RPM International is issuing Demis Roussos’ debut album On The Greek Side Of My Mind. The release
date is 24 September 2012.
Before Greece’s progressive rock legends Aphrodite’s Child
bowed out in 1972 with the double concept album 666, their singer Demis Roussos had already made his own, solo,
concept album, On The Greek Side Of My
Mind. He became an international star in 1973 with “Forever And Ever”, but 1971’s unsung On The Greek Side Of My Mind was where his solo career began.
Made in Paris with Aphrodite’s Child lyricist Boris Bergman
and the band’s drummer Lucas Sidéras, On
The Greek Side Of My Mind is the missing link between Aphrodite’s Child and
his solo success - even though it was made while Aphrodite’s Child were still going.
On The Greek Side Of
My Mind is a dramatic exploration of Demis Roussos’s roots, the legends of
his home country and the journey he was on, weaving the themes of Greek folk
into an orchestrated progressive pop that transports with its rich imagery. As
psychedelic as it was atmospheric, On The
Greek Side Of My Mind is essential to The Aphrodite’s Child jigsaw and
essential for any fan of Roussos.
Kieron Tyler contributes to MOJO magazine, the leading British music monthly. He also writes for The Arts Desk, the UK's first professional critical website and winner of the Best Specialist Journalism Site at the Online Media Awards 2012. He is The Arts Desk's reissue CDs editor.
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