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2 stars Not mere tranquillitatis

I am not a big fan of Vangelis or of electronic music generally. However, I do enjoy some of his works, particularly Heaven And Hell and Spiral. Albedo 0.39 was released between these other two and is also among Vangelis better albums. The second half of the 70's was Vangelis strongest and most consistent period and it was also during this period that his music had the closest relation to progressive Rock. I initially gave this the same rating as the other two I mentioned (namely, three stars), but after hearing these three albums again, I decided to drop one star for Albedo 0.39. There are some memorable moments here that are up to par with, and similar to, the material on Spiral. I'm thinking about Pulstar and Alpha in particular. But while Spiral is consistently good, there are several less interesting moments on this album that brings it down to two stars. These moments are close to New-Age and there is not much happening in the music.

I own these three albums as separate releases, but I know that there exists a single release that compiles these three albums in a single release. These albums constitutes a good starting point for Prog fans who want to discover Vangelis.

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