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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, further endearing the musical legacy of the track to a new generation. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Blade Runner - 25th Anniversary

Disc 1

1. Main Titles

2. Blush Response

3. Wait For Me

4. Rachel's Song

5. Love Theme

6. One More Kiss, Dear

7. Blade Runner Blues

8. Memories Of Green

9. Tales Of The Future

10. Damask Rose

11. Blade Runner (End Titles)

12. Tears In Rain

Disc 2

1. Longing

2. Unveiled Twinkling Space

8. Dr. Tyrell's Death

10. Empty Streets

11. Mechanical Dolls

12. Fading Away

Disc 3

1. Launch Approval

2. Up And Running

3. Mail From India

5. Dimitri's Bar

6. Sweet Solitude

7. No Expectation Boulevard

8. Vadavarot

9. Perfume Exotico

10. Spotkanie Z Matka

11. Piano In An Empty Room

12. Keep Asking

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Track List: Oceanic

1. Bon Voyage

2. Siren's Whispering

3. Dreams Of Surf

4. Spanish Harbour

5. Islands Of The Orient

6. Fields Of Coral

7. Aquatic Dance

8. Memories Of Blue

9. Songs Of The Seas

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Track List: El Greco

1. Movement I

2. Movement II

3. Movement III

4. Movement IV

5. Movement V

6. Movement VI

7. Movement VII

8. Movement VIII

9. Movement IX

10. Movement X (Epilogue)

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Track List: Blade Runner

1. Main Titles

2. Blush Response

3. Wait For Me

4. Rachel's Song

5. Love Theme

6. One More Kiss, Dear

7. Blade Runner Blues

8. Memories Of Green

9. Tales Of The Future

10. Damask Rose

11. Blade Runner (End Titles)

12. Tears In Rain

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Track List: 1492: Conquest Of Paradise

1. Opening

2. Conquest Of Paradise

3. Monastery Of La Rabida

4. City Of Isabel

5. Light And Shadow

6. Deliverance

7. West Across The Ocean Sea

8. Eternity

9. Hispanola

10. Moxica And The Horse

11. Twenty Eighth Parallel

12. Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria (Into Eternity)

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Track List: Direct

1. The Motion Of Stars

2. The Will Of The Wind

3. Metallic Rain

4. Elsewhere

5. Dial Out

6. Glorianna (Hymn A La Femme)

7. Rotation's Logic

8. The Oracle Of Apollo

9. Message

10. Ave

11. First Approach

12. Intergalactic Radio Station

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Track List: Antarctica

1. Theme From Antarctica

2. Antarctica Echoes

3. Kinematic

4. Song Of White

5. Life Of Antarctica

6. Memory Of Antarctica

7. Other Side Of Antarctica

8. Deliverance

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Track List: Chariots Of Fire (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

1. Titles

2. Five Circles

3. Abraham's Theme

4. Eric's Theme

5. 100 Metres

7. Chariots Of Fire

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'Reve' from 'Opera Sauvage'...i s one hell of a great piece of work. So damm calming
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'Blade Runner'...on e of my all time favourite movies
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bill96059
Hello all and @njuriah - To clarify, Vangelis did NOT record/tour with Yes. Patrick Moraz played keys on Relayer. Vangelis did record several pretty excellent albums with Jon Anderson, the one true lead vocalist of Yes.
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I forgot Voices!
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Needs Heaven and Hell, Albedo 0.39, Spiral, China, See You Later, Soil Festivities, and Mask. Hell, I'd like Beaubourg and Invisible Connections added.
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Extraordinar y music from an Extraordinar y movie! Great combination of director, Ridley Scott & composer, Vangelis!!!
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njuriah
He joined Yes for a short time around 1975-1976. He recorded the Relayer record with them and also toured.
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And Pandora has Aphrodite's Child 666 album- the brilliant album written by Vangelis.
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First heard of him via Aphrodites Child in 1973. Went right to Earth, my favorite solo album of his. He's created a lot of great music- a real musician.
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I agree mattanddonna , a perfect marriage of score and film.
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mattanddonna
Blade Runner. The music complements the imagery of the movie so perfectly.
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Odyssy is actually his middle name RjD06
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Need The Bounty soundtrack as well.
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One great soundtrack.
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u cant get more greek when odyssey is in ur last name kappa
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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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