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27 May 2002 | Format: MP3

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6:57
2
5:46
3
2:15
4
1:56
5
5:43
6
8:25
7
9:00
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5:01
9
4:11
10
1:46
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5:15
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4:02
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5:31
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4:42


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 May 1993
  • Release Date: 3 May 1993
  • Label: RCA Camden
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  • Total Length: 1:10:30
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  • ASIN: B006K3139I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,687 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Brasse on 14 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is a good buy if you bought the LP's and / or want to review the beginning of Vangelis' most creative period. What it is not is a total overview of his career. Apart from one not very convincing track extra track all titles stem from only 3 albums: "Heaven and Hell" (1974?), "Albedo 0.39" (1975) and "Spiral" (1977).

"Heaven and Hell" is a bombastic masterpiece in which he combined a very western classical orchestration to a just as classic theme. The instruments he used where not as versatile as his later arsenal but he uses them very effectively.

Albedo 0.39 is bit less homogenous but still worth while and provides a very interesting take on the viewing earth from space cliche.

"Spiral" is more poppy but already provides a foretaste of Vangelis at his very best. Around this time he bought the Yamaha CS-80, a truly glorious, expressive instrument. They never built anything like it before that or since and Vangelis knew how to get the best out of this instrument from the very start (for instance listen to the typical jazzy solo's). It was his main tool until he decided to leave his London Nemo studio's, which actually ended his most creative period. But that is my personal opinion and another story altogether.

Back to this CD. The audio has been slightly remastered which makes the sound fresher but also unveils that the recording equipment originally used was not very state of the art.

If you do not want to buy the mentioned CD's separately but like an overview of this period this is a good buy, especially at this very low price. Real fans will want to buy all the 3 original albums.

Have fun!
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This isn't a bad collection of Vangelis but it dosent feature Chariots Of Fire, anything from Blade Runner, or I Hear You Now and Ill Find My Way Home. It features most of Vangelis 70s album tracks from Spiral, Albedo 0.39, Heaven And Hell, and Shine For Me from the 90s. Good tracks but could of been better.
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By DG on 25 Jun 2013
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I had previously listened to this collection, so there were no surprises here. A good CD with many of Vangelis's most memorable compositions.
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