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I'm a fan of this type of electronic music, but I haven't really explored a lot of his music in depth. Where is a good place to start?

crowhurst, Thursday, 2 January 2014 18:12 (eight years ago) link

Bladerunner soundtrack. I prefer one of the widely circulating expanded boot versions but the official 2CD edition (with a useless bonus disc of new material) is acceptable.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 2 January 2014 18:22 (eight years ago) link

vangelis (xp)

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Thursday, 2 January 2014 18:51 (eight years ago) link

I really love the Albedo 0.39 LP.

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 4 January 2014 08:52 (eight years ago) link

the search function is your friend her on ilm, but fwiw i'd suggest beaubourg, see you later, heaven & hell & l'apocalypse des animaux, & ignacio.

massaman gai, Sunday, 5 January 2014 10:46 (eight years ago) link

as well as blade runner which is amazing, i've quite liked heaven & hell and china from him. i also picked up one of his other ones for like $2 at a video shop (it was called direct, i think?) but it was kind of boring.

dyl, Sunday, 5 January 2014 12:06 (eight years ago) link

POX: Vangelis

ogmor, Sunday, 5 January 2014 12:13 (eight years ago) link

^that stuff mp linked to is really cool

ogmor, Sunday, 5 January 2014 12:13 (eight years ago) link

INVISIBLE CONNECTIONS

"Turkey In The Straw" coming from someplace in the clouds (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 5 January 2014 17:17 (eight years ago) link

Vangelis - Antarctica

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 6 January 2014 17:31 (eight years ago) link

the search function is your friend her on ilm, but fwiw i'd suggest beaubourg, see you later, heaven & hell & l'apocalypse des animaux, & ignacio.

I really disagree with Beauborg, if there's one album that I would think will turn people off Vangelis it's that one. Heaven & Hell is a really good starting point IMO, it's more bombastic than almost everything else he's done but I think most people that try to get into Vangelis have some kind of prog background and that's probably the one that'll be the most familiar to those types. L'Apocalypse is maybe one of the most beautiful albums ever, it's totally flooring from start to finish. If you like his early period then Earth is pretty great too, what with the majestic "My Face in the Rain" and all.

I really love the Albedo 0.39 LP.

This one's really something but I prefer the followup Spiral which (IMO) is a lot more coherent and better developed.

frogbs, Monday, 6 January 2014 17:41 (eight years ago) link

opera sauvage
antarctica
l'apocalypse des animaux
el greco (this might actually be my favorite apart from BR)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq9UwkdvMcU

clouds, Monday, 6 January 2014 18:01 (eight years ago) link

yeh i guess beaubourg / invisible connections are only for fans of electroacoustic boffin lab-coat music or late period autechre.
there's a super boot on the internet somewhere w/ d. roussos singing "le course infinit" (vocal take on chariots of fire tune)& stina nordenstam doing the melt-tastic swoonfest of a b-side to "ask the mountains".

massaman gai, Monday, 6 January 2014 18:20 (eight years ago) link

I’ve not listened to Spiral, thanks frogbs I will check it out.

Chewshabadoo, Monday, 6 January 2014 22:08 (eight years ago) link

been rinsing out "invisible connections" since sparkle motion reminded me, it is SO much better than i remember it. all van's cheese is booted out & replaced by abstract blips & galactic reverb.
if yr really new to the billowing swathes of pitch wheel synth thing, then you might also want to check out terry riley's "shri camel" (eastern influenced classical synth ragas in just intonation), roedelius "tace!" (the more melodious half of cluster gets lush on this one. we still have the fucking-around-on-a-casio aspect of everything cluster (which is good), but plenty weird sytheticness to be had) oneohtrix point never - daniel lopatin's retro-futurist "vapourwave" new-age / noise call it what you will nice textures & atmospheres, struggles with development, plenty plangent sehnsucht, though. thomas köner (glacially slow synth / white noise washes only tangentially related to this sort of thing). brian eno - ambient #4 on land has plenty of those woozy gauzy hazy fugs, as does jon hassell's possible musics & surgeon.. & dream theory... & aki darbari java & if you like the idea of vangelis meeting the shaking ray levi's (jittery free-improv group) then you might enjoy humcrush (thomas stronen & stale storlokken) and i guess we should be steering you towards fennesz & fennesz' ryuichi sakamoto collabs. selected van worship in autechre, too "eutow", "maphive 6.1" etc see how you go

