Tribulation - Aphrodites Child - 666 (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Guzzling wah-wah and cyclonic imposing effects turn this inferno of a track into a frenzied, yet extremely tight, celebration, the band perfectly in-step and in unison. This is possibly the best and most accomplished tune on the entire album, one that everyone seems to remember vividly. A bass drum that sounds like the trap door on Hades being slammed shut, and dawdling cascading basslines stir up the sense of an eerie dark presence lingering in the air.

More biblical text about the cataclysmic turn of events that plunge the world into a doomsday wasteland is read out in a dry cheerless and resigned manner —. How much longer will we suffer from thirst? Not your average rock lyrics content of the time, especially with glam rock on the turn. A cross between Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Tribulation - Aphrodites Child - 666 (Vinylswathes of effortlessly seraph kissed arching guitar and serene dream like backing, work their magic, Koulouris bending and straining notes over an ephemeral horizon.

After an initial build up Forst enters the frame carrying on from where he left off on from the last songs narration, though in a strange mogadon induced slurred state.

Lyrics again conjure up a sorrowful tale of lost souls converging at a single spot to ash for some kind of forgiveness and answers, the narrator gives the impression that their prayers will soon be answered —. Strident prowling bass notes are lost in a grieving haze as this unsettling brief interlude indolently creeps along.

Hi-octane jamming begins, as the guitars battle it out, knocking around a wah-wah pedal just for the hell of it. Mischievous vocals from Sideras trip over a melodic saunter which somewhat pokes a jeering finger at the monstrous protagonist.

Sounding like some Martian dialect or arcane language, our perpetrator announces forth his wise words, which translate as —. Seven trumpets The threatening anger! This apt moment in time, chimes with the sentiment of the hypnotic groove found in this tome, as Forst pontificates more passages from Revelations —. A swirling and whirling Mediterranean cyclone brings in resonating cathartic choral voices that wash over a demonic tub-thumping beat, which make this sound more like a wake then a celebration.

Sideras launches his foot through the kick-drum, as though enacting the cutting out of some poor souls pounding heart. To all intents and purposes it sounds like Papas is in the deep throes of an indulgent and celestial orgasm, as Album) breathes heavily a animalistic chant repeatedly over a timpani drum, building, climaxing then tiredly switching between emotions.

Thankfully for us we got the 5-minute version, as the original 18 plus minutes might have just proved a tad hard going. The air of despondent gloom is swept away by a slice of optimistic abandon. The final act is upon us, as we slip on side four of this major magnum opus. The entire album up until this moment is reprised and fed into the vast sprawling cacophony, mixed in an often noisy and intruding fashion, that is sometimes radically alarming.

Albums such as this arrive sparingly through time. Sometimes egos need reining in, but this time it was overdue a cutting loose. A pop group taking on the apocalypse? They should be commended and held aloft on our shoulders, carried through the streets in triumphant celebration. If you happen to be in the Greek capital on March 29th, the band will perform their first headline show at the Trianon Cinema.

You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint. VERY GOOD: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches.

What struck me is, with a few exceptions, how listenable it is - especially for an album with so many talky bits. It reminds me of being in your favourite bookstore and hearing a classical or jazz album overhead and thinking, "This isn't what I normally listen to, but I l ike this.

The album all flows together, so I had to really pay attention to the track listing to point out favourite parts. Four Horseman is the closest it gets to a traditional song, lyrical content, notwithstanding. Seven Bowls has some nice "Gilmourian" guitar and acid freakout Do It could be a rave smash. Ultimately, I have a hard time humming a tune off it the moment the music stops, but the album is totally immersive and beautiful while it plays. Happs Richards: Wow, not sure what just happened there, but I kind of liked it although I did wonder at one point of self isolation and paint fumes were getting to me!

Dave Hinsley: Wow, that's a strange album! I suspect it would benefit from LP, some mind altering assistance! Iain Macaulay: So, short review. Brilliant musicianship. Great song craft.

Interesting arrangements. Very strange in its delivery. But on the whole a very interesting listen, and you have to listen to it. I did listen, three times. The first time in stages, the second and third, all the way through in one go. Which was quite a feat of endurance. I enjoyed it, while it was on. Not one little bit in detail. And, unfortunately, that kind of sums it up for me.

