Skip to comments.Beautiful Vangelis Music with Pretty Space Scenes
Posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:14 PM PST by beaversmom
If some future death panel does a Soylent Green on me they can use this in the repertoire.
I never could get into Vangelis outside of Aphrodite’s Child.
Ping for later listening
You can't tell me you don't like the opening theme from Conquest of Paradise (see below). Love the music (for long, long time) and just recently found this video which is also very cool:
Vangelis - La petite fille de la mer
Yes! Didn’t recognize the title, but another good one.
Nice video with that one too. Thanks for sharing.
It is a double LP Called 666 that is about the Revelation.
I have worn out 3 copy’s over the years.
Some bits in it are unlistenable and other bits are timeless.
It is quite a bit more intense than what Vangelis went on to do in later life.
Thanks for sharing that. I’ll have to listen to some of the tracks on it. He’s been around forever, so I know there’s lots of his stuff that I don’t know. :)
Okay, I’m gonna seem really stupid here...Aphrodite’s Child is a band, right? Now, Vangelis worked with another person too, didn’t he? Jon Anderson. I can’t remember if I liked any of that music or not.
Okay, I found it. I remember hearing this one—Jon Anderson/Vangelis pairing:
Jon and Vangelis - The friends of Mr. Cairo
Yeah, I have that one.
I never cared for Jon Anderson, but that one was likely inspired by Roussos and his time in Egypt.
His soundtracks for The Bounty, Blade Runner were awesome!
Do you like Eric Wollo, or Jean Michael Jarre?
Aphrodites Child was Vangelis’s first commercial band.
They became a great cult band, but Vangelis did not achieve major success until he started doing film soundtracks.
Chariots of Fire launched him to the bigtime.
Yeah, his voice isn’t really my cup of tea overall, but I like that Mr. Cairo one. Although, there may be some Yes songs that I like. I never would have remembered Anderson/Vangelis if you hadn’t mentioned his affiliation with Aphrodite’s Child. Cool! Thank you.
They were, and I am a huge Tangerine Dream fan, but I always liked Vangelis and TD better when they were edgy.
I saw Yes once, “in the round”
They were great, but Jon never was my cup of tea either.
Yes, that's a great one. I hope that music greets me in heaven if I make it. I need to put that on my homepage. Found a great live version a few months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-I1x5Ic9Dw
Long live the Yamaha CS-80!
Very neat. :)
And then there was this version
I LOVE music, but you'll have to tell me what that is. I'm a dope.
Jeff Beck and the Jan Hammer Group from back in the 70s was also a favorite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap04rbrKmVw
Yes!!! A good friend shared that with me a few months ago. I nearly died! Vangelis music and Bean! Two of my favourites. A strange, but great pairing.
Jon’s voice sounds better with Yes, because he usually has Chris Squire singing backing vocals, their voices blend well together.
Jan was way underrated.
I am not sure if Jon blends with anyone LOL
Squire was awesome on bass.
“Drama” is a very underrated album, without Jon, it’s a harder album than most Yes albums, and “Tempus Fugit” has maybe the greatest bass line ever.
Those were the formative years in my life. The days of “Dazed and Confused”. YES
I got lured in during those college years.
Here is a Rocker from France and Morocco that beats us up in 1975.
Les Variations! Superman Superman
Okay, I figured as much since we’re talking Vangelis, but didn’t know for sure. :) Thank you.
It was the synthesizer he used on many of his famous works. To this day, nothing else sounds the same, though many try.
COF and Bladerunner are the best examples of it. Pretty much every new synth comes with a built in version of his signature sounds from those...well, tries to ;)
Great to know! Thanks. Blade Runner is one of my all time favourite movies and soundtracks.
Perhaps my favorite all time Prog band is Pete Bardens and Camel~ The Flight Of The Snow Goose
And for a paltry $20,000 one of the few remaining alive can be yours!
And a couple grand in maintenance a year...and a really good synth tech on call....
Look into 2000-2007ish Devin Townsend. Modern Prog God. His newer stuff is great, but not proggy.
Prog is almost a dirty word today LOL
Mostly, but it still has a surprising hardcore base of fans. They mostly camp in metal-land now.