massaman gai, Friday, 10 January 2014 12:24 (eight years ago) link

most people that try to get into Vangelis have some kind of prog background

Oh really? I don't like "Heaven and Hell" either btw.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Friday, 10 January 2014 12:58 (eight years ago) link

oh, the whole of autechre's "envane" i'd forgotten about that

massaman gai, Friday, 10 January 2014 13:10 (eight years ago) link

I really love the Albedo 0.39 LP.

This one's really something but I prefer the followup Spiral which (IMO) is a lot more coherent and better developed.

― frogbs, 6. tammikuuta 2014 19:41

Totally agree with this... Albedo 0.39 has some lovely space music, but it alternates with boring prog workouts. Spiral is just cosmic synth gorgeousness all the way through, no prog there. Plus the bass sounds are much fuller on Spiral, Albedo often sounds kinda thin.

Tuomas, Friday, 10 January 2014 14:06 (eight years ago) link

I didn't come to Vangelis from a prog background either, I've liked his music ever since I was a kid, and I rediscovered it as a teen via trance/ambient and other electronic music that was inpired by him. But I do love Heaven & Hell; I can see how the whole concept is proggy, but IMO it lacks prog's worst parts, i.e. pointless musical complexity and instrumental bravuras/solos. Are there some actual rpog albums that would sound similar to H&H?

Tuomas, Friday, 10 January 2014 14:16 (eight years ago) link

Also, the second Jon & Vangelis album ("The Friends of Mr. Cairo") is half-brilliant; if you can manage Jon's falsetto, the titular tune, "I'll Find My Way Home", and "State of Independence" are all amazingly beautiful pieces of synth-pop, and the rest is not bad either. Definitely worth checking out, though the other two J&W albums are forgettable, IMO.

Tuomas, Friday, 10 January 2014 14:25 (eight years ago) link

"i'll find my way home" has the most fantastic floor-dropping away vertiginous wooze of a keys solo while the pigeon-street drums pioo pioopioopioo pioo pioo pioopioo pioo the lyrics are absolute cack but there's a conceptual tension release or some kind of juxtaposition between the conservative tosh that is the song itself & the event horizon of the black hole keyboard solo sucking you out of the airlock

massaman gai, Friday, 10 January 2014 14:31 (eight years ago) link

I haven't heard the Jon & Vangelis albums yet!! I like the individual songs when they pop up on last.fm but I've been wary of the project as a whole.

I can see how the whole concept is proggy, but IMO it lacks prog's worst parts, i.e. pointless musical complexity and instrumental bravuras/solos. Are there some actual rpog albums that would sound similar to H&H?

Hard to think of one offhand, mostly because its so predominately instrumental. It's almost like a Mike Oldfield album with synths instead of guitars.

frogbs, Friday, 10 January 2014 15:24 (eight years ago) link

"state of independence" rules and the donna summer version is paramount

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPlNrP9B2Zs

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 10 January 2014 18:38 (eight years ago) link

No way. "Short Stories" is a wonderful J & V album. Vangelis goes thru an impressive tonal palette on his CS-80 while Jon improvises some of his most wigged out lyrics. The entire thing supposedly improvised. Plus it includes the sublime "I Hear You Now". To my ears this one doesn't have any of the cheese of subsequent J & V outings.

