Tuesday, April 7, 2009


As a bunch of you already know, Stelios Kazantzidis was one of the most prominent artists in the field of Greek urban folk (or Laïko) music and if you don't know anything about the style and are interested in it this 80-song collection is probably the best starting point. It is consistently good throughout but the most killer track is on disc 2 of this four disc set. "Efige Efige," the track in question, was the song used for the montage in Season 2 of The Wire which proved to be the season's climax and was absolutely perfect for the mood. It's the track that got me into his music and definitely the superior track in his repertoire but seriously everything on here is great if not necessarily quite as immediate.

Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
Disc 4

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