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Aphrodite's Child


Symphonic Prog

2.68 | 21 ratings

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2 stars A nice bunch of their early tunes!

This compilation album is pretty nice if you don't pre-judge and let your ears be fulfilled by the cool psych-pop tunes that Demis Roussos wrote long, long time ago. I am saying this, because here, as prog lovers, we fell in love with 666, the ultimate masterpiece of this band, but their earlier works don't really have much in common with the so acclaimed 666, which is why I'm warning you.

Once you have open ears and mind, you will really enjoy the sweet voice of Roussos, along with the cool arrangements Vangelis added in this compilation of nice short tracks, in which you will find some folk resemblances, actually Greek traditional folk can be found here, as well as that spicy psychedelia inherent in their music. The pop sound might be also evident in some songs, but believe me, this is a good pop.

Of course, I also prefer (by far) the proggy version of Aphrodite's Child, but I enjoy listening to beautiful songs such as "Rain and Tears", "It's Five o' Clock" or the amazing "Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall". If you would like to know a bit more about their early tunes, this compilation would be great, otherwise, please avoid it.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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