The last time Vangelis and Demis Roussos worked together on an album they
decided to collect a set of songs from the old days. Their effort for Reflection
is by some regarded as their worst cooperation ever, the songs sounding kind of
cheesy. Fortunately there are also people who enjoy listening to this, so you
better find out for yourself !
- When a man loves a woman
- Stand by me
- Love me tender
- The great pretender
- Stormy weather
- I almost lost my mind
- Marie Jolie
- Smoke gets in your eyes
- As time goes by
Vangelis is credited for producing and arranging. Interesting to note that
one of the songs covered on Reflections is 'Marie Jolie', originally an
Aphrodite's Child song, composed by Vangelis. Other people involved here are:
|Argyris 'Silver' Koulouris, guitars
|Dick Morrisey, saxophone
|Carol Kenyon and Tessa Niles, backing vocals
|Raphael Preston and Jess Sutcliffe, engineers
1984 Mercury 824028 Holland/Greece/Spain/Korea/Kenya
1984 Five FM 13541 Italy
1984 Starblend Demis 1 UK
1984 JEB Records JB206 Australia
1984 Stand by me / When a man loves a woman Mercury 880660 Spain
1984 Love me tender / Red sails in the sunset Starblend Star4 UK /
1984 When a man loves a woman / The great pretender Mercury MS76228 Canada
1999 Mercury 824028 Korea
Less difficult to find than the Korean CD is the BR Music
release of 'Attitudes' in 1995, which contains
six songs from the Reflection album as bonus tracks.
The album is recorded in Vangelis' Nemo studios.
|Together with Lucas
Sideras (and also shortly Argyris 'Silver' Koulouris) Demis and Vangelis had formed the
successful group Aphrodite's Child, back in 1968. After the break-up around the release of their last album
'666' in 1972 all band members pursued a
solo-career, and moved in different directions.
|Previously, back in 1977, at the height of his solo-career, Demis Roussos
reunited with Vangelis to work in his next album 'Magic'.
|Back then, to support his success of 'Mourir Aupres De Mon Amour' in France,
Demis recorded additional songs in French, and released the album 'Ainsi
production of the album was done by Vangelis' brother Niko.
This record is a compilation of some songs recorded for 'Magic', but with
|Vangelis and Demis would later work together on several occasions.
Vangelis' success with the score of 'Chariots
of Fire' in 1981, Demis offered his
voice for an oriental chant titled 'Tales of the future' on the next one,
|In 1982 Vangelis contributed on a few songs on the
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