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There is some grand stuff here that you can relax to and sink into the soundtrack and absorb all it has to offer. The track Conquest of paradise is up lifting and Light and Shadow to me is a dark journey along with Moxica and the Horse. This is great music to relax and unwind to on a journey of choral and solid sounds.


I'm generally not into this kind of music-I listen to Van Halen not Vangelis, but if you didn't know, the track Conquest of Paradise has become a theme tune for Northampton Saints Rugby Club. It's played before matches and creates a great atmosphere with 14,000 people listening to it at full volume. I ended up getting the entire album and I can tell you it's perfection! Enjoy


I love this music! Especially Conquest of Paradise (happy memories) and Light and Shadow. If your after music that really moves your soul these are they! Fantastic to meditate too (if you can stop your foot tapping). Best way I can describe this music would be, soul wrenching, powerfull, fantastic...Vangelis at his best.


Born: 29 March 1943 in Volos, Greece

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Best known for his lush, Oscar-winning score to the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Vangelis was among the most successful and admired electronic composers of his era. Born Evangelos Odyssey Papathanassiou in Volos, Greece on March 29, 1943, his nascent musical talent was recognized at an early age, but he refused to take piano lessons, instead teaching himself. After high school he formed the early-'60s pop group Formynx, soon the most popular act in Greece. After achieving stardom at home, Vangelis...
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