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Vangelis - See You Later (1999) Retail CD
Everything you thought you knew about Vangelis and his music is totaly distroyed by this record. Gone are the warm sentiments, and in their place is something gritty and negative. But this must be Vangelis's most personal work and it is one of my favorites. For starters all the lyrics are written by Vangelis himself (a first), none of John Andersons's slushy lyrics but he does appear on vocals on a couple of tracks. This album is to Vangelis what 'The Wall' is to Pink Floyd and he does a good job of getting his own personal feeling's out in the open. Multi-Track Suggestion seems to highlightmore… what Vangelis believes as technology bloting out any sort of humanity the human race has left. Electronic teminology is used in his lyrics along with references of lost love. It seems that even though Vangelis acknowleges the use of technology in his music he belives that it will play a part in our downfall, a sort of 'Teminator' view of the future. I'm suprised this track wasn't a hit single in the U.K. because it would of gone well with the other synthpop tunes that were infiltrating the british charts at the time the album was released (1980) Suffication is inspired by a true-life event of a chemical leek at an Italian factory in the mid-seventies (yes!! I agree, very unlike Vangelis)the music is very upbeat, as are several of the other tracks, probably his most upbeat album since 'Albedo 0.39' and 'Spiral'. Vangelis seems to rely less on his usual selection of Orchestral sounds too with this work and there are some great sound effects and ambient noises added to the mix and is probably his most diverse work of the eighties until the realease of 'Direct'. 'I Can't take it any more' speaks for itself realy and the lyrics are performed through a vocoder that give them a sort of Kraftwerk 'robot' effect. This is a sinister track that would be used to great effect if played in the dark on halloween, spine-tingling. Everyone should know 'Memories of Green' beacause it was in the 'Bladerunner' movie that Vangelis scored. A moving piano piece that seems to tell a story of a lost time, of a lost way of life before modern times came along and spoiled everything. This album has some great musical ideas and effects, and stands as one of my favorits of Vangelis's because it shows a different side to the composer, very different and even though some of the lyrics are as confusing as a Nostradamus Quatrain (and some In foreign) they are totaly from his viewpoint. Subsequent equiry into the strange lyrics has opened my heart to this work even more. It's radicaly musicaly and lyricaly different to anything I've heard before.A gem.
|1||See You Later|
|2||I Can't Take It Anymore|
|4||Memories Of Green|
|5||Not A Bit All Of It|
- Vangelis - See You Later (1999) Retail CD
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