To support his success of 'Mourir Aupres De Mon Amour' in France, Demis
Roussos recorded additional songs in French, and released the album 'Ainsi
soit-il' The production of the album was done by Vangelis' brother Niko.
This record is a compilation of some songs recorded for 'Magic',
but with added French lyrics, as well as some new French songs.
Tracklist and Credits
On this album Vangelis is credited for arranging, composing and/or producing
of four songs. Apparently these songs were recorded for the 'Magic' album, but
later put together with French lyrics. (Les nuits d'Emilyne, Margarita and
Mourir aupres de mon amour). More curiously, there is one song produced by
Vangelis that can not be found anywhere else: 'My emotion' (on some sleeves also
indicated as 'Emotions').
tracklist and credits
1977 Philips 9101157 France / Canada
1977 Philips 9120242 Holland / India / Australia
1978 Impact 824072 France (Programme Plus)
1977 Mourir Aupres De Mon Amour /
I Dig You (Because) Philips 6042262 France / Canada
The recording sessions for 'Magic' were held in Nemo Studio, London, England.
There are no credits for the recording studio on this album, but the other
French songs were most likely recorded in Studio Davout, in Paris, France.
|In 1977, at the height of his solo-career, Greek singer Demis Roussos,
reunited with Vangelis to work in his album 'Magic'.
Together with Lucas Sideras (and also shortly Argyris Koulouris) Demis and
Vangelis had formed the successful group Aphrodite's Child, back in 1968. For
'Magic' Demis and Vangelis joined forces again, and for Demis it was the
start of singing in several languages.|
|Vangelis and Demis would later work together on several occasions.
Vangelis' success with the score of 'Chariots
of Fire' in 1981, Demis offered his
voice for an oriental chant called 'Tales of the future' on the next one, 'Blade
|Shortly after, in 1982, Vangelis contributed on a few songs on the
|Finally, in 1984, Vangelis produced and arranged Demis' album 'Reflection'.|