Best of Mikis Theodorakis

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Genre: Greek Folk, Mediterranean Traditions, Soundtracks | Label: Minos-EMI | # 7243 577286 2 1 | Time: 01:11:24

Mikis Theodorakis is legendary Greek composer, born in Chios, Greece on 29th July 1925. He has worked for the Greek as well as international music industry for the last 70 years, contributing close to a thousand songs along the way. He has mostly centered his compositions to 20th century classical Greek music, working in a wide setting of genres. In a career that has been marred by rich musical taste, he has worked in various dimensions of production such as symphonic works, chamber music, cantatas, hymns, operas, stage plays and film scores. His work, in addition to featuring classical Greek poems and literature, is also influenced by his political leanings and struggles which were shaped throughout his life.

V.A. - With the signature of Mikis Theodorakis (3CD, 2013)  

Posted by Speedyclick at June 9, 2013
V.A. - With the signature of Mikis Theodorakis (3CD, 2013)

V.A. - With the signature of Mikis Theodorakis (3CD, 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 45 | Scans | 2:23:38 | ~ 899 Mb & 363 Mb
Label: FM Records | 5% recovery | Folk, instrumental, soundtrack

A new 3CD collection with songs and music of the great Mikis Theodorakis. The first CD has well known tunes in recent instrumental versions played by a clarinette, a violin and a bouzouki virtuozi, the second has wonderful parts from soundtracks, while in the third CD you will hear the composer himself singing alone and with his muse, Maria Farandouri, from some rare live performances. A collector's item in lossless. Enjoy.

Mikis Theodorakis - The great songs (10CD, 2012)  

Posted by Speedyclick at April 30, 2012
Mikis Theodorakis - The great songs (10CD, 2012)

Mikis Theodorakis - The great songs (10CD, 2012)
10CD EAC Rips | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 200 | Scans | 11:08:21 | ~ 4,32 Gb & 1,81 Gb
Label: Bestend AE | Original recordings | Genre: Ballads, folk, world

From the most important greek composer a mega-collection with 200 great interpretations. A real collector's item with the superb melodies and rhythms of Mikis Theodorakis to celebrate the 1st of May. More than 11 hours of wonderful songs and music, with the best voices of the greek musical pantheon. A special gift for all my friends who like greek music of quality. From Mikis with love. Enjoy.

Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 21, 2012
Mikis Theodorakis - The songs of the fight (1992)

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)  

Posted by Speedyclick at June 20, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)

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.

Great Greek Composers - Mikis Theodorakis (1994)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Jan. 24, 2011
Great Greek Composers - Mikis Theodorakis (1994)

Great Greek Composers - Mikis Theodorakis (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 12 | Scans | 43:38 | ~ 258 Mb & 124 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Genre: Greek popular songs, world

A compilation of 12 great songs of Mikis Theodorakis, a top greek composer with international recognition. They are all early compositions of Theodorakis (60's and 70's) and are interpreted by some of the best greek singers and musicians of all time. Enjoy a fine selection, portraying the popular ('laiki' in greek) side of a musical genious.

Vassilis Papakonstantinou - Best Of (4CD, 2012)  

Posted by Speedyclick at March 16, 2012
Vassilis Papakonstantinou - Best Of (4CD, 2012)

Vassilis Papakonstantinou - Best Of (4CD, 2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 60 | Scans | 4:14:51 | ~ 1,7 Gb & 615 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Genre: Rock, pop, ballads

Vassilis Papakonstantinou is the most popular rock singer in Greece with a brillant career of more than 40 years. He has a very powerful and expressive voice and has interpreted with unique way songs of Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Loizos, Thanos Mikroutsikos and many other legendary greek composers. In his vast repertoire are included many renditions of well known international hits, to which his superb voice adds a new dimension. It this wonderful best-of collection you can enjoy hits like Lucio Battisti's "I giardini di Marzo" (CD1-11), Cockney Rebel's "Sebastian" (CD1-13), Jacques Brel's "Sur le port d' Amsterdam" (CD4-1) and more in Vassilis Papakonstantinou's unique way.
Iakovos Kolanian - Plays Mikis Theodorakis (Epitaph & Romancero Gitano) [2010]

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 - Directs Miki Theodoraki Vol 1 (2008)  

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 24, 2012
Mikis  Theodorakis - Directs Miki Theodoraki Vol 1 (2008)

Mikis Theodorakis - Directs Miki Theodoraki Vol 1 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 22 | Scans | 1:08:57 | ~ 440 Mb & 172 Mb
Label: Polydor | First release: 1971 | Original recordings | Genre: Greek folk songs

Excellent series with original songs of Mikis Theodorakis directed by the composer himself. This first volume, released in 1971, includes two cycles of songs, "The Folk Songs" and "Night of death". The songs are interpreted by two great artists at their first steps: Antonis Kaloyiannis and the unforgettable Maria Dimitriadi. Enjoy a marvellous album ripped in lossless from a remastered CD, released in 2008.
John Williams & Maria Farantouri - Songs of Freedom by Mikis Theodorakis (1996)

John Williams & Maria Farantouri - Songs of Freedom by Mikis Theodorakis (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 14 | Scans | 42:36 | ~ 211 Mb & 105 Mb
Label: Sony Music | 5% recovery record | First release: 1971 | Genre: Ballads, folk, instrumental, classical guitar

Very rare album with some outstanding performances of Mikis Theodorakis' songs and guitar pieces, played at the classical guitar by John Williams and the superb contralto voice of Mikis' muse, Maria Farandouri. Both the 1971 LP and the 1996 CD are out of print worldwide. Enjoy a real gem.