Greek Instrumental Theodorakis

Angelique Ionatos - Mia thalassa (Ionatos chante Theodorakis) (1994)

Angelique Ionatos - Mia thalassa (Ionatos chante Theodorakis) (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 20 | Scans | 49:14 | ~ 248 Mb & 124 Mb
Label: Auvidis France | Poetry: Dimitra Mandas | Genre: Folk songs, ballads

Angelique Ionatos is a greek singer, songwriter and guitarist who lives and works in France. She is inspired by poetry mostly Greek poets, her favorite being nobelist Odysseas Elytis. Her sensual and deep voice is by itself pure poetry. In this album Angelique sings in Greek, Mikis Theodorakis on the erotic poetry of Dimitra Mandas. Included you will find a nice booklet with photos and the lyrics in three languages. Simply a small and rare masterpiece.

Mikis Theodorakis & Manos Hadjidakis - Magic town (2006)  

Posted by Speedyclick at March 3, 2012
Mikis Theodorakis & Manos Hadjidakis - Magic town (2006)

Mikis Theodorakis & Manos Hadjidakis - Magic town (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 10 | Scans | 32:12 | ~ 125 Mb & 77 Mb
Label: EMI | First release: 1963 | 5% recovery record | Genre: Greek folk, world, soundtrack

One of the most beautiful greek albums ever recorded. Music and songs composed by Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis for the musical "Magic town" that was held the summer of 1963 in Athens. In this original release you will hear singers like Elsa Margariti and Niki Kampa together with the "classic" voice of Grigoris Bithikotsis. These female voices are rare and beautiful and not easily found. The legendary Giorgos Zambetas plays bouzouki. When Mikis and Manos meet the result can't be something less than a masterpiece. Enjoy a fresh lossless rip from a 2006 CD re-release.

Mikis Theodorakis - Directs Miki Theodoraki Vol 2 (2008)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Feb. 25, 2012
Mikis  Theodorakis - Directs Miki Theodoraki Vol 2 (2008)

Mikis Theodorakis - Directs Miki Theodoraki Vol 2 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 21 | Scans | 1:00:41 | ~ 420 Mb & 158 Mb
Label: Polydor | First release: 1971 | Original recordings | Genre: Greek folk songs

The second volume of the collector's series "Mikis Theodorakis directs Miki Theodoraki" with original recordings from the early song cycles of the legendary composer. In this album you will find recordings from "Romancero Gitano", "Songs for Andreas", "Mythology" and "18 Little Songs of my Bitter Country". The singers are, the young at 1971, Antonis Kaloyiannis and Maria Dimitriadi. Enjoy one more rare gem by Mikis Theodorakis.

Mikis Theodorakis - Zeimbekika (2CD, 2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Sept. 24, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - Zeimbekika (2CD, 2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Zeimbekika (2CD, 2011)
2CD EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 16 & 16 | ~ 850 Mb & 296 Mb | 2:03:09 | Full Scans
Label: Bestend AE | 5% recovery record | Genre: Greek folk songs, zeimbekika

Mikis Theodorakis has composed many great zeimbekika that are included in different song cycles. This nice compilation contains 32 songs selected from the huge Theodorakis' repertoire, all with the fascinating "zeimbekiko" rhythm. Enjoy a delightful album.

Mikis Theodorakis - District of angels (2011)  Music

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.

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

Posted by Speedyclick at June 12, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - Zorba the Greek (OST, 2011) [Repost]

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 & Giorgos Dalaras - Radar (2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at June 6, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis & Giorgos Dalaras - Radar (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis & Giorgos Dalaras - Radar (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 12 | ~ 338 Mb | 45:08 | Full Scans
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1981 ! Genre: Greek folk songs, bouzouki

A great Mikis Theodorakis' album from the mature period, with Giorgos Dalaras. The lyrics are of Kostas Tripolitis, a popular greek poet and lyricist. The arrangements are of Mikis Theodorakis, who directs the folk orchestra with two virtuosi bouzouki players, Kostas Papadopoulos and Lakis Karnezis. You will find a nice booklet scanned with archive photos from the recording.

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

Posted by Speedyclick at May 29, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - District "The Dream" (OST, 2011)

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 - Kariotakis with Vassilis Papakonstantinou (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Kariotakis with Vassilis Papakonstantinou (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 12 | ~ 281 Mb | 40:18 | Full 600dpi Scans
Label: ΕΜΙ| 5% recovery record | First release: 1984 | Genre: Rock ballads

A rare album of Mikis Theodorakis, released in 1984 with rock ballads, written on the poetry of Kostas Kariotakis, a famous greek poet. Theodorakis, invited Vassilis Papakonstantinou, a popular rock singer to interpret these ballads with his outstanding voice. You will know another side of the great composer. Enjoy an exceptional CD with a nice booklet full scanned.

Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at May 9, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - The Lyric Songs (live, 2011)

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.