CHARIOTS OF FIRE: THE FILM WORKS OF VANGELIS - Performed by the San Fernando Symphonic Assembly (CD comes with Free 24/44.1khz/MP3/Digital booklet exclusive bundle)

BSX RECORDS

$12.95 
SKU: BSXCD9122

BSX Records presents a collection of themes composed by Vangelis for such motion pictures as CHARIOTS OF FIRE, BLADE RUNNER, BITTER MOON, THE BOUNTY, ALEXANDER, MISSING and more. Arranged and performed by the San Fernando Symphonic Assembly.

Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (born 29 March 1943), best known professionally as 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.

1. CHARIOTS OF FIRE: Main Theme (Synth) (3:18)
2. BITTER MOON: Suite (3:15)
3. FRANCESCO: Suite (2:45)
4. BLADE RUNNER: Memories of Green (5:40)
5. BLADE RUNNER: End Credits (7:25)
6. MISSING: Main Theme (2:49)
7. CARL SAGAN’S COSMOS: Heaven and Hell, 3rd Movement (3:52)
8. ALEXANDER: Titans (4:02)
9. ALEXANDER: Eternal Alexander (4:36)
10. 1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE: Main Theme (4:39)
11. LA PESTE (THE PLAGUE): Main Theme (4:00)
12. THE BOUNTY: Main Theme (4:22)
13. THE BOUNTY: End Credits (5:05)
14. CHARIOTS OF FIRE: Main Theme (Orchestral) (3:18)
Total Time: 59.39