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Best Greek Songs
     

Best Greek Songs

by Michalis Terzis
 

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Michalis Terzis stands as one of the foremost contemporary Greek composers on the scene, with perhaps only his forebear Mikis Theodorakis holding a higher slot in public regard. On this, his 12th international release, the focus is more on the vocalists chosen to surround him than on the compositions themselves. Backed by an orchestra and Terzis himself on piano,

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Michalis Terzis stands as one of the foremost contemporary Greek composers on the scene, with perhaps only his forebear Mikis Theodorakis holding a higher slot in public regard. On this, his 12th international release, the focus is more on the vocalists chosen to surround him than on the compositions themselves. Backed by an orchestra and Terzis himself on piano, various Greek notables make their way through the album. George Dalaras, a singer since the '70s (including a stint with Theodorakis), performs the opening number ably. The somewhat more contemporary Glykeria makes an appearance with a new composition and a breathy, almost Arabic delivery, and Dalaras returns, this time in an operatic-styled duet with Dimitra Galani. Glykeria makes another appearance, with an instrumental opening that could have come from a Greek Eagles cover band (think "Hotel California" on a bouzouki), and another drawn-out ballad comes courtesy of Galani. The firmly contemporary Cypriot superstar Anna Vissi contributes an uptempo piece, and Glykeria makes another appearance. The album plods along with ballad after ballad, many seemingly from the realm of film music, with little real excitement. Toward the end, however, a few gifts come to the listener courtesy of a couple of instrumental pieces led by Terzis' piano and a rare piece in which Terzis himself takes on the vocal duties, infusing just a touch of what might be Carlos Gardel's style into his delivery. For fans of Terzis, or indeed contemporary Greek vocal music, this one is likely a good pick. Others may wish to look for less mainstream acts or more exploratory singers (Kristi Stassinopolou being a good choice).

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
Label:
Arc Music
UPC:
0743037217026
catalogNumber:
2170

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Performance Credits

Michalis Terzis   Primary Artist
George Dalaras   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Baglama
Tassos Diakogiorgis   Santouri
Stelios Karydas   Acoustic Guitar
Christos Nikolopoulos   Bouzouki,Zourka
Anna Vissi   Vocals
Nikos Katsikis   Bouzouki,Baglama
Dimitra Galani   Vocals
Kyriakos Gouventas   Violin
Kostas Ganoselis   Piano,Conductor
Polys Pelelis   Bass
Panagiotis Kalantzopoulos   Classical Guitar

Technical Credits

Michalis Terzis   Liner Notes
Diz Heller   Liner Notes,translation
Ute Entwistle   translation
Kostas Ganoselis   Arranger
Christos Manolitsis   Engineer
Vangelis Koulouris   Engineer
Alex Stokes   Cover Design
Jeannine Blanpain   translation

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