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As a biased 20+ year Vangelis fan, 1492 Conquest of Paradise is most assuredly Vangelis' greatest movie score. The tracks "Conquest of Paradise", "Light and Shadow/Deliverance" and "Eternity" rival any of the greatest musical scores in movie history from such great composers as Bernard Herrman, Philip Glass, John Williams and Hans Zimmer. I applaud iTunes for having an almost complete Vangelis collection; however, most noticeably missing is his best album, DIRECT.


1492-has lasted the test of time with me. A must have for any collector of sound tracks.

One word describes this, Fantastic!

This is a definite masterpiece.


Born: March 29, 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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