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5 stars Wonderful album from the classic prog era!

"Earth" is one of early Vangelis' albums that is often neglected and is not easily obtainable in the shops. It is however far better work than many of his later popular new age soundtracks, at least for my taste. It is very atmospheric, ethno-tribal music with lots of percussions, keyboards and above all acoustic string instruments (something like Greek bouzouki etc.). There are several vocal tracks with lyrics, which sort of resemble the pseudo-religious pantheistic love for nature and planet Earth, so there is a loose concept throughout the album. Highlights are "We Were All Uprooted"/"Sunny Earth"/"He-O" , "Let It Happen", while the guest vocalist in "My Face In The Rain", Robert Fitoussi, reminds of the old APHRODITE'S CHILD collaborator Demis Roussos. If you are not fan of popular electronic synthesized Vangelis of post-"Spiral" era, maybe you find "Earth" more appealing, especially if you are into ethno-folk-world music thing. This is a distant precursor of Peter Gabriel's "Passion", cause it bears the similar Middle-Eastern feeling. I can't really call it a masterpiece, but it's very close to one. 4,5 shining stars!!!

Seyo | 5/5 |


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