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Toshe Proeski’s Posthumous Album Released in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia



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27 January 2008 | The debut English album of Toshe Proseki, Macedonia’s beloved pop singer, was released posthumously on Sunday in order to mark 28 years from his birth.

Between 120,000 and 150,000 copies of the album, called The Hardest Thing, were released. It became available not only in Macedonia, but also in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.

The album, produced by Andy Wright, was recorded in Jamaica, England and Ireland and was supposed to open the doors for Proeki’s international career, who – before his sudden death in car crash in 2007, was already a star adored not only in his native Macedonia but in other former Yugoslav countries as well.

The Hardest Thing contains ten tracks, including one bearing the album’s name, two versions of the song “Aria,” one of which features Italian rock singer Gianna Nannini, “Beautiful to Me,” “Guilty,” “Glide,” "Don't Hurt the Ones You Love,” “Separate Ways,” “Forever In A Day,” and “My Little One.”

The music video for song “The Hardest Thing,” assembled from older footage of the recording sessions and past concerts, can be seen below.



The album release was one of the events that commemorated the singer’s birthday. The other one, as BalkanTravellers.com reported on Monday, was the beginning of a construction of a memorial house dedicated to Toshe Proeski in his hometown of Krushevo. In addition, a documentary about the singer will be screened in movie theatres in the region starting on February 12.

Toshe Proeski managed to have a decade-long music career in his relatively short lifetime. The Hardest Thing is his eight album, following Nekade Vo Nokta (1999), Sinot Božji (2000), Ako Me Pogledneš Vo Oči (2002), Den Za Nas (2004), Po Tebe (2005), Božilak – containing traditional Macedonian folk songs (2006) and Igri Bez Granici (2007).

Proeski was loved and respected not only for his musical talent, but also his kindness and commitment to children and his down-to-earth nature as a country boy from Krushevo who never forgot his roots or his values.

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