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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
Odes features the most inspired collaboration imaginable. It is a collection of compositions by Vangelis with vocals by the great operatic singer Irene Papas. The vocals, in Greek, become an important instrument of Vangelis' sound design. He has a knack for knowing when to push the instrumental and when to allow Papas' vocals to dominate -- even to the point of some a cappella renderings. Papas is as sharp as ever; Vangelis is always right there. The atmospheres are strong and the soundscapes are dramatic and dynamic. This hard-to-get classic is essential. It is worth every effort to procure it. The only logical comparisons are Vas, Sheila Chandra, Lisa Gerrard, Natacha ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
Odes features the most inspired collaboration imaginable. It is a collection of compositions by Vangelis with vocals by the great operatic singer Irene Papas. The vocals, in Greek, become an important instrument of Vangelis' sound design. He has a knack for knowing when to push the instrumental and when to allow Papas' vocals to dominate -- even to the point of some a cappella renderings. Papas is as sharp as ever; Vangelis is always right there. The atmospheres are strong and the soundscapes are dramatic and dynamic. This hard-to-get classic is essential. It is worth every effort to procure it. The only logical comparisons are Vas, Sheila Chandra, Lisa Gerrard, Natacha Atlas, and Yungchen Lhamo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2007
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 602517206335
  • Catalog Number: 1720633

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 40 Braves (5:16)
  2. 2 Little Orange Tree (5:46)
  3. 3 Fire Dance (6:01)
  4. 4 The Kolokotronei (3:17)
  5. 5 The River (6:41)
  6. 6 The Roots (8:45)
  7. 7 Lamento (8:25)
  8. 8 Menoussis (6:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Irene Papas Primary Artist, Vocals
Stathis Zalidis Background Vocals
Sotiris Zalidis Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Vangelis Arranger, Composer, Producer, Artwork, Instrumentation
Alwyn Clayden Artwork
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