Header

ANTARCTICA

Vangelis

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Vangelis Antarctica album cover
3.34 | 63 ratings | 11 reviews | 21% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy VANGELIS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Theme From Antarctica (7:26)
2. Antarctica Echoes (5:54)
3. Kinematic (3:44)
4. Song of White (5:15)
5. Life of Antarctica (5:56)
6. Memory of Antarctica (5:26)
7. Other Side of Antarctica (6:50)
8. Deliverance (4:29)

Total Time: 45:00

Lyrics

Search VANGELIS Antarctica lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search VANGELIS Antarctica tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Vangelis / all instruments

Releases information

CD Polydor 815732-2 / CD Arista P33P20068 (1983) / CD PolyGram 815732

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

VANGELIS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
  • Titles Chariots Of Fire, 1981
  • Hispanola 1492 - Conquest Of Paradise: Music From The Original Soundtrack, 1992

Buy VANGELIS Antarctica Music


Odyssey: The Definitive CollectionOdyssey: The Definitive Collection
Remastered · Import
Hip-O Records 2003
Audio CD$21.96
$1.49 (used)
Theme From Antarctica / Antarctica Echoes Japan 45Theme From Antarctica / Antarctica Echoes Japan 45
Polydor Records
Vinyl$23.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
VANGELIS ANTARCTICA SOUNDTRACK 1988 RARE EXYU LP USD $24.99 Buy It Now 6h 26m
VANGELIS Antarctica rare trippy MOOG electronic OST org JAPANESE press LP insert USD $4.99 [0 bids]
18h 35m
VANGELIS Antarctica LP Vinyl JAPAN POLYDOR 28MM 0290 W/ OBI USD $26.99 Buy It Now 1 day
VANGELIS 'ANTARCTICA' Polydor 1990 CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
"Vangelis - Antarctica" OST Japan K2HD CD Limited Numbered Edition New Sealed CD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CD 'Antarctica' Vangelis soundtrack on Polydor USD $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Antarctica OST Soundtrack Vangelis CD 1990 USD $7.00 [0 bids]
USD $9.10 Buy It Now
2 days
VANGELIS ANTARCTICA OST 1983 JAPAN CD 3500yen 1ST PRESS USD $69.99 Buy It Now 2 days
VANGELIS Japan LP wOBI,ANTARCTICA The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack USD $26.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Vangelis ?- Antarctica Media M- Cover M- USD $18.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Antarctica by Vangelis (CD, Oct-1990, Polydor) USD $11.50 [0 bids]
USD $14.95 Buy It Now
3 days
Vangelis - Antarctica - Vinyl Record Import 2013 New USD $39.99 Buy It Now 3 days
2 CD's VANGELIS 1988 ANTARCTICA soundtrack + '89 THEMES compilation US POLYDOR USD $4.99 [0 bids]
4 days
Antarctica by Vangelis (CD, Oct-1990, Polydor) USD $5.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Antarctica by Vangelis (CD, Oct-1983, Polydor) - NM to Mint USD $5.60 Buy It Now 5 days
VANGELIS - Antarctica - 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP + insert USD $34.37 Buy It Now 7 days
Vangelis - Antarctica NEW CD USD $7.72 Buy It Now 8 days
Vangelis-Ost.:Antarctica CD NEW USD $10.26 Buy It Now 8 days
Vangelis - Antarctica NEW CD USD $7.69 Buy It Now 8 days
VANGELIS ANTARCTICA ULTRA RARE SOUNDTRACK CASSETTE TAPE! USD $15.61 Buy It Now 8 days
Vangelis - Ost.:Antarctica - 8157322 USD $11.59 Buy It Now 10 days
OST Vangelis ~ Antarctica/ Japan LP/ Sheet USD $13.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Antarctica - Original Soundtrack/Vangelis - Tape USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Vangelis - Antarctica (NEW 12" VINYL LP) USD $36.18 Buy It Now 11 days
Antarctica Vangelis vinyl LP album record Japanese 28MM0290 POLYDOR 1983 USD $40.82 Buy It Now 11 days
CD: Vangelis - Antarctica / Koreyoshi Kurahara Film Soundtrack Electronic NewAge USD $9.95 Buy It Now 13 days
