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2 stars After the release of a pure atmospheric album ("L'Apocalypse des Animaux"), Vangelis recorded a more varied work with "Earth".

Several musical styles are proposed and contributed to an eclectic album. The short opener "Come On" is totally rock oriented: hard beat, hypnotic and hard "vocals". This is not very common in his discography so far.

The second and also longest song is quite different. "We Were all Uprooted" shares a lot with world music and offers some fine "Mediterranean" acoustic guitar parts. I am not so convinced about "Sunny Earth" which is leaning on some sort a tribal music. Indian chants combined with some complex acoustic guitar parts don't sound really great to my ears ("He- O", "Ritual", "The City").

This scenario is unfortunately also present during the next couple of songs: world music mostly all the way through till the closing number. Since his type of music is not my cup of tea, I can't be charmed by "Earth".

Some tranquil and atmospheric tracks like "Let It Happen" or "My Face In The Rain" are welcome to break the overall mood. Still, the vocal department on this work demonstrates nothing great. The last couple of songs revert back to world music again.

I am not globally impressed by this album. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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