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Chariots Of Fire
Vangelis
Chariots Of Fire
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
 
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Most everyone is familiar with the romantic piano-and-synthesizer washes of the surprise instrumental hit "Titles (Main Theme)" from this 1981 film soundtrack. What is surprising is there's a lot more going on with this sc...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Vangelis
Title: Chariots Of Fire
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 7
Label: Polydor / Umgd
Original Release Date: 10/9/1981
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042280002022

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Most everyone is familiar with the romantic piano-and-synthesizer washes of the surprise instrumental hit "Titles (Main Theme)" from this 1981 film soundtrack. What is surprising is there's a lot more going on with this score. Greek keyboardist/composer had been recording albums for years before this soundtrack catapulted him into fame. He'd even been asked to join the prog rock band Yes at one point. He was wise to pass on the offer. Here you can hear the breadth of his talent at creating dreamy moods with synthesizers and classically inspired backdrops. Some of this music, however, doesn't quite hold its own without the visuals. Anyone looking for a stronger, more rock-like record by Vangelis should pick up Albedo 0.39. --Larry Crane

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Andrew P. from LOS ANGELES, CA
Reviewed on 3/31/2013...
It sounds great.
Chen-Chen W. (CCC) from SARATOGA, CA
Reviewed on 10/14/2006...
This is actually UPC#2083142432, but for what I can see, the cover and music looks exactly the same.