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Posted By : Designol | Date : 27 Jul 2015 20:01:12 | Comments : 2

Yanni - Ethnicity (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 235 Mb
Genre: New Age, World Fusion | Label: Virgin | # 7243 5 81516 0 2 | Time: 00:57:59

Though Yanni is widely known as one of the most popular purveyors of New Age music, there's actually quite a bit going on here. In addition to the Greek keyboard whiz's usual arching, romantic melodies there are a host of other musical elements present. ETHNICITY is an eclectic mix of the operatic (check out Michelle Amato's pipes on "For All Seasons" and "Almost a Whisper"), the electronic (the pulsing, almost Moroder-esque sequencers on "Play Time" and "Written on the Wind"), and the ancient (the chanting on "Tribal Dream," the timeless-sounding flute work that permeates the album). Keying in on the album's title, the closing tune "Jivaeri" is a traditional Greek ballad that touches on Yanni's personal roots while still remaining very much of a piece with the rest of this sonically diverse offering.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 29 Mar 2015 10:26:45 | Comments : 2

Savina Yannatou & Primavera En Salonico - Songs Of Thessaloniki (2015) {ECM 2398}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 450MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Greek Music, World Music, New Age

Savina Yannatou’s fourth ECM album is a dazzling evocation of her band’s hometown, plunging deep into its rich and complex history. Once known colloquially as the Jerusalem of the Balkans, Thessaloniki has been home to a host of cultures, religions and ethnic communities. Greeks, Jews, Turks, Bulgarians, Serbs, Armenians, Slav-Macedonians and Pontiac Greeks have shared the city’s diverse life. Yannatou gives all of them a voice, even casting an Irish song about Salonika into this multi-lingual programme, in which she shines as a unique interpreter and spokeswoman for the city’s ghosts. As ever, Primavera en Salonico are a delight, one of the most resourceful bands of any idiom, as they negotiate the inspired – and very varied - arrangements of Kostas Vomvolos.
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Posted By : Pisulik | Date : 01 Sep 2014 15:48:19 | Comments : 0

Nana Mouskouri - Happy Birthday Tour (2014)
Classical, Pop, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:53 | 180 MB
Label: Mercury (Universal Music) | Release Year: 2014

The wonderful Nana Mouskouri comes with its Happy Birthday Tour for six concerts in Germany and Austria, to celebrate together with their audience their continued for 50 years of success! With the classic White Rose of Athens Nana Mouskouri became overnight a celebrated star. With countless hits like Outside door songs that writes love and Good morning sunshine built it from their success and received more than 300 gold and platinum records. With more than 250 million CDs sold them is to Madonna the most successful female singer in the world. She worked together with other stars like Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones, and took great jazz albums in New York. As part of their Nana Mouskouri Happy Birthday Tour 2014, the Greek singer will present their greatest classics.
Posted By : Ebisu | Date : 06 Jun 2014 07:09:24 | Comments : 2

Melpomen - Ancient Greek Music (Conrad Steinmann) (2005)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 300 MB
Label: Harmonia mundi | Catalog N.: HMC905263 | TT: 55:58

The Western tendency to place melody at the center of musical experience has meant that the music of ancient Greece, which survives only in a few disjointed fragments of an imperfectly understood notation, has been written off for lost. But of course it's not lost. Greek instruments have come down to museum collections here and there, and many of the missing pieces related to their construction can be filled in by examining the numerous representations of instruments in Greek art. It is known on what occasions the Greeks sang; the works on this album form an imagined entertainment at a symposium, essentially a party with entertainment. It is known that their attitude toward music involved what Bruno Nettl has called the "athletic ideal" -- Greek music was virtuosic, and might have been structured in such a way as to allow players to compete with one another. It is known what the Greeks sang about; love and wine were common themes in song texts as well as in art.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 06 Apr 2014 22:31:25 | Comments : 1

Fotis Dimas - My most beautiful songs (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 15 | Scans | 44:43 | ~ 269 Mb & 112 Mb
Label: Philips | 5% recovery record | Pop, folk, ballads

Fotis Dimas was a greek singer who became very popular during the sixties. He had a beautiful "baritone" voice and was one of the famous representatives of the light ("elafro" in greek) genre of song, together with Yiannis Vogiatzis, Jenny Vanou, Alekos Pandas, Yiovanna and many more. He interpreted songs of Manos Hadjidakis, Giorgos Katsaros, Lykourgos Markeas and others, with a unique, expressive way. This rare "best-of" album, contains some of Fotis Dimas' greater hits. Enjoy an outstanding voice from the sixties.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 30 Mar 2014 19:20:34 | Comments : 0

Stamatis Spanoudakis - Successes with lyrics (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 14 | Scans | 55:00 | ~ 379 Mb & 137 Mb
Label: Real Media SA | 5% recovery record | New age, folk, ballads

Stamatis Spanoudakis is widely regarded as the most prolific Greek composer of his age. Versatile in his music for film, television, records and concerts, he uses a rich and original musical palette that conjures up different perceptions in the sphere of musical imagery. Till 1995, when he decided to concentrate only on instrumental music, he had worked with the most successful Greek singers, bringing out their “other side” by both composing the music and writing the lyrics for a large number of hit songs which are still very present today. This "best-of" collection showcases Spanoudakis' most beautiful "successes with lyrics" from the period 1970-1995. Enjoy a delightful parade of songs featuring a musical blend of new age music with elements of typical greek folk culture, perfomed by top greek singers.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 29 Mar 2014 16:12:06 | Comments : 2

Manos Hadjidakis - 100 songs: Original recordings from 1955-1972 (8CD Box, 2008)
EAC Rips | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 100 | Full Scans | 4:59:03 | ~ 1,8 Gb & 700 Mb
Label: Minos EMI | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Folk greek songs, soundtracks, bouzouki

