Arranged by Ray; lyrics by Costandinos and Michael Jouveaux; no musician credits. They wrote the songs Costandinos co-wrote only " Mysterious Lady" and arranged though Knehnetsky arranged the strings , and Arcadio sings half the leads Arthur Simms is on the rest , so there are no points of interest for Costandinos fans. And no points of interest for anyone else either, because the tunes are either vapid disco title track or bathetic mush "Play You A Love Song" , never memorable or catchy.
The song with the most potential is "Virginia," which builds excitement with a snappy pop-jazz verse but blows it with a sappy crooned chorus.
Fortunately, the second side is turned over to a fine love song suite, "You Must Be Love," featuring several stunning piano breaks from Hawkshaw. Costandinos: The soundtrack to a Sanrio animated movie based on stories by Ovid, narrated by Peter Ustinov.
The title instrumental takes up the entire first side, and he works up a complex suite - with sections ranging from guitar-driven disco to Vangelis-like string stylings - out of a very simple main theme. While Costandinos does disco like no one else, you can't say the same for his pop: aside from a couple of characteristic touches - a percussion break opposite a guitar and bass riff on "River Of Fire" - everything sounds like warmed-over Peabo Bryson.
Jacquet and G. Alirol; Costandinos co-wrote just the last two tracks, both unremarkable ballads "Mangareva," "Benedite". I can't detect an overarching lyrical theme, and for that matter, does anybody know why "Pontius Pilate" didn't go on Sphinx? This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night. Arranged and conducted by Raymond Jimenez. Uptempo Eurodisco, no tricks, and the spacious production and memorable melodies resemble vintage Costandinos, but the arrangements never develop, so every tune outstays its welcome.
Except for the concluding ballad "Say You Believe," every song has high-pitched group vocals credited to The Midnite Voices that become grating; since Arthur Simms has two co-writes, I assume he's in the mix somewhere.
Some fun here for disco fanatics, but not recommended for general audiences. Costandinos: Despite the title, I don't think this was released in the US either. Though Costandinos was running out of gas by this point - it was his last full-length production - the album is as polished and varied as any of his work. The title track packs a pile of musical sections and memorable refrains into its eight-minute running time; "The Girl From N.
Even the Bohannon esque disco stomp "Something's Cookin'" includes chunky piano fills and concludes with a flurry of modulations. The only tossoff is the instrumental "The Mountain," with an electric guitar continually restating an unchanging theme. So the production is fine but the songwriting is lacking, both on the slow numbers "Baby I Love You" and the dance tracks, so the album's not worth the effort you'd probably have to put into finding it.
On the other hand, "The First Time" is the kind of lame pop-rock Costandinos was messing around with pre-disco, and the fact that they cover the Simms brothers' "That Thang Of Yours" can't be a good sign. And I think he wrote the TV theme "Albator In , he wrote "Adagio del Ray" for King Rikki.
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Music Guide. Categorie browsing. Label : fire sign. Label : united artists. Label : ua. Label : gordy. Label : philips. Label : facto. Label : parachute. Label : prelude. Label : hilltak.Alec R. Costandinos - Americana () APORTE POR: TAVASCI. TRACKLIST Americana () The Girl From NYC () Babe I Love You () Something's Cookin' () The Mountain () Sello: RCA Victor – PL Formato: Vinyl, LP, Album (Vinyl Rip) noviembre (64) octubre (43) agosto (12).