Allaxa

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Allaxa
Άλλαξα
Despina Vandi - Allaxa.jpg
Studio album by Despina Vandi
Released April 27, 2012
Recorded Power Music Studios
Genre
Length 44:12
Language Greek
Label The Spicy Effect
Producer Phoebus
Despina Vandi chronology
C'est La Vie
(2010)C'est La Vie2010
Allaxa
(2012)
De Me Stamatises
(2014)De Me Stamatises2014
Singles from Allaxa
  1. "Mou 'His Perasi"
    Released: November 24, 2011
  2. "Girismata"
    Released: December 13, 2011
  3. "To Nisi"
    Released: April 22, 2012
  4. "T' Asteri Mou"
    Released: May 18, 2012
  5. "Katalaveno"
    Released: September 18, 2012
  6. "Mou Ftiahnis Ti Mera"
    Released: November 26, 2012
  7. "To Ligo Sou Na Zo"
    Released: November 27, 2012
  8. "Allaxa"
    Released: November 28, 2012

Allaxa (Greek: Άλλαξα, English: I Changed) is the 9th studio album by Greek singer Despina Vandi. It was released on April 27, 2012 by The Spicy Effect and contains twelve songs, with songwriter and producer Phoebus involved on every track. The album was certified two times platinum, becoming Despina's first double-platinum album since 2005.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

On April 26, 2012, Despina revealed on her Twitter account that, after the release of the singles Mou 'His Perasi and Girismata in 2011, she will release a full-length album. Phoebus is the producer and songwriter of the entire album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "To Nisi" (Το νησί; The island) Phoebus Phoebus 4:13
2. "T' Asteri Mou" (Τ' αστέρι μου; My star) Eleni Giannatsoulia Phoebus 2:58
3. "Mou 'His Perasi" (Μου 'χεις περάσει; I have passed you/I'm over you) Phoebus Gavrilis Mosas 4:22
4. "Katalaveno" (Καταλαβαίνω; I understand) Eleni Giannatsoulia Phoebus 3:42
5. "Mou Ftiaxneis Tin Mera" (Μου φτιάχνεις τη μέρα; You make my day) Eleni Giannatsoulia Phoebus 3:30
6. "Ligo Psema" (Λίγο ψέμα; Little lie) Phoebus Gavrilis Mosas 3:51
7. "To Ligo Sou Na Zo" (Το λίγο σου να ζω; To live a small part of yours) Olga Vlahopoulou Phoebus 4:26
8. "Girismata" (Γυρίσματα; Spinning/Turning) Phoebus Phoebus 3:12
9. "M' Ena Antio" (Μ' ένα αντίο; With a goodbye) Olga Vlahopoulou Phoebus 3:16
10. "Pali Epistrefo" (Πάλι επιστρέφω; I'm back again) Olga Vlahopoulou Phoebus 3:36
11. "Ela Konta" (Έλα κοντά; Come closer) Vangelis Kostantinidis Phoebus 3:54
12. "Allaxa" (Άλλαξα; I changed) Phoebus Phoebus 3:12
Total length: 44:12

Singles[edit]

"Mou 'His Perasi"

The song title was first announced on November 17, 2011, with a teaser video from Spicy Music's YouTube Channel. Four days later, on November 21, 2011, a second teaser video was uploaded with some lyrics of the song and the release date. On November 23, 2011, Vandi, in cooperation with the radio station Rithmos 949, presented her new song in the club-restaurant DC (Dream City), at a party for listeners of the station. The single was released to Greek radio on November 24, 2011, first from the radio station Rithmos 949 and uploaded onto YouTube by Spicy Music. Τhe song was released as a digital download on December 13, 2011 and is the lead single of the album.

"Girismata"

The second single called "Girismata" is a laiko song reminding Despina since 2000 season. The single was released to Greek radios and uploaded onto YouTube by Spicy Music on December 13, 2011. Also, she was seen filming the music video for "Girismata" on February 15, 2012. The next day, the image maker Alexandra Katsaiti uploaded onto Twitter and Facebook some photos from backstage.

"To nisi"

The third single called 'To nisi' (the island).It's a greek laiko-nisiotiko song that reminds a Despoina from an old season mainly because of the use of santouri(greek traditional instrument). The single released by Spicy on April 22, 2012.On May 7, 2012 Despoina arrived to Skiathos island to film the music video according to her Facebook fan page.

"T' Asteri Mou"

The fourth single called "T' Asteri Mou" (My star) which released by Spicy on May 18, 2012.

"Katalaveno"

The fifth single called "Katalaveno" (I understand) which released by Spicy on September 18, 2012

"Ela Konta"

The sixth single called "Ela Konta" (Come nearby me) which officially presented live on Mad walk show 2013 by Coca Cola on April 17, 2013.

Release and promotion[edit]

Since now, Vandi and her label consider to promote the cd through internet and of course, iTunes.[citation needed] Tiletheatis, the famous Greek showbiz weekly magazine is a big sponsor for the album Allaxa. In the same day of the release, the magazine will offer as a gift the new album.[citation needed]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Version
Greece April 27, 2012 The Spicy Effect CD, digital download Original
April 26, 2012 Tiletheatis edition
Cyprus April 27, 2012 Original

Charts[edit]

Chart Providers Peak
position
Certification
Greek Albums Chart IFPI[4] - 2x Platinum
Cypriot Albums Chart - - Platinum

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[5]

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