That elusive North American wood-ape (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 10 January 2014 19:42 (eight years ago) link

I'll never forgive Vangelis for ruining my best pair of jeans. Perfect fitting vintage 517s. Intro to L'Apocalypse Des Animaux took hold of me and inspired me to do this kind of cosmic hillbilly dance, like something from that all-primates production of SEven Brides for Seven Brothers. I dropped into a squat and RIIIIP! You don't just find vintage 517s like that every day, Papathanassiou!

andrew m., Friday, 10 January 2014 20:20 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

Just looked up her Wikipedia entry, there is no source for this quote but I hope it's real:"I never won an Oscar... and the Oscars never won Irene Papas".

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 20 June 2014 14:31 (eight years ago) link

Just got Soil Festivities and it's really, really great.

shameless pureyors of slop-on-plate (Jon Lewis), Friday, 20 June 2014 17:11 (eight years ago) link

Looked for Jon & Vangelis - Page Of Life, there are two versions, one version with different tracklist and some alternate versions Anderson put out later in the 90s without the consent of Vangelis, which seems to have soured their relationship a bit.

Then I just discovered Vangelis did loads of remasters himself which were released last year. Page of Life is the original version with a bonus track...
"features a rare and sought after bonus track, "Sing with Your Eyes", released only as part of the highly limited and promotional "Wisdom Chain" CD-Single in 1991. It also includes a booklet that restores the original album artwork."

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 20 June 2014 18:09 (eight years ago) link

Remastered Chariots Of Fire is gorgeous

shameless pureyors of slop-on-plate (Jon Lewis), Friday, 20 June 2014 18:49 (eight years ago) link

The City is my favorite vangelis record

ciderpress, Friday, 20 June 2014 19:11 (eight years ago) link

I wonder about those remasters... the original CDs sound pretty good. Well, most of them.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 20 June 2014 19:28 (eight years ago) link

I wouldn't be surprised if the remasters are fucked with in some way, vangelis is notoriously contrarian and fidgety about his releases right? EG blade runner. don't know the OG chariots of fire record so can't say in what ways the remaster might be diff.

shameless pureyors of slop-on-plate (Jon Lewis), Friday, 20 June 2014 19:34 (eight years ago) link

They are super hot EQ wise. Sound very different from the originals to me.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 20 June 2014 22:28 (eight years ago) link

Both albums with Irene Papas are fantastic.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 20 June 2014 22:31 (eight years ago) link

Out of curiosity, I bought the remaster of the first Irene Papas album, and it sounds like the sound level of the vocals on it is significantly lower than level of the synths/etc, to a distracting degree. I haven't noticed this with the earlier CD version of Odes (with the song titles in French) that I have. Am I imagining this, or has Vangelis really tweaked the remaster so radically? I was considering of buying the remaster of the second Papas LP (since I don't have it any format), but now I'm not so sure whether I should try to track the original CD version of it instead.

Tuomas, Saturday, 21 June 2014 16:11 (eight years ago) link

I'd play it safe and seek out the original cd. Vinyl is tricky with Vangelis as well: I own original US pressings of most of his albums and they sound fine. But certain things like "La Fete Sauvage" ( recently restored and showing right now in French theatres, btw!) which I own on European pressings are mastered poorly and on really cheap, thin vinyl. Really confusing.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 21 June 2014 17:07 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

so, last week I found mike oldfields, TB2 (very enjoyable), and today, its Voices by Vangelis .

looks like a new age groove at mine for a while.

mark e, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:11 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTn8PzDwH9c

despite the presence of paul young this album has turned out to be totally worthy for this track alone.

mark e, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 21:08 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKwizUzyj0I

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 1 May 2016 11:20 (six years ago) link

bona fide sampled drum break at 5 mins in the voices track posted by mark e above totally slays

spacemindy, Sunday, 8 May 2016 18:47 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

1974 TV show. Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGCRwTOo05s

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZKJ6zkhpE0

Jeff W, Monday, 1 August 2016 19:55 (six years ago) link

Those aren't loading. Is it this? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EreNUTCgjlc&ebc=ANyPxKq4101opZnrsp_ddiB8efZo8oE9yqBkPX23LKMVzePiRi2rxoxQBVPwr-m-G0wfmySygbQf0ef_sl4FJjsQV2RhKX-KVw&time_continue=1176

RARE FOOTAGE OF VANGELIS SHREDDING ON A SYNTH IN THE ’70S
Join Vangelis on an astral voyage in this rare footage of an epic ’70s television production.

