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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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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!
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on 15 April 2017
This majestic album by Vangelis is so powerful and evokes strong emotions so that the listener could reimagine the ocean voyage of Columbus as he will feel of having been taken on a journey. Definitely his best soundtrack work ever.
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on 24 March 2017
i loved this cd, i have not seen the movie but vangelis is beautiful very pleasing on the ears,
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on 28 July 2017
Stunning music very beautiful score. Well done Vangelis.
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on 24 May 2017
1492 with meaning.
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on 6 March 2017
Easy listening
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on 18 July 2017
More than a film score. Vangelis on top form with great inventive melodies and evocative arrangements.
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on 27 December 2013
I seen this film a few times over the years, and originally had the soundtrack on a cassette! Now I've got the CD, and it sounds so much better. Haunting music.
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on 27 March 2014
This is a classic Vangelis Album. Perfect for those days when you just want to sit back and chill to some relaxing music.
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on 8 May 2015
Everything as expected, Excellent choice, great purchase.
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