Aleka Kanellidou

a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou

The work with Greek singer Aleka Kanellidou is one of those one-time collaborative works where there is really very little to tell....Aleka became a popular singer in Greece during the seventies and eighties, but back in the sixties she was just starting out with her career. She recorded a single back in 1967 with the songs "The more I see you" and "Stranger", and Vangelis was kind enough to help out ! The song "The more I see you" is considered part of the Greek 'garage' movement from the sixties, as it was released on the (bootleg) garage LP "Operation Shake the Earth". On a curious note, Vangelis and Aleka also recorded a song for an obscure Greek horror movie "Frenzy"....

Tracklist and Credits

Side A: The more I see you (Warren/Gordon)
Arranged by Vangelis Papathanassiou

Side B: Stranger
Composed by Vangelis Papathanassiou.
Lyrics by Nikos Mastorakis.


1967 The more I see you / Stranger Philips 6140 Greece

Operation Shake the Earth Vol. 1 (includes The more I see you) Greece

Ta prota mou Tragoudia (My first songs) Polydor 527124-2

Although the cd has only been issued in Greece, it is still available and can be found in the better stocked record stores there. The vinyl single is impossible to find. The LP including just the one song appears to be a bootleg and is limited to 500 copies. Sofar very few copies have surfaced.

Recording Studio
It is unknown where these songs are recorded.

For all the lyrics of these songs, go to Vangelis and Aleka Kanellidou Lyrics