Kravgi (trans. Κραυγή; Scream) is a studio album released by singer Anna Vissi οn November 23, 2000 in Greece and Cyprus, by Sony Music Greece.

Kravgi
Κραυγή
Kravgi.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 23, 2000
RecordedEcho studio
Air studio
GenrePop, Electronic, Modern Laika
Length1:50:35
LanguageGreek
LabelSony Music Greece
Columbia
ProducerNikos Karvelas
Anna Vissi chronology
Everything I Am
(2000)
Kravgi
Κραυγή

(2000)
X
(2002)
Singles from Kravgi
  1. "Agapi Ipervoliki"
    Released: July 2000
  2. "Den Me Agapas"
    Released: August 2000
  3. "Kaka Paidia"
    Released: September 2000
  4. "Ola Ta Lefta"
    Released: October 2000
  5. "Kravgi"
    Released: November 2000
  6. "Kalitera Oi Dio Mas"
    Released: December 2000
  7. "Horis To Moro Mou"
    Released: February 2001
  8. "Atmosfaira Ilektrismeni"
    Released: April 2001
  9. "Shizofreneia"
    Released: May 2001
  10. "AAA (AAA) Kai Horisame"
    Released: July 2001
  11. "Moni Mou"
    Released: September 2001

The double album was certified 7×Platinum in Greece and Cyprus, while it was also the best-selling album of the year 2000 in Greece. The album was also later released by Sony Music in Turkey in 2001 where it was certified Gold as well as in Australia and New Zealand in 2002. Today the album stands as one of the most successful albums of all time in Greece with sales of over 175,000 copies (350,000 discs). This album, along with English-language album Everything I Am released the same year, showcased a significant change over Vissi's stylistic and musical selections, expanding her image as a pop icon and contemporary artist as promoted in the mid-1990s and onwards.[1][2][3]

ReleaseEdit

After the release of the album Antidoto, Vissi spent most of her time outside Greece for two years without making any appearances. On July 15, 2000 the maxi single Agapi Ipervoliki was released with 6 new tracks, which became 4×Platinum. Her first album after "Antidoto" was the English-language album "Everything I Am", released on October 23, 2000. One month later, the "Kravgi" was released which included 17 new tracks, as well as the 6 tracks from the maxi single "Agapi Ipervoliki", and a remix of an older release (from the track "Kapnizo", from the album Fotia). It is the first double studio album of Vissi. The album broke all records in the charts of Greece after remaining in the 1st place of the album chart for 14 consecutive weeks, a record that has not been surpassed to date.

Track listingEdit

Disc 1
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Kravgi" (Κραυγή; Scream)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:50
2."Sadismos" (Σαδισμός; Sadism)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas5:25
3."Horis To Moro Mou" (Χωρίς Το Μωρό Μου; Without My Baby)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas3:57
4."Kalitera Oi Dio Mas (duet with Katy Garbi)" (Καλύτερα Οι Δυο Μας; Better The Two Of Us)Nikos Karvelas
Natalia Germanou
Nikos Karvelas4:16
5."Shizofreneia" (Σχιζοφρένεια; Schizophrenia)Antonis PappasNikos Terzis4:07
6."Apopse Leipeis Apo Do" (Απόψε Λείπεις Από Δω; Tonight You're Not Here)Dimitris PatsiosNikos Karvelas4:27
7."Moni Mou" (Μόνη Μου; By Myself)Nikos VaxevanellisVasilis Kelaidis3:56
8."Agapoula Mou" (Αγαπούλα Μου; My Sweetheart)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas3:30
9."Kardia Apo Petra" (Καρδιά Από Πέτρα; Heart Of Stone)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:16
10."Thivet" (Θιβέτ; Tibet)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas5:58
11."Den Me Agapas" (Δεν Με Αγαπάς; You Don't Love Me)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:58
12."Ola Ta Lefta" (Όλα Τα Λεφτά; All The Money)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas3:47
Total length:53:27
Disc 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Atmosfaira Ilektrismeni" (Ατμόσφαιρα Ηλεκτρισμένη; Electrified Atmosphere)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas5:17
2."To Poli Poli" (Το Πολύ Πολύ; At Most)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:28
3."AAA (AAA) Kai Horisame" (ΑΑΑ (ΑΑΑ) Και Χωρίσαμε; AAA (AAA) And We Separated)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas3:02
4."To Teleftaio Tsigaro" (Το Τελευταίο Τσιγάρο; The Last Cigarette)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:56
5."Kopike I Grammi" (Κόπηκε Η Γραμμή; The Line Was Cut)Natalia GermanouNikos Karvelas4:03
6."Nostalgia" (Νοσταλγία; Nostalgia)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas5:21
7."Mi Mou Les" (Μη Μου Λες; Don't Tell Me)Tasos VougiatzisNikos Terzis4:04
8."Kapnizo (Remix)" (Καπνίζω; I Smoke)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas5:25
9."Kaka Paidia" (Κακά Παιδιά; Bad Guys)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas5:14
10."Epilogi Mou" (Επιλογή Μου; My Choice)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:09
11."Afti Ti Fora" (Αυτή Τη Φορά; This Time)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas6:18
12."Agapi Ipervoliki" (Αγάπη Υπερβολική; Excessive Love)Nikos KarvelasNikos Karvelas4:51
Total length:57:08

