APHRODITE’S CHILD : END OF THE WORLD [1968]

Η αγγλική συμμετοχή στην Eurovision μου θύμισε τον Ντέμη Ρούσσο και τους Aphrodite’s Child. Ακούμε λοιπόν το ομώνυμο τραγούδι του πρώτου τους άλμπουμ – το τέλος του κόσμου λαμβάνεται εδώ ως …τοπικός [τα πέρατα του κόσμου] και όχι χρονικός προσδιορισμός.
Επί της ουσίας βέβαια η διαφορά είναι ασαφής, αλλά …whatever.

UK’s Eurovision participation reminded me of
Demis Roussos and Aphrodite’s Child. So we hear the title track from their debut album – the end of the world here refers to space [the edge of the world], not time.
On second thought, the difference between the two is uncertain somehow, but … whatever.

You should come with me to the end of the world,
Without telling your parents and your friends.
You know that you only need to say the word,
So end my play with the end of the world.
But I know that I’ll go away by myself,
I feel you don’t want to come.
You should come with me to the end of the world,
We could lay all day on the quiet sands.
I would introduce you to my friend the bird
Who sings and flies along the fairy [trend]
But I know that I’ll go away by myself
I feel you don’t want to come.
If you come with me to the end of the world,
I’ll give you anything that lives on earth.
You know that you only need to say the word
So end my play with the end of the world.
But I know that I’ll go away by myself
I feel you don’t want to come


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  1. trentpmcd May 16, 2022 at 2:00 am

    Interesting (I didn’t hear any of this year’s Eurovision music. yet.). I’ll admit that the only Aphrodite’s Child I have heard is 666, but I have heard a lot of music by the band’s keyboardist 😉

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    1. Oannes May 16, 2022 at 10:12 pm

      We enjoy Eurovision every year basically as a “musical” comedy, but this year’s English participation was surprisingly good.
      https://youtu.be/qx0vtlnSUtw

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      1. trentpmcd May 19, 2022 at 8:32 pm

        Thinking of the keyboardist for Aphrodite’s Child, I just found out that Vangelis passed away a couple of days ago. I somehow missed it earlier.

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        1. Oannes May 19, 2022 at 10:44 pm

          I also found out today – somehow the news had not spread before. Me posting the Aphrodite’s Child song 2 days before his passing was a peculiar coincidence.

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          1. trentpmcd May 20, 2022 at 3:39 am

            I think the family (or whoever) only released the news today (it is still Thursday here). It is quite a coincidence that you posted that so close.

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