ANTARCTICA / VANGELIS 1988 SPAIN OST LP MINT USD $24.75 Buy It Now 13 days
Antarctica, Vangelis,New, CASSETTE AUDIO TAPE- complete with artwork,Audio Casse USD $12.87 Buy It Now 13 days
VANGELIS - Kurahara's Film - Antarctica 1982 JAPANESE LP USD $30.99 Buy It Now 13 days
VANGELIS - ANTARCTICA.OST..YUGOSLAVIAN RELEASE..PGP RTB.. FREE SHIPPING!! USD $19.99 Buy It Now 13 days
s/t ANTARCTICA-VANGELIS-POLYDOR 28MM 0290 JAPAN NM/NM LP USD $19.98 Buy It Now 14 days
VANGELIS - ANTARCTICA..ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK..POLISH CASSETTE..FREE SHIPPING!! USD $11.32 Buy It Now 14 days
VANGELIS Antarctica OMPS Polydor 1983 Cassette Tape USD $2.99 Buy It Now 15 days
CD - Antarctica Soundtrack Score By Vangelis - Japan Polydor 3112-22 - 3500 Yen USD $52.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Vangelis Portraits (So Long Ago, So Clear) CD Chariots of Fire, Antarctica USD $1.25 Buy It Now 16 days
Antarctica by Vangelis (Cassette, Polydor) USD $8.06 Buy It Now 16 days
VANGELIS - OST ANTARCTICA NEW SEALED 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE LP 2013 USD $47.99 Buy It Now 18 days
Vangelis Antarctica Soundtrack vinyl LP 180gram NEW USD $43.60 Buy It Now 18 days
VANGELIS Antarctica CD BRAND NEW Music From Koreyoshi Kurahara's Film USD $16.33 Buy It Now 20 days
Vangelis: Antarctica, Koreyoshi Kurhara '83 Polydor Germany USD $9.42 Buy It Now 20 days
Vangelis Antarctica Japan Movie Film Original Soundtrack Music CD NEW USD $23.99 Buy It Now 21 days
VANGELIS-ANTARCTICA. 8TRK SOUNDTRACK CD ALBUM USD $6.28 Buy It Now 22 days
VANGELIS "ANTARCTICA" 180gr VINYL LP NEW & SEALED USD $34.59 Buy It Now 22 days
Antarctica OST Soundtrack Vangelis CD 1990 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 22 days
Antarctica by Vangelis (CD, Oct-1990, Polydor) USD $9.00 Buy It Now 23 days
VANGELIS Antarctica CD 1983 Polydor K.K.Japan 1988 Polygram Netherlands 815732-2 USD $17.99 Buy It Now 23 days
Vangelis - Antarctica (NEW CD) USD $10.60 Buy It Now 23 days
Antarctica Vangelis Audio CD USD $13.73 Buy It Now 23 days
Antarctica Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Vangelis Polydor Records USD $7.49 Buy It Now 23 days
VANGELIS - ANTARCTICA LP JAPAN PRESS USD $18.00 Buy It Now 23 days
Antarctica - Vangelis (CD 1988) Music From The Film Excellent Cond FREE Shipping USD $9.99 Buy It Now 24 days
VANGELIS CD 2fer: Antarctica (1983 OST) and Blade Runner (1982 OST) - VG USD $10.95 Buy It Now 24 days
Vangelis Antarctica Polydor 815 732-1 Canada Koreyoshi Kurahara's Shrink 1983 USD $17.00 Buy It Now 24 days
VANGELIS - ANTARCTICA MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK (Cassette 1983) Film Score USD $9.49 Buy It Now 25 days
Music from Koreeyoshi Kurahara's Film ANTARCTICA OST-Vangelis/W GER Polydor VG+ USD $10.99 Buy It Now 25 days
Antarctica Vangelis Japan -- Used CD Soundtrack USD $57.00 Buy It Now 25 days
Vangelis Antarctica 1983 Polydor Soundtrack Cd Japanese Cinema USD $14.30 Buy It Now 27 days
Vangelis ANTARCTICA 180g HQ AUDIOPHILE New Sealed MUSIC ON VINYL LP USD $29.99 Buy It Now 27 days
Vangelis - Antarctica Japan Japanese orig' Polydor LP 1983 electronic cosmic USD $25.49 Buy It Now 27 days
Vangelis Antarctica (Soundtrack) [LP] (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, import) 2013 USD $30.60 Buy It Now 28 days
VANGELIS**ANTARCTICA**CD USD $6.50 Buy It Now 28 days
ANTARCTICA : FILM CD SOUNDTRACK ALBUM VANGELIS POLYDOR 815 732-2 USD $13.83 Buy It Now 28 days
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK/ - ANTARCTICA [ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK/VANGELIS] - NEW CD USD $6.48 Buy It Now 28 days
CD albedo 0.39 ~ USD $16.01
CD beauburg ~ USD $16.01
CD direct ~ USD $16.01
CD heaven and hell ~ USD $16.01
LP sex power ~ USD $28.41
CD spiral ~ USD $16.01


