Irene Papas & Vangelis • Rapsodies

Published on Jan 23, 2015 Irene Papas & Vangelis • Rapsodies Vangelis’ second collaboration with Irene Papas features music and text based on (or inspired by) Greek Orthodox liturgical chant. Papas sings the Greek Lyrics which are in fact Greek Orthodox Christian Hymns. Vangelis composed one additional song that blends nicely with the other material. … Continue reading Irene Papas & Vangelis • Rapsodies

Published on Jan 23, 2015

Irene Papas & Vangelis • Rapsodies

Vangelis’ second collaboration with Irene Papas features music and text based on (or inspired by) Greek Orthodox liturgical chant. Papas sings the Greek Lyrics which are in fact Greek Orthodox Christian Hymns. Vangelis composed one additional song that blends nicely with the other material.
In most countries this album is hard to find.

1. Ti Ipermacho Stratigo 6:51
2. O! Gliki Mou Ear 8:40
3. Ton Nimfona Sou Vlepo 1:36
4. Rapsodia 5:24
5. Tin Oreotita Tis Parthenias Sou 4:39
6. Christos Anesti 7:20
7. Asma Asmaton 11:14

In Greece, a re-mastered edition was released in 2007, with a partly translated track list:

Label: Polydor ?– 06025 1720630 4
Format: CD, Album, Remastered
Country: Europe
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient

Tracklist:

1 To My Champion And Commander 6:52
2 Oh, My Sweet Springtime 8:41
3 I See Your Bridal Chamber All Bedecked 1:36
4 Rhapsody 5:26
5 The Beauty Of Your Virginity And The Splendor Of Your Purity 4:41
6 Resurrection 7:23
7 Song Of Songs 11:13

Credits:

Arranged By, Producer, Performer [All Instruments] – Vangelis
Artwork By [Original Album Cover Design] – Nikos Kostopoulos
Composed By – Vangelis (tracks: 4, 7)
Engineer [Assistant Sound Engineer] – John Martin (4)
Engineer [Sound Engineer] – Jess Sutcliffe
Photography [Remastered Album Inlay Photography] – Stathis Zalidis
Translated By [Solomon’s Poem] – Lefteris Papadopoulos* (tracks: 7)
Vocals – Irene Papas

Notes:

First release of album: 1986

Recorded at Nemo Studios, London England 1986

Matrix Info:

[Universal Music logo] IFPI LV26
06025 172 063-0 01 * 51914763
Made in Germany by EDC

Plastic mould (can vary from disc to disc), so far seen: IFPI 0119, IFPI 0122

Bar-Code: 0 602517 206304

Worldwide licence to Universal Music S.A. (Greece).
All tracks sub-published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd (UK).

(P) & © V 2007 Universal Music S.A. (Greece), a Universal Music Company.

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Vangelis

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου [evˈaɲɟelos oðiˈseas papaθanaˈsiu]; born 29 March 1943) is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music under the artist name Vangelis /væŋˈɡɛlɨs/.[1] He is best-known for his Academy … Continue reading

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: ????????? ???????? ???????????? [ev?a??elos oði?seas papa?ana?siu]; born 29 March 1943) is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music under the artist name Vangelis /væ????l?s/.[1] He is best-known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Antarctica, Blade Runner, 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”.[2] 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, which won him the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score. The soundtrack’s single, “Titles“, 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.

In a career spanning over 50 years, writing and composing more than 52 albums, Vangelis is regarded as one of the greatest composers of electronic music of all time.[3][4][5]

Vangelis was born 29 March 1943, near Volos, Greece. Largely a self-taught musician, he reportedly began composing at the age of four. He refused to take traditional piano lessons, and throughout his career did not have substantial knowledge of reading or writing musical notation.[6] He studied painting—an art he still practices—at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens.[7] When he was six, Vangelis’s parents enrolled him at a specialist music school in Athens. Vangelis said in an interview with Life, when asked about his lack of ability to read music:

When the teachers asked me to play something, I would pretend that I was reading it and play from memory. I didn’t fool them, but I didn’t care.[6]