Get those VPNs ready, Germany, because this is one super psychedelic trip that you definitely won’t want to miss. This video of Meistersynthesist Vangelis shredding on ’70s television has everything you need as far as “cosmic” is concerned: percussionists floating among acid-soaked green screens, unbuttoned shirts and necklaces and thousands and thousands of dollars of rare synthesizers. It culminates in a moment of sheer vibe when Vangelis and his live performance rig go soaring with an eagle. See, this is the kind of stuff GEMA doesn’t want you to see.


http://www.electronicbeats.net/feed/watch-super-rare-footage-of-vangelis-shredding-synth/

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 14 August 2016 12:53 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

Rosetta, his first new studio album since 1998's El Greco came out on September 30th, and has a web site promoting it where you can, uh, play Vangelis Asteroids:

http://www.vangelisrosetta.com/

Poke around on Youtube to easily find the entire album available for listening... so far it's nice and spacey. Keep hearing bits from older work, wonder if it's intentional or just Vangelis doing his thing?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 27 October 2016 04:10 (five years ago) link

He's always been recycling his own stuff... Most notably, the germ of that famous Chariots of Fire theme can already be heard on Heaven and Hell.

Tuomas, Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:26 (five years ago) link

"on top of old smokey"

massaman gai, Thursday, 27 October 2016 07:24 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

New album is nice, but sounds very poorly mixed/mastered.

I did just discover the Irene Papas collab Odes and I'm floored.... this is so gorgeous! And he produced this right around the peak of his career imho. What a gem

octobeard, Sunday, 22 January 2017 03:07 (five years ago) link

Yeah, Little Orange Tree from Odes is about the most gorgeous song ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-VdbwWEbSQ

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 22 January 2017 21:58 (five years ago) link

Has been know to bring a tear or three to my eye.

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Sunday, 22 January 2017 22:00 (five years ago) link

That's interesting about the mastering of the new album, because as I mentioned upthread, I bought the remaster of "Odes", and the sound on it is pretty awful compared to the original CD release, sounds like everything except Papas' vocals have been cranked up way higher. And over at Amazon some people are complaining about the remaster of Heaven & Hell, saying that the sound has been radically altered there too.

Since, according to credits, the remastering has been directed by Vangelis himself, I wonder if something's up with his hearing? Or has he just decided the albums should sound different?

I decided to order the remastered Albedo 0.39 to see if there's notable difference for better or worse, because IMO that album has always had a bit of a thin sound that I've attributed to '80s CD mastering practices. Will report to this thread how the remaster sounds compared to the original.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 January 2017 07:32 (five years ago) link

Fun little bit of trivia... Arianna Stassinopoulos is credited with "writing and arrangement" on Odes... that's Arianna Huffington!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Friday, 14 April 2017 16:52 (five years ago) link

Whatttt

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Friday, 14 April 2017 21:41 (five years ago) link

Yeah, is that real?!?

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 15 April 2017 00:59 (five years ago) link

Looks like -- here's an archival article from 1994:

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/rear-window-arianna-stassinopoulos-the-siren-of-the-seventies-1443305.html


FOR A dozen heady years, everything she wished for was in Britain. She had fame; she was controversial; she was admired by distinguished old men and escorted by ambitious young ones. There were books, lectures and after-dinner speeches; there were appearances on Any Questions and Face the Music. There was a libel action against Private Eye. There was even her own chat show.

'I want to carry on living in this country,' she declared in the full flush of her success. But then she saw America, and left.

