Lucky 13 for admirers of VANGELIS … DELECTUS- THE POLYDOR AND VERTIGO RECORDINGS, 1973-85.

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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Vangelis to you barbarians) still can’t read a note of music, apparently, but he has written plenty of it: psychedelia and prog (e.g. the landmark Aphrodite’s Child album 666), electronica… ambient, jazz and orchestral music… but mainly, lots and lots of glorious music, as evidenced by the humungous box set coming your way on February 3rd. Delectus collects just the Vertigo and Polydor albums (remastered under his personal supervision) and throws in a bunch of bonus tracks and b-sides. You also get three of the albums he made with Jon Anderson (after declining the latter’s invitation to replace Rick Wakeman in Yes) under the Jon & Vangelis handle,  memorable couplings of his electronica and Anderson’s angelic vocals.

The resulting thirteen (!) discs come housed in a lavish box alongside a 64-page book booklet comprising essay and rare photographs. No wonder you won’t get much change out of a hundred quid!

Albums and Track Listing:

EARTH: 00600753682081
1.            Come On
2.            We Are All Uprooted
3.            Sunny Earth
4.            He-O
5.            Ritual
6.            Let It Happen
7.            The City
8.            My Face In The Rain
9.            We Are All Uprooted
10.          A Song

L’APOCALYPSE DES ANIMAUX: 00600753682098
1.            Apocalypse des animaux – Générique
2.            La petite fille de la mer
3.            Le singe bleu
4.            La mort du loup
5.            L’ours musicien
6.            Création du monde
7.            La mer recommence

CHINA: 00600753682104
1.            Chung Kuo
2.            The Long March
3.            The Dragon
4.            The Plum Blossom
5.            The Tao Of Love
6.            The Little Fete
7.            Yin & Yang
8.            Himalaya
9.            Summit

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SEE YOU LATER: 00600753682128
1.            I Can’t Take It Anymore
2.            Multi-Track Suggestion
3.            Memories Of Green (which later turned up in the Blade Runner soundtrack)
4.            Not A Bit – All Of It
5.            Suffocation
6.            See You Later
7.            Neighbours Above
8.            My Love
9.            Domestic Logic 1

ANTARCTICA: 00600753682142
1.            Theme From Antarctica
2.            Antarctica Echoes
3.            Kinematic
4.            Song Of White
5.            Life Of Antarctica
6.            Memory Of Antarctica
7.            Other Side Of Antarctica
8.            Deliverance

MASK: 00600753682166
1.            Mask: Movement 1
2.            Mask: Movement 2
3.            Mask: Movement 3
4.            Mask: Movement 4
5.            Mask: Movement 5
6.            Mask: Movement 6

OPERA SAUVAGE: 00600753682111
1.            Hymne
2.            Rêve
3.            L’enfant
4.            Mouettes
5.            Chromatique
6.            Irlande
7.            Flamants roses

CHARIOTS OF FIRE: 00600753682135
1.            Titles
2.            Five Circles
3.            Abraham’s Theme
4.            Eric’s Theme
5.            100 Metres
6.            Jerusalem
7.            Chariots Of Fire

SOIL FESTIVITIES: 00600753682159
1.            Soil Festivities: Movement 1
2.            Soil Festivities: Movement 2
3.            Soil Festivities: Movement 3
4.            Soil Festivities: Movement 4
5.            Soil Festivities: Movement 5

INVISIBLE CONNECTIONS: 00600753682173
1.            Invisible Connections
2.            Atom Blaster
3.            Thermo Vision

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SHORT STORIES: 00600753682180 (Jon & Vangelis)
1.            Curious Electric
2.            Each And Every Day
3.            Bird Song
4.            I Hear You Now
5.            The Road
6.            Far Away In Baagad
7.            Love Is
8.            One More Time
9.            Thunder
10.          Play Within A Play

PRIVATE COLLECTION: 00600753682203 (Jon & Vangelis)
1.            Italian Song
2.            And When The Night Comes
3.            Deborah
4.            Polonaise
5.            He Is Sailing
6.            Horizon
7.            Song Is

THE FRIENDS OF MR. CAIRO: 00600753682197 (Jon & Vangelis)
1. I’ll Find My Way Home
2. State of Independence
3. Beside
4. The Mayflower
5. The Friends of Mr. Cairo
6. Back To School
7. Outside Of This (Inside of That)
8. One More Time
9. Thunder
10. Play Within A Play

BONUS TRACKS:
There are 4 bonus tracks, the previously unreleased:
Neighbours Above – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for See You Later
The other bonus tracks are:
My Love – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for See You Later
Domestic Logic 1 – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for See You later
Song Is (Jon & Vangelis) – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for Private Collection
Previously released on singles, they make their CD debut here.

Delectus will be available from all good record stroes from 4th Feb but if you can’t wait that long, it’s possible to pre-order the box set at https://Vangelis.lnk.to/Delectus
Vangelis Website: http://www.elsew.com
@ElsewDotCom
https://www.facebook.com/VangelisOfficial/

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