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To Tzitziki Kai I Parea Tou (The Cricket And His Friends) is the name of a soundtrack to a Greek children's musical of the same name which featured singer Anna Vissi on one song. It was released in 1980 in Greece and Cyprus by EMI Columbia Greece. Music is by Sakis Tsilikis and lyrics by Giannis Kalamitsis. In 2006, the original LP was released for the first time on CD, in remastered sound.
Anna Vissi, also known as Anna Vishy, is a Greek Cypriot singer, songwriter, actress, television presenter, radio personality, and businesswoman. She studied music at conservatories and performed locally before moving to the professional scene in Athens, in 1973, where she signed with Minos and simultaneously collaborated with other musical artists and released promotional singles of her own while studying at the University of Athens.
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, historically also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.
Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
Orchestrations: 1-14 by Sakis Tsilikis, 15 by Haris Andreadis
Constantinos Christoforou is a Cypriot singer. He represented Cyprus in Eurovision Song Contest as a solo singer with "Mono Yia Mas" (1996) and "Ela Ela " (2005) and as part of the boy band formation One with "Gimme" (2002).
Nikos Karvelas is a Greek songwriter, producer, and singer. He has sold millions of records as a producer and is most recognizable for his three-decade-long collaboration with Anna Vissi, while some of his other well-known collaborations include Tolis Voskopoulos and Sakis Rouvas. Karvelas has released multiple personal studio albums that have had mild to big success. In 2012, Alpha TV ranked Karvelas as the 13th top-certified composer in Greece in the phonographic era.
Alexandros Panayi, born in Nicosia, Cyprus is a Greek Cypriot singer, composer, lyricist, producer, vocal coach, and vocal arranger. He is best known for having represented his country twice at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 & 2000.
Nylon is a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi, released in Greece and Cyprus on September 28, 2005, and subsequently in select European countries and Taiwan. The album was released as a DualDisc on October 10, 2005, the first of its kind in Greece, and re-released on May 2, 2006 with the title Nylon: Euro-Edition as a tie-in to Vissi's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The album reached Platinum status in less than 24 hours after its release.
I Epomeni Kinisi is a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi released in Greece and Cyprus in 1986 by CBS Greece. This album is all written by Nikos Karvelas. In spite of her previous albums, it featured a clear pop sound, very distinctive of Vissi's next albums. The album reached platinum status and was one of the best-selling albums of 1987 in Greece.
As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi(Let's Make A Start Tonight) is the title of the debut studio album by singer Anna Vissi, released in Greece and Cyprus by Minos in 1977.
Kitrino Galazio is the title of the second studio album by Greek singer Anna Vissi, released in Greece and Cyprus in 1979 by EMI Greece. It is her first album after her departure from Minos, her previous record label. The album reached platinum status, and was one of the best-selling albums of 1979 in Greece.
Nai is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi. It is her third studio album and includes the soundtrack of the TV series Methismeni Politeia. It was released in Greece and Cyprus in 1980 by EMI Greece. In 2006, a remastered version was released, including the Greek participation song in the ESC 1980 "Autostop", featuring the Epikouri band, as well as two remixes of the song "Oso Eho Foni". The album reached gold status.
Anna Vissi is the name of a self-titled album by Greek singer Anna Vissi. It is the first album with lifelong collaborator and companion Nikos Karvelas, who is credited under the alias "Nikos Leonardos". It was released in Greece and Cyprus in 1981 by EMI Greece. The album includes both original songs as well as several Greek covers of international hits. The album reached gold status.
Na 'hes Kardia is the name of the sixth album by Greek singer Anna Vissi. Released in 1984, it was her first album under CBS Greece. It featured 12 laika songs, the music of whom was written by her then-husband Nikos Karvelas. Lyricists of the album were Karvelas, Vissi herself and Sarantis Alivizatos. The ballad "Kai Eho Tosa Na Thimame" is the most durable hit, still gaining airplay in Greek radio stations. The orchestra was conducted by Nikos Lavranos. The album reached gold status. It was first released on CD in 1992 as a joint package with 1985's album Kati Simveni. In 1997, a separate edition of the album was released.
Kati Simveni is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi. The album was released in Greece and Cyprus by CBS Greece in 1985. This album includes her signature song "Dodeka". The album reached gold status.
Empnefsi! is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi. It was released in Greece and Cyprus in December 1988 by CBS Greece. It featured ten pop songs, written by her then-husband Nikos Karvelas. The album reached Gold status. In 1989, the vinyl LP was released in Spain under the Epic label. The album was re-released on CD in 1997 for the Greek market.
Lambo is an album by Greek singer Anna Vissi, released in Greece and Cyprus in 1992. The single "Lambo" prompted the mambo dance trend in Greece. Due to its December 24 release date, the album was played extensively during the 1992 Christmas holiday period.
Emeis is the name of a Greek album by singers Anna Vissi and Nikos Karvelas. It was released in Greece and Cyprus in 1992 by Sony Music Greece. The album has achieved gold status. It features her Vissi's song "Den Thelo Na Kseris".
Anna Vissi Live! is the name of a live Greek album by singer Anna Vissi. It is her first live album and was released in Greece and Cyprus in December 1993. It was recorded in Zoom night club, in Plaka, Athens. The reason for its release was to celebrate the 20 years of Anna Vissi's career (1973–1993). It included many of her hits so far in live versions, as well as live covers of her early recordings back in the 1970s, as to honour Stavros Kougioumtzis and Doros Georgiadis, the first composers she collaborated with. It also featured three duets with Lampis Livieratos and Yannis Siamsiaris, who also took part in the live performance as backing vocalists. Anna Vissi dedicated the album to her daughter Sofia Karvela.
Re! is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi released in Greece and Cyprus on December 24, 1994. It was recorded in London at Whitfield Street Recording Studios and released by Sony Music Greece. It is the most acoustic album Vissi has released up to date. It was repackaged in 1995 to include the songs "Amin", "Eleni" and a remix of "Eimai Poli Kala". Music and lyrics are by Nikos Karvelas and Evi Droutsa.
O! Kypros is the name of a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi released in Greece and Cyprus in 1995. The music featured is traditional Cypriot songs and is a dedication to her parents. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album went to help impoverished children in Cyprus. It is Anna Vissi's first release since 1982's Eimai To Simera Kai Eisai To Chthes not to feature Nikos Karvelas either on the composition and lyrics or on the production management.
Travma is a Greek album by singer Anna Vissi released in Greece and Cyprus on April 14, 1997. In Greece it became Gold within 12 days and 3x Platinum within 6 months, becoming one of the most commercially successful albums of the Greek 1990s. The album also includes a duet with fellow Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas.
Mala – I Mousiki Tou Anemou is the name of a Greek soundtrack album by singer Anna Vissi. Initially, a CD single of Mala was released in Greece and Cyprus, containing four tracks which went gold, and later the complete album of the soundtrack was released containing 27 tracks, all written and produced by Nikos Karvelas himself and the orchestration/instrumentation was done by Giorgos Niarhos. It reached Gold status in Greece, and Platinum status in Cyprus.
Back to Time is a compilation album by Greek singer Anna Vissi, including the whole recordings which are now back catalogue items of Minos EMI. It is part of Minos EMI's special edition "EMI Years" compilations of early recordings by artists which were either signed to them directly or of releases which have since become part of their back catalogue.