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Anazitisi Records: ARLP 70-8
Used tags: folk
Limited edition release of 500 copies.
Grading cover: NM/NEW | Grading vinyl: NM/NEW
"Lyda Chalkiadakis daughter of Danae Stratigopoulou since 1968 had already recorded a personal album, which is historically characterized as the first female songwriter, with an international logic similar to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Melanie, and other female singers of that era. In the early 70's meets the virtuoso guitarist Spiros Vlassopoulos, become a couple in life and art and form the exceptional folk-rock duo Lida - Spyros! The first major album was released in 1972 and entitled "Ilektrikos Aposperitis" having borrowed its title from the lyrics of the song "My machines" which was the most acclaimed number of the album. It is very important the contribution of this release in the evolution of Greek hippie-folk scene. Thirteen electric self-penned ballads and a blues arrangement to the traditional "Karagouna" (solo guitar: Vangelis Germanos) and a beautiful hippie teasing at the classic Greek Ethno titled "Your Eyelashes Shine" of Markos Vamvakaris. Classic folk-rock sound with flutes, tambourine, electrical and acoustic guitars, bass, dulcimer, toubeleki and drums (especially on drums the presence of Nick Tsilogiannis from Bourboulia is quite distinct). Lida - Spyros have opened for Dionysis Savvopoulos as supporting act. It was back then when they launched for the first time the song "The Black Marketeers, which gave a clear political meaning to the often lighthearted pop Greek lyrics of the 70's. Look for the "Ilektrikos Aposperitis" housed in a great op art cover." (OnStage Records)