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REPRISE 1990-1999



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4 stars With only one 1-star review preceding I want to give my opposite opinion. Vangelis (from late 80's onwards) is not 'elevator music'. It isn't exactly progressive either but good music doesn't have to be prog. For the most part, this compilation draws from the albums 1492, Voices, Oceanic and El Greco, all very fine works. The rest is solitary tracks from The City, Blade Runner and soundtracks of "Bitter Moon" and "The Plague".

Vangelis has been one of my constant favourites for one and a half decade - had it all been new I would have been deeply impressed of it all. At least I think... it was simultaneously with my 'New age phase' that Vangelis became dear to me. But why I still love Vangelis and don't care much for New Age? Simply because his music gives so much more. Yes, it's soft and romantic. Its sound is polished to the extreme. But it just IS so goddam beautiful and gorgeous, and mind-teasing in a cinematic way. Even prog- listener is allowed to enjoy the easily enjoyable.

Matti | 4/5 |


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