Song commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution has been released

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The anniversary song titled “Egy szabad országért” (For a free country) has been produced by American Songwriter-Producer Desmond Child.

The production however, caught up in political wrangling. It is attacked by both the liberal media and some segment of the nationalist press claiming that the song was a recycled version of an earlier release.

Child claims that the song was a work in progress and although an earlier version of it indeed has been released it wasn’t the final version.

Desmond Child (born John Charles Barrett; October 28, 1953) is an American musician, professional songwriter, and producer. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is son of a Hungarian aristocrat, baron Sándor Márfy and a Cuban singer.

His hits as a songwriter include "I Was Made for Lovin' You", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Livin' on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Bad Medicine", "Born to Be My Baby", "Dude (Looks Like a Lady), "Angel", "What it Takes", "Crazy", "We All Sleep Alone", "Just Like Jesse James", "Poison", "The Cup Of Life" and "Livin' la Vida Loca" - wikipedia.

Child recently applied for Hungarian citizenship; he maintains good relations with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

It is obvious that the song and Child himself are attacked by the Hungarian media because the songwriter keeps good relation with the prime minister. Attacks on the production are attacks on the prime minister by those hate Viktor Orbán.

An English language version of the song is also planned.

The government has decided to use a popular music genre to deliver the message of the 1956 uprising to the widest possible audience including young people who do not have any personal experience of the communist dictatorship said Government Commissioner Mária Schmidt.

How do you like the song?



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