More places to buy VANGELIS music online Buy VANGELIS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for VANGELIS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

VANGELIS Antarctica ratings distribution


3.34
(63 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(21%)
21%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(35%)
35%
Good, but non-essential (37%)
37%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

VANGELIS Antarctica reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by soundsweird
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Certainly one of his best later albums, not unlike "Chariots of Fire" sonically. Go ahead and lump him in with other New Age artists if you must. Personally, I think that stuff like this gives New Age music some credibility.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to soundsweird (BETA) | Report this review (#34968) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars After the hit "Titles" on "Chariots of fire", Vangelis proceeded in a similar way to produce another great radio friendly hit: "Theme from Antarctica": very floating, symphonic, ethereal, majestic & emotional, the sound is absolutely crystal clean. The VERY sophisticated & refined overall sound is a bit like the "Soil Festivities" and "Blade Runner" albums. Along with the "Blade Runner" album, it is the beginning of his best created atmospheric soundscapes: the deeply floating, echoed & sustained keyboards sounds occur, like on the "Mask" album. The weak point is the repetitive parts in the compositions: despite the involved tracks do not use the same keyboards sounds, one may consider some of them as catchy variations on a same theme, i.e. variations on the first track "Theme from Antarctica". I find that the album has a rather dynamic & cold atmosphere, absolutely not as warm as "Mask". Nevertheless, it is an excellent album from Vangelis.

Rating: 4.5 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to greenback (BETA) | Report this review (#40959) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, July 30, 2005

Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Definitely a step up from the previous Chariots Of Fire. This soundtrack has all the cold, lonesome, vast qualities of a massive ice shelf drifting aimlessley around the South Pole.Musically much stronger and the themes blend well in depicting the solitude of the Antarctica. Highlights would have to be ' Anarctica Echoes', ' Song Of White' and the sombre ' Other Side of Antarctica'. A good piece of work from that genius composer Vangelis.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Chris S (BETA) | Report this review (#108923) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, January 26, 2007

Review by Matti
COLLABORATOR Neo-Prog Team
2 stars The music on this soundtrack is very well produced, and musically it can be compared to the Oscar-winning Chariots Of Fire soundtrack, which is a good album. But still, I must say I wasn't very impressed when I listened this album completely, knowing three - probably best - tracks in advance. I'll round my 2 stars down even if it's clearly better than 'collectors/fans only'.

So what's wrong? Is it perhaps as the review on allmusic.com says, that the music fails to capture the iciness of Antarctica? No, actually I disagree on that. The music is atmospheric all right. I haven't seen the Japanese film, but I can imagine Vangelis' music works pretty well on it. Instead, it's the usual fault of the film music: as the main theme, wonderfully introduced in the bright opening track 'Theme From Antarctica', is being repeated in various ways throughout the album, the listener gets frustrated and bored before the end. The second track 'Antarctica Echoes' is however another highlight even if it's just a meditative, slowed down version of the opener.

The rest of the album has a couple of fine tracks that easily fill up the quality standards of Vangelis though not anyhow spectacular, but as a whole, to me this album per se is a bit boring. It's miles from the greatness of Blade Runner or 1492 - The Conquest of Paradise, both of which are among my all-time favourites of soundtrack albums. But their secret lies in the way they were further worked out to function perfectly as individual albums. And this is true about Chariots Of Fire also: if you watch these films and listen to the music on them, those brief music passages have quite a little to do with the album. Now if Vangelis had had the same goal with Antarctica, he could have ended up with another strong soundtrack album.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Matti (BETA) | Report this review (#182568) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars After the award claiming Chariots Of Fire , here goes Vangelis with another album containing another of his best known theme: "Antartica".

This opening song is quite delightful, very well known: spacey, atmospheric, and ambient. You name it! It holds a superb and repetitive melody but it is never boring during these seven minutes and a half. Great stuff for sure, it is.

The theme is recurrent and comes back at some other points later in the album ("Song Of White"). I must say that I quite like this (same during "Memory Of Antarctica" but in a much slower mood).

The well named "Antarctic Echoes" is another fine track. It is even more spacey than the opener and should please any fan of electronic prog. So far, this album is quite good and it should reconcile a lot of fans who might have been disappointed by the artist lately.

