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Vangelis

Best known for his lush, Oscar-winning score to the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Vangelis was among the most successful and admired electronic composers of his era. Born Evangelos Odyssey Papathanassiou in Volos, Greece, on March 29, 1943, his nascent musical talent was recognized at an early age, but he refused to take piano lessons, instead teaching himself. After high school he formed the early-'60s pop group Formynx, soon the most popular act in Greece. After achieving superstardom at home, Vangelis relocated to Paris in 1968, and was in France at the time of the student riots; unable to go back home, he formed the progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child with fellow Greek expatriates Demis Roussos and Lucas Sideras, soon scoring a major European hit with the single "Rain and Tears."

After Aphrodite's Child disbanded in 1972, Vangelis joined French filmmaker Frederic Rossif to compose the scores for the features L'Apocalypse des Animaux and La Fete Sauvage; his proper solo debut, Earth, followed in 1974, around the time he was rumored to be joining Yes. Although Vangelis did rehearse with Yes for a few weeks, he never officially joined their ranks; still, he became close friends with group vocalist Jon Anderson, a frequent collaborator in the years to follow. Relocating to London, Vangelis established his own state-of-the-art recording studio, producing a steady flow of recordings including 1975's Heaven and Hell, 1976's Albedo 0.39, 1977's Spiral, and 1978's Beaubourg. Teaming with Anderson under the name Jon & Vangelis, he also scored a series of U.K. hits, including 1980's "I Hear You Now" and the following year's "I'll Find My Way Home."

Vangelis' international commercial breakthrough followed in 1982, when his score to Chariots of Fire earned the film one of its many Academy Awards; its theme song even cracked the Top Ten on the U.S. pop charts. That same year, he also created the powerful score to the cult classic Blade Runner, the beginning of a partnership with director Ridley Scott, which also yielded soundtracks to films including 1492: Conquest of Paradise. Vangelis also composed the music for a number of Jacques Cousteau documentaries in addition to maintaining his flourishing solo career, issuing acclaimed LPs including 1985's The Mask, 1988's Antarctica, and 1990's The City. In 1992, he was awarded the Chevalier Order of Arts and Letters, one of France's most prestigious honors. El Greco followed in 1998. In 2001 he re-recorded an orchestral version of his 1993 composition Mythodea, it used by NASA for their Mars Odyssey mission that same year. Vangelis teamed with director Oliver Stone and composed the score to Stone’s 2004 film Alexander. 2007 saw releases of two soundtracks in the form of a 25th Anniversary edition of Blade Runner - entitled Blade Runner Trilogy and a score for Greek film El Greco. In time for the London 2012 Olympics, he re-tooled and recorded new pieces for the enduring and iconic Chariots of Fire, Rovi
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Track List: Chariots Of Fire (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

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My enlightenmen t was ALBEDO 0.39 I'll never forget the search for it!! It always drew comments from who I'd play it for! It was at the same time I refused anyone but a chosen few touch my L.P.s.
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herbg3
It was 1970 that my hippie friends and I discovered Aphrodite's Child's' 666. It was part of our basic musical repertoire for when we were doing hallucinogen i c s indoors.

In the late 70s, a neighbor friend turned me on to something magical: an album titled Spiral, from an artist named Vangelis and I was hooked. I now have some 30 titles from this genius of a musician.

