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An Evening With Belafonte /Mouskouri
Harry Belafonte & Nana Mouskouri
An Evening With Belafonte /Mouskouri
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Full title - An Evening With Belafonte/Mouskouri. French reissue of 1966 album featuring ten duets between the world music stars. BMG. 2003.

      

CD Details

All Artists: Harry Belafonte & Nana Mouskouri
Title: An Evening With Belafonte /Mouskouri
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 2/14/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Calypso, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 738476101821

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Album Description
Full title - An Evening With Belafonte/Mouskouri. French reissue of 1966 album featuring ten duets between the world music stars. BMG. 2003.

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Two classic artists together.
Colby Dyer | Thompson OH USA | 03/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my hotel in Paris circa 1970 I heard a great duet, Mouskouri (whom I hadn't heard of yet)and Belafonte. I caught a few bars on my Dictaphone and that evening the clerk at a record store on the Camps Elyses identified the album for me. I wore out my vinyl over the years and was pleased to find it on CD. If you are thirsty...great marriage of voices!"
Reel to Reel Revisited
R. Culp | Atlanta | 08/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved the original in reel to reel about 40 some years ago. the different style for Harry was what first drew me. The inclusion of Nana, and all in another language, make this a CD to quietly enjoy. I loved the passion and feeling in each selection."
A little gem
blackjemcat | Newport, S Wales | 05/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A little gem

This album will appeal to all fans of Nana Mouskouri's early recordings. She recorded this album with Harry Belafonte as a result of their successful college tours of the United States and Canada. All of the songs will be known by Nana's fans. The songs are shared between Nana and Harry. They sing two together and four each individually. The songs are named in English with the anglicised Greek name underneath. Eight are compositions by the great Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis who, along with Nana, created a whole new body of contemporary music based on Greek folklore.
It is interesting to compare, for example, the track entitled "Dream", (otherwise better known as Odos Oniron) with Nana's subsequent recordings of this song, especially the live recording on the album "Recital 70" at the Olympia, Paris. It is one of my favourite Hadjidakis compositions that Nana sings, and this arrangement is accompanied by sizzling bouzouki strings. Nana's excellent accompanist is George Petsilas, her former husband.

I like Nana Mouskouri's voice above that of Harry Belafonte's, because I've always been a Nana fan, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate Harry's singing here. The song "If you are thirsty" is one of the two duets on the album and is really beautiful to listen to.
If you are a fan of Nana Mouskouri then you'll want to own this album - I've had it for years as an LP (but only in Mono) so it was nice to hear it in stereo at last.
This is my first ever attempt at a review so I hope it will be helpful. I could have said more about some of the other songs and the different versions available on later albums by Nana Mouskouri, but thought I'd leave it at this.
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