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Perfect
Perfect, 2010
Background information
Also known asPerfect Super Show and Disco Band (1978–1980)
OriginWarsaw, Poland
GenresRock, pop rock, hard rock
Years active1977–1983, 1987, 1989–1992, 1993–present
LabelsPolskie Nagrania Muza, Koch International, Izabelin Studio, Universal Music Poland, Metal Mind Productions, EMI Music Poland
Websitewww.perfect.art.pl

Perfect is a Polish rock band founded in 1977 by drummer Wojciech Morawski, bass guitar player Zdzisław Zawadzki and lead guitar player Zbigniew Hołdys. They are one of the all-time most popular rock bands from/in Poland.[1][2]

History

Initially, the band played easy-listening pop music under the name Perfect Super Show and Disco Band. Their line-up included Basia Trzetrzelewska, who would later join Matt Bianco. After her departure in 1980, the band changed their name to 'Perfect' and turned to hard rock music with Grzegorz Markowski as their lead vocalist. In 1981, Perfect recorded their debut album that sold almost one million copies in Poland alone.[3] It included their first hits, Nie płacz Ewka ("Don't Cry, Eve") and Chcemy być sobą ("We Want to be Ourselves"), released as a 7-inch single. Their second album, UNU, released in late 1982, in a period when martial law was introduced in Poland. It sold less than half million copies (vinyl + CD reissue) and included another classic song: Autobiografia ("Autobiography"), dedicated to a Polish rock-and-roll generation that grew up under communist rule. In 1983, Perfect released their first live album that sold 200 000 copies. Subsequently, they disbanded, only occasionally appearing on stage – in 1987 (Poland), 1989 and in the early 1990s, when they toured in the United States twice. The original line-up without Holdys reunited in 1994 and recorded their fourth studio album Jestem ("I am") which included another hit Kołysanka dla nieznajomej ("A Lullaby for a Stranger"), and sold over 130 000 copies.[4] The band has remained active since then.

Band members

Timeline

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
POL
[6]
Perfect 1
UNU
  • Released: 1982[10]
  • Label: Tonpress KAW
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS, digital download[11]
Jestem
Geny
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: LP, CD
Śmigło
Schody
  • Released: April 1, 2004[16]
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: LP, CD
XXX 1
DaDaDam 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[6]
Live
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Savitor
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download[23]
40
Live April 1'1987
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Pronit, Polton
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS
Katowice Spodek Live '94
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Armco Music
  • Formats: CD, CS
37
Suwałki Live '98
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD
Live 2001
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Universal Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, CS
Perfect - Trójka Live
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: 3 Sky Media Presspublic
  • Formats: CD, CS
Z Archiwum Polskiego
Radia, Vol. 20 – Perfect
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Polskie Radio
  • Formats: CD
14
Z wtorku na środę
  • Released: April 20, 2009[24]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD
Perfect Symfonicznie
  • Released: October 19, 2009[25]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD
16
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums

Title Album details Certifications
Z wtorku na środę
  • Released: June 18, 2007[26]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD
Perfect Symfonicznie
  • Released: October 19, 2009[28]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD

References

  1. ^ Spin, [1]
  2. ^ Kotarba, Joe; Vannini, Phillip (3 October 2008). Understanding Society through Popular Music. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780203894606 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Konrad Wojciechowski, "Wszystkie pilne sprawy" - Perfect's biography, ISBN 978-83-60157-54-1
  4. ^ Konrad Wojciechowski, "Wszystkie pilne sprawy" - Perfect's biography, ISBN 978-83-60157-54-1
  5. ^ Konrad Wojciechowski, "Wszystkie pilne sprawy" - Perfect's biography, ISBN 978-83-60157-54-1
  6. ^ a b Peak chart positions in Poland:
  7. ^ "Perfect" (in Polish). perfect.art.pl. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Perfect by Perfect".
  9. ^ "Wyróżnienia - Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2013 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  10. ^ "UNU" (in Polish). perfect.art.pl. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Unu by Perfect on Apple Music". 1 January 2003.
  12. ^ "Jestem" (in Polish). perfect.art.pl. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Wyróżnienia - Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 1997 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Wyróżnienia - Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 1998 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Śmigło" (in Polish). perfect.art.pl. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Perfect - Schody - Płyta" (in Polish). Interia.pl. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Perfect "XXX"". Rzeczpospolita (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  18. ^ "XXX by Perfect on Apple Music". 9 November 2010.
  19. ^ "Wyróżnienia - Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2010 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  20. ^ ""DaDaDam", czyli płyta Perfect, na jaką warto było czekać" (in Polish). Polskie Radio. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  21. ^ "DaDaDam by Perfect on Apple Music". 9 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Wyróżnienia - Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2015 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  23. ^ "Perfect Live (Live) by Perfect on Apple Music". 17 February 2013.
  24. ^ ortheza. "Strona Główna". www.metalmind.com.pl. Archived from the original on 2014-09-16.
  25. ^ ortheza. "Strona Główna". www.metalmind.com.pl. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03.
  26. ^ ortheza. "Strona Główna". www.metalmind.com.pl. Archived from the original on 2014-09-17.
  27. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-08-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  28. ^ ortheza. "Strona Główna". www.metalmind.com.pl. Archived from the original on 2014-09-15.