Product Code: STL-931645
Artist: Mikis Theodorakis
Origin: Australia
Label: 20th Century Fox (Mid 60s)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG
Record: G+
Genre: Comedy/SpokenWord/Other , Soundtracks U

Zorba the Greek (Original Soundtrack)

Good clean vinyl (light surface marks),nice flapback cover.

Zorba the Greek (Greek: Αλέξης Ζορμπάς, Alexis Zorbas) is a 1964 comedy-drama film written, produced, edited, and directed by Greek Cypriot filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis. It stars Anthony Quinn as Zorba, an earthy and boisterous Cretan peasant, and Alan Bates as the buttoned-up young intellectual he befriends. The cast also includes Lila Kedrova, Irene Papas, and Sotiris Moustakas. The musical score was composed by Mikis Theodorakis. The film is based on the 1946 novel The Life And Times Of Alexis Zorba by Nikos Kazantzakis.

Produced in Greece for under $1 million, Zorba was a considerable critical and commercial success, grossing over nine times its production budget at the U.S. box office alone. At the 37th Academy Awards, the film won awards for Best Supporting Actress (Kedrova), Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Other nominations included Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Anthony Quinn, whose performance has been cited as one of the most iconic in film history,[6][7] and which spawned the folkdance known as the sirtaki. The film and its source novel were later adapted into a Tony-winning stage musical, which Cacoyannis, Quinn, and Kedrova all participated in.


A1 Theme From "Zorba The Greek" 1:07
A2 The Full Catastrophe 2:14
A3 Life Goes On 2:16
A4 The One Unforgiveable Sin 2:08
A5 Questions Without Answers 2:44
A6 Zorba's Dance 4:53
B1 The Fire Inside 2:42
B2 Clever People And Grocers 2:12
B3 Always Look For Trouble 1:51
B4 Life Goes On (Reprise) 2:25
B5 Free 2:15
B6 That's Me - Zorba! 2:44