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Main » 2006 » November » 5 » Purple Overdose - 1999 - Reborn
Purple Overdose - 1999 - Reborn
Costas  Constantinou: Electric & acoustic guitars, E–Bow guitar, Lead & backing  vocals, Cymbal, effects
Vasilis Kapanikis: Organ, Mellotron, Synthesizer,  Flute, and S &T Recorders
Andreas Andriopoulos: Bass guitar
Chris  Triantaphilopoulos: Drums & percussion
Stavros Eleftheriou: Congas, Jug  & assorted percussion
Stelios  Drisis: Sitar
Aris Christou: Backing vocals & effects

01. (It’s a) FORTUNE TELLER 12.00
06. THE DRONE 1.29
07. LONG WAY DOWN  3.06
08. THE FLIGHT (Part 1) 2.22
09. THE FLIGHT (Part 2) 3.16
10.  REBORN 5.00
They're  considered by their fans and music experts in Greece and abroad as the one and  only band of the 90's which faithfully revives and improves the fine psychedelic  music of the 60's and 70's. The band was formed in Athens, Greece in 1987 by  Costas Constantinou (born Athens, 1960), a gifted and inspired man who plays  guitar, sings, composes music and writes lyrics of exceptional sensitivity and  beauty, in the fine tradition of the futuristic psychedelic philosophy. The band  recorded their first album which was released in June 1988 andtitled '' E X I T  # 4 '' At the beginning of 1990, PURPLE OVERDOSE, started the recording sessions  for their next album, which was finally released in April of the same year,  again by ''PEGASUS Records'' and titled ''INDIGO''. Another small independent  record label outside Athens ,''FIFTH DIMENSION'', asked PURPLE OVERDOSE to  record a couple of new songs in order to release a 7''single . They remixed an  outtake track from the album ''INDIGO'', '2008 Old View' and recorded a new one  'You Lose It'. On both tracks they hired as organ player an old pal Vasilis  Kapanikis (who soon after that joined the band) and on drums the session  musician Makis Bellos. The above single was released in 1993 to a limited  edition of abt.1000 copies. When their drummer returned from the army PURPLE  OVERDOSE started the recording sessions on March 12, 1994 at the studio  'PERIPOU'.. By the end of the sessions on April 7 they realized that they had  created an exceptional album which was simply titled ''PURPLE OVERDOSE'' as a  sign of their new beginning. The new album was released on June 7,1994 by  'PEGASUS' with an extraordinary cover which was a giant poster of a painting by  Iliana Noea. Inside the multicolored cover was a vinyl record with 8 new  masterpieces of psychedelic music. PURPLE OVERDOSE'S album received a very warm  reception from the Greek musical press and also from abroad, describing it as  one of the finest psychedelic albums worldwide. ''PEGASUS Records'' soon after  that released their two earlier albums in coloured vinyl (EXIT #4 in yellow and  ''INDIGO'' in red). A new album is ready by early 1996. Recorded by the band  from December 16, 1995 to February 21, 1996 at PERIPOU' studios with Andreas  Troussas once more as recording engineer and co-producer with the band.  'PEGASUS' released the album on May 13,1996 which was titled ''SOLEMN VISIONS''.  By mid 1998 they had signed to a new independent small company ''ACTION  RECORDS'' and in November of the same year recording sessions began at  ''ACTION'' studios in Athens. Recording engineer was Aris Christou. After 180  hours of recordings everything was ready. It's a concept album and the first  PURPLE OVERDOSE material to be released on CD. The title of the new album is  ''REBORN'' and it was released on April 22,1999. How can one describe a  masterpiece? PURPLE OVERDOSE steals the heart of every listener of 'REBORN'. A  hopeful message of sensitive and optimistic viewS about the coming of the new  century, is the meaning of 'REBORN' . In Spain, magazine 'ATROPOS' rated this  album with the maximum and wrote the following as a conclusion to the  review….''probably is the best psychedelic band in the world. But what a pity!  They are not from England….'' (JAN. 2000). A series of selected performances,  electric and unplugged, were recorded in the spring of 2000 in various clubs and  the material collected was very good and more than enough for a CD and a double  vinyl record set. During September the band spent time remixing the recorded  material and the album released February 7th on CD and June 7th 2001 on a  limited edition vinyl containing different songs from the CD. The title of the  album ,''THE SALMON'S TRIP LIVE! ,was an idea of their manager Steven  Panagiotakis trying to describe the 13 hard years of the band's history in the  rock scene of Greece, identical to the counter-current voyage of salmon trying  to fulfill its destiny in life, against all odds… The band throughout the years  deserves an unexpected publicity in Greece and abroad.Many radio  stations,especially European and American ones include tracks from the "Salmon's  Trip Live" in their playlist. By the June of 2004 a small but devoted new record  company from Salonica,"ON STAGE Records" interested to release a tape with early  but unreleased recordings and a demo of "Indigo" which recorded in 1989 with  alternates.Band agreed and on August 12th a brand new quality vinyl album was  available.Soon after a new circle of interviews started in magazines, tracks  from this album entered the playlists mostly in USA and Europe (as usually).  After all these 19 years, PURPLE OVERDOSE, remains an underground band devoted  completely to its dream: The evolution of the futuristic and visionary  psychedelic music of the 60's

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