To see her again last week, prodding her wealthy Texan husband, Michael Huffington, through a spectacularly expensive US Senate election campaign, was to be transported back in time. For Arianna Stassinopoulos is an emblem of Britain in the 1970s to rival Nationwide and the Austin Allegro.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 April 2017 01:03 (five years ago) link

Yep, sure seems like her. Crazy. Also, a nice excuse to head down the rabbit hole reading much of that biography on Google Books. Some nice detail in there about his work on Chariots and Blade Runner and his posture toward releasing the material commercially.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:51 (five years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m-6bU4x7us

classic

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 6 October 2017 03:55 (four years ago) link

Vangelis is on that?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 6 October 2017 12:59 (four years ago) link

Wrong thread. Clearly I'm overly tired

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 6 October 2017 13:30 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

rip to the legend

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:25 (four months ago) link

Oh no 😢 RIP big man

willem, Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:30 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwGztZOBtVk <3

fpsa, Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:39 (four months ago) link

still send shivers all over whenever i put this on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KCbqhJt16k

mark e, Thursday, 19 May 2022 17:41 (four months ago) link

Oh no, RIP the big fella, what a talent!

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:00 (four months ago) link

No words.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:20 (four months ago) link

my favorite. always gives me chills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI8FYLHvrw4

frogbs, Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:28 (four months ago) link

My heart sank when I spotted this revive. A hugely talented composer and sound designer - there's never been anyone else quite like him. RIP.

Vast Halo, Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:30 (four months ago) link

A titan. Gonna listen to Juno to Jupiter today.

brisk money (lukas), Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:41 (four months ago) link

Gone or just occluded?

brisk money (lukas), Thursday, 19 May 2022 18:41 (four months ago) link

Oh, forgot about Aphrodite's Child. "Rain and Tears" forever.

sloop johnnin' skater (geoffreyess), Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:00 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-VdbwWEbSQ

RIP you absolute legend

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Thursday, 19 May 2022 19:19 (four months ago) link

Ha I posted this exact song in the RIP thread just a minute ago. Love it to bits

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 19 May 2022 20:49 (four months ago) link

One of my favourites too.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 May 2022 21:15 (four months ago) link

:-(

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 19 May 2022 22:11 (four months ago) link

Truly next level. One of my favorite tracks by him, casually inventing the future back in 1970 for a documentary on endangered animals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqs-yNPZuLs

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 May 2022 00:59 (four months ago) link

^YES I love that soundtrack so much.

Biggest RIP.

This is my favorite early Vangelis track, sounds like floating through a psychedelic Grecian swamp + equally trippy narration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C8Nelw6HtM

J. Sam, Friday, 20 May 2022 02:16 (four months ago) link

Ad astra, Vangelis.

The film composer contributed scores to explorations by our #JunoMission to Jupiter. Here, ride along with the @NASASolarSystem spacecraft around Jupiter and moon Ganymede, with sound up.

Full playlist: https://t.co/bNyqzQGWRS pic.twitter.com/2QbjoKStko

— NASA (@NASA) May 19, 2022

brisk money (lukas), Friday, 20 May 2022 03:25 (four months ago) link

RIP. One of my favorite Vangelis in the wild moments: 1999, first Coachella. Autechre opens their set layering Heaven & Hell Pt 1 on top of Pen Expers beats. It was epic and transcendent.

octobeard, Friday, 20 May 2022 07:22 (four months ago) link

Creation du Monde is astonishing.

Vangelis wasn't my first proper synth hero (that was Jarre, for better or worse) but for some reason I was definitely aware of him and his work as a child and how his stuff sounded really nice - so 100% he primed my brain for a love of electronics later on. And that catalogue is DEEEP. RIP :(

bamboohouses, Friday, 20 May 2022 08:17 (four months ago) link

I love the first Aphrodite's Child album too.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Friday, 20 May 2022 08:34 (four months ago) link

;_;

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 20 May 2022 08:43 (four months ago) link

I got Earth cheaply a couple of years ago. Meant to pick up some more similar eraed stuff by him .
Not sure how good Phos by Socrates is , their previous lp without him was pretty great.

