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Global Notes: The Legacy Of Gloomy Sunday

It’s said that music has the power to transform. But what if the transformation is death? Death by suicide? 

On the latest installment of Global Notes with Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia, we take a dive into a new album that features different versions of one song: a song that was said to have driven people to suicide when it was first released in 1933. 

The song is Gloomy Sunday: The Hungarian Suicide Song. Piranha Records has issued a compilation that features not only the original recording but up to date versions from various global artists. 

We get the story of the record’s release from Piranha’s Yusuf Sahilli.

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