CD #1:
  1. The System
  2. Babylon
  3. Loud, Loud, Loud
  4. The Four Horsemen
  5. The Lamb
  6. The Seventh Seal
  7. Aegian Sea
  8. Seven Bowls
  9. The Wakening Beast
  10. Lament
  11. The Marching Beast
  12. The Battle Of The Locusts
  13. Do It
  14. Tribulation
  15. The Beast
  16. Ofis
    CD #2:
  1. Seven Trumpets
  2. Altamont
  3. The Wedding Of The Lamb
  4. The Capture Of The Beast
  5. 8
  6. Hic Et Nunc
  7. All The Seats Were Occupied
  8. Break
Two CD release for this landmark 1971 album by the Greek act led by Vangelis. A concept album about the Bible's Book Of Revelations, this edition contains all 24 tracks from the original release. Includes the near-hit 'Break'. Universal. This is surely one of the most important records of the 70s, and at the same time one of the most underrated records of all times. The reason why at the time very few people really appreciated it is probably due to the fact that Aphrodite's Child was considered only a pop-beat band, and this album is so strangely different from the previous AC-sound that nobody really understood what '666' was: a great great great modern-psychedelic record.

Musically it belongs for sure more to psychedelia than to progressive. It is surprisingly various, despite the fact it is a concept album, conceived essentially as a unique suite fragmented in short or long 'songs', with several kaleidoscopic flavours sometimes in apparent contradiction: from the ethnic-psychedelia (Kaleidoscope and East Of Eden) to the dark kraut-psych-progressive (Amon Duul and Can, 'Yeti' and 'Tago Mago'), from the space-hard blues to the freaky-hippy anthems (Magma and 'Hair'). Every style is perfectly amalgamated in an unique and original blend by the author/producer, Vangelis. Every step of this post-hippy trip is full of musical surprises directly coming from the best psychedelic music of the '60s. The production is perfect and '666' still sounds really 'modern', as a lot of cotemporary psychedelia try to sound close to that period and production-style.

For a long time this album was considered as a 'Black rock mass', one of the prototypes of Satanist-esotheric-rock: and it is, of course (sometimes in a very impressive way). But this is just one of the keys to understanding the real cultural meaning of this masterpiece. In fact, through this musical interpretation of the John's Apocalypse, this 'black/white musical mass' tells us the end of the Peace-and-Love dream. One of the crucial songs of '666' is 'Altamont', the paradygm of the end of the hippies' short season: but all the record is full of slogans and calls like "Here and now!" or "We got the System to fuck the System" ("The day the world will turn upside down, we'll run together round and round screaming, shouting, singing, loud, loud, loud, loud"). Another incredible song is 'Infinity' (symbol), with a 5-minutes orgasmic exorcism wonderfully cryed-shouted-screamed-murmured by a possessed Irene Papas with a tribal percussion in the background: it comes from a 39-minutes free-session (that i'd really like to listen entirely...). In the end, this is a record difficult to leave on the shelf, once you have discovered it.

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