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Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Vangelis
Title: China
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram UK
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Meditation, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042281365324, 0042281365324, 042281365348

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Second Attention | England | 07/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is atmospheric, romantic, inspiring, dynamic, just plain genius!1979 was THE year of punk and to think that music like CHINA was being produced at this time makes me laugh! It just spat in the face of all that contrived, hypocritical, image concious, attention seeking noise. China is one man's vision of a mystical culture. This is reflected in the music with intelligence, passion and supreme musicianship.It just exudes oriental charm and sensitivity. I have known many people with very differing musical tastes find this album refreshing and inspiring.BUY IT, NOW!"
One of Vangelis' early masterpieces
Richard Gruver | Seattle, WA USA | 12/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like "space" music: electronic music that inspires a sense of science-fantasy. Vangelis is truly a front-runner of that genre. In "China" he demonstrates his talent by giving his syntho-harmonies a Far-East flavor. A fascinating fusion. "Chung Kuo" has a military pomp feel to it: fanfare for the Emperor. It has a frantic segue into "The Long March," a beautiful piano solo that almost inspires a sense of sad nostalgia. "The Plum Blossom" presents a folk violin against the dynamic backdrop of Vangelis' synthesizer "power" chords. "The Tao Of Love" is, quite simply, beautiful: a wonderful blend of electronic and acoustic arpeggios. "Himalaya," (my personal favorite on this album) puts me into outer space, which like the Himalayas, is vast, cold and indifferent. This song, like much of Vangelis' music, can be heard on Carl Sagan's popular PBS program, "Cosmos." I highly recommend using headphones while listening to this album. . . Enjoy!"
One of the Best From the Godfather of New Age Music
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 05/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a long time Vangelis fan largely due to the fact he has never succumbed to producing music for the pop masses...He is an artistic genius that truly listens to his own creative mind, heart, and spirit.Hooray for a musical artist who creates music for artistic sake and not top 40 commercial appeal.That said, for 1979, China is a work of art to behold with all it's sonic and synthesized orchestral beauty ! Atmospheric doesn't even begin to describe the "other worldly" yet familiar earthly sounds that captivate the listener...China, if found on used vinyl, is worth the late night spin or listen on a turntable to calm the nerves and soothe the soul after a hectic day at the office or factory !"