International editionsEdit

The album was also released in Turkey (as a follow up to the album Re!) and in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia and New Zealand the album kept its original track listing. In Turkey it was released as a 17-track album. It achieved Gold status.

Turkish track listing:

  1. "Kravgi"
  2. "Kalitera Oi Dio Mas" (duet with Katy Garbi)
  3. "Horis To Moro Mou"
  4. "Sadismos"
  5. "Kardia Apo Petra"
  6. "Shizofreneia"
  7. "Apopse Leipeis Apo Do"
  8. "Agapoula Mou"
  9. "Den Me Agapas"
  10. "Atmosfaira Ilektrismeni"
  11. "To Poli Poli"
  12. "AAA (AAA) Kai Horisame"
  13. "To Teleftaio Tsigaro"
  14. "Kopike I Grammi"
  15. "Nostalgia"
  16. "Kaka Paidia"
  17. "Agapi Ipervoliki"

Video clipsEdit

"Agapi Ipervoliki"

"Agapi Ipervoliki" was released as an EP with five more songs, reaching 4×Platinum in Greece and Cyprus. The title song became the album's first video.

"Kravgi"

Just before the release of the complete album, the title song was released as a radio single with an accompanying video.

"Kalitera Oi Dio Mas" (Duet with Katy Garbi)

The next single following the album's release, accompanied by two versions of the video clip, part A and part B.

"Horis To Moro Mou"

The fourth video clip of the album was released in spring.

"Kravgi Hit Mix"

After the huge success of the album, with many radio singles peaking at the top 20 of the airplay charts, a Hit Mix video was released featuring most of the singles.

SinglesEdit

The album was a huge success on the airplay in both Greece and Cyprus. Many songs managed to reach top position on the official airplay charts:

  1. Agapi Ipervoliki
  2. Den Me Agapas
  3. Kaka Paidia
  4. Ola Ta Lefta
  5. Kravgi
  6. Kalitera Oi Dio Mas
  7. Horis To Moro Mou
  8. Atmosfaira Ilektrismeni
  9. Schizofreneia
  10. AAA (AAA) Kai Horisame
  11. Moni Mou

Credits and PersonnelEdit

PersonnelEdit

Arrangement: Manos Govatzidakis (tracks: 2-8), Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 1-4, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-10, 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-9, 2-10, 2-11, 2-12), Takis Magkafas (tracks: 1-1, 1-2), Nikos Terzis (tracks: 1-3, 1-5, 1-9, 2-2, 2-3, 2-7)

Backing vocals: Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 1-5, 2-3), Anna Vissi (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-5, 2-3, 2-10, 2-12)

Baglama: Giannis Lionakis (tracks: 1-7, 1-12, 2-1), Christos Olimpios (tracks: 2-5), Panagiotis Stergiou (tracks: 1-8, 2-2)

Bass: Telis Kafkas (tracks: 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 2-1, 2-4, 2-6), Panagiotis Moschovoudis (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11)

Bouzouki: Giannis Lionakis (tracks: 1-7, 1-12, 2-1), Christos Olimpios (tracks: 2-5, 2-9)