Nice while it lasted but Like all those, it is an awesome piece in the real sense of inspiring awe to the listener deeply rooted in its time. A lot of it still works today, but not all of it, and all the forward looking and outlandish ideas have been developed and packaged a lot better by many others that followed. In we have an even broader spectrum of ideas and experiments, contributing to a richer musical experience in fact, but what is missing is the equivalent of Lemmy: someone capable to provide a coherent backdrop to keep it all together.

Setting aside the weird and wonderful infinity symbol and probably the whole second disc which is the part that works less for me, contains moments of pure genius, like the LP The Lamb, The Seventh Seal and Aegian Sea : three beautiful and timeless pieces.

But the real stand out moment, the piece I will certainly go back to from time to time is the infectious The Four Horsemen. Chris Nirvana: Purely incredible. It is really a pity that, although both Vangelis Papathanasiou and Demis Roussos are very famous in Greece, this particular album was never recognised in their country as much as it should have been. To be honest, the record might sound a little exhausting at some points, but it is indeed a prog masterpiece. Shane Reho: I've been meaning to check this out for some time now.

This is one crazy listen, but it's a great one. Easy to see why it was never commercially successful, nothing on it sounds like it would work outside of the context of the album, and a lot of it is either too crazy or too interesting to be on the radio. That's a good thing though. I think I'll be revisiting this quite a bit.

Or is it just me — Horsemen has been directly sampled several times, but this broadly reminiscent bit by Perry Farrell never gets mentioned. As such it sounds more like the soundscape for a stage show than a rock album in its own right and as others have noted, few of the tracks stand out as individual works.

Ofis No difference. Seven Trumpets There is no fade-out or overlapping of this track into the next track, "Altamont", on the Greek issue. Altamont On the Greek issue, "Altamont" starts with the spoken phrase, "This is the sight we had one day up on the high mountain", then the music starts. There is no fade out or overlapping into the next track, "The Wedding of the Lamb". Indeed, the ending of "Altamont" is extended and more defined, with continued singing and instrumentation, with a very distinct ending.

The Wedding of the Lamb The Greek issue has an extended fade-in to begin the track. The Capture of the Beast No difference. The version is extended. When Vangelis begins his playful piano solo after the minute mark, there is no overlapping of "The System", and the solo is heard clearly, plus it is extended! Better yet, the ending of the track is also extended: more Vangelis piano, more Koulouris guitar, more repeating of the horn section, and finally, the piano playing goes crazy, the crowd cheers like mad, and then "The System" is reprised, much more sinister sounding at the end!!!!

All the Seats Were Occupied No difference. Break The exclamation of "Do It" is missing from the Greek issue. And I found out that last year, a white label test pressing of a German LP ended up in the hands of a fellow collector a single disc version with some of the tracksand Tribulation - Aphrodites Child - 666 (Vinyl also contained these same track variations on the Album) that did appear on it "The System", "Altamont", "Loud, Loud, Loud", "The Four Horsemen", "The Battle of the Locust".

So there you have it! It took a while to compare, but it was well worth it! Now, the only thing I have left to say on this matter is to the folks at Universal. How difficult could it be to issue this on CD in Greece so the rest of the world can hear it? If you have some information that you want to share in this forum, please write to me!

I am always happy to talk with other collectors and expand on our knowledge about Vangelis! To read the last issue of The Researcherjust click here!!! Best viewed with Internet Explorer, x resolution. The Researcher. If you have found some new discovery, or there is a new Vangelis related release in your country, please write to me. Issue 2. The System. The Greek issue has clearer timpani percussion at the end of the track.

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Home About Adv. Favourite auctions Favourite searches. Mar 17, Sold Date. Mar 10, Start Date. Great Britain Country Of Seller. Setting aside the weird and wonderful infinity symbol and probably the whole second disc which is the part that works less for me, contains moments of pure genius, like the sequence The Lamb, The Seventh Seal and Aegian Sea : three beautiful and timeless pieces.

