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Albedo 0.39 (Remastered) [Original recording remastered]

Vangelis Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Esoteric Recordings
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,051 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of newly remastered and sonically enhanced editions of the albums recorded for the RCA and Arista labels by Vangelis. All of these reissues come in deluxe digi-pack designs, with new masters personally supervised by Vangelis. The superb "Albedo 0.39" was Vangelis' second album to be released by RCA Records and was recorded at his personal studio in London, Nemo in 1976. This conceptual work, inspired by Space and Galactic Physics, took its name from the planet Earths albedo, (the proportion of the light a planet receives that is reflected back into outer space), as it was in 1976. The album was to feature the iconic Pulstar and saw Vangelis push the perceived boundaries of the synthesizer as a musical instrument to new dimensions. In addition, Vangelis played a wide variety of other instruments on this stunning work. This Esoteric Recordings release (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis himself) features a booklet that restores the original album artwork.

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Digitally remastered in 2013 by Vangelis! Profound 1976 album, inspired by space and galactic physics. Includes "Pulstar".

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally out in remastered form, worth the wait 10 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Looks like Vangelis is the last of the major artists to be bitten by the remastering bug - or as we music collectors call it, the "let's make them buy our CDs all over again" bug.

Some artists have even done that several times, shame on them.

The music here is known and loved throughout the world, being the first album Vangelis puit out that didn't have a pile of duff tracks on it. His previous work had revolved very much around the "one good track for every two dubious tracks" ethos, and many of his albums preceeding this one were something of a task to listen to. He got everything right with this one, and even included cover art that made you want to buy it.

So, the big question is: is the remastering any good? can you actually tell any difference? I listened to this and the previous version by swapping constantly between two different sets of headphones and there was certainly a noticeable difference, this one has more presence and an enhanced sense of reverb, though fortunately not the insane level of reverb Genesis recently attributed to their re-remasters. Vangelis has kept his foot off the pedal of enhancement temptation! It's the same music only much refreshed and the tinkly bell strings actually send shivers up your spine as they used to do in 1976.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brill 9 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
it may be remastered but unlike others that have been ruined by this system, this one took me back to my teens, it is brill
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5.0 out of 5 stars An old vinyl lost 27 Feb 2014
By Roy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Have found an old favorite from many years ago, took a while to find it but worth it in the end. great memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best edition available for one of Vangelis' best albums 2 Feb 2014
By Marcos Feitosa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I wish they wouldn't meddle with the original covers of the CDs, but at least the original cover is inside the digipak, with complete liner notes. The CD sounds superb. Best mastering ever.

This is for those who want to check this new edition. I won't discuss the music itself, since many others have already done it. If you're unsure which edition of the album to buy, this is the one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album restored by the Master himself. 14 Jan 2014
By R. K. Pepe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Classic Album restored by the Master himself.
Too bad it's not on SACD or DVD-A or Blu-ray. How hard can that be for the big V?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Retract of review - don't buy! 13 Feb 2014
By Musiclover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ok so earlier I left a good review of this Albedo 0.39 re-master but when I got the CD home and listened to it again on a pair hi quality headphones side by side to the older re-issues of this music/CD - This Albedo 0.39 re-master sounds terrible. That is coming from someone who has been a hard core Vangelis fan since childhood.

That being said - do not buy this re-mastered version, it is not worth the money.
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