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Finally Found It!

I looked long & hard on iTunes for the main theme Vangelis wrote for Carl Sagan's legendary show Cosmos.
And here it is. Thank you Dr. Sagan, Vangelis, and whomever produced this best of album, it had been so long since I last heard this..

Out of this world.

Years. Years of searching for the B-side song from "The Music of Cosmos". I exhausted nearly every avenue I could find. Alpha was worth the wait, and the build up starting with 1:20 left until the end still sends chills through my spine. As the other commenter stated, the main theme for Cosmos was also one for the books.

When will we see this full album "Music of the Cosmos" again in its entirety? I know it exists, my parents have the cassette tape case with the insert in pristine condition, but the tape got sold with one of their cars...

A Decent But Early Overvview Of His Catalog

This is the Dutch greatest hits package originally released as a double LP in 1981 under the title Zijn Grootste Successen, which I purchased as an import here in the US at the time. It was a great-sounding piece of vinyl, arguably better mastered than the albums it collects tracks from (his '70s RCA releases, Heaven & Hell, Albedo 0.39, Spiral and Beaubourg).

Better collections have since been released, which include his '80s work for Polydor and beyond (including selections from Opera Sauvage, China, Chariots of Fire and other well-known pieces).


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 superstardom at home, Vangelis...
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Vangelis - Greatest Hits, Vangelis
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  • $16.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, New Age
  • Released: Dec 17, 1990

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