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Thu Aug 8, 2013, 04:36 PM

In your opinion, Vangelis's greatest film soundtrack.

He won the Oscar for "Chariots Of Fire', and that iconic running theme. He received critical acclaim for his soundtrack to "Missing".

But I recently downloaded his soundtrack to Ridley Scott's film "1492 - Conquest Of Paradise", and it is quite simply astonishing. I think it's superior to "CoF".

Any opinions?

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Reply In your opinion, Vangelis's greatest film soundtrack. (Original post)
Aristus Aug 2013 OP
jakeXT Aug 2013 #1
Aristus Aug 2013 #2
onehandle Aug 2013 #3
Archae Aug 2013 #4
jakeXT Aug 2013 #7
Ron Obvious Aug 2013 #5
flying rabbit Aug 2013 #6

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 04:57 PM

1. I think I've seen only Blade Runner, but I like "Bounty" and "la petite fille de la mer"



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Response to jakeXT (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 04:59 PM

2. Both are very good soundtracks.

I have the entire soundtrack for "Blade Runner", and it's one of my favorites; and I have selections from "The Bounty", also quite good. It seems to convey very well the mystery and danger of the open ocean.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 05:05 PM

3. I like his 'Jon and Vangelis' work.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:21 PM

4. My first exposure to Vangelis.

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 01:57 PM

7. I don't know if that was mine

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 08:27 PM

5. Blade Runner for me

I always considered Chariots to be one of his weakest, actually.

I remember buying the soundtrack of the Blade Runner on an LP after I'd first seen the movie at the cinema. I was so excited when I got home and immediately played the track I most wanted to hear: Blade Runner Blues. I was mighty puzzled when the sounds of a fat guy vigorously blowing his nose started coming out of the speakerx.

I looked at the album cover again. It wasn't actually the real soundtrack. It was an orchestral rendition of the score by the New American Orchestra since (as I found out later) Vangelis refused to release it. Blade Runner Blues was played on a Flugelhorn.

It was great when the actual score came out 10 years later. There are also three bootleg versions around which contain tracks that are not on the official releases.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 10:02 PM

6. Blade Runner. NT

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