a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou
While touring with Aphrodite's Child, Dimitri forms a one-time collaboration as the group "Eros" together with Lucas Sideras, Harris Chalkitis, and Lakis Vlavianos to release the single "Rain Train / I can see it" in1971. After Aphrodite's Child breaks up, Dimitri co-writes the song "And I cry" for Lucas Sideras' first solo album "One day" (1972).
Ready for an international solo career, his first single "Pour Soul/Muscle hands" is an instant success and reaches the first place in the French charts! While in France, Dimitri records and releases eleven singles, two of which are confirmed to have Vangelis' input. While the first single "Sing all you can / The Land" has Vangelis' musical direction, the second single contains a new composition by Vangelis, "Pretty One". According to Dimitri, Vangelis also plays a piano part on the song "Rolly Miss Rolly". Also playing with Dimitri and Vangelis on all of these songs (except "Pretty One") is the Greek band "Socrates", with whom Vangelis would produce their solo album "Phos" one year later...
After his success in France, Dimitri returns to Greece to pursue a second solo career, continued for ten years in the United States from 1983. After returning to Greece again in 1993 Dimitri occasionally travels back and forth to the United States. Nowadays Dimitri lives and works on the Greek island of Rhodes, where even today he still composes and performs his music while preparing his next album...
Tracklist and Credits
"Pretty One" composed by V. Papathanassiou.
"Sing All You Can / The
Both singles are pretty hard to find!