Monday, April 26, 2010

Vangelis Papathanasiou : Earth 1973

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born March 29, 1943 . Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου , is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient and orchestral music, under the artist name Vangelis .

He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, and scores for the films  
Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.

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".
In the 1970s, 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 under the alias Jon & Vangelis.
Towards the end of the 1970s, Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries, including Opéra sauvage, the success of these scores moved Vangelis into the eyes of well known filmmakers.
In 1981, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. The soundtrack's single, "Titles", won Vangelis the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score and also reached the top of the American Billboard.

Earth is the third solo album , released in 1973.
It is a prime example of the progressive rock of the day.
In contrast to Heaven and Hell (1975) and some soundtracks by Vangelis from this period, Earth was not released on compact disc in the 1980s — it was not until 1996 that a CD version was made available, and then only in Greece. The album is a prime example of early-1970s progressive rock but offers some flash-forwards into New Age music, such as "We were all uprooted". The title of the album reflects the influence of ancient (pre-Christian) Greek or Dorian music.


We were all uprooted
The earth was stolen from beneath our feet
We became a Diaspora
An unnamed nation of bastards
We channeled our roots to the pulse of light
deep within the galaxies of our mind
Our breath was the sky
Our dreams were water
We claimed the wilderness
We recognized one another


I would like to write a song
That is so vibrant and so intimate
That the earth would adopt it
As if it had sprung like the stream
From the land's memory
As if no one had written it but life itself

Track listing

Side one

1. Come on
2. We Were All Uprooted
3. Sunny Earth
4. He-O

Side two

1. Ritual
2. Let It Happen
3. The City
4. My Face in the Rain
5. Watch Out
6. A Song

Albums of The Aphrodite's Child on this blog : HERE

I Don't have too much too say about this album .
This is a masterpiece of Mind good music .

Size : 92 MB
Bitrate : 320

Take it HERE


  1. At last! I can replace my very worn old second hand vinyl LP. Many thanks.

  2. a viva GRECE from Euro2012 !!!

    greetings from Poland :-)


    1. @ mazur : Many thanx our friend from Poland

  3. Wonderful to find your link still works. I have the LP but no longer have a turntable. It will be good to heard this again. Many thanks.