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Beaubourg (Remastered) Original recording remastered
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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. 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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Eschewing traditional themes and, at times, even tonality itself, this modern-day Schoenberg-like journey takes you through different areas of this imaginary city. Tying the disparate parts together is an underlying "almost-theme", which appears, fugue-like, through the piece, at times almost unrecognisable. Like seeing faces in a cloud, the ear of the listener provides the framework to see the theme when it appears.
Like a dream that often goes to places we don't want to see, this is a disturbing work, Yes, it is challenging and frustrating by turns, but I would disagree with the notion that this is one for completists only. If you are in the right mood, and wish your music to take you beyond the normal bounds of syth, I would recommend this.
But before embarking on your journey, be aware that it is going to be a strange one, and not for everyone.
It must be said that this is not an easy album to listen to: it is very avant garde and experimental. Vangelis said, "I wanted to do something really non-commercial." Like his later album `Invisible Connections', Vangelis here is exploring sound rather than presenting a structured vehicle with a recognisable beginning, middle, and end. Melodious, it is not; or rather, the melody comes in short bursts. (One cannot help but wonder if this album is a form of tribute to IRCAM, which is housed next to the Pompidou Centre.)
But just as a lover of Brahms might forego the music of Schoenberg, the listener to `Spiral' might want to leave `Beaubourg' alone. But if you are prepared to open your ears and listen to a great composer explore the sounds of capabilities of the electronic (and acoustic) instruments he has to hand, `Beaubourg' can be an enjoyable diversion.
No this is not Chariots of Fire or Blade Runner. Its purpose is very different, and it ws created during the formative years of Vangelis. What's wrong with that?
So yes, if you only know Chariots of Fire, then you might be a tad surprised by the lack of humable melodies. But this one is something else entirely. In many ways it's more, deeper, and asks more of its audience. Some might call it "experimental" - which I won't disagree with too much.
But it's none the worse for that.
Perhaps not essential - fair enough. But to me it's entirely worthy, and if you have an open mind or what to hear something different, this might well do nicely.
If you like this then he took it to the nth degree with Invisible Connections, and even more abstract piece that I sometimes listen too.
The album has a suggestion of one performer with one synthesiser, with much stereo panning thrown in for effect. There are many moods expressed in this record, including dramatic, reflective, slapstick and serious, with many haunting sections of great beauty. Much of the record uses sound based textures, but there are also many sections that hint at keys and tonality without indulging in it.
I have heard this album many times over many years and still find it amazing with many depths.
A much underrated work!
Whilst the previous two albums were rich in colour, melody and creativity this is an entirely different kettle of fish.
Here, Vangelis experiments with sounds and soundscapes to produce two very quirky movements which seem to lack cohesion and too much direction or structure.
There are fans of Vangelis who 'get' this...I kind of see what he was trying to achieve, but it is a challenging listening experience and not for the faint hearted.
If you are looking for an intro to Vangelis and his music, don't pick this one first.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Utterly fantastic and weird - not music as such, more a collection of eerie, chaotic sounds providing a mysterious and bizarre ambient background - highly improvised, alien and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Real Reviewer
Can this album be compared to anything in the sonic universe?
A symphony of synaptic pulses?
A close encounter of the seventh kind? Read more
The only one star review I will ever give on Amazon, and I love Vangelis.
Oh dear - an atonal Schoenberg type modern dirge with not a hint of a melody or musical phrase... Read more
Adequate mastering of his most misunderstood album. A little too much added reverb changes the tone subtly, and the background hiss present on all recordings is more evident here,... Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2014 by Patrick Gleeson
Not the best thing he has ever done but still worth listening to, this man is a genius and uses his music to express such a lot of depth and feeling. Enjoy!Published on 9 Oct. 2013 by Mr Review
I'm running out of Vangelis cds to buy as generally the work is great. There are of course repeats within compilations and these must be kept to a minimum. Read morePublished on 24 Sept. 2013 by CN
Looking at the previous reviews I was in 2 minds about the purchase but, as the price was so reasonable I thought what the hell. It is pure Vangelis and I love it.Published on 29 Aug. 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is one of those albums that some people will convince themselves they absolutely love. You know - pretentious people. Read morePublished on 10 April 2013 by M. Mason