Alec R. Costandinos

Alec R. Costandinos

Real Name:
Alexandre Garbis Sarkis Kouyoumdjian
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Born 1944 in Cairo, Egypt. He was the king of the eurodisco sound in the 1970's. Alec wrote for and produced many disco artists including Love and Kisses, Don Ray, Tony Rallo, Cerrone, Paris Connection, Sphinx, Sumeria and Alan Hawkshaw.

Alec's "solo" albums contain some of the greatest eurodisco tracks of all time. His albums often had a historical or classical theme, the best known of these being "Romeo and Juliet", which was used in the disco movie "Thank God it's Friday" (although it was not on the soundtrack album).

His film scores included Trocadero Lemon Blue, containing the classic "Trocadero suite" and the brilliant "Grooves (introduction)". The film is based around kid's roller skating life in Paris in the 1970's.

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" follows in the footsteps of "Romeo & Juliet". These bouncy basslines and thumping disco beats are Alec's trademark; for an example, listen to the introduction to "Winds of change". This was another film score he did for an obscure feature-length animation.

Most of Alec's albums were recorded in the Trident studios in London, and featured background vocals by the Birds of Paris.
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Alec R. Costandinos Discography

Albums

NBLP 7117 Alec R. Costandinos Trocadéro Bleu Citron (Album) RCA Victor NBLP 7117 US 1978 Sell This Version
DS 4031 Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (Album) Ibis (3) DS 4031 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
9123 701 Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Album) Philips 9123 701 France 1978 Sell This Version
NBLP 7124 DJ, NBD 20143 DJ Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Includes Special 12" Disco Single Remix)(LP, Album, P/Mixed, Promo + 12", S/Sided, Promo) Casablanca Records, Casablanca Records NBLP 7124 DJ, NBD 20143 DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
6331 129 Alec R. Costandinos Trocadero Bleu Citron(LP) Philips 6331 129 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
DBR 20172 Alec R. Costandinos & The Synchophonic Orchestra* Featuring Alirol* & Jacquet* Alec R. Costandinos & The Synchophonic Orchestra* Featuring Alirol* & Jacquet* - Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol & Jacquet (Album) Ibis (3) DBR 20172 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
NBLP 7167 DJ Alec R. Costandinos Winds Of Change - A Musical Fantasy - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Casablanca Records NBLP 7167 DJ US 1979 Sell This Version
40.290 Alec R. Costandinos Americana (Album) RCA Victor 40.290 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

71.294 Alec* Et Pendant Ce Temps-la(7", EP) Barclay 71.294 France 1968 Sell This Version
RAR NP 77522, SIF/NP 77522 Alec* Un Amore A New York(7") Rare (3), Rare (3) RAR NP 77522, SIF/NP 77522 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
60099 Alec* Un Oiseau Sur New-York(7", Single) Barclay 60099 France 1969 Sell This Version
71 354 Alec* Un Oiseau Sur New-York(7", EP) Barclay 71 354 France 1969 Sell This Version
71 392 Alec* L'amour C'est Noir(7", EP) Barclay 71 392 France 1969 Sell This Version
61.413 L Alec* Dans Cent Vingt Semaines(7", Mono) Barclay 61.413 L France 1970 Sell This Version
61.459 L Alec* Bourg St. Esprit(7", Single) Barclay 61.459 L France 1971 Sell This Version
AKS 1522 Alec R. Costandinos Romeo & Juliet (Single) Casablanca Record And Filmworks AKS 1522 France 1978 Sell This Version
NBD 20143 A. R. Costandinos* The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Maxi, Single) Philips NBD 20143 US 1978 Sell This Version
PB 8257 Alec R. Costandinos Trocadéro Suite (Maxi, Single) RCA Victor PB 8257 France 1978 Sell This Version
YD 530 Alec R. Costandinos / John Davis And The Monster Orchestra* Alec R. Costandinos / John Davis And The Monster Orchestra* - Trocadéro Suite / Ain't That Enough For You (7", Jukebox) Derby YD 530 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
NBD 20115 DJ Alec R. Costandinos Romeo & Juliet(12", S/Sided, Promo) Casablanca Records NBD 20115 DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
DJS 10937 Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol* & Jacquet* Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol* & Jacquet* - Synergy (Single) Casablanca Records DJS 10937 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SFL-2410 Alec R. Costandinos Romeo & Juliet(7") Philips SFL-2410 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SP-45-8 Love & Kisses / Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Love & Kisses / Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - You Must Be Love / Synergy(12", Promo, Maxi) Ibis (3) SP-45-8 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
02.1432/2 Alec R. Costandinos Monopatín Azul-Limón (Banda Sonora Original De La Película)(7") Movieplay 02.1432/2 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
ARC 12511 Alec R. Costandinos Something's Cookin' RCA Victor ARC 12511 France 1980 Sell This Version

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