Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Aphrodite's Child - 666 (The Apocalypse Of John)

666 (The Apocalypse of John, 13/18) is a double album by psychedelic/progressive art rockgroup Aphrodite's Child. It is one of the early cult albums in rock history, and is still popular among fans today. It was released in 1972, and was the primary vehicle/effort for the Vangelisproject. It had a minor Album Oriented Radio hit in "The Four Horsemen", and a nearly pop hit with "Break". The album was ostensibly an adaptation of Biblical passages from the book of the same name, but was also very experimental in lyrics and composition, including a curious piece of performance art in which Greek actress Irene Papas performs a struggle to chant a mantra while in the throes of hysteria.

Band musicians

Guest musicians

  • Harris Halkitis : bass, tenor saxophonecongas, percussions, drums, snare drums, background vocals
  • Michel Ripoche : trombonetenor saxophone (on "Babylon", "Hic et Nunc")
  • Irene Papas : vocals (on "∞")
  • John Forst : vocals (English text narration)
  • Yannis Tsarouchis : vocals (Greek text narration)


  • Costas Ferris

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