Thursday, June 15, 2006

Christodoulous Halaris, Dafni Zouni & Nikos Xylorius - Tropikos Tis Parthenou (1973)

The excellent Greek folk-traditional album with notable orches tration and instrumen tation, the first by Christo doulous Halaris was "Tropikos Tis Parthenou (i.e. Tropic of Virgin)" (EMI COLUMBIA SCXG 100-r3) with great singer Nikos Xylouris. Also all his later 70's albums including his best, the 1975 LP "Drosoulites (i.e. Day Break Riders)" (EMI 2J062 72181-R2) are intense original eastern folk/prog gems. Taken from "A Guide To The Greek Pop & Rock Music 1965-1990"

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, it's a real gem.

An Italianman in Germany said...

I wonder if there is an online-version of this "Guide To The Greek Pop & Rock Music 1965-1990". You see, I'm looking for ages for a greek prog-album. I only listened to it once and was deeply impressed. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the band, not even the title of the album. I remember only two things: It contained some Bertold Brecht-lyrics (in Greek) and the cover was mainly in black and white. The album was released by CBS/ Columbia in the 1970s. Do you have any idea what I'm talking about?

Muse said...

i'm really enjoying this one,
Thanks & Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Another one I've been looking for! Thanks so much for this beautiful piece of music.

By the way, Mind Doctors is about as different from this as a piece of music can get, but I enjoyed that one quite a bit, too. A great discovery!

Anonymous said...

an italianman..
the album you talking about, is indeed with Berthold Brecht lyrics and is by Thanos Mikroutsikos. Its title in greek was "Musical praxis to BB". If is that you looking for (with dark blue and white cover, anyway), i can rip it for you, in a few days.
From the other side, as a Greek, i suggest you all '70 Chalaris work, Theodorakis' "Axion Esti" (the first part is outstanding!), Markopoulos 70's work, and some others.
I'll give you more details if you like in the next days.
By the way, Chalaris composed the soundtrack for "Megalexandros" by the famous Greek filmaker Theo Angellopoulos. It is not about Alexander the great, but for a metaphoric figure.. One of my favourite films.. And.. what a music.. Now, let's go to start ripping....
Sotiris

Lisa Sinder said...

Thank you Sotiris!

If you wish we can put the link here with all your credits.

An Italianman in Germany said...

Dear Sotiris,

oh my God, I can't believe you managed to understand what I'm looking for! Did I mention that I love the internet? :-)
I'm surely interested in relistening to that album so pleeeeease keep me informed (I'll be checking this page regulary).
As a music-addict and a true mediterrean soul I would love to pick up more suggestions conceirning greek music. This Halaris-album is a discovery indeed - I'm sure that there is more excellent music from your country.
I'll be checking my collection to find some rare italian (or german) gem for you out there.
Thank you so much...
See ya...

Anonymous said...

Great record -- I knew Halaris' later work for the Orata label reconstructing ancient Greek music and instruments. Would love to hear more of his 70s work.

- omnidrew

Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful music you're providing... I thought I know a little about old times prog and folk music - now I can say that I know nothing ;)

As I discovered this blog (and some others as well) couldn't have the chance to listen all the bands - Christodoulous Halaris is one of them... I wish to kindly ask for repost this one, please...

I spot that your blog is prog/folk orientated... Kinda embarrasing to ask right after appearing, yet if you could post Milkwood Tapesstry - Same (1969) I would be very much appreciated... Thanks a million and have a nice day :)

~ Witkacy ~

structural_ambientalist said...

ty for these GEM...perfect

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to re-reupload this?
Thanks fo r the great music anyway.
Dimitris

Mwandishi said...

Would appreciate to reupload this album. It is a real discovery.

Anonymous said...

links:

http://rapidshare.com/files/457815/xalaris.part1.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/459335/xalaris.part2.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/459423/xalaris.part3.rar.html

password: arc

A little gift from Greece.
(open in Win RAR)
ENJOY

Ανδρέας Βαραγγούλης said...

Thanx