Stevolende, Friday, 20 May 2022 08:54 (four months ago) link

Really interesting interview with the man. All sorts of remarks on the change in technology, where it's gone right or wrong.

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/vangelis/7243

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 May 2022 12:24 (four months ago) link

A lot of it is him going "lol yeah I improvise so what". Still going through it.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 May 2022 12:28 (four months ago) link

There are many great interviews with him on YT up til the last couple of years. Always a pleasure to listen to him speak: intelligence and humility.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 20 May 2022 12:29 (four months ago) link

*for the last time* it's all one take!

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 May 2022 12:36 (four months ago) link

listening to Spiral now. that 'spinning wheel' sequencer thing he does is so cool. the final track "3 + 3" is so majestic. I forgot how much he just fucks around on these electronic records! good stuff

frogbs, Friday, 20 May 2022 17:03 (four months ago) link

Jon Anderson of Yes recalled the first time he met Vangelis on @theQuietus last year.

(Full interview: https://t.co/qRQ8cfY7yE) pic.twitter.com/wfHSLldaiV

— John Doran (@JahDuran) May 20, 2022

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 May 2022 17:08 (four months ago) link

hah, he was legitimately a pretty funny dude, despite the self-seriousness of a lot of his work. didn't he once try to audition for the role of drummer in Yes?

frogbs, Friday, 20 May 2022 17:11 (four months ago) link

I'd heard that he was auditioning as keyboardist, but wound up playing a drum solo while everyone waited for him to play the keyboards.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 20 May 2022 17:22 (four months ago) link

rocked the J&V version of “state of independence” this morning. such a jam.

brimstead, Friday, 20 May 2022 17:56 (four months ago) link

One of my favorite Vangelis in the wild moments: 1999, first Coachella. Autechre opens their set layering Heaven & Hell Pt 1 on top of Pen Expers beats.

listening to this set now, love it

brisk money (lukas), Friday, 20 May 2022 22:34 (four months ago) link

holy fuck I just looked that up, it's incredible

rocked the J&V version of “state of independence” this morning. such a jam.

I bought "The Friends of Mr. Cairo" for a couple bucks, having never heard it, and for most of the first side I was like "okay, this is clearly not Jon & Vangelis, but I gotta at least hear what it is"

frogbs, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:04 (four months ago) link

another fun Vangelis story. though I guess it's more of a Ween story. when recording "12 Golden Country Greats" Ween hooked up with a veteran producer (Ben Vaughn) who sent them back to their room when the sessions were over, telling them they needed to write a single. they quickly wrote "Japanese Cowboy", and apparently they all thought "hmmm this sounds familiar" but couldn't place why. after the record came out they realized that what they had actually done was rip off the "Chariots of Fire" melody. and that is how Vangelis got a writing credit on a Ween album.

frogbs, Friday, 20 May 2022 23:09 (four months ago) link

There are rumours of a vastly extended version of "∞" in existence, but as far as I know it's never seen the light of day. Strange to think that Irene Papas (now 95) has outlived him!

ARP Odysséas (Matt #2), Friday, 20 May 2022 23:40 (four months ago) link

so there's a version of infinity that is quite long. That's quite good product description or not.

Stevolende, Monday, 23 May 2022 15:05 (four months ago) link

A thumb drive with the infinite version of "∞" will be released in Vangelis' actual skull.

Top that, Flaming Lips!

Hideous Lump, Monday, 23 May 2022 15:59 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Any evolution in opinion about the Vangelis remasters? Still recommend I stay away from remastered Odes?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 17 September 2022 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

I only liked the Mask and See You Later remasters, if I recall. I would go with earlier masters of most of
his work if possible.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 17 September 2022 22:57 (two weeks ago) link


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