Music today came in the wake of the death of Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou aged 79. Too many albums and soundtracks to list here although one must probably mention his most famous, Chariots Of Fire and Blade Runner. Before his solo work, he was a member with that other most famous Greek, Demis Roussos, in the band Aphrodite’s Child. In 1972 they released their third and final album, the progressive masterpiece and double concept album 666. Turn off the lights, phone off, headphones on, do not disturb on the door and listen to this one all the way through for a truly mind-blowing experience. See the links below for the lesser-known band members Silver Koulouris on guitar and Loukas Sideras on drums whose contributions to this album are immense. Try not to freak out when you come to ‘Infinity’ with a most memorable vocal performance by famous Greek actress Irene Papas who is incidentally still alive at the age of 95. A truly great album. RIP Vangelis, condolences to friends and family.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.