Să nu crezi nimic” (“Don't Believe a Word” - Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums...

     Cover)
  • Da, da, eu ştiu!
    Da, da, eu stiu!
    Da, da, eu ştiu! is the third EP by Romanian hard rock group Iris, released in June 2002. It contains the first single from the album Mătase albă .-Track listing:...

    (Oh, Yes, I Know!)
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Da, da, eu ştiu!” (“Oh, Yes, I Know!”); “Lumina zilei” (“Day Light”); “Intro”; “Nu vor” (“They Don't Want”); “Neluminat (solo baterie) ” (“Unlighted (drum solo) ”); “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “Floare de Iris” (“Iris Flower”)

  • Live albums

    Information
    Iris 20 de ani (Iris 20 Years)
    • Release date: 1997
    • Label: Zone Records
    • Track listing: “Pământul îl cuprind” (“I Comprehend the Earth”); “Călătorul” (“The Traveller”); “Trenul fără naş” (“The Train without Its Master”); “Speranţa” (“The Hope”); “Iris, nu pleca” (“Iris, Don't Go Away”); “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “Mirage”; “Cine mă strigă în noapte?” (“Who's Calling Me in the Night?”); “Valuri” (“Waves”); “Floare de Iris” (“Iris Flower”); “Tot zbor” (“Still Flying”); “Baby”; “Somn bizar” (“Bizarre Sleep”)
    Athenaeum - Volumul I
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Uvertura (varianta de studio) ” (“Overture (studio version) ”); “Trenul fără naş” (“The Train without Its Master”); “Ultimul mic dejun al lui Bon
    Bon Scott
    Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980...

    ” (“Bon
    Bon Scott
    Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980...

    's Last Breakfast”); “Vis pierdut” (“Lost Dream”); “Floare de Iris” (“Iris Flower”); “Baby”; “Ultima toamnă” (“The Last Autumn”); “Soldier of Fortune” (Deep Purple
    Deep Purple
    Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre...

     Cover); “Nu vor/Somn bizar” (“They Don't Want/Bizarre Sleep”); “Adaggio” (Tomaso Albinoni
    Tomaso Albinoni
    Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni was an Italian Baroque composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, such as the concertos, some of which are regularly recorded.-Biography:Born in Venice, Republic of Venice, to Antonio Albinoni, a...

     Cover); “Somn bizar” (“Bizarre Sleep”); “De vei pleca (varianta TV - acustică) ” (“If You Went Away (TV acoustic version) ” - Whitesnake
    Whitesnake
    Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but by the mid 1980s they had moved to a more commercial hard rock style...

     Cover)
  • Athenaeum - Volumul II
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Zone Records
  • Track listing: “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “Să nu crezi nimic” (“Don't Believe a Word” - Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums...

     Cover); “De vei pleca” (“If You Went Away” - Whitesnake
    Whitesnake
    Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but by the mid 1980s they had moved to a more commercial hard rock style...

     Cover); “Casino”; “Salomeea”; “Bolero/Rhythm Fiesta”; “Love of My Life” (Queen
    Queen (band)
    Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1971, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury , Brian May , John Deacon , and Roger Taylor...

     Cover); “Să nu crezi nimic (varianta simfonică, de studio) ” (“Don't Believe a Word (symphonic studio version) ”); “Ultimul mic dejun al lui Bon
    Bon Scott
    Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980...

     (varianta simfonică, de studio) ” (“Bon
    Bon Scott
    Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980...

    's Last Breakfast (symphonic studio version) ”)

  • Compilations

    Information
    The Best of Iris
    • Release date: 1993
    • Label: Electrecord
    • Track listing: “Totul sau nimic” (“Everything or Nothing”); “De ce oare ai plecat?” (“Why Did You Go Away?”); “Vino iar” (“Come Again”); “Tu, doar tu” (“You, Only You”); “Cine mă strigă în noapte?” (“Who's Calling Me in the Night?”); “Speranţa mea” (“My Hope”); “Lumea toată e a mea” (“All the World Is Mine”); “Doar pentru voi” (“Only for You”); “Trenul fără naş” (“The Train without Its Master”); “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “La popas” (“At the Halt”); “Cei ce vor fi” (“Those Who Will Be”); “Spre ziuă” (“To the Dawn”); “Noaptea” (“The Night”); “Iris”

    DVDs

    Information
    Digital Athenaeum
    Digital Athenaeum
    Digital Athenaeum is the first DVD released by the Romanian hard rock group Iris and the first release in this format by any Romanian artist or band...

    • Release date: 2001
    • Label: Zone Records
    • Track listing: “Uvertura” (“Overture”); “Trenul fără naş” (“The Train without Its Master”); “Să nu crezi nimic” (“Don't Believe a Word” - Thin Lizzy
      Thin Lizzy
      Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums...

       Cover); “Casino”; “Floare de Iris” (“Iris Flower”); “Vis pierdut” (“Lost Dream”); “Salomeea”; “Soldier of Fortune” (Deep Purple
      Deep Purple
      Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre...

       Cover); “Bolero/Rhythm Fiesta”; “Baby”; “Ultima toamnă” (“The Last Autumn”); “De vei pleca” (“If You Went Away” - Whitesnake
      Whitesnake
      Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but by the mid 1980s they had moved to a more commercial hard rock style...

       Cover); “Nu vor” (“They Don't Want”); “Somn bizar” (“Bizarre Sleep”); “Difficult to Cure/Odă bucuriei” (“Difficult to Cure/Ode to Joy” - Beethoven's
      Ludwig van Beethoven
      Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of...

       Ninth). Bonus: Interviu I-IV (Interview I-IV)
    Iris Aeterna - Dăruind vei dobândi (Iris Aeterna - Giving You Will Acquire)
  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Roton
  • Track listing: “Intro”; “Terminator 2”; “Pământul îl cuprind” (“I Comprehend the Earth”); “Călătorul” (“The Traveller”); “Trenul fără naş” (“The Train without Its Master”); “Solo Relu (Povestea unui fulg)” (“Solo Relu (The Story of a Flake) ”); “Baby”; “Tot zbor” (“Still Flying”); “Solo Boro (Trilogia: Belgischer Kreisel; Salomeea; Il Pirata)”; “Zi de zi” (“Day by Day”); “Îngerii goi” (“Deserted Angels”); “Vino pentru totdeauna” (“Come Back For Always”); “Mătase albă” (“White Silk”); “Eu şi cu tine” (“Me with You”); “Nu mă uita!” (“Don't Forget Me!”); “Vis pierdut” (“Lost Dream”); “Ultima toamnă” (“The Last Autumn”); “Solo Valter (Preludiu)” (“Solo Valter (Prelude) ”); “Avalanşa” (“The Avalanche”); “Casino”; “Somn bizar” (“Bizarre Sleep”); “Iris Aeterna”; “Solo Nelu (Neluminat) ” (“Solo Nelu (Unlighted) ”); “Pe ape” (“On the Water”); “Doamna în negru” (“Lady in Black”); “Iris Maxima”; “Mulţumiri” (“Thanks”); “Floare de Iris” (“Iris Flower”); “Strada ta” (“Your Street”); “Generic final: Tempora Vitae!” (“The Finale: Tempora Vitae!”). Bonus: Interviu (Interview)

  • Books

    Information
    Iris - Spectacolul abia începe (Iris - The Show Is Just Beginning)
    • Release date: 2003
    • Publisher: Humanitas
    • Collection: Muzzak
    • Author: Miron Ghiu Caia

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