But it wasn't till a few years ago that I made the connection: 666 was Vangelis. My favs are Antarctica and Blade Runner.
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Jeshua Di Nazareth vs Satan
hahaha
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Makes my creative mind expand; resting the cluttered and hurried behind...
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not the most creative, no. but certianally one Of The most, yes. Constance Demby might hold that title
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seramerika
Without doubt the most creative artist in the last 30 years, a genius who will stay in the music history next to Chopin, Vivaldi, Brahms, Mozart, etc.
Long live Vangelis!!
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dmholl52
Have been a huge fan for 30 yrs now his work with Jon Anderson speaks as clearly to my soul as anything I've ever known.
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I wonder how many great musicians (instrumenta l ) are from Greece?
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Vangelis is the father of symphonic electronica. An artist filled with so much pure creativity he will go down in history as one of the Great Masters of Music.
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zackrichling
His "Blade Runner" score gives me the chills.
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Try this similar artist: http://www.p a n d o r a . c o m / h u g o - v a z q u e z
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where is Spiral, Albedo 0.39 and others, I think Spiral is one of my favorites.
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meyerkv
Listen every day when my imagination soars!
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jspirit26
I need to give you a new credit card number. Help!
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Great stuff, Vangelis is truly one of the great artists of the last 40 years.
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Why isn't OPERA SAUVAGE on here? Amongst many others?
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Freaking Harpsichord, man. HARPSICHORD.
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the Genius Master of Sounds
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taxbaby41575
I find it relaxing
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Still gives me chills
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This is a first time hearing of Vangelis, and it is fabulous! Play more of his music and do it frequently. Helen Ross
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I love Vangelis's work. My favourite is Heaven and Hell, but I also love the theme from Cosmos.
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I love all of Vangelis's work, but my favourite piece is Heaven and Hell
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The title cut from Conquest of Paradise reminds me of great works from classical Russian composers: That blinds brilliantly! Why does Pandora imply that Vangelis is dead?: Vangelis doesn't really exist here, after all! He's far too good for this life plane--such works aren't intended for us! (Somehow in error, his content leaks from an enlightened parallel universe!--S h h h h ! )
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Like vangelis? Follow me and I'll follow back! :D
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No Opera Sauvage?
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1250122349
Earth album is my favorite
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Vangelis-the best a man can get.
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semajf
A mystical magical journey through to the sea!!!
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mtodd876
Its difficult for me to hear this without thinking of the following lyrics: On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed...
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orfyrfytr
Dear Pandora, try this fix. You do know he is still alive, right?
Best known for his lush, Oscar-winnin g score to the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Vangelis was is among the most successful and admired electronic composers of his era.
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MUSIC DID WOUNDERS ---FOR BLADE MOVIE.
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Direct is my favorite album. I also was going through hard times, a family breakup and a divorce at the time and this music inspired me on to a new life. It truly was a beautiful morning.
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As you can tell, by my name. . .Blade Runner is not only my favorite movie, but also my favorite score, as well. Big fan of Thomas Newman also.
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bevthrower
Why does the bio refer to Vangelis in the past tense? He's still alive, and it appears he is still working! I see this often in bios - Pandora get your verb tenses correct!
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annie_shephe r d
'Chariots' was released just as I had filed for divorce and believe it or not, it made me get off my backside and stop feeling sorry about my situation and go and make my mark on the world...agai n ! ! ! . . . c a n ' t live without his whole collection.. . m o s t healing
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semajf
Gorgeous Gorgeous album!!!!
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So relaxing & ethereal. I'm recovering from surgery & this has helped calm my anxiety.
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tdinville3
Where's China? Where's Spiral and Chariots of Fire? There's some really good Vangelis stuff missing here
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beebell2
My favorite - Antarctica. changed my life when I heard it - at high intensity.
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pcpower18
The Pilgram song on Friends of Mr. Cairo , just right . There is such originality throughout many albulms.
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listening Vangelis for about 20 years. I just can't stop. My favorite album - Antarctica.
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b_r_it
cosmos and Alpha,relaxi n g and makes you want to look up at the stars and wonder
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shill110
I see that the score to Alexander is not listed. Beautiful music, but it accompanied a horrible film. Aside from a couple of tracks, that album is majestic as only Vangelis can be.
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My favorite Vangelis album is Opera Sauvage.
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I've always admired his work. He's a genius!
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this music can only be described as being very beautiful - love the piano
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Yes, Soil Festivities. Put on a good headset and then think about the era this was recorded and note the attention to detail in the stereo image and quality of instrumentat i o n . Still one of my favorites.
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It's pretty obscure, but it would be cool to see Soil Festivities added to this list. The opening track is more than ten minutes of complete bliss.
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fscl44
If you like Vangelis, check out Bob and Evy's CD Ballads for a Broken World on iTunes, or at www.bobandev y . c o m A little different but his big theme writing was influential for them.

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