Themes

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Themes is one of the most entertaining and thorough of any of Vangelis' collections, with excerpts spanning such albums as Opera Sauvage, China, and the ever-popular Chariots of Fire release from 1981. Most of the selections from Themes speak for Vangelis' movie contributions, including the infamous "Chariots of Fire" track as well as the lonesome-sounding theme from Missing and the powerful openings from Mutiny on the Bounty. With this music, Vangelis has implemented some variations in rhythm and some noticeable fluctuation in his synthesizer work, making these tracks much more colorful and animated than his new age meanderings of the '70s. Also, his ability to cast ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Themes is one of the most entertaining and thorough of any of Vangelis' collections, with excerpts spanning such albums as Opera Sauvage, China, and the ever-popular Chariots of Fire release from 1981. Most of the selections from Themes speak for Vangelis' movie contributions, including the infamous "Chariots of Fire" track as well as the lonesome-sounding theme from Missing and the powerful openings from Mutiny on the Bounty. With this music, Vangelis has implemented some variations in rhythm and some noticeable fluctuation in his synthesizer work, making these tracks much more colorful and animated than his new age meanderings of the '70s. Also, his ability to cast visual imagery through his keyboard playing is represented by many of these excerpts, but proven best on tracks like "Antarctica," in which the white, barren wasteland is conjured up perfectly through his wispy synthesized textures, and then again on "End Titles From Bladerunner," which was previously unreleased, simulating the impersonal, android-like world in which the movie was based. Both of his cuts from China include oriental-flavored backdrops, while Bladerunner's love theme remains one of Vangelis' most beautiful pieces. Themes is a definitive purchase as far as compilations are concerned, since a majority of his best material lies in the 14 tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/1989
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 042283951822
  • Catalog Number: 839518
  • Sales rank: 29,549

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vangelis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Multi Instruments
Roger Wagner Track Performer
Technical Credits
Vangelis Arranger, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    when the mind lets go,there is VANGELIS

    This collection on previous VANGELIS work is as good as ever. An especially endearing work is the piece that he loaned to GM in the 70's for the memorable LYNX car commercials.While car went away,the Vangelis music will go on forever. Enjoy!

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