But the real stand out moment, the piece I will certainly go back to from time to time is the infectious The Four Horsemen. Chris Nirvana: Purely incredible. It is really a pity that, although both Vangelis Papathanasiou and Demis Roussos are very famous in Greece, this particular album was never recognised in their country as much as it should have been.

To be honest, the record might sound a little exhausting at some points, but it is indeed a prog masterpiece. Shane Reho: I've been meaning to check this out for some time now. This is one crazy listen, but it's a great one. Easy to see why it was never commercially successful, nothing on it sounds like it would work outside of the context of the album, and a lot of it is either too crazy or too interesting to be on the radio.

That's a good thing though. I think I'll be revisiting this quite a bit. Or is it just me — Horsemen has been directly sampled several times, but this broadly reminiscent bit by Perry Farrell never gets mentioned. As such it sounds more like the soundscape for a stage show than a rock album in its own right and as Tribulation - Aphrodites Child - 666 (Vinyl have noted, few of the tracks stand out as individual works.

After a brief intro, the album bursts into life with Babylon LP, a high energy psychedelic rock song with an open Pete Townsendy riff, a driving bass line and horns. Loud Loud Loud is a largely spoken word hippy poem, with a simple piano refrain and chorus. The Four Horsemen starts with Demis Roussos singing in restrained tones before it steps up into a groovyguitar led psych rock number.

The Lamb is a largely instrumental track with a distinctly eastern Mediterranean flavour that blends into The Seventh Seal and Album) Aegean Sea - where we can really hear where Vangelis is going to take his career next with his soundscapes rolling behind the guitars and soft, repetitive vocals. The rest of disc one is made up of shorter largely instrumental tracks including the short but excellent guitar wig outs Battle Of The Locusts and Do It.

Disc two is still impressive but less engaging. Altamont is the stand-out with its spoken word evocation of hippy culture. Infinity goes on a bit — though apparently this is the edited version and All the Seats Were Taken is a montage of the highlights from the album.

In this modern world I would have said it was difficult to carve out 80 minutes just to concentrate on listening to an album — but with large parts of the world now LP lockdown maybe this is no longer the case. Carl Black: This was a bit of a surprise for me. Never heard of them or any of their tracks.

Overall its a bit patchy. As most double albums are. This could have been condensed down to a good 40 minute album without losing its strangeness or identity.

When it hits, it's straight between the eyes. Four Horseman and Do It are Bangers in a sea of wired. Most of the short songs come and go, a lot of them unnecessary. Album) wedding of the lamb is hypnotic and emulsive. What the hell is Infinity about? Concept or no concept, that should belong on the cutting room floor, surely? The first eight minutes of All the Seats Were Occupied is fantastic, it goes a bit strange and then comes back. Cut out the muddle bit and you've got a truly iconic song.

As it is it gets spoiled by over indulgence, which is a real shame. Its bang in the middle of 6 and a 7. Which way should I go? Michael Baryshnikov: I used to torture my neighbours by Infinity back in the day. First time they heard it they called police. Playing the group's and song's we were spoon fed and have all heard a bazillion times by now. I now spend much of my time searching for the music I missed. When I first heard this some years ago I wonder why I had never heard this before.

To me that was just a sad guideline to have. Roland Bearne: I actually can't get through this. Some stellar musicianship. The unselfconscious pomposity of the spoken word sections just makes me think of Viv Stanshall and made me laugh out loud.

What a load of kaftan wearing twaddle. Sorry, I'm usually more lucid, but no. Not this time. He wondered if any of the new remasters ofespecially the Japanese CD, contained longer versions of certain songs that he remembers hearing on an old LP he has. Longer versions? Come on, wouldn't we all know about this if that were true? To make this more interesting, he tells me that the record he has is made in Greece.

Okay, now I got you! I have two Greek pressings sitting on my shelf, maybe for 10 years or more!!!! We will settle this right away In Greece, as far as I can tell, the record has been released twice. The first time was in and the second in the 90s. It has never been released there on the famous white Vertigo swirl inner label, only on the Roger Dean Vertigo spaceship label. So, I grab my original '74 issue and head for the turntable. In his letter, he told me to listen to "The Battle of the Locust because Angel Koulouris really lets it rip on his guitar!

