Forever and Ever (Demis Roussos album)

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Forever and Ever
Studio album by
Released1973
RecordedMarch, May and December 1972 and January 1973 at Studio Gaite, Paris, Phonogram, Hamburg & Studios Des Dames Parisien, Paris and Chappell, London[1]
GenrePop
Length37:36
LabelPhilips Records
ProducerDemis Roussos
Demis Roussos chronology
On the Greek Side of My Mind
(Fire and Ice)

(1971)
Forever and Ever
(1973)
My Only Fascination
(1974)
Singles from Forever and Ever
  1. "My Reason"
    Released: 1972
  2. "Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye"
    Released: 1973
  3. "Forever and Ever", c/w "Velvet Mornings"
    Released: 1973
  4. "Velvet Mornings", c/w "Forever and Ever"
    Released: 1973
  5. "My Friend the Wind"
    Released: 1973

Forever and Ever is an album by Greek singer Demis Roussos. It was released in 1973 on Philips Records. A greatly popular album, it also topped the international albums charts in Germany, Netherlands and Norway and was number 2 in Austria.

In 1973 Roussos released a Spanish-language version of this album, titled Eternamente.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Forever and Ever" (Stélios Vlavianós/ A.R.Costandinos)3:43
2."My Friend the Wind" (S.Vlavianos/ A.R.Costandinos)3:55
3."My Reason" (S.Vlavianos/ CH.Chalkitis/ H.P.Banks)4:03
4."Lay It Down" (J.J.Cramier/ P.H.Kent)3:45
5."Lovely Sunny Days" (A.F.Lai/ C.Desage/ S.Vlavianos)4:03
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Lost in a Dream" (S.Vlavianos/ CH.Chalkitis/ C.M.Watson)4:12
2."Velvet Mornings" (S.Vlavianos/ A.R.Costandinos)3:48
3."Rebecca" (S.Vlavianos/ CH.Chalkitis/ B.Bergman)3:45
4."When I'm a Kid" (S.Vlavianos/ CH.Chalkitis/ B.Bergman)3:17
5."Goodbye My Love Goodbye" (M.Panask/ K.Munro/ J. Lloyd)3:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Bass – Bernard Rosati
  • Backing vocals – attributed to "all friends"
  • Bouzouki – Orphe
  • Drums – P. Jean
  • Engineer – Roger Roche
  • Flute – Chris Hayward
  • Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar – Jean-Jacques Cramier
  • Keyboards, Organ – Stelios Vlavianos
  • Lead Guitar, Guitar – A. Caracadas
  • Photography – Bernard Leloup
  • Trombone – Alex Perdigon, G. Conti

Charts[edit]

Chart (1973–1974) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[4] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 1

Re-release

Chart (2015) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 105

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia 150,000[8]
Belgium 100,000[9]
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[10] Gold 15,000[10]
France (SNEP)[11] Gold 100,000*
Greece (IFPI Greece)[13] Platinum 100,000[12]
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs entry, German issue
  2. ^ "Démis Roussos* - Forever And Ever = Eternamente (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever" (in German). Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever". Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever". Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Polydor Markets MOR in Style" (PDF). Billboard. 17 November 1979. p. 69. Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via American Radio History.
  9. ^ "From teh Music Capitols of the World - Brussels" (PDF). Billboard. 9 February 1974. p. 43. Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via American Radio History.
  10. ^ a b "Demis Roussos" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 26 November 2019. (select "Demis Roussos" from drop-down list)
  12. ^ "Forever Platinum" (PDF). Cash Box. 11 October 1975. p. 45. Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via American Radio History.
  13. ^ "Greek album certifications – Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever" (in Greek). IFPI Greece.
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 26 November 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Forever And Ever in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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