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3.04 | 42 ratings | 4 reviews | 36% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. End titles from "Blade Runner" (4:57)
2. Main theme from "Missing" (3:59)
3. L'enfant (5:00)
4. Hymne (2:45)
5. Chung kuo (5:29)
6. The tao of love (2:45)
7. Theme from "Antarctica" (3:55)
8. Love theme from "Blade Runner" (4:55)
9. Opening titles from "Mutiny of the Bounty" (4:16)
10. Closing titles from "Mutiny of the Bounty" (4:58)
11. Memories of green (5:42)
12. La petite fille de la mer (5:51)
13. Five circles (5:18)
14. Chariots of fire (3:31)

Total Time: 63:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Vangelis / all instruments

Releases information

LP PolyTel 839 518-1 (Canada) 1989 / LP Polydor 839 518-1 (USA) 1989 / PolyTel 839 518-2 (Canada) / CDPolydor 839 518-2 (USA)

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VANGELIS Themes ratings distribution

(42 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

VANGELIS Themes reviews

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Review by soundsweird
3 stars Well, this does have some tracks that are hard to find, and it does compile some of his better, easily-found tracks onto one disc. I rarely listen to it, but at least I bought it used. Some casual fans may find that this is just what they wanted. As best-of comp's go, this is one of the better ones (he's got a bunch of 'em out there).
Review by Chris S
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1 stars Ok, this is Vangelis's third compilation set and by this stage I am gagging because each one appears better but only because there is naturally more material to choose from. A pretty decent set of tunes to work the gym workout to, all excerpts from soundtrack releases and all decent stuff. I would however implore any enthusiasts to stay well away from this one as although the songs are good this is commercial rip off to the 'nth' degree. Only obessessive compulsive practitioners need apply.

Latest members reviews

3 stars This is a compilation of pieces purported to all be from movie soundtracks. While most certainly are, I cannot vouch for several. The album begins with the real End Titles From Bladerunner, a bit of a tease since none of those original recordings had been available yet. This is perhaps the ... (read more)

Report this review (#294691) | Posted by Progosopher | Sunday, August 15, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is essentially a compilation of his music that was released on Poldor between 1979 and 1986 so nothing from his RCA albums (Heaven and Hell 1975 to Beauborg 1978) is included.This may not be a bad thing as you get a compilation which is more 'focused' on one period if not exactly reperese ... (read more)

Report this review (#34971) | Posted by | Sunday, May 8, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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