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2.62 | 82 ratings | 6 reviews | 17% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. I Can't Take It Anymore (5:38)
2. Multi-Track Suggestion (5:32)
3. Memories Of Green (5:44)
4. Not A Bit - All Of It (2:55)
5. Suffocation (9:21)
6. See You Later (10:22)

Total Time: 39:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Evangelos Papathanassiou / synthesizers, electric piano, grand piano, Roland CR-5000 drum machine, vocalese (4), arranger & producer

- Silver Kolouris / guitar - not confirmed
- Michel Ripoche / violin (4)
- Cherry Vanilla / voice (4)
- Andrew Hoy / voice (4)
- Cori Josias / vocals - not confirmed
- Jon Anderson / vocals (5,6)
- Maurizio Arcieri & Christina Moser (Krisma duo) / vocals (5)
- Peter Marsh / vocals (1,2)
- Raphael Preston / noises (3)

Releases information

Artwork: Alwyn Clayden with Véronique Skawinska (photo)

LP Polydor ‎- 2302 101 (1980, UK)

CD Polydor ‎- 829 663-2 (1987, Germany)

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VANGELIS See You Later ratings distribution

(82 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (29%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

VANGELIS See You Later reviews

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Review by richardh
3 stars Another of those difficult to categorise Vangelis albums .Its nothing like most of his instrumental works (most tracks here have vocals) but is not any attempt to go commercial either.It's not as 'easy' album.In fact this is the most prog like album Vangelis has made I reckon.Its not very heavy though,so we arent talking ELP style power prog by any means.Its an album that rewards attention though.Lots of different ideas. Give it a try.
Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars This record is quite different from the conventional Vangelis. The keyboards are absolutely not floating, the tracks are not accessible & catchy at all. I think this album is a bit disappointing. There are many miscellaneous vocals, like Jon Anderson's among others. The tracks seem to go nowhere: yes, we feel some similitudes with "Chariots of fire" (Memories of Green) and "Friends of Mr. Cairo" (I Can't Take it Any More), but the majestic & ethereal dimensions are totally absent: it is rather chaotic, disorganized and nervous. "See you later" and "Memories of green" (the nostalgic piano) are the best tracks.
Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
1 stars I love Vangelis, but this album can be defined with one single word: AWFUL!

Even if there's the usual collaboration of Jon Anderson, he sings on the worst track: Suffocation. It should be a SciFi story about a post-nuked world or something like this. An italian electropop duo, the Chrisma, speaks some dialogs (in italian), as they were dubbing a movie, but they are not actors and the text is tremendously stupid. When they finally stop saying absurdities, Jon start singing, but it's too late.

The only positive thing is the first version of "Memories of Green" that was later included in the Blade Runner's soundtrack. Nothing special, but enjoyable.

Avoid wasting your money.

1 star

Review by Matti
2 stars There seems to be a concensus about this album being one of Vangelis' worst. I'm not one to disagree. Clearly he didn't try to make an easily enjoyed album, nor finely crafted piece of arty-farty, but went into more techno-ish experiment this time, and also used many guest vocalists. But it's not all bad, no! The most techno-like tracks are likely to annoy his fans, sure. And the "safest" Vangelis track 'Memories of Green' can be heard as a better version in Blade Runner. But still there is some interesting and captivaiting, even beautiful material here and there. The two last longish tracks mix spoken voices (e.g. in Italian) and Jon Anderson's ethearal vocals into intensive and quite progressive music. To sum up, probably this is not worth your money unless you're his die-hard fan/collector, but if you get a chance to borrow it, try to be patient enough not to be directly disappointed. Some of it may "grow on you", so to speak.
Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars To be honest, this is not a very good Vangelis album. But I couldn't really be thrilled with his last couple of efforts either. And this one makes it a trilogy of lesser work. In this case, even a poor one I am afraid. I don't really like it. Neither as a whole, nor for individual great tracks that are alien to this album.

It is not as bad as "Beaubourg", but the inspiration is a desert in this album. "Vocals" aren't serving the work either. At times it sounds as Vangelis wanted to offer a light album with some pop/melodic parts ("Suffocation"), but most of this work is quite difficult to feel and approach.

The long and experimental title track is a loose experience which features no construction, no structure and no melody at all. This is the third of his albums in a row that I rate with two stars.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Another oddity and another soundtrack to an obscure film. This is not among my favorite Vangelis albums but I have discovered that it has to be taken on its own to be appreciated. More of a pop album really, but still inventive with many of Vangelis' signature techniques ? usually in this ca ... (read more)

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