This is "Made In Germany" release for export to the Netherlands of DEMIS ROUSSOS's - Greatest Hits which is a compilation album by the Greek singer and was released in 1973. The album contains some of his greatest hits, including: My Friend The Wind, Forever And Ever, Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye.
In the annals of music history, few names shine as brightly as Demis Roussos, the Greek singer with a voice that traverses time and space. One of the most remarkable moments in his illustrious career is encapsulated in the "Greatest Hits" 12" vinyl LP album, a masterpiece that echoes the soulful tunes of the early 1970s. This particular release, "Made In Germany" for export to the Netherlands, is a testament to the global appeal of Demis Roussos and the indelible mark he left on the world of music.
The Birth of a Legend:
Demis Roussos, born Artemios Ventouris Roussos on 15 June 1946, in Alexandria, Egypt, embarked on his musical journey at a young age. His remarkable voice, characterized by its deep resonance and emotional intensity, set him apart in the vibrant world of popular music. Roussos first gained international recognition as a member of the iconic band Aphrodite's Child, alongside Vangelis and Loukas Sideras. The band's progressive and psychedelic rock sound laid the foundation for Roussos's future success as a solo artist.
The Compilation Masterpiece - Greatest Hits:
Released in 1973, the "Greatest Hits" 12" vinyl LP stands as a testament to Demis Roussos's popularity and influence during this golden era of music. This compilation album carefully curates some of his most iconic tracks, providing listeners with a journey through the artist's evolving style and emotional depth.
Among the gems included in this compilation are timeless classics like "My Friend The Wind," a poetic ballad that showcases Roussos's ability to convey deep emotions through his rich baritone. The track is a testament to his roots, blending traditional Greek elements with a universal appeal that transcends borders.
"Forever And Ever," another highlight of the album, epitomizes the romantic essence of Roussos's music. With its soaring melodies and heartfelt lyrics, the song became an anthem for lovers around the world. The title track, "Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye," captures the melancholic beauty that became synonymous with Demis Roussos's signature sound.
The International Connection:
The "Made In Germany" designation on this particular release underlines the global allure of Demis Roussos's music. As a nod to the artist's widespread popularity, this export version allowed fans in the Netherlands to bask in the magic of his greatest hits. The decision to produce this compilation for international audiences speaks volumes about Roussos's transcendent appeal and the desire to share his music with the world.
Legacy and Impact:
Demis Roussos's "Greatest Hits" 12" vinyl LP is more than just a compilation; it is a time capsule, preserving the essence of an era and the brilliance of a singular artist. The album not only solidified Roussos's position as a global music icon but also left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans who continue to cherish his music to this day.
Philips – 6499 724, Philips – 6499 724 10
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1973 Made in Germany for Export to the Netherlands
Notes: "My Friend The Wind" was released in 1973 and reached no. 1 in the Netherlands and Belgium
Notes: "Forever And Ever" was released in 1973 and reached no. 1 in the Netherlands and Belgium
Notes: "Goodbye My Love, Goodbye"" was released in 1973 and reached no. 1 in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain.
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