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Sail Into Eternity
on 6 July 2014
I've had this soundtrack for almost a year now & I still love playing it! During that time it has become one of my favourites & is almost as good as Blade Runner. However, unlike that soundtrack, I've not seen the film to which it belongs. The main reason I bought it is because it shares the same composer as that sci-fi classic; Vangelis. But why has he made so few, as he seems equally at home creating the warm choral & orchestral sounds of the 15th century as he was in the cold synthesised sounds of the imagined 21st? Of course, in creating his soundtrack for 1492, he still employs his trusted synthesisers. Perhaps Vangelis is choosy about the projects to which he agrees to work on.
The best thing about this soundtrack is its lack of repetition, bar the re-occurence of the 'Conquest Of Paradise' theme in 'Twenty Eighth Parallel', though in a completely different arrangement on piano. IMO, there is not a weak piece on the album but my three favourites are, the aforementioned 'Conquest Of Paradise', 'Light & Shadow' & 'Hispanola'.
Here is the full track list:- 1. Opening 2. Conquest of Paradise 3. Monastery of La Rabida 4. City of Isabel
5. Light & Shadow 6. Deliverance 7. West Across The Ocean Sea 8. Eternity
9. Hispanola 10. Moxica & The Horse 11. 28th Parallel 12. Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria (Into Eternity)
So, if you are a fan of soundtrack music, you really must have this in your collection!