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10-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Mikis Theodorakis - The Hostage (Ένας Όμηρος) (FLAC, 2011)

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16 songs with Maria Farantouri
01. It was 18th of November (Itan 18 Noemvri)
02. The laughing boy (To gelasto pedi)
03. Open the window a little (Anikse ligo to parathiro)
04. The earth and the world have no place (Den echi h gi ke o kosmos thesi)
05. I remember September (Ton Septemvrio thimame)
06. You read in the Bible (Diavazis stin Agia Grafi)
07. Mother I will send you (Tha sou stilo mana)
08. The Earth has no place (Den echi thesi i gi)
09. I am English, young and lucky (Ime aglos nios ke ticheros)
10. You want to live from the women (Thes na zis ap' tis ginekes)
11. I will give you a bolt of gold (Tha sou doso ena topi chrisso)
12. I adore my savior (Latrevo ton sotira mou)
13. Nobody calls here (Den perni edo kanis)
14. The laughing boy [Instrumental]
15. Who doesn't talk about Easter (Pios de mila gia ti Labri)
16. Bells of Hell (Tis kolasis kabanes)
Bonus tracks
17. Ntora Yiannakopoulou - Open the window a little
18. Ntora Yiannakopoulou - The smiling boy
19. Ntora Yiannakopoulou - I remember September
20. Ntora Yiannakopoulou - Who doesn't talk about Easter

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A cycle of songs by Mikis Theodorakis, written in 1961, for the theatrical play "The Hostage", based on the poetry of the Irish poet Brendan Behan, translated in Greek by the poet Vassilis Rotas. The original release contained 16 songs with Maria Farantouri. This remastered new release of 2011 includes 4 bonus songs recorded with the singer Ntora Yiannakopoulou. The play and the songs are an hymn to the fight of the Irish people for their freedom and their human rights. Greek people embraced the songs for their own fight against the military junta of the period 1967-73.

Brendan Francis Behan (9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. Behan was born in the inner city of Dublin on 9 February 1923 into an educated working class family. He lived in a house on Russell Street near Mountjoy Square owned by his grandmother, Christine English, who owned a number of properties in the area. Also living in the area was his uncle Peadar Kearney, song writer and author of the Irish national anthem. Brendan's father Stephen Behan, a house painter who had been active in the Irish War of Independence, read classic literature to the children at bedtime from sources such as Zola, Galsworthy, and Maupassant; his mother, Kathleen, took them on literary tours of the city. If Behan's interest in literature came from his father, his political beliefs were by his mother. She remained politically active all her life and was a personal friend of the Irish republican Michael Collins. Brendan Behan wrote a lament to Collins, "The Laughing Boy", at the age of thirteen. The title was from the affectionate nickname Mrs. Behan gave to Collins. Kathleen published her autobiography, "Mother of All The Behans," a collaboration with her son Brian, in 1984. Behan's uncle Peadar Kearney wrote the Irish national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann. His brother, Dominic Behan, was also a renowned songwriter best known for the song "The Patriot Game"; another sibling, Brian Behan, was a prominent radical political activist and public speaker, actor, author, and playwright. Brendan and Brian did not share the same views, especially when the question of politics or nationalism arose. Brendan on his deathbed (presumably in jest) asked Cathal Goulding, then the Chief of Staff of the IRA, to 'have that bastard Brian shot—we've had all sorts in our family, but never a traitor!'. A biographer, Ulick O'Connor, recounts that one day, at the age of eight, Brendan was returning home with his granny and a crony from a drinking session. A passer-by remarked, "Oh, my! Isn't it terrible ma'am to see such a beautiful child deformed?" "How dare you", said his granny. "He's not deformed, he's just drunk!" Behan left school at 13 to follow in his father's footsteps as a house painter.

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10-31-2014, 12:54 AM
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10-31-2014, 02:57 AM
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10-31-2014, 02:07 PM
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