This album is fully embracing the electronic prog genre; but on the melodic side. It is accessible, beautiful and quite well achieved. Ambient and spacey atmosphere is also on the list ("Other Side Of Antarctica"). What else do we need? Another great melody I guess? You'll get it as well under the form of the fine closing track "Deliverance". It is a great ending for this fine album. As a whole, it is one of my Vangelis favourite album.

Four stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#305343) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, October 18, 2010

Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
2 stars Max result with the lesser effort. This time, instead of writing five tracks for the side A and repeating them together for the side B, he writes a single track good for a 3 minutes radio edit and extends it to cover 45 minutes of the same soup with different sauces.

The main theme is not bad, able to capture the icy ambient of the movie. The music was great in commenting the speachless story of a dozen of dogs abandoned in the frozen antarctic winter, but that's all.

A simple and captivating melody based on four chords can't be repeated for 45 minutes just increasing or decreasing the tempo. It can work fine for the movie, by taking different pitches and tempos when they are most appropriate, but not for a whole album.

As Chariots of Fire, this doesn't deserve more than two stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to octopus-4 (BETA) | Report this review (#366219) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Rock Progressivo Italiano Team
3 stars One for listeners who enjoy the more approachable and melodic end of progressive electronic music, Vangelis' 1983 work `Antarctica' is the soundtrack to a movie on the same topic. While it's not going to gain the same status or level of attention as his pioneering `Blade Runner' soundtrack, it's certainly not deserving of being completely dismissed or ignored either. Perfectly enjoyable purely as its own work, this is the artist at his most warm and easy listening, with the music, although soft and gentle, never simply becoming bland new-age muzak, and some darker flavours here and there are welcome as well.

The main `Theme from `Antarctica' has soothing washes of synths that lap at the background over unobtrusive programmed percussion, quickly taking on symphonic and victorious themes. Synths rise and fall in a delicate manner throughout the pretty and dream-like `Antarctic Echoes', with the tiniest little electric piano tip-toes. The dramatic `Kinematic' has a skittering frantic programmed beat over imposing electronics, and `Song of White' floats wistfully on ambient flute-like synths before a reprise of the main theme. The synths glisten as if brilliant crystal-like shards on `Life of Antarctica', some darker tones almost resembling Tangerine Dream in parts, and it's one of the more memorable moments on the album. `Memory of Antarctica' is a low key and placid alternate take on the main theme with brief cinematic-like touches. `Other Side of Antarctica' (another refreshingly darker highlight) has a slightly eerie, foreboding, even alien quality, and `Deliverance' closes the album with spiralling synth loops and soothing victorious strains.

Over his career, Vangelis has tackled many different genres and styles, especially fascinating is his early to late 70's period that is full of scattered experimental gems, each more baffling and unique than the last, but all well worth discovering. `Antarctica' is not exactly cutting edge or as genre-bending as those works, but it is evidence of this sort of an artist having completely honed his electronic skills. This is an often hypnotic work, full of movement and variety, making it perfect for newcomers to the progressive electronic genres.

Three stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Aussie-Byrd-Brother (BETA) | Report this review (#1290393) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, October 12, 2014

Latest members reviews

5 stars I'm not a great Vangelis fan. I would say that there are only few albums from Vangelis that I like, China, Heaven and Hell and of course Antarctica. Bladerunner and Chariots of Fire are hugely overrated as are 1492 and El Greco. But one of his soundtracks/albums rises above them. Antarctica is wi ... (read more)

Report this review (#395561) | Posted by BrainStillLife | Sunday, February 06, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Now this is much better, a true return to form. Lush and melodic, the bright tones and dramatics reflect the cold, hard Antarctic environment. And yes, it is another soundtrack, this time for a Japanese documentary on an Antarctic expedition, which was apparently one of the most popular film ... (read more)

Report this review (#292770) | Posted by Progosopher | Friday, July 30, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I don't see the film... But I 'see' its 'O.S.T.'! I have the perception that this O.S.T. be a great album also if independent respect to the film. Furthermore Vangelis don't do anything to look like a great composer but manages to convey very well the atmosphere of the film in music. I have ... (read more)

Report this review (#223677) | Posted by 1967/ 1976 | Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Definetly one of Vangelis most beautifull albums.The synths are as lush as ever and the melodiies are full of richness.You get the atmospehere of Antartica perfectly.Every single peice of music here is a gem.As a synth album it would rate 5 stars but in truth it will get labelled 'New Age' alt ... (read more)

Report this review (#34967) | Posted by | Sunday, May 08, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of VANGELIS "Antarctica"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.98 seconds