Honeymoon – Mikis Theodorakis

Honeymoon is one of the cutest and most tender songs composed by Mikis Theodorakis. In its original form it was an instrumental song included in the movie Honeymoon , also shown as The Lovers of Teruel in the United States.

Honeymoon is a 1959 film by the British director-writer Michael Powell with Anthony Steel, Ludmilla Tchérina and Spanish ballet dancer Antonio, and features Léonide Massine.

The film is considered a type of travelogue within Spain, with many interludes of dancing, set to the theme of Honeymoon by Theodorakis, which is repeated several times in the movie. It is one of the most distinctive songs of Greek music in movies.

Honeymoon became known in Greece as “An thymitheis to oneiro mou” with lyrics written by Vassilis Kardis, a nickname for the great lyric writer Nikos Gatsos, performed by Giovanna.

When lyrics were written, the song knew a second career, as the Honeymoon song. This is the version sung in English by Marino Marini; the Beatles heard this version and decided to record it again, on July 1963 for a program on BBC.

Honeymoon and the version with the Greek lyrics (An thimitheis to oneiro mou) is definitely one of the most tender and sweet melodies ever composed by the living legend of the Greek music, Mikis Theodorakis.

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