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REPRISE 1990-1999



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2.86 | 16 ratings

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1 stars My Vangelis "collection" consists of just two compilations, the first covering his space synth work of the late 70s, the latter featuring his 90s output. By this time, the once great man was either producing mundane orchestral soundtracks (little different from the work of James Horner, John Williams, etc) or trite New Age stuff that could have won him a life- time contract with Windham Hill.

There are a handful of noteworthy pieces of music on this album like Conquest Of Paradise (featuring a chamber choir as well as some rich synth work), the rippling tranquil Sea Of Coral, and Rachel's Song, which features a wordless vocal from Mary "Those Were The Days" Hopkin, but most of it was mind-numbingly dull. There's nothing really progressive about this "elavator music" phase of Vangelis' career, which may not even compare favourably with the work Kitaro was doing at the same time! ... 19% on the MPV scale

Trotsky | 1/5 |


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