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Mikis Theodorakis - Ballads (2011)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-06-27 06:16:03


Mikis Theodorakis - Ballads (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 9 | Scans | 40:38 | ~ 270 Mb & 108 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1975 | Genre: Greek ballads

A melodic work of Mikis Theodorakis with 9 tender songs on the poetry of the Cretan poet Manolis Anagnostakis, interpreted by the young voices of Margarita Zorbala and Petros Pandis. The second track (Old streets) is based on the awarded music that Theodorakis composed for the Sidney Lumet's movie, "Serpico" in 1973. Excellent arrangements by the composer, for a rich orchestra that combines the bouzouki sounds (played by two virtuosi) with the flavor of cellos and classical guitars. Enjoy Mikis Theodorakis in a great inspirational moment. You will find a booklet scanned, with photos from the recording.

Mikis Theodorakis - District "The Dream" (OST, 2011)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-05-29 16:38:50


Mikis Theodorakis - District "The Dream" (OST, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 10 | Scans | 24:58 | ~ 119 Mb & 81 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1960 | Greek folk music & songs, bouzouki, soundtrack

An early work of Mikis Theodorakis for the movie "District 'The Dream'" with wonderful instrumental bouzouki music and songs. Great part of the movie's score was used later (1964) by the composer for the multi-awarded american movie "Zorba the Greek", that made Theodorakis famous wolrdwide. Enjoy 2 songs by Grigoris Bithikotsis and 8 instrumentals in excellent arrangements by the composer. A small, less known, masterpiece of Mikis Theodorakis. Scanned booklet included.

Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-05-09 01:43:58


Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 16 | ~ 257 Mb | 38:09 | Complete Scans
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Recording: August 1977 | Genre: Greek ballads, world

The lyric side of Theodorakis, in a very important work, The Lyric Songs (Ta Lyrika). This rare album immortalizes a live concert, held in August 1977, on the hill of Lycabetus in Athens. You will have the opportunity to hear the composer himself, singing all the songs, backed by two female and one male voices. The arrangements are superb with a small orchestra of top musicians playing cello, classical guitar, piano, contra bass and percussions. Theodorakis, sings with his unique "stepping" style, giving a "rhythm" to all these sweet melodies. The contradiction between the melodic cello and the rhythmic way of Theodorakis is really captivating. A milestone in the Greek musical history.

Mikis Theodorakis - 18 Small Songs of the Bitter Homeland (with Giorgos Dalaras)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-05-01 01:30:39


Mikis Theodorakis - 18 Small Songs of the Bitter Homeland (with Giorgos Dalaras)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 18 | Scans | 41:22 | ~ 285 Mb & 118 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery | Release LP:1974, CD:2011 | Genre: Greek songs, bouzouki

A legendary album of Mikis Theodorakis, with 18 small songs written on the poetry of Yiannis Ritsos. These poems are emblems for the Greek people and all nations in the world who ever fought or still fight for their freedom. Poetry and music written during the period of the military junta despite the unbelievable difficulties for both Ritsos and Theodorakis. This recording is with Giorgos Dalaras, Anna Vissi and Chorus and a bunch of first class musicians. Whenever and wherever these songs were presented in public "the buildings were trembling" from the enthusiasm and the applause of the audience. Enjoy one of the most popular works of Mikis Theodorakis in lossless.

Iakovos Kolanian - Plays Mikis Theodorakis (Epitaph & Romancero Gitano) [2010]

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2012-03-13 22:21:31


Iakovos Kolanian - Plays Mikis Theodorakis (Epitaph & Romancero Gitano) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 15 | Scans | 53:42 | ~ 251 Mb & 134 Mb
Label: Legend Classics | Genre: Folk, instrumental, classic guitar

The outstanding Greek-Armenian guitarist vistuoso, Iakovos Kolanian, transcripted two early masterpieces of Mikis Theodorakis for classical guitar, and recorded his superb interpretations in this 2010 CD. Mikis (85 yo) was really touched by Kolanian's potentials of musical expression and technical maturity and expressed publicly his affection and thanks for the guitarist's love towards his work. Thirty five years after the great John Williams, enjoy another top guitarist's view for Epitaph, in the double role of the arranger and performer. An approach of rare beauty.

Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2012-02-21 02:23:57


Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 15 | Scans | 42:41 | ~ 241 Mb & 112 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | First release: 1974 | Genre: Vocal, folk, revolutionary songs

Great album of Mikis Theodorakis, hymn to the human rights and the fight for freedom. Songs written in the prisons, describing the tortures and humiliations of the political prisoners during the military junta for "disobedience to the instructions". The arangements are minimalistic, just voices, a guitar and a mandolin, to remind the way those songs were whispered and murmured by hundreds of prisoners. The voices: Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri, Maria Dimitriadi and Lakis Karalis. A soul-stirring work of Mikis, anthem for all human beings fighting for their rights. All those who dare to protest and disobey.

Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-06-20 00:41:35


Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 10 | Scans | 30:28 | ~ 122 Mb & 91 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1963 | Genre: Greek folk songs, bouzouki instrumentals

One of the best early works of Mikis Theodorakis. Songs and music for the theatrical play of 1963 "District of angels" (I gitonia ton aggelon) with Tzeni Karezi and Nikos Kourkoulos, two very popular Greek actors. In this CD is included the famous syrtaki "Settle your bed for two" (Strose to stroma sou gia dio), that was later used by Theodorakis, for the "Zorba dance". There are four songs with Karezi, Kourkoulos and the popular singer Yiannis Poulopoulos, and six wonderful bouzouki instrumentals played by the unique virtuoso Giorgos Zabetas. Enjoy a small masterpiece in a full remastered 2011 release.

Mikis Theodorakis - Zorba the Greek (OST, 2011) [Repost]

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-06-12 14:48:08


Mikis Theodorakis - Zorba the Greek (OST, 2011) [Repost]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 12 | Scans | 25:13 | ~ 145 Mb & 77 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1964 | Genre: Soundtrack, bouzouki, instrumentals

The original soundtrack of the legendary movie that made Mikis Theodorakis famous worldwide. Directed by Mihalis Kakoyiannis, on a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, with Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates in the main roles, remained unforgettable, mainly due to the popular "Zorba's dance" or "Syrtaki" that became the emblem of Greece and Mikis Theodorakis. You will find scanned a nice booklet with photos from the movie and the recording. Enjoy a great album, in a fresh lossless rip.

Mikis Theodorakis - Letters from Germany (2011)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-06-09 21:13:41


Mikis Theodorakis - Letters from Germany (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 14 | Scans | 36:46 | ~ 266 Mb & 95 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1975 | Genre: Greek folk songs

Songs written by Mikis Theodorakis with lyrics of Fontas Ladis. After the WWI and a destructive and painful civil war, a great number of Greeks emigrated to Germany as heavy industry and mine workers. These songs are dedicated to the problems and the pain of all the emigrants worldwide, through the letters they send to their beloved. Beautiful music by Theodorakis, arranged and directed by the great composer and orchestrator Thanos Mikroutsikos. The songs are interpreted by the expressive voices of Afroditi Manou, Antonis Kalogiannis and Yiannis Siris.

Mikis Theodorakis - In the East, with Stelios Kazantzidis & Haris Alexiou (2011)

Author: Speedyclick Date: 2011-05-24 06:22:49


Mikis Theodorakis - In the East, with Stelios Kazantzidis & Haris Alexiou (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 12 | ~ 294 Mb | 40:38 | Complete 600dpi Scans
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1974 | Genre: Greek folk songs

A great album of Mikis Theodorakis, released immediately after the fall of the military junta in Greece. Folk songs with main singer, the legendary Stelios Kazantzidis, a popular singer adored by all Greeks. With him, Haris Alexiou, also very popular. You will find a nice booklet scanned, with photos from the first 1974 recording. Enjoy.
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