Clarinet: Thanasis Vasilopoulos (tracks: 1-2, 1-4, 1-6, 1-9, 2-4, 2-6)

Cura: Giannis Lioankis (tracks: 1-6), Christos Olimpios (tracks: 2-11), Panagiotis Stergiou (tracks: 1-3, 1-8)

Cümbüş: Panagiotis Stergiou (tracks: 1-3, 2-7)

Cymbal: Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 2-1, 2-9)

Didgeridoo: Zeebadee (tracks: 1-10)

Drums: Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 1-12), Lakis Tsiatsiamis (tracks: 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 2-1, 2-4, 2-6), Peter Young (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11)

Dulcimer: Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 2-9)

Guitars: Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 1-7, 2-1, 2-5, 2-9), Giannis Lionakis (tracks: 1-3, 1-6, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 1-12, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-9, 2-11), Christos Olimpios (tracks: 1-7, 2-1), Christos Tampouratzis (tracks: 2-3)

Keyboards: Nikos Karvelas (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 2-10, 2-12), Kostas Miliotakis (tracks: 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-9, 2-11)

Ney: Thanasis Vasilopoulos (tracks: 2-4)

Percussion: Giorgos Laskaris (tracks: 1-3, 1-9, 2-2), Mohament (tracks: 1-4, 1-8, 2-6)

Programming: Manos Govatzidakis (tracks: 1-4, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-4, 2-6, 2-8), Takis Magkafas (tracks: 1-1, 1-2), Kostas Miliotakis (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11), Martin Right (tracks: 2-10, 2-12), Nikos Terzis (1-3, 1-5, 1-9, 2-2, 2-3. 2-7)

Sazi: Vasilis Iliadis (tracks: 1-9, 2-2)

Second vocal: Anna Vissi (tracks: 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-9)

ProductionEdit

Artwork: Panos Pitsilidis

Executive producer: Nikos Karvelas

Hair styling: Stefanos Vasilakis

Make up: Dimitris Dimitroulis

Mastering: Thodoris Chrisanthopoulos [Fabelsound]

Mix engineer: Rupert Coulson [Air studio] (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11), Manos Govatzidakis [Echo studio] (tracks: 2-8), Christos Kosmas [Echo studio] (tracks: 1-4, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-4, 2-6), Takis Magkafas [Echo studio] (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-5, 1-9, 2-2, 2-3, 2-7), Martin Right [Air studio] (tracks: 2-10, 2-12)

Mix engineer [Assistant]: Giannis Lionakis [Air studio] (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11), Neale Ricotti [Air studio] (tracks: 1-10, 2-5. 2-9, 2-11)

Mood direction: Leonardo Orfanidis

Photo processing: Arsenis Miaris, Christos Simitas, Alexis Valoudros

Photographers: Alexis Kamitsos, Markos Melidis

Sound engineer: Rupert Coulson [Air studio] (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11), Manos Govatzidakis [Echo studio] (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8), Ricky Graham [Air studio] (tracks: 1-10, 2-5, 2-9, 2-11), Christos Kosmas [Echo studio] (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8), Martin Right [Air studio] (2.10, 2.12)

Sound engineer [Assistant]: Verona Antipa [Echo studio] (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-11, 1-12, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8

Spiritual styling: Levinia Konyalian

ChartsEdit

Kravgi was released in Greece and Cyprus in November 2000. In Greece released on the same day with Notis Sfakianakis's follow-up successful live album.

Chart Providers Peak
position
Certification
Greek Albums Chart IFPI 1 7×Platinum
Cypriot Albums Chart All Records Top 20 1 7×Platinum
Turkish Album Chart Turkey Charts 1 Gold
Official Australian Album Charts ARIA Album Charts 66 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ΑΝΝΑ ΒΙΣΣΗ - ΒΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΟ (in Greek). Sony Music Greece. Archived from the original on 2010-10-11. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  2. ^ Staff. "Anna Vissi". Maple Jam Music Group. Archived from the original on April 21, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "TA NEA On-line - Από το ρεμπέτικο στο πράσινο αρκούδι". Tanea.gr. 2010-01-16. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2012-08-16.