Vangelis – Nocturne


Release data: Vangelis – Nocturne CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Decca, 2019 Coined by Decca as a lunar album, “Nocturne” –subtitled the piano album- sees Vangelis turn up the New Age avenue which is a big surprise as the full outcome goes against almost everything he ever said and did about his own music through the years. The album -containing a collection of 17 mellow tracks all centred on…

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Vangelis – Rosetta


Release data: Vangelis – Rosetta CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Decca, 2016 With “Rosetta”, dedicated to ESA’s Rosetta probe Mission, Vangelis finally offers us an album fully made with synthesizers. Since 2014, three tracks presented through ESA’s YouTube channel had been floating around, which were all in the classical yet lighter orchestral style. This full outcome extends on that style offering a 53-minute/12 track continuous ride of cosmic…

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Vangelis – Rapsodies


Release data: Vangelis – Rapsodies LP/CD, Polydor Greece, 1986 “Rapsodies” is the second full-length album by Vangelis and Greek actress Irene Papas, of which a large part of the music was recorded around 1982 in Vangelis’ famous Nemo (home) studio in London. The at times quite minimal and majestic music is a celebration (and electronic rendition) of seven Byzantine liturgical hymns, featuring Irene’s dramatic Greek…

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Vangelis – Antarctica OST


Release data: Vangelis – Antarctica OST LP/CD, Polydor , 1983 An impressive and emotive sonic painting of vast landscapes of snow and ice, that’s what found on the Vangelis recording “Antarctica”. The latter is the 45-minute soundtrack to the 1983 Japanese film “Antarctica” (“Nankyoku Monogatari”) by Koreyoshi Kurahara, on which the Greek composer offers symphonic and lyrical music mixed with moments of drama. Besides a…

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Vangelis – Chariots of Fire: The Play


Release data: Vangelis – Chariots of Fire: The Play CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Decca, 2012 Due to a vast amount of albums waiting for review, I now finally found time to listen to “Chariots of Fire: The Play”, although being almost a year after its initial release. The album’s harmonic music is based on the stage adaptation of the previous movie for which Vangelis created several new…

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Vangelis – El Greco – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Release data: Vangelis – El Greco – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, Universal Music Greece/Polydor, 2007 December 2007 saw the release of the soundtrack “El Greco” to the motion picture by Iannis Smaragdis, for which Vangelis collaborated with The Choir of the Greek Radio and Television. The album is divided in 18 parts of very nicely sculptured musical miniatures, making up 46 minutes of symphonic…

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