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Akritas: S/T (LP+7", 1973/Re 2005)

Anazitisi Records: ARLP/S 70-5

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Price: EUR 36.00

Gatefold cover, with insert and bonus 7".

Grading cover: NM/NEW | Grading vinyl: NM/NEW

"Perhaps the most ambitious Greek progressive album. Akritas formed in late 1972 by ex-Poll, Stavros Logarides and ex-Bourboulia, Aris Tasoulis. This 1973 concept release is full of complex multi-instrumental rhythmic patterns and musical textures. Psychospace guitars, baroque organs, jazz-piano tunes, thunderous drumming, swirling sound-effects and soaring vocals...Mixing the finest moments of Spring, Gracious, Arcadium, Dr.Z, ELP, Ossana, Canterbury music scene, Amon Duul II, Frank Zappa, greek traditional music with their own unique and uncomparable stigma! The greek lyrics to Akritas are written by Costas Ferris, responsible for Aphrodite's Child masterwork, "666". A mega prog killer and much in demand... This will be its' first vinyl reissue since 1973. LP + 7", 180gr German pressing, heavy gtf laminated cover, 2 pages insert (30x50) with story, lyrics, photos, in English." (Anazitisi)

"This is without a doubt one of the best recordings to come out of Greece. Released in 1973 this album seems to have far more in common with some of those Italian greats from the same time period than anyone else ... An adventerous album from a band who didn't believe there were any boundries when it came to music." (Mellotron Storm)

"Next to Aphrodite's Child, this is the only 70's progressive rock band from Greek that I'm aware of. Musically it seems that the band took influences from a lot of different bands. Some parts sounds a little like ELP, while other seems to be influenced by such different artists as Amon Düül II, Rick Wakeman and maybe some Osanna." (VintageProg)

Akritas: S/T

Akritas: S/T