Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου* ‎– Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο

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This album, originally titled Foros Timis Ston Greco (Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο, lit. A Tribute to El Greco*) was published in 1995 as a limited edition of 3,000 CD-audios and sold exclusively at the National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutzos Museum in Athens, Greece, which was raising funds to buy El Greco's painting "St. Peter". The luxurious packaging, in a dark-blue velvet box, included a 128-page coffee table book, about El Greco's paintings, dedicated to Vangelis, and a digipack containing the CD. Each CD carried Vangelis' personal signature and a unique serial number.

The regular edition of the album was released worldwide in 1998, with three additional new tracks and a new title: El Greco.

*Domenikos Theotokopoulos was born in Crete in 1541. As a painter he became renowned for his religious pictures and portraits, leaving Greece firstly for Italy, before settling in 1577 in Toledo, Spain. The Spanish named him simply El Greco, 'the Greek'. He died in 1614.

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SAM 1702 Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου* Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο(CD, Album + Box, Ltd) Warner Music SAM 1702 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
83161-2 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) Atlantic 83161-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-2 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) Warner Music 3984-25107-2 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
3984251072 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) Warner Music Brasil, Eastwest 3984251072 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
4670001542616 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) Никитин 4670001542616 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
83161-2 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) Atlantic 83161-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-2 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) EastWest 3984-25107-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
6302270042 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) EastWest 6302270042 Greece 1998 Sell This Version
2 25107 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album) EastWest 2 25107 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Promo Box Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album + Box, Ltd) Warner Music Greece Promo Box Greece 1998 Sell This Version
AMCE-2960 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest AMCE-2960 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-2 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest (2) 3984-25107-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
none Vangelis El Greco(CDr, Album, Promo) Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-4 Vangelis El Greco(Cass, Album) EastWest, Warner Music Poland 3984-25107-4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
3984 25107 4, 3984-25107-4 Vangelis El Greco(Cass, Album) EastWest, Balet Plak 3984 25107 4, 3984-25107-4 Turkey 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-4 Vangelis El Greco(Cass, Album) EastWest 3984-25107-4 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-4 Vangelis El Greco(Cass, Album) EastWest 3984-25107-4 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-4 Vangelis El Greco(Cass, Album) EastWest, Balet Plak ve Müzikaset Tic 3984-25107-4 Turkey 1998 Sell This Version
3984-25107-4 Vangelis El Greco(Cass, Album, RE) Союз, EastWest 3984-25107-4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WPCR 16319 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) EastWest WPCR 16319 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
A0003 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy A0003 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
Z/IR VAN1006 Vangelis El Greco(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Music UK Ltd. (2) Z/IR VAN1006 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Cardia1

Cardia1

October 13, 2017
referencing El Greco, CD, Album, 3984-25107-2

This albums stands out for its originality in the selection of sounds that evokes well the Baroque times, melodies here are strong , they are touching, uplifting, relaxing, deep, and somehow melancholic. Overall a high quality production.
Spunkfish

Spunkfish

August 8, 2017
referencing El Greco, CD, Album, 3984-25107-2
a dynamic masterpiece , the sound-stage is absolutely immense , the tones are widespread and cover every spectrum , silk to the ears
raneserato

raneserato

January 26, 2017
referencing Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο, CD, Album + Box, Ltd, SAM 1702
When listened to in the right frame of mind and personal situation, this recording takes you on a journey which will bring many emotions, elation, sadness, wonderment.... hairs up on your arms & the back of your neck, a lump in your throat, a tear in the corner of your eye. A truly stunning piece of work.
riquio

riquio

August 14, 2013
referencing El Greco, CD, Album, 3984-25107-2
Not all is always about innovation, after that just arrive the interpretation, roots they consumed by desire of stay and then, even the consummation, and later decay again, and the cycle flows, and so and so on,.. nevertheless, everything is relative, no fixation neither permanent answers, only continuity... You're probably wrong (maybe, i too), doesn't matter...anyway, this is a truly great symphonic Vangelis album...[period]
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

July 9, 2011
referencing El Greco, CD, Album, 3984-25107-2
I find this one very boring. Nothing new from Vangelis, nothing progressive and no electro-pioneering, technocratic feeling anymore. Nothing come close to his earlier years, say 1973-1985. Sorry
zimmermouse

zimmermouse

November 17, 2009
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο, CD, Album + Box, Ltd, SAM 1702
Mind that the signature is not really an original written signature but its placed on the disc by the use of a stamp!
According to the posted pictures there is an original signature on the back of this box, but that is also not the case in all of them!!! Don't let that be fool you, there is not one original Vangelis Signature in or on this boxset whatsoever.
EAJohn

EAJohn

March 26, 2004
referencing El Greco, CD, Album, 3984-25107-2

A Masterpiece. Vangelis proves beyond doubt that he is a consumate, modern-day classical composer and all-round musical genius. Some immense and moving sounds here. Since I bought this CD, I have listened to it almost every day - no exaggeration!
giacomo

giacomo

January 20, 2003
referencing El Greco, CD, Album, 3984-25107-2

A deep, dark electronic symphony where computers play the written parts as though they were human performers. Two opera singers complete the whole.