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CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Vangelis

 

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2.90 | 92 ratings

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octopus-4
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2 stars It might have been a five stars album, but unfortunately it's only half a album so the stars should be two and a half.

Let me explain better: Vangelis has written this oscar-winner soundtrack for the omonimous oscar-winner movie. Winning an Oscar is not a guarantee of progginess even if soundtracks are usually close to the prog world as they have often a concept.

But Vangelis wrote only 5 tracks plus an arrangement of the traditional "Jerusalem". Yes, the main theme "Titles" is one of the most famous piece of music in the world, very often used to comment sports in general amd olympics in particular. The other 4 tracks are not bad, but playing them together with a little rearrangement as they were an organic suite just to fill the B side of the vinyl is not nice.

I have to say that I have enjoyed this album several times with a preference for the B'side. A 20 minutes track sounds more progressive in that sense.

So even if I'm tempted to give it the third star, I'll stick on two. A very good half disc

octopus-4 | 2/5 |

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