Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Troubadour From Greece
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
An absolute MUST !
Pieter U. Hendriks | Voorburg Netherlands | 11/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Newtime fans or longtime admirers of this great artist who don't know this album yet shouldn't hesitate another second but buy it immediately! do not be fooled by the tacky title, the cheap look, the mistakes on the cover or the low prize. This is an absolute gem! apart from the inevitable Zorba track this album consists of a recording made in 1966 when Theodorakis was on tour in Europe. I am not sure but I believe the recording took place in Holland or Belgium, eitherway it sounds fantastic. Nine of the songs are sung by Maria Farantouri, then still a teenager who brings youthfull freshness as well as a timeless emotional depth to the music. Listen to her singing Sto Perigiali, tou Mikrou Voria, Rodostamo and especially Aprilis. You wont find a more beautiful rendition of that song anywhere (or the others for that matter). Yorgos Kapernaros is convincing in his 3 uptempo songs. The ensemble features Yiannis Didilis on piano and Lakis Karnezis and Costas Papdopoulos as bouzouki soloists who add extra appeal to this album with brilliant and inventive playing. Theodorakis himself is conducting. I have been listening to this album for over 30 years now and it honestly hasn't bored me once. Be warned that it is the exact same cd as "Portrait of" or "Portrait of Theodorakis Mikis""