Themes [VINYL] Import
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Format: Vinyl Record LP, Polydor Records. UK release from 1989. Rock music LP release from Vangelis. Classic Ambient Rock music LP. Housed in a gatefold jacket. First or early UK pressing with A-1U and B-1U in run out grooves. Lovely fresh and clean copy.
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Thus we have here two tracks each from the films `Bladerunner', `Mutiny on the Bounty', `Opera Sauvage' and `Chariots of Fire', as well as solitary extracts from the films `Missing', `Antarctica', and `L'Apocalypse des Animaux'. This latter is the only track that does not date from the 1980s. In addition we have two tracks from his studio album `China' and one from `See You Later', the latter of which appeared in a slightly different form in `Bladerunner'. This only goes to support the assertion that those tracks here which are not strictly themes should have been or could be; and no doubt some or all of this music has appeared at some point in some documentary or other.
Four of the fourteen tracks were marked as `previously unreleased' at the time of issue, but the two extracts from the `Bladerunner' score appeared on the eponymous soundtrack album a few years later.
The downside of collections like this is that each theme is taken out of context. Having said that, there is no duff track here, and his `Bladerunner' end titles and his theme for `Antarctica' see him on the top of his form. Of course this collection did not mark the last of Vangelis's mastery of the film soundtrack: the best was yet to come ...
He really was the master of the genre, extraordinary and unusual synth and keyboard playing, he really was one of a kind, nobody else sounds like Vangelis, nobody comes close to sounding like Vangelis.
A superb must buy release.
Very, very highly recommended.
With Vangelis's Best Of and compilations growing almost daily, you can not go wrong with this. What makes it really good and different is that you have Memories Of Green from the elusive See You Later cd.
Overall this CD is a very good selection and has a nice flow to it, slip it on and relax. Don't worry you have 13 tracks before the Chariots of Fire theme. By that time you will have reached a chill factor of let it all play man, all is great with the world and you can spare 3 minutes 31 seconds of your life, and listen to it again like I just did.
Just the first title on this compilation from Bladerunner is an amazing audiophile experience. And yet more adventure to discover from different albums: from powerful to lyrical and romantical sides of Vangelis's music.
Sound quality is brilliant, near reference class for what is possible with CD.
A favourite for me!
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