Alec R. Costandinos
Romeo & Juliet (Promo 12") - (Alec R. Costandinos and the Syncophonic Orchestra)
SONGS - TRACKLISTING
Romeo & Juliet (13:45)
(Blank single-sided record)
Record Label, Year of Release & Catalogue #
Casablanca Records and Filmworks (US) / 1978 / NBD 20111 DJ
12" single 33 ⅓ rpm vinyl record - Promotional copy
Production, Musician & Recording Credits
Producer(s) : Alec R. Costandinos
Composed by: Alec R. Costandinos
Arranged by: Don Ray (Raymond Donnez)
Written by: Alec R. Costandinos
Recorded at Trident Studios, London, September 1977
Engineer: Peter R. Kelsey
Guitars: Slim Pezin, Rick Hitchcock, Chris Rae,
Bass: Herbie Flowers
Drums: Peter Van Hooke
Percussion: Chris Karan, John Dean, Frank Ricotti
Keyboards: Alan Hawkshaw, Raymond Donnez, Alec R. Costandinos
Synthesizer programming: George Rodi
The Pat Halling String Ensemble
John Watson Brass Section
and the Birds of Paris
The singers: Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Stephanie De Sykes, (De-Sykes) Kay Garner, Joan, Vicki, Alec Costandinos and Stephen
Record Collector Notes & Audio-Video
"Romeo and Juliet" is perhaps Alec R. Costandinos' best known work. It's a Disco rendition of Romeo & Juliet that just about everyone has heard and loved since 1978. If you are new to his music then you are in for a treat. While you are at it check out Alec Costandinos' other studio works like Love and Kisses . . .
Featured here is the one sided promo 12" single which is a little different than the "Romeo and Juliet" LP version. You really need to get both since the LP contains Acts I-IV. Original pressings of the LP contained the lyrics in English and Old English.
While the entire LP of Romeo & Juliet is not on CD a single version is available on compact disc . Also, some past releases have his last name spelled incorrectly as "Constandinos" instead of Costandinos.
So what became of Alec R. Costandinos? From our discussions, he said that he is now married and still involved with music. He also has made many award winning commercials for Perrier. . . Not a bad life, huh? Enjoy the music.
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Sumeria (Costandinos) (US LP)
Paris Connection (Costandinos) (US LP)
John and Arthur Simms - That Thang of Yours
Sphinx (Costandinos) (US LP)
Stephanie De Sykes (Interview)
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One of my top favorite disco songs. I had this, but unfortunately, was one of the many albums ruined when my basement flooded about 13 years ago. So nice to hear it again.
Romeo and Juliet is one of the first, if not THE first album ever recorded using 2 inch wide, 24 track recording tape...
WOW, this was HUGE. A pure DISCO CLASSIC. It could be one of those records that might be the BEST DISCO SONG ever!! Every one who enjoyed DISCO knows this song. they probably requested it at least once in their times during their DISCO going seventies. Personally, it was great, but wasn't made for mixing. It had breaks, and intros, and could be re-mixed, but it wasn't designed for deejay mixing. Still it gets a very strong TEN on my scale from 1-10.
Actually, the complete Romeo & Juliet was released on a now out-of-print CD by Unidisc in the late 80s as part of "Love & Kisses / Alec Constandinos (sic) 'Greatest Hits'" (Unidisc SPLK2-8000)
I got my copy new in 1992, and I'm glad I never got rid of this disc, because it's next to impossible to find now. It also includes "I've Found Love (Now That I Have Found You)," "How Much, How Much I Love You," and a truncated version of "Accidental Lover."
Alec R. Costandinos' "Romeo and Juliet" achieved No.1 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart in 1978
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