Tuesday, 28 August 2012

CD Review: Vangelis - The Collection (Rhino)

There’s no doubt Vangelis has created some of the most memorable electronic and progressive music over the last few decades. His theme to the film Chariots of Fire has barely dated since it was released back in 1982 and its use in the opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics accompanied by a parody from Rowan Atkinson has no doubt assured the music’s longevity for a further 30 years.

This long overdue compilation demonstrates Vangelis' Olympian status as a musician, composer and even pop performer.

Classics like Blade Runner’s end titles, L’enfant, Missing and Rachel’s Song sit neatly alongside early 80s chart-friendly collaborations with Yes vocalist Jon Anderson including I’ll Find My Way Home, I Hear You Now and State Of Independence.

An essential collection for lovers of electronic music.

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