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Di Efchon
Haris Alexiou
Di Efchon
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Haris Alexiou
Title: Di Efchon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ark 21
Original Release Date: 1/27/1998
Re-Release Date: 3/7/2000
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: World Dance, Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 618685000125

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Larry L. Looney | Austin, Texas USA | 06/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Haris Alexiou's voice is a marvel -- its power can pick you up and elevate you to breathtaking heights, then gently cradling you, bring you back to earth. Her range of emotion is impressive, as are the compositions and arrangements on this disc. 'DI EFCHON' translates as 'With blessings', and this talented Greek singer-songwriter is definitely adept at delivering blessings.The selections included here are firmly rooted in the Greek rebitika tradition -- songs of and for the people -- but the usual instruments are augmented by modern ones (electric guitars, keyboards, drums and bass), to great effect, without losing the unmistakable feel of Greek music. The musicianship and recording is first-rate throughout. There is a definite dramatic feel to many of these songs -- I am reminded here and there of the scope and intent of Kate Bush's work, if not the sound. I can easily picture video or film images to go with these songs -- something Kate pioneered (and excelled at) for female singer-songwriters.There are many wonderful artists working in Greek music -- it's a vital, living part of their culture. Haris Alexiou's work is a great place to begin your tour."
Haroula number 1
Mr. Paul Kiritsis | Melbourne, Australia | 11/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Greece's gem off course...Haris Alexiou is a living phenomenon having been Greece's leading artist in the past 3 decades...her voice is deep, throaty and extremely powerful...this album represents the pinnacle of her career and is one everybody should have in their cd not hesitate to buy! Her earlier work in the 70's and 80's is also awesome..the ballad "Ola Se Thimizoun" from the album "Ta Tragoudia Tis Haroulas" (1979) is one of the best greek ballads ever written...she has the best repertoire of songs from all the greek artists...she is an icon in Greece and will only solidify her position there in the next decade..."
The jewel in the field of music
Glenn D. Reuther | Virginia, USA | 08/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even though "Haroula" sings only in Greek (that I know of), she is a very memorable, and oft played part of my CD collection. What a beautiful spirit.

I first heard her music while on the island of Rhodes in 1993, and I have been searching for the owner of that voice for all these years. Now that I have found it again, I get to enjoy her beautiful, wonderful voice (closely placed with that of Mariella Nava from Italy), and beautiful songs, as well as remember how to read Greek, and learn some new vocabulary as I explore the lyrics ! (I'm not afraid to explore new worlds. I've been wanting to learn Greek for quite awhile; perfect avenue!)

I will be picking up some of her other music as I can. Xaris Alexiou is now a fixture in my collection, and a powerful musical influence.
"I'm so happy I found you after all these years, milady !Eucharisto polí,"
Glenn D. Reuther"