Tora (Anna Vissi album)

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Tora
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Studio album by Anna Vissi
Released February 12, 1988
Recorded 1987 - 1988
Label CBS Greece
Producer Nikos Karvelas
Anna Vissi chronology
I Epomeni Kinisi
(1988) I Epomeni Kinisi1988
Tora
(1988)
Empnefsi!
(1988) Empnefsi!1988
Singles from Tora
  1. "1988 Ki Akoma S' Agapo"
  2. "Tora"
  3. "Ta Mathitika Hronia"
  4. "Ta Koritsia Einai Atakta"
  5. "Magiko Hali"
  6. "Den S' Allazo"

Tora is the name of a 1988 music album by singer Anna Vissi. It was released in Greece and Cyprus by CBS Greece.

Anna Vissi Cypriot recording artist and actress

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 republic in Southeast Europe

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.

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Reception

The lead single "1988 Ki Akoma S' Agapo" was well received by radio stations, rising to the top of the charts. The song is considered a classic Greek ballad and a pop standard. After the release of other top 5 singles, the song "Ta Mathitika Hronia" was released. It became a big hit and remains one of Vissi's most recognizable songs from the 80's. Another hit from the album was "Ta Koritsia Einai Atakta". Later that year, Vissi started a popular radio program named after that song, receiving critical acclaim. The radio program lasted until 1992.

The album itself was successful, selling enough to become one of the top albums of 1988 in Greece. Its longevity throughout that year was noteworthy, as Vissi was releasing one hit after another.

Music

Music and lyrics are by Nikos Karvelas and Anna Vissi.

Nikos Karvelas Greek singer

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.

Track listing

  1. "1988 Ki Akoma S' Agapo" (1988 and I still love you)
  2. "Mono To Sex De Ftani" (Only sex is not enough)
  3. "Kipseli" (Beehive)
  4. "Ta Koritsia Einai Atakta" (Girls are naughty)
  5. "Magiko Hali" (Magic carpet)
  6. "Ta Mathitika Hronia" (Student years)
  7. "Mono Mia Nihta" (Just one night)
  8. "Tora" (Now)
  9. "Den S' Allazo" (I don't change you)
  10. "Skandali" (Trigger)

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. [1]

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References

  1. Tora (LP, MC, CD). Anna Vissi. Sony Music. 1988.