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4 stars Quite a nice compilation of Vangelis from Heaven and Hell (1975) to Direct (1988). I had Direct taped and all its included tracks helped to make the buying decision. Other tracks I already knew were 'Pulstar', 'Alpha' and 'So Long Ago, So Clear' - my favourite Jon & Vangelis song. Not as dear CD to me as El Greco, Voices and 1492 (all from 90's) but a good addition, including finely chosen excerpts from Heaven and Hell and two more Jon songs, 'Page of Life' and 'Shine For Me'.

Fond memories related to Direct make those tracks my favourites here (don't believe the low ratings of Direct, it's a wonderful bridge between progressive Vangelis and sensual Vangelis). If you own that album it's of course quite useless to have this one, or if you prefer Vangelis of 70's, you surely have those selections already and regard the rest less up to your taste. But a very suitable introduction to new listeners, who then can choose direction to carry on.

Matti | 4/5 |


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