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|Vangelis||Primary Artist, Keyboards|
|The National Opera of Greece Choir||Track Performer|
|Giulio Turturro||Art Direction, Cover Art|
|Blake Neely||Orchestra Transcription|
Posted October 1, 2010
Odyssey is an orbital space craft, not a lander robot, and is the first of three space probes NASA has sent to Mars that has succeeded, beating the odds considering the world's current record for Mars probes. And speaking of records, I'd say Vangelis has outdone himself, putting as much of his heart and soul into this masterpiece as everyone at NASA did in this spectacular voyage. Thank you, Vangelis.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Vangelis' career spans almost four decades. I have been a fan of his for at least three of those decades. When you have been playing music for that long you are bound to have hits (Blade Runner) and misses (The City). ''Mythodea'', unfortunately, goes in the misses catagory. Luckily there are not alot of his other albums in there. Vangelis has always had choral and operatic pieces on many of his albums dating back to ''Heaven and Hell''. But it was always in small dosages, usually one or two tracks. Vangelis has been upping the choral tracks steadily over the past several years. On ''Mythodea'' it is all choral/operatic except for the first track. I found each movement becoming more and more tedious as the music progressed and started getting bored with the whole thing half way through. The music does not keep your interest. To me it is mostly droning. Jesse and Kathleen's singing gets tiresome. Vangelis' music is way in the background and not impressive. This CD is not melodic so there is no memorable tune you will be humming in your head or to yourself after you have been listening to this CD which is the first bad sign. Another bad sign is you are going to catch yourself wanting to ''fast forward'' each track. Granted, ''1492'' has a fair amount of chorale music. But the music Vangelis composed for this soundtrack is so much bolder plus Vangelis is showing some of his best synthesizer playing which is not emphasiszed in the least on ''Mythodea''. This is his first CD with the Sony label. So far they are batting zero. The only positive to this CD is that at least he is still making music and for that I give it two starsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 30, 2008
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