Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire CD (album) cover




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4 stars Excellent & accessible progressive New Age, this record is the soundtrack of the "Chariots of fire" movie. Side one has 6 short tracks, rather floating & symphonic. "Titles" is the wonderful piano + symphonic keyboards hit that was used to be aired from radio stations as far as in 1990; you probably know it. "Jerusalem" is a well known cover song, having an outstanding cathedral ambience, with all those extremely powerful choirs and church organ parts: it MUST be played as loud as possible: the level of the feeling involved is EXTREME!

On the other side, the epic eponymous track is absolutely delightful, although starting a bit too slowly and slightly eternizing at the end; when the piano starts, then the tracks takes all its dimension: sometimes delicate and emotional, sometimes powerful and anthemic, rhythm & melody changing all the time, this track will really move you. It is a major achievement in the Vangelis' work. The track is not complex, but the combination of echoed piano + keyboards are played in a such way that 3 words come to mind: grace, grandeur and majesty.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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