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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 CDs of top quality music, a great start to re-discovering Vangelis
The Collection

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...
Published on 23 July 2012 by David Longhorn

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Van Gellis, the collection.
Lots of memorable tracks from movies. Perhaps too much dependence on Bladerunner. Some tracks sound somewhat alike but there is plenty of good stuff here to make it worthwhile.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 CDs of top quality music, a great start to re-discovering Vangelis, 23 July 2012
This review is from: Vangelis The Collection (Audio CD)
The Collection

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!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 31 July 2012
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D. Bloomfield "a music fan" (coventry) - See all my reviews
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In years to come this man should be revered and talked about in the same manner as many of the past masters (like Beethoven, Pachelbel, Vivaldi). He writes such beautiful and romantic pieces of music but is also able to write dramatic and edgy pieces too.

There have been almost endless 'collections' of Vangelis works but this double album is drenched in quality. It's pleasing to see that Tears In Rain has been released outside of the Blade Runner soundtrack. This is an ambient/romantic piece that just oozes with class. I am though bitterly disappointed that Antarctica (and Antarctica Echoes) have failed to be added. These are two incredibly beautiful pieces (a shortened version of Antarctica can be found on previous Vangelis collections) and anyone who is only just coming around to Vangelis should also download these tracks!

Some of his chart success was alongside Jon (Anderson from Yes) in the late 70s/early 80s and there are some tracks from this collaboration. I'll Find My Way Home is a personal favourite; there are some keyboard-sound similarities with Vince Clarke (Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo) here. Like Clarke, Vangelis stretches the production of the keyboard sounds to create epic soundscapes full of tweets and trembles (listen to it around 2.28 on a good quality CD system) - beautiful, sublime and awe inspiring songwriting.

This is an incredible album and reminds people of the lost art of writing quality music and the ability to write from the heart. This is synth-pop, synth-classical and classical of the highest order. Many of the tracks are from a time when you didn't need to be a Justin Bieber(!!) to get a record contract and that's exactly why it isn't throw-away like much of what equates to music today.

A must buy album. Enjoy.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Collection is a fantastic Collection, 23 July 2012
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Having been a fan of Vangelis for a while I was interested to hear about a new Vangelis best of as there has been many before. What a present surprise to see the track listing for this, yes it has everything you would expect but also some tracks that are harder to find and rare. There is also an unreleased track called Remembering on there.

Not sure who came up with the track listing or the running order but it plays beautifully.. Maybe it was vangelis himself.. does anyone know.
So a great collection of you are already a fan and a great collection if you have never owned a Vangelis album before. Highly recommended
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chariots bringing gifts really can travel very well!, 27 July 2012
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Really quite the Absolute best vangelis compilation in my unhumble statement!
And i am unanimous in that! lol,
A real treat! An aphex aural exiter!.
It is the best box of electronic chocolates my ears have eaten up in years!.
go on - buy it - go on then!, unzip that big aural package and let vangelis's Big synth make love to all of your hearing.
As i said, Chariots bringing gifts, really can travel!
Very very well.
Music and Fire
for our souls.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars relaxing easy-listening, 22 Oct 2013
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Good easy-listening for car journeys or just walking in the countryside. Soothing rhythmic pieces to delight. Clear your mind and relax.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music & great value !, 29 Mar 2013
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Some cool music...Chariots of fire theme and many many more. Makes for great background listening when busy with your household chores,,,HIghly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 CD of awesomess, 15 Mar 2013
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You listen to a couple of songs like "Chariots Of Fire" or "Hymne" and it's already worth it.
And then, you have 29 more songs....!
Oh boy, what an artist Vangelis is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 July 2014
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Love Vangelis and the service was good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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superb collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU DONT HAVE IT BUY IT., 26 Jun 2014
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ARRIVED VERY QUICK AND A GOOD PRICE, NOT HAD A GOOD CHANCE TO LISTEN TO IT YET BUT I KNOW IT WELL AND LIKE IT . MY THANKS TO YOU.
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