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Aphrodite's Child


Symphonic Prog

3.90 | 444 ratings

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3 stars '666' was a Vangelis concept and by the time they completed this recording no band member was talking to anyone. Big huffs all around by the looks of things.

However, apparently this sold... and I've got sources here... 20 million copies!!! Crumbs almighty! I find that hard to believe.

It certainly has a wide array of unorthodox instruments and certain moments of sheer beauty, for example 'Aegian Sea'. However the preceding track has some very camp sounding vocals by some guy named John Forst which gives me the 'heebie jeebies'. Maybe it's lost in translation?

I'm probably being a bit hard on '666'. it's actually a pretty good, experimental and unusual album. Forget the fact that it's some a fat bloke dressed in a tent in the form of Demis Roussos on bass looking like Jabba the Hutt. This is actually better than I remembered.

'The Beast' is downright hilarious - sounding like an excerpt from an episode of 'The Goodies' sung by Bill Oddie. (English 70's sitcom).

One thing's for sure - it's a loud album with everyone punching as hard as they can to be heard above everyone else. '666' is goofy album which is light hearted with a serious undertone at the same time. Taking a few steps forward the track 'Infinity' turns this album upside down big style... What the??? A really mental vocal performance by Irene Papas makes this the strangest song on '666' and the track most talked about by reviewers.

'All The Seats Were Occupied' - the longest track, gets a bit mental. It's wacky and downright strange and full of acid fueled instrumentalism..

It's a pity Aphrodite's Child split after this as they could have produced some really wonderful music as evidenced by this album.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |


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