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Loudovikos ton Anoyíon

Loudovikos ton Anoyíon / Colours of LoveLoudovikos ton Anoyíon / Colours of Love

Colours of Love

Loudovikos ton Anoyíon (Loudovikos of Anoyíon) is one of the great new discoveries featured in our Balkan Blues anthology. His gentle voice, the compelling lyricism of his songs and his emotionally sensitive arrangments have enchanted Greek audiences for years. His midnight concerts in historic settings have cult status, and his CDs habitually top the Greek charts, staying there for weeks. Like many famous artists, poets and politicians, Loudovikos comes from Anóyion, the last village on the northern approach road to the majestic Mount Psiloritis (at 2456 metres, Crete’s highest mountain). His lyrics are inspired by his profound knowledge of the way of life, the feelings and the destiny of the people who live here. In the foreword to this edition, Loudovikos wrote: "Up here on the barren slopes of Mount Psiloritis, people listen to the spirit of the stones. We sing of unrequited love and the paths it takes. And we still sing of death in a deeply erotic way. The people of the mountains are closer to the heavens." Network’s 60-minute CD The Colours of Love presents highlights of his previous recordings for the first time outside Greece. The booklet provides a translation of the lyrics of all 14 tracks, as well as photos of Loudovikos, Anoyion and the "Church of Love" built by Loudovikos of natural stone on a truly magical site high up on the mountain.

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