Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce that the reissues of the Aphrodite’s Child albums “End of the World” and “It’s Five O’Clock” will now be remastered under the supervision of Vangelis himself. The Maestro will also supervise the entire artwork package of both albums. We at Esoteric are honoured to have Vangelis’ involvement, making our reissues of these classic titles the first CD editions to be endorsed by the Maestro. As release dates were set before Vangelis’ involvement in these projects, we have postponed further shipping of these titles for approximately four to five weeks until Vangelis’ remastered versions are completed and ready for shipment and distribution, when they will become the official versions of these classic albums. Further news will be posted as soon as we have it.
It’s Five O’clock by Greek Psych / Prog legends Aphrodite’s Child. Formed in 1967 by keyboard player Vangelis, the band also featured Demisroussos on bass and vocals and Lucas Sideras on Drums. Their classic second album was released in 1969 and featured the international hit from which the album took its name.
The LP revealed a more experimental side to the band s nature with such Psychedelic gems as Funky Mary and Let Me Love, Let Me Live. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been re-mastered from the original tapes and includes six bonus tracks which were released as three singles in 1969 and 1970, including a rare Italian only release.