The rather Egyptian sounding Sphinx produced just one album, in April 1977. The Egyptian theme of this studio group was no doubt inspired by Alec's half-Egyptian blood.

Of the two tracks on the LP, the track of choice is Simon Peter, almost the archetypal Alec Costandinos penned track, which paved the way for Romeo and Juliet. Musicians include Slim Pezin, Rick Hitchcock, Chris Rae and Alan Hawkshaw. Again, Don Ray directs the orchestra.

Sphinx    -    Judas Iscariot Simon Peter     -    Casablanca NBLP 7077

Recorded at Trident Studios, London, April 1977

Side 1 : Judas Iscariot (Alec R. Costandinos) 19:16
Side 2 : Simon Peter    (Alec R. Costandinos) 17:06

Several spelling mistakes on album cover lead to Slim Perin
playing the guitar, and Alan Hankshaw playing the keyboards.

Strings : Pat Halling's String Ensemble
Brass   : John Watson's Brass section
Backing vocals for many of Alec's albums featured:

Sue Glover
Stephanie de Sykes
Vickie Brown
Madeline Bell
Joanne Stone
Sunny Leslie

who were, of course, "the birds of paris"

Detail from Sphinx's album cover