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Vangelis is the master and Voices is a tremendous album.
on 25 April 2007
I remember when I purchased this album almost 12 years ago. I listened to it once and ever since, have hardly taken it out of my hi-fi. I find it an absolute joy to listen to and it's so relaxing.
It starts off with the title track 'Voices' and that flows seamlessly into 'Echoes' which is one of my favourites. Another favourite is 'Ask The Mountains' featuring the voice of Stina Nordenstam. I would have to say that my last favourite is 'Messages' as it mimics moments from the title track and it flows beautifully into 'Dream In An Open Place'. This last track is so delightful and dreamy with its piano lead and muted trumpet phases.
This is definitely one of my favourite Vangelis albums and it shows him in a new light. There are three tracks where guest vocalists appear. One of them is mentioned above and the other two; 'Come To Me' features Caroline Lavelle on vocals and cello and 'Losing Sleep (Still My Heart)' featuring Paul Young.
This album is possibly showing Vangelis taking another genre to his finely tuned bow. This sounds more classical and maybe jazzy compared to his previous albums. Which is a good thing. This is a great album as you'd come to expect from a genius like Vangelis. Superb.