Alec R. Costandinos

Real Name:
Alexandre Garbis Sarkis Kouyoumdjian
Profile:
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).

He composed a string of hits for greek singer Demis Roussos in the mid-seventies, among those “Forever and ever”, “My friend the wind” and “Velvet mornings”.

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 The Hunchback Of Notre Dame — Alec R. Costandinos Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra - The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Album) Philips, Ibis (3) 9123 701 France 1978 Sell This Version
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NBLP 7117 Trocadéro Bleu Citron — Alec R. Costandinos Alec R. Costandinos Trocadéro Bleu Citron (Album) RCA Victor NBLP 7117 US 1978 Sell This Version
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DS 4031 Romeo & Juliet — Alec R. Costandinos 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
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NBLP 7167 DJ Winds Of Change - A Musical Fantasy - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — Alec R. Costandinos 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
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DBR 20172 Alec R. Costandinos & The Syncophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol & Jacquet — Alec R. Costandinos 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
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40.290 Americana — Alec R. Costandinos Alec R. Costandinos Americana (Album) RCA Victor 40.290 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

71294, N° 71294 Et Pendant Ce Temps-là — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Et Pendant Ce Temps-là(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 71294, N° 71294 France 1968 Sell This Version
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RAR/JB 77522 Un Amore A New York — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Un Amore A New York Rare (3), Rare (3) RAR/JB 77522 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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60099 Un Oiseau Sur New-York — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Un Oiseau Sur New-York (Single) Barclay 60099 France 1969 Sell This Version
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SIF NP 77508 Tu Che Hai Visto Il Mondo — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Tu Che Hai Visto Il Mondo(7") Rare (3) SIF NP 77508 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
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71.354, 71 354 Un Oiseau Sur New-York — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Un Oiseau Sur New-York(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 71.354, 71 354 France 1969 Sell This Version
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71 392, 71392 L'amour C'est Noir — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* L'amour C'est Noir(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 71 392, 71392 France 1969 Sell This Version
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61.321, 61321 Pourquoi Sont-Ils Partis  / Si Je Penche, Si Je Vais, Si Je Suis — Alec R. Costandinos 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
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B 60155 Dans Cent Vingt Semaines — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Dans Cent Vingt Semaines Barclay B 60155 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
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71 427, 71.427 Jean-Sébastien — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Jean-Sébastien(7", EP) Barclay, Barclay 71 427, 71.427 France 1970 Sell This Version
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61.254 Jean-Sébastien — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Jean-Sébastien(7", Single, Promo) Barclay 61.254 France 1970 Sell This Version
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61.459 L Bourg St. Esprit — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Bourg St. Esprit(7", Single) Barclay 61.459 L France 1971 Sell This Version
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6061 166 Le Jour Où Règnera L'Amour / D'Amour Et De Musique — Alec R. Costandinos Alec* Le Jour Où Règnera L'Amour / D'Amour Et De Musique(7", Single) Disques Flèche 6061 166 France 1973 Sell This Version
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PB 8257 Trocadéro Bleu Citron — Alec R. Costandinos Alec R. Costandinos Trocadéro Bleu Citron (Maxi, Single) RCA Victor PB 8257 France 1978 Sell This Version
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AKS 1522 Romeo & Juliet — Alec R. Costandinos Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra Alec R. Costandinos And The Syncophonic Orchestra - Romeo & Juliet (Single) Casablanca AKS 1522 France 1978 Sell This Version
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NBD 20143 The Hunchback Of Notre Dame — Alec R. Costandinos A. R. Costandinos* The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Maxi, Single) Philips NBD 20143 US 1978 Sell This Version
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YD 530 Trocadéro Suite /  Ain't That Enough For You  — Alec R. Costandinos 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
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PB 8260 You And Me — Alec R. Costandinos Alec R. Costandinos You And Me(7", Promo) RCA Victor PB 8260 France 1978 Sell This Version
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SP-45-8 You Must Be Love / Synergy — Alec R. Costandinos 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
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ARC 12511 Something's Cookin' — Alec R. Costandinos 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!!!
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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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