Updated August 13

On a bi-monthly basis I will pick one of my Top 200 artists at random and highlight every track that the artist has placed on my Music Library. Artist discography is listed below tracklist, along with interesting facts about the artist.
Library No. in bold highlight indicates that it appears on either "
Best Of" "Decade" "Year End" and/or "500" series.

 

Vangelis 
Vangelis
ranked #48 with 810 points; 59 tracks; 16 Best ofs

Library No.
Track Title
Album
Date Rec'd
10

So Long Ago, So Clear

Heaven And Hell

05.11.83
19

Antarctica Echoes

Antarctica (Soundtrack)

01.03.84
19

Deliverance

Antarctica (Soundtrack)

01.03.84
20

Alpha

Albedo 0.39

01.05.84
20

Abraham's Theme

Chariots Of Fire (Soundtrack)

01.05.84
20

Memory Of Antarctica

Antarctica (Soundtrack)

01.05.84
20

Albedo 0.39

Albedo 0.39

01.05.84
25*

Deliverance

Antarctica (Soundtrack)

05.19.84
37

Mask (Movement 6)

Mask

05.11.85
39

Hymne

Opera Sauvage

06.16.85
39

Irlande

Opera Sauvage

06.16.85
89

Will Of The Wind

Direct

11.03.88
89

Metallic Rain

Direct

11.03.88
89

Message

Direct

11.03.88
90

The Motion Of Stars

Direct

11.22.88
90

First Approach

Direct

11.22.88
90

The Oracle Of Apollo

Direct

11.22.88
91

Dial Out

Direct

12.27.88
93

Ave

Direct

02.12.89
102

Main Theme From "Missing"

Themes

10.29.89
103

Closing Titles From "The Bounty"

Themes

12.27.89
122

Good To See You

The City

06.21.91
122

Morning Papers

The City

06.21.91
124

Dawn

The City

08.23.91
177

Tears In Rain

Blade Runner (Soundtrack)

07.04.94
177

Rachel's Song

Blade Runner (Soundtrack)

07.04.94
178

Main Titles

Blade Runner (Soundtrack)

07.17.94
184

Wait For Me

Blade Runner (Soundtrack)

10.30.94
194

Opening

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Soundtrack)

06.11.95
194

Conquest Of Paradise

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Soundtrack)

06.11.95
194

Monastery Of La Rabida

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Soundtrack)

06.11.95
194

Twenty Eighth Parallel

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Soundtrack)

06.11.95
196

Moxica And The Horse

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Soundtrack)

07.17.95
198

Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria (Into Eternity)

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Soundtrack)

08.27.95
204

Prelude

Voices

01.15.96
204

Losing Sleep (Still, My Heart)

Voices

01.15.96
204

Voices

Voices

01.15.96
204

Come To Me

Voices

01.15.96
204

P.S.

Voices

01.15.96
205

Dream In An Open Place

Voices

01.28.96
205

Ask The Mountains

Voices

01.28.96
224

Song Of The Seas

Oceanic

02.01.97
225

Dreams Of Surf

Oceanic

03.02.97
255

Movement X (Epilogue)

El Greco

03.02.99
255

Movement V

El Greco

03.02.99
257

Movement IX

El Greco

04.04.99
340

Fifa World Cup 2002 Anthem

CD single

07.14.02
421

Theme From "Cavafy"

Odyssey

03.06.05
438

Tender Memories

Alexander (Soundtrack)

10.04.05
898

Rosetta

Rosetta

09.09.16
899

Mission Accomplie (Rosetta's Waltz)

Rosetta

09.09.16
901

Albedo 0.06

Rosetta

10.30.16
901

Celestial Whispers

Rosetta

10.30.16
902

Infinitude

Rosetta

10.30.16
902

Exo Genesis

Rosetta

10.30.16
903

Starstuff

Rosetta

10.30.16
905

Perhelion

Rosetta

10.30.16
909

Elegy

Rosetta

11.16.16
920

Sunlight

Rosetta

05.21.17
*
The practice of recording a particular track more than once no longer exists.

