Vangelis - Earth - (1973)

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Vangelis - Earth - (1973)
APE+CUE | EAC log | 232 MB

The "Earth" album contains a wide range of styles and feelings, as if Vangelis was trying to find his style and sound, to follow up the Aphrodite's Child successes with something more of his own. A number of progressive rock songs with experimental and fusion elements are mixed with Greek flavours, and melodies filled with romanticism, seemingly predicting the flair in Vangelis' later output. Contributing musicians include Anargyros Koulouris and Robert Fitoussi, while Warren Shapovitch provided a narration on two songs. Note that Fitoussi - with whome Vangelis worked on other occasions as well, some results released, others not - became famous in his own right as "F. R. David" in the eigties, singing the synth pop hit "Words Don't Come Easy".

Note that Vangelis himself actually sang some background vocals for this album.

In the eighties, a special edition of the Earth LP was released in Italy called "Superstar", which included a special booklet with Italian texts and photographs.

"Earth" was for a long time out of print, not having been released on CD, resulting in a number of bootlegs circulating, especially in the French progressive rock scene. In 1996 the Greek department of Polygram finally released the work officially on CD (Vertigo 532 783-2), but only within the borders of Greece. This CD edition however sounds a bit strange, as if it came from a poor mastertape, since there are denoising artefacts, and additional reverbs were added to the recording. To compare, two tracks are available on a compilation CD called "Greek Pop Classics", in better sound quality and without the manipulations.


01 - Come On
02 - We Are All Uprooted
03 - Sunny Earth
04 - He-O
05 - Ritual
06 - Let It Happen
07 - The City
08 - My Face In The Rain
09 - Watch Out
10 - A Song


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