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Aphrodite's Child


Symphonic Prog

3.93 | 481 ratings

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5 stars Absolutely perfect! Less than 5 * to this album is definitely unfair to this masterpiece. It was among the first progressive pieces (without having an idea of what prog-rock is) that I listened to some 7-8 years ago, and since I discovered this site I was wondering when this perfect group would be featured. Better late than never! I agree with the above 5* reviews, so I won't bother you describing the album song by song. Just a few remarks, especially for Ivan: 1. "Sahlep" is not an alcoholic drink, it is something like tea, indeed. Usually made with melting sahlep powder in hot milk. Where do I know? It's quite popular here in the middle east (I'm a turk!). Actually the interesting thing is that the editor (maybe Vangelis himself or whoever) mentioned the turkish name (greek name being saleppo...) on the cover, probably to hide what it actually means! Those who have no idea what I've been talking about for one paragraph, check "the 666 story page" in It's a valuable resource for this album, as well as other Aph.Ch. and Vangelis related records. I also suggest to check and see what other progressive records this talented musician has! (I'm not talking about jon and vangelis albums... check it yourself!) You may use the link given on the main Aph.Ch page on this site, and drop the tags! 2. Not so important, but the exact name of V is Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanassiou... (same sources!) 3. For some interesting trivia (like Vangelis drumming instead of sideras, and vocal dispension, such as sideras, not roussos singing on"the Beast" and "Break"!) see also engelen's site... Interestingly, almost no one had written reviews for the other albums of this group (it is abvious that there's no need, apart from this one!), and so did I check straight into this one as soon as I saw the group being featured... Well, this is also the first album I ever listened to from Aph.Ch, (next, I listened to the complete collection in a Vangelis mp3 collection, which made full discography...) I think so is everyone's... Anyway, I do think other albums need some attention (maybe not even half of this one deserves) too, and I will review one day. Welcome home, long lost brother! An absolute masterpiece! (Bryan, please listen to it once more, this time giving full attention... Check "all the seats were occupied", too. Four * reviewers should also consider their decisions once more, what does it lack!?!?!?) No less than ***** is accepted! Stands side by side with Close to the Edge, Relayer, In the Court of the Crimson King, Six Wives... , Selling England..., Brain Salad Surgery etc. etc....
Bilek | 5/5 |


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