Outstanding collection with 100 original songs and instrumentals from the early years of the legendary, multi-awarded greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. Packed in a deluxe 8cd-box release of 2008, and a nice booklet included with information on all songs and many rare photos. Among the 100 songs you will find rare recordings from film scores by Hadjidakis, great instrumentals and some renditions by famous non-greek artists and orchestras. Enjoy a unique journey of five hours to some of the most beautiful greek songs of all time.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 08 Feb 2014 17:38:43 | Comments : 0

Vicky Mosholiou - Colors from the youth: The original masters (2CD, 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 36 | Scans | 1:52:35 | ~ 640 Mb & 310 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Original masters | Greek folk songs, bouzouki

Vicky Mosholiou was one of the most famous greek female singers of all time. Many great composers wrote songs especially for Vicky Mosholiou like Stavros Xarhakos, Giorgos Zabetas, Yiannis Spanos and others. She had a unique, genuine, deep folk voice and she won the title of the "Great Lady of greek laiko song". From MINOS-EMI this is an outstanding collection of her top hits, compiled from the original master cuts. Enjoy some of the most beautiful greek folk songs ever recorded, in their original versions. A collector's item.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 28 Jan 2014 16:51:36 | Comments : 5

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM 2376}
Digital Download | FLAC tracks | M3U+MD5 | Digital Booklet (PDF) | 313MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Greek Folk

Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Recorded at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 12 Jan 2014 21:08:42 | Comments : 0

Jenny Vanou - Selftitled & Best of (2CD, 1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 24 | Scans | 1:10:02 | ~ 467 Mb & 176 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | World, greek folk

Jenny Vanou, one of the most powerful and expressive female voices of Greece, was very popular during the 60's and 70's by singing mainly a kind of folk ballads known as "light" (in greek elafra) songs. In these two albums, you will find 24 beautiful "elafra" songs of Jenny Vanou, written by famous greek composers like Mimis Plessas, Giorgos Katsaros, Kostas Klavas and many more. Enjoy.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 06 Oct 2013 07:26:22 | Comments : 7

Chorus & Mandolins - Tonight my guitar: Serenades of Eptanisa (2CD live, 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 25 | Scans | 1:49:33 | ~ 638 Mb & 277 Mb
Label : Dimokratikos Typos | 5% recovery record | World, folk, traditional, serenades

The greek "Eptanisa" island group at the Ionian Sea are famous for their romantic traditional serenades featuring choruses and mandolin groups. This beautiful album is a live recording of a performance-tribute to the Eptanisian music, given last April at the Badminton Theatre in Athens, by the mandolin orchestra and the chorus of the Union of Greeks from Eptanisa. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the romantic serenades from the Ionian Islands of Greece.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 13 Sep 2013 10:25:41 | Comments : 4

Stephan Micus - Athos: A Journey To The Holy Mountain (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 146 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: World Fusion, Ethnic, New Age, Neo-Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM 1551 523 292-2 | Time: 00:47:31

Athos is a 1994 album by Stephan Micus that was released on ECM. Based on a three-day visit to Mount Athos, in it Micus tries to capture his experiences with the Greek Orthodox liturgy he experienced in the monasteries there, framing it with pieces that evoke his emotions at going to and leaving the isolated peninsula. Between them he recreates the liturgical experience of the services during his stay, in six alternating pieces of night and day.
Posted By : matcque | Date : 06 Sep 2013 18:35:55 | Comments : 1

George Dalaras - At The High Windows (1975)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) + CUE +Log | Covers | 255 MB

'Sta Psila Ta Parathiria' is a classic collaboration of Stavros Kouyioumtzis and Giorgos Ntalaras, with a little help from Anna Vissi. A masterpiece.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 02 Sep 2013 15:45:09 | Comments : 4

Nana Mouskouri - Sings Manos Hadjidakis Vol 1 & 2 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 38 | Scans | 1:59:28 | ~ 713 Mb & 301 Mb
Label: Polygram | First releases: 1967, 1972 | 5% recovery record | World, folk, ballads

In 1958 Manos "discovered" Nana and was impressed by her angelic voice. He then wrote a song for her and Nana Mouskouri won the first prize at Salonica's Song Festival and started to be known. She is the "ideal interpreter" of Hadjidakis' songs. In 1967 the first LP "Nana Mouskouri sings Manos Hadjidakis" was released, and became a best seller. The album was a masterpiece. Nana recorded many songs of Hadjidakis that became known worldwide through her hundreds of albums. These 2 CD released in 1994, contain 38 legendary songs of Manos with the charismatic greek singer. Enjoy a fascinating musical experience.
Posted By : Speedyclick | Date : 20 Aug 2013 19:10:34 | Comments : 3

Mikis Theodorakis - Spiritual march & Oedipus Rex (live, 1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 11 | Scans | 46:46 | ~ 253 Mb & 116 Mb
Label: Polygram | 5% recovery record | First release: 1974 | Folk oratorio for voice, chorus and orchestra

Live recording of two Mikis Theodorakis' works for symphonic orchestra, folk and tenor voices and chorus. The poet Angelos Sikelianos wrote "Spiritual march" and Mikis composed a folk oratorio. The London Symphonic Orchestra is conducted by the composer and the voices are Maria Farandouri, Antonis Kaloyiannis and tenor Yiannis Theoharis. With the participation of New Opera Chorus and GWALIA men chorus. The Ode for Symphonic Orchestra "Oedipus Rex (Tyrannos)", inspired from the homonymous Sophocles' tragedy, is recorded in the three last tracks. Enjoy a rare Theodorakis' album.