Now, I know that he plays an amazing solo on that second track. So I listen, and afterI am in total shock. What did I just hear? Oh boy, a new discovery!!! Well, new to me but not new to my friend and not new to other Greeks! But nobody ever talked about this!!! How can it be? So I have now done an exhaustive comparison of the two albums, track by track, and there are some very interesting differences between the Greek version and the versions everywhere else yes, I listened to all the copies I had from everywhere else Here's the breakdown based on my own timings and not simply following what was printed on the labels:.

Babylon The crowd goes mad for an extra 10 seconds at the end of the track on the Greek issue! The Four Horsemen As there was no fade-in from the previous track, the introduction is clearer and longer on the Greek version.

Again, there is no fade-out or overlapping effects into the next track, "The Lamb". The Lamb A clear introduction to the track, extending by a few seconds, on the Greek version. The Seventh Seal No difference.

Aegian Sea No difference. Seven Bowls No difference. The Wakening Beast No difference. Lament No difference. The Marching Beast No difference. The Battle of the Locust Unbelievable, two additional stanzas of Angel Koulouris riffing on his guitar like Hendrix on the Greek issue!

Plus, there is more awesome percussion by Lucas Sideras. This version totally rocks and it is a shame that Koulouris' solo is cut back everywhere else in the world! This track has always been a stand-out for many fans.

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8 thoughts on “Tribulation - Aphrodites Child - 666 (Vinyl, LP, Album)

  1. 2 x Vinyl LP, Album Germany A1 - The System A2 - Babylon A3 - Loud, Loud, Loud A4 - The Four Horsemen A5 - The Lamb A6 - The Seventh Seal B1 - Aegian Sea B2 - Seven Bowls B3 - The Wakening Beast B4 - Lament B5 - The Marching Beast B6 - The Battle Of The Locusts B7 - Do It B8 - Tribulation B9 - The Beast B10 - Ofis C1 - Seven Trumpets/5().

  2. Mar 03,  · "" is the double lp album, third and final album released by the Greek prog rock band "Aphrodite's Child" with Vangelis and Demis blueskyservices.biz page has quality photos of album covers, record label and detailed description.

  3. Aphrodite's Child - Six Six Six Japanese 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album) Tracklisting / Additional Info: Record One: 1. The System 2. Babylon 3. Loud, Loud, Loud 4. The Four Horsemen 5. The Lamb 6. The Seventh Seal 7. Aegian Sea 8. Seven Bowls 9. The Wakening Beast Lament The Marching Beast The Battle Of The Locusts Do.

  4. Feb 04,  · Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Country: Greece Released: / 80's Genre: Rock Style: Prog Rock Tracklist A1 The System A2 Babylon A3 Loud, Loud, Loud A4 The Four Horsemen A5 The Lamb A6 The Seventh Seal B1 Aegian Sea B2 Seven Bowls B3 The Wakening Beast B4 Lament B5 The Marching Beast B6 The Battle Of The Locusts B7 Do It B8 Tribulation.

  5. Mar 29,  · Papathanassíou (Vangelis) founded Aphrodite's Child with Demis Roussos, Loukas Sideras, and Anargyros "Silver" Koulouris. After four years and two albums, was the last album the group produced. is a progressive rock concept album created by Vangelis and film director Costas Ferris, who served as the project's lyricist.

  6. by Aphrodite's Child on LP. Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental. Available online. Close. Shop; the album is the most critically acclaimed Aphrodite's Child album. It was also the group's last album, due to internal tensions during the recording process and a conflict with the record company. Aphrodite's Child - [The.

  7. Oct 03,  · Released in , , was a double album by the greek band Aphrodite´s Child. was Vangelis’ concept, created with an outside lyricist, Costas blueskyservices.biz music itself was an impressive display of Vangelis compositional abilities, combining psychedelic and progressive rock with ethnic instruments, choral chanting, recitations, and very advanced use of synthesizers and keyboards for .

  8. There is 1 item in your cart. Total products. Total shipping Add Item. Total. Continue shopping Proceed to checkout Shipping, Pack & Handling: $ First LPc Each Additional LP. > Rock >Psychedelic Rock >Aphrodites Child >Aphrodites Child - Vinyl LP Record For blueskyservices.biz: Plain Sleeve.

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