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"[666] was long and bombastic, but it sold well."--The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard (2008) by Nigel Williamson


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--"State of Independence" (1981) by Jon Anderson and Vangelis

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Vangelis (1943 – 2022) was a Greek composer known for film music such as Blade Runner (1982), "Chariots of Fire" (1981) and "1492: Conquest of Paradise" (1992) on the one hand; and pop songs such as "Let It Happen" (1973), "State of Independence" (1981) and "I'll Find My Way Home" (1981) on the other.

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Vangelis began his career working with several pop bands of the 1960s such as The Forminx and Aphrodite's Child, with the latter's album 666 (1972) going on to be recognized as a progressive-psychedelic rock classic. Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed scores for several animal documentaries, including L'Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage and Opéra sauvage; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream. In 1975 he set up his new 16-track studio, Nemo Studios in London, which he named his "laboratory". In the early 1980s, Vangelis formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes, and the duo released several albums together as Jon & Vangelis.

In 1980, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The soundtrack's single, the film's theme, also reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was used as the background music at the London 2012 Olympics winners' medal presentation ceremonies.

Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 50 albums, Vangelis is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music.

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