Vangelis
discography

(S) - Soundtrack (C) - Compilation

Year Of Release
Album
Year Of Release
Album
1972

Fais que ton reve soit plus long que la nuit

1985

Mask

1973

Earth

1985

Invisible Connections

1973

L'Apocalypse des Animaux (S)

1988

Direct

1975

Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? (S) (reissued as Ignacio in 1977)

1989

Themes (C)

1975

Heaven and Hell

1990

The City

1976

Albedo 0.39

1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise (S)

1976

La Fete Sauvage (S)

1994

Blade Runner (S)

1977

Spiral

1995

Voices

1978

Beaubourg

1996

Oceanic

1979

China

1996

Portraits (So Long Ago, So Clear) (C)

1979

Opera Sauvage (S)

1998

El Greco

1980

See You Later

2001

Mythodea: Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey

1981

Chariots Of Fire (S)

2003

Odyssey: The Definitive Collection (C)

1983

Antarctica (S)

2004

Alexander (S)

1984

Soil Festivities

2016

Rosetta

Vangelis
facts

 

Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Blade Runner, Missing, Antarctica, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander, and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Vangelis began his professional musical career working with several popular bands of the 1960s such as the Forminx and Aphrodite's Child, with the latter's album 666 going on to be recognized as a psychedelic classic. Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries, including L'Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage and Opéra sauvage; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream. In the early 1980s, Vangelis formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes, and the duo went on to release several albums together as Jon & Vangelis.

In 1981, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The soundtrack's single, the film's "Titles" theme, also reached the top of the American Billboard Hot 100 chart and was used as the background music at the London 2012 Olympics winners' medal presentation ceremonies. Vangelis also received acclaim for his synthesizer-based soundtrack for the 1982 film Blade Runner.

 

Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 50 albums, Vangelis is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music.

Carl Sagan's TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980) uses several pieces composed by Vangelis during the 1970s, including the series' opening theme, the third movement of Heaven and Hell. In 1986, Vangelis was actively involved in the composition of new music for a special edition. Vangelis recalls he was sent by Sagan some sounds collected by satellites, which were exactly what he heard as a child.

In 2018, Vangelis composed an original score for the Stephen Hawking's memorial. While the Hawking's ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey, the music which backed Hawking's words were beamed by ASE to the nearest black hole to Earth. It was a personal tribute by Vangelis, and a limited CD titled "The Stephen Hawking Tribute" was shared with the family and over 1,000 guests.

For an artist of his stature, very little is known about Vangelis' personal life and he rarely gives official interviews to journalists. However, in a 2005 interview with The Daily Telegraph, Vangelis talked openly about various parts of his life. He stated in the interview that he was "never interested" in the "decadent lifestyle" of his band days, choosing not to use alcohol or other drugs. At the time of the Telegraph interview, Vangelis was involved in his third long-term relationship. When asked why he had not had children, Vangelis replied:…"Because of the amount of travelling I do and the nonsense of the music business, I couldn't take care of a child in the way I think it should be taken care of."

It is not publicly known where Vangelis generally resides; he has stated that he "travels around", rather than settling down in one specific place or country for long periods of time. As a hobby, Vangelis enjoys painting; his first art exhibition of 70 paintings was held at Almudin in Valencia, Spain in 2003 and then toured South America until the end of 2004.

Excerpts from other interviews mention that Vangelis has been married twice before. In a 1976 interview with Dutch music magazine Oor, the author wrote that Vangelis had a wife named Veronique Skawinska, a photographer who had done some album art work for Vangelis. An interview in 1982 with Backstage music magazine suggests that Vangelis had previously been married to a singer named Vana Verouti, who had performed vocals on some of his records, performing for the first time with him on La Fête sauvage and later on Heaven and Hell.

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