Vangelis' wonderful new compilation album. Absolutely the best way to get to know this composer, whose timelessness is reconfirmed. The combination of tracks works like a charm, and very few of the really famous tracks are missing. Of course, a lot of great work has to be left out, even for a double CD, but a compilation should never be more than a great starting point.
There's something extra for the avid fans as well: The Blade Runner main titles finally include the spectacular start of the movie, which was never before released, and Line Open is pretty rare. Finally there is a completely new track, called "Remembering". Great material, both relaxing and inspiring.
The tracks are mostly separated (except for the occasional sound effect to break the silence), sound quality is of course sublime. Both CDs are filled to the top. This is great value for money!
Together with the brand-new Chariots of Fire stage play soundtrack release, hitting the market on the very same day as "The Collection", this is proving to be a good summer for Vangelis music. Enjoy!