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|01.||The System lyrics||10:07||-|
|03.||Loud, Loud, Loud lyrics||02:43||-|
|04.||The Four Horsemen lyrics||05:56||-|
|05.||The Lamb lyrics||04:36||-|
|06.||The Seventh Seal lyrics||01:32||-|
|07.||Aegian Sea lyrics||05:23||-|
|08.||Seven Bowls lyrics||01:30||-|
|09.||The Wakening Beast lyrics||01:12||-|
|11.||The Marching Beast lyrics||02:02||-|
|12.||The Battle Of The Locusts lyrics||02:47||-|
|13.||Do It lyrics||01:45||-|
|15.||The Beast lyrics||02:27||-|
|01.||Seven Trumpets lyrics||00:37||-|
|03.||The Wedding Of The Lamb lyrics||03:39||-|
|04.||The Capture Of The Beast lyrics||02:18||-|
|05.||Infinity (feat. Irene Papas) lyrics||05:16||-|
|06.||Hic And Nunc lyrics||02:56||-|
|07.||All The Seats Were Occupied lyrics||19:27||-|
submitted by Makis_G on May 3rd, 2012
|05-05-2012 12:08 Makis_G|
|This controversial double album is a concept work based on a book of Costas Ferris. Costas Ferris wrote a concept book for the "666" album: Saint John's "Revelation" (The Apocalypse as they call it in Greek), and this subject had to be seen through the culture of the sixties.
A big circus Troupe, giving a big circus Show, based on the Apocalypse. Acrobats, dancers, tumbelines, elephants, tigers and horses. Of course, the reference to the "Beatles" "Sgt Peppers" is obvious. While the show goes on, light and sound effects in all their glory, something is happening outside the circus tent. It is the real revelation disaster going on, staged by God himself. The audience believes that what is happening outside, is part of the show. But the narrator, who understands that something strange is happening, gets hysterical. At the end the big tent disappears. and the two "shows" unite, in a great battle between Good and Evil, between the real Revelation-End-of the-World, and the its staged representation.
The album "666" was ahead of its time and some of the themes were very unusual. The compositions are more complex than previous works of Aphrodite's Child and there are extended instrumentals and improvisations.
During the recording of "666", the three Big Ones (Vangelis, Demis, Lucas) had very bad relations, and they did not even speak to each other. During those recordings, they were (all three) with there respective wives (or girlfriend) far from each other, and connecting with each other through Roger Roche, the sound recorder, or Costas Ferris. But from the instant moment they were taking the instruments and play together, they started laughing and looking to each other happily! Just after Roger was saying "It's good, we keep it", they were becoming instantly enemies again! That's how those Vangelis' voice interventions, look so happy. Music unites.
The percussion in "Infinite", is Vangelis, improvising together with Irene Papas. In fact she started reccording "a capella", and during that they had the idea, Vangelis took in hand some metal things and a shirt, and went in the studio. The whole recording (before cutting) of "Infinite", was 39 minutes!!!!!
The content of the album caused concern within Mercury (Philips) Records due to its controversial content. Mercury Records were most displeased with the track "Infinite" as they interpreted it as blasphemous.
It resulted in the release intitially being shelved and then swapped to Vertigo, Mercury's sister company. They asked vangelis to cut out five minutes and he refused. The British record company said: "This is not good. It's pornographic, it's terrible and we're not going to release it.
Vangelis refused to take the track off, but edited the work through 1971 to reduce its length. Eventually, twelve month later (It was forbidden for one year) it was released in 1972, but was censored in some countries (such as Spain). "Infinity" got "666" banned from radio airplay when it was first released.
The cover of "666" also seemed to reinforce the claims of blasphemy due to the comment on the sleeve: "This work was recorded under the influence of "sahlep". Fundamentalist Christians interpreted this as Evanghelos (the bringer of good news) being possessed by Satan and the possibility that "sahlep" was perhaps a black magic sect.