F: Who? No, but, see, Vangelis was the main man behind Aphrodite's Child! And, you will never guess in a million years who the main vocalist was! F: It was only Demis bloody Roussos.
Remember him, had a couple of pop hits in the 70s, big bloke, looked like he was wearing a frock and sung like somebody had got his nuts in a vice? Friend breaks into a rendition of Forever and Ever which consists of a high pitch keening coupled with supposed Greek accented English the combined effect making it sound like like Demis Roussos was, in fact, an asthmatic from Aberystwyth.
Progressive in every sense of the word. Jonathan Novajosky: To say this album is a bit out there is a huge understatement, but maybe I need a little weird to spice up these days of quarantine. Double albums can be a double-edged sword for me.
They run the age old risk of trying to force quantity over quality The River , I'm looking at you , but if done right, can be pure masterpieces Out Of The Blue.
Most of the songs are pretty short and so odd that I was never bored with it, but there were not many I particularly loved. I had no idea Vangelis was in a band — I love his soundtrack for Blade Runner. Some of the chanting and crowd noises give a few tracks a nice energetic feel; and these ones I gravitated towards.
Others were downright annoying like Seven Bowls and the unbearable Infinity , which is just horrendous. Hard pass. I don't know if I will ever go back to this one, but for now it at least provided some entertainment. John A Navarro: Got this on vinyl way back when released, still sounds fantastic. I freaked my parents out then, now I freak out the great grandkids of my parents. Billy Master: Never paid much attention to this. Just given it a good Spotifying, and I will be purchasing a copy.
Totally bonkers. Zappa, the Who, Krautrock, Viv Stanshall. What a wacky combination. You would be hard pushed to find anything as experimental and innovative as this nowadays. Mike Knoop: In a bar somewhere; Tarkus, S. Aphrodite's Child winks at Space Ritual and says, "Hold my beer. I think I first read about this record in some "weirdest albums" list and certainly qualifies.
Pepper horns, crowd noise, choirs, and spoken word - and that's all in the first five minutes. What struck me is, with a few exceptions, how listenable it is - especially for an album with so many talky bits. Vangelis lyrics home - Vangelis collaborations lyrics - Aphrodite's Child lyrics.
The Four Horsemen. The Seventh Seal. All The Seats Were Occupied. We got the System, to fuck the System! Fallen fallen fallen is Babylon the great!
Space is getting bounded, time is getting late! Masters fall and wonder, people rise and wait Fallen fallen fallen is Babylon the great! You don't need a coin, I don't have to shine We don't know the reason But I need you madly and you need me too and we need each other The day the walls of the citys will crumble away uncovering our naked souls, we'll all start singing, shouting, screaming loud, loud, loud, loud The day the circus horses will stop turning around, running fast through the green valleys, we'll sing and cry and shout loud, loud, loud, loud The day the cars will lay in heaps their wheels turning in vain, we'll run along the empty highways shouting, screaming, singing loud, loud, loud, loud The day young boys will stop becoming soldiers,.
And when the lamb opened the first seal, I saw the first Horse. The Horseman held a bow Now when the lamb opened the second seal, I saw the second Horse The Horseman held his sword The leading horse is white the second horse is red the third one is a black, the last one is a green The leading horse is white the second horse is red the third one is a black, the last one is a green And when the lamb opened the third seal, I saw the third Horse.
The Horseman had a balance. It was also the group's last album, due to internal tensions during the recording process and conflict with the record company. By the time it was released, the band had already disbanded and its members begun working on solo projects.
The concept for was created by Vangelis and film director Costas Ferris , who served as the project's lyricist. Ferris cited as influences the nonlinear narrative style of films Intolerance , Rashomon , Citizen Kane and The Killing , as well as the Beatles ' Sgt. The band commenced work on the album at the Europa Sonor studio in Paris in late They took just over three months to record it and finished in early Engineer Roger Roche reported that they enjoyed playing together but would not speak to each other after they finished a take.
I realised that I couldn't follow the commercial way anymore, it was very boring. Giorgio Gomelsky , in France at the time due to his work with Magma and Gong , made several contributions to the album and by his own description served as "a sort of 'acting producer'".
Accordingly, on the album sleeve, he is credited as "passing by". Ferris credited him with suggesting the album's final title and working on its sleeve. During this period, the band drifted apart. Sideras began work on his own solo album, One Day , which featured arrangements by Koulouris. Eventually, Mercury agreed to release on its progressive rock subsidiary Vertigo Records in June Vertigo also released a single vinyl edition of the album in Brazil, titled Break and leaving out most of the album's instrumental songs.
Wedding of the Lamb Capture of the Beast Infinity Hic and Nunc All the Seats Were Occupi This unique album by Aphrodite's Child is a cult collector's favorite.
Oxford Circle. Steve Hackett. Beggars Opera. Aphrodite's Child. Jimi Hendrix. Dream Theater. Alan Parsons. The Four Horsemen. The Lamb. The Seventh Seal. Aegian Sea. Seven Bowls. The Wakening Beast.
The Marching Beast. The Battle of the Locusts. Do It.
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