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This is the second album of original music by renowned guitarist and teacher Vangelis Boudounis. Over twenty five years have past since the first album of the same title was released (the title is borrowed from the legendary radio show which was broadcasted on the second program of Greek national radio). The pieces presented here have been written over a span of thirty years often a long time apart from eachother so we are treated to a great variety of moods and musical styles.


The performers on the CD are some of Greece's top classical guitarists and most are also Boudounis' former students, such as Elena Papandreou, Maro Razi, Yorgos Mouloudakis, Haris Kanellidis, Kostas Kostantopoulos, Andreas Karakatsanis and the composer himself.

Boudounis' music is highly enjoyable- it showcases his deep knowledge of the classical guitar while also bringing forth jazz and rock influences as well as influences from Greek folk and traditional music.

This album was recorded at Studio Irida.


1. Lydia Awakens

2. Out of the Blue

3-8. Six Studies For Guitar

3. March

4. My Fair Lady

5. Pilito

6. Ragtime

7. Parlando

8. Derby

9. A Song for Manos

10. Ten Eastern Tales

Lento (Introduction)
Allegretto (Fantasia)
Moderato (Arabic Dance)
Agitato (Secret Garden)
Allegretto (Fairytale)
Andante (Errant Night)
Moderato (Arabic Dance)
Presto (Restless Night)
Lento (Introduction to Mantinada)
Allegro (Mantinada)

11-20. Ten Summaries

11. Delicato

12. Tigati

13. Introduction Allegro

14. Oriental

15. Tsifteteli

16. Idée Fix

17. Ostinato

18. Blue Moon

19. Fuoco

20. Twenty Five Years After

21. Bijoux

22. Cocktail

23. Suddenly Last Summer

24. On the Rocks

25. Deep Blue