Alec R. Costandinos

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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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Albums

9123 701 Alec R. Costandinos - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame album art 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 7117 Alec R. Costandinos - Trocadéro Bleu Citron album art Alec R. Costandinos Trocadéro Bleu Citron (Album) RCA Victor NBLP 7117 US 1978 Sell This Version
DS 4031 Alec R. Costandinos - Romeo & Juliet album art 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
NBLP 7167 DJ Alec R. Costandinos - Winds Of Change - A Musical Fantasy - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Alec R. Costandinos Winds Of Change - A Musical Fantasy - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Casablanca NBLP 7167 DJ US 1979 Sell This Version
DBR 20172 Alec R. Costandinos - Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol & Jacquet album art 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), Vogue DBR 20172 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
40.290 Alec R. Costandinos - Americana album art Alec R. Costandinos Americana (Album) RCA Victor 40.290 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

71294 Alec R. Costandinos - Et Pendant Ce Temps-Là album art Alec* Et Pendant Ce Temps-Là(7", EP) Barclay 71294 France 1968 Sell This Version
RAR/JB 77522 Alec R. Costandinos - Un Amore A New York album art Alec* Un Amore A New York Rare (3), Rare (3) RAR/JB 77522 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
60099 Alec R. Costandinos - Un Oiseau Sur New-York album art Alec* Un Oiseau Sur New-York (Single) Barclay 60099 France 1969 Sell This Version
SIF NP 77508 Alec R. Costandinos - Tu Che Hai Visto Il Mondo album art Alec R. Costandinos Tu Che Hai Visto Il Mondo(7") Rare (3) SIF NP 77508 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
71 354 Alec R. Costandinos - Un Oiseau Sur New-York album art Alec* Un Oiseau Sur New-York(7", EP) Barclay 71 354 France 1969 Sell This Version
71 392, 71392 Alec R. Costandinos - L'amour C'est Noir album art Alec* L'amour C'est Noir(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 71 392, 71392 France 1969 Sell This Version
61.321, 61321 Alec R. Costandinos - Pourquoi Sont-Ils Partis  / Si Je Penche, Si Je Vais, Si Je Suis album art Alec* Pourquoi Sont-Ils Partis / Si Je Penche, Si Je Vais, Si Je Suis (Single) Barclay, Barclay 61.321, 61321 France 1970 Sell This Version
B 60155 Alec R. Costandinos - Dans Cent Vingt Semaines album art Alec* Dans Cent Vingt Semaines Barclay B 60155 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
71 427, 71.427 Alec R. Costandinos - Jean-Sébastien album art Alec* Jean-Sébastien(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 71 427, 71.427 France 1970 Sell This Version
61.254 Alec R. Costandinos - Jean-Sébastien album art Alec R. Costandinos Jean-Sébastien(7", Single, Promo) Barclay 61.254 France 1970 Sell This Version
61.459 L Alec R. Costandinos - Bourg St. Esprit album art Alec* Bourg St. Esprit(7", Single) Barclay 61.459 L France 1971 Sell This Version
6061 166 Alec R. Costandinos - Le Jour Où Règnera L'Amour / D'Amour Et De Musique album art Alec* Le Jour Où Règnera L'Amour / D'Amour Et De Musique(7", Single) Disques Flèche 6061 166 France 1973 Sell This Version
PB 8257 Alec R. Costandinos - Trocadéro Suite album art Alec R. Costandinos Trocadéro Suite (Maxi, Single) RCA Victor PB 8257 France 1978 Sell This Version
NBD 20115 DJ Alec R. Costandinos - Romeo & Juliet album art Alec R. Costandinos Romeo & Juliet (Single) Casablanca NBD 20115 DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
NBD 20143 Alec R. Costandinos - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame album art A. R. Costandinos* The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Maxi, Single) Philips NBD 20143 US 1978 Sell This Version
YD 530 Alec R. Costandinos - Trocadéro Suite /  Ain't That Enough For You  album art 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
PB 8260 Alec R. Costandinos - You And Me album art Alec R. Costandinos You And Me(7", Promo) RCA Victor PB 8260 France 1978 Sell This Version
SP-45-8 Alec R. Costandinos - You Must Be Love / Synergy album art Love & Kisses / Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Love & Kisses / Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - You Must Be Love / Synergy(12", Maxi, Promo) Ibis (3) SP-45-8 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
ARC 12511 Alec R. Costandinos - Something's Cookin' album art Alec R. Costandinos Something's Cookin' (Single) RCA Victor ARC 12511 US 1980 Sell This Version

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DenCoBill

DenCoBill

December 31, 2020
Hard to believe it's been over 40 years since this music was released but it still sounds as good today as it did on the dance floor back then. The only official release that I'm aware of is the Unidisc greatest hits selection which only has a few songs and Accidental Love is cut in half which is highway robbery. Would be great to see an official release of all LP's in one box set with 12" versions and edits. I thought I'd do a search on iTunes to see if anything was available and was QUITE surprised to see a song entitled "Fifty Four" from 2020. It has a sound very reminiscent of the work from the 70's. Not listed here but hopefully there is a full length album in the works, please!!!
professormouse

professormouse

May 5, 2019
No one in Love with this guys gorgeous slabs of 12'' Vinyl ?
They are way past 'songs' and are a OK VERY Discotastic 'trip' on each side but Why Not ?
Trocadero Suite has a very strange what sounds like an Orchestra playing a scratch on a record ??
I'm sure it's not though.
Still not m-any official CD's ?
Why not ??

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