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 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

A complete shock. A prominent figure in music, a pioneer of electronic music, we've lost a huge talent. RIP.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   goozer   (Member)

Another Titan of electronic music has passed. This is the way of all flesh, but his spirit and legacy are everlasting. Requiescat in pace, Vangelis.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Very sad. One of the great pioneers of electronic music. Vangelis made synthesizers sound warm, organic, and alive.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Just announced on the BBC 6 pm news.

So sorry to hear this news. So much great music. Definitely one of the greats.

My thoughts are with his friends and family.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I'm heartbroken. One of my favorite composers - his fusion of electronic and acoustic instruments was so masterful. Will be sorely missed.

It just occurred to me now, the last thing I played on the keyboard before I went to sleep last night was Vangelis' "To A Friend". I hadn't taken out my Vangelis sheet music binder in a few months. Not particularly cosmic or anything - just thought I'd mention

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

A one-of-a-kind talent. I remember being especially impressed on the "Chariots of Fire" video with how he built his arrangement, playing not only all the keyboards (and what an array of equipment he had in those days!) but also all of the percussion (including timpani). His music from "Heaven and Hell" was, to my mind, a perfect fit for PBS' "Cosmo." "Antarctica" was another great one (listened to that CD constantly).

The personification of cool and epitome of good musical instincts (and taste)...that was Vangelis.

More than being missed, he'll be long remembered.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   BTTFFan   (Member)

Sad news. Legendary talent and one of my favorites.

NP: Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria (Into Eternity)

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

I was literally listening to his The City album whilst working and read the news. Vangelis' music has been the soundtrack of my life and to imagine no more new music from him (I doubt anything from his vault will ever surface)... I have no words, really.

It's purely a selfish view I know, more music from my favourite musician? I'm shocked, stunned, appalled, horrified. Numb.

As I get older and so many of my 'heroes' pass, who I grew up with through the 1970s, 1980s from childhood/teenage years into adulthood... We all have felt this, I'm sure, thinking of Horner, Goldsmith, Morricone... too many others. Again, it feels such a selfish thing to say, but it's so depressing.

We have lived among giants, and in the best of times. The world is such a lesser place as time rolls on.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

Blade Runner.

No one else could have created that score.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

Blade Runner.

No one else could have created that score.

Agreed. I'll never forget watching Blade Runner back in 1982,and that Vangelis score blasting out and nearly wrecking the cinema's speakers. That reveal of the LA2019 landscape! No-one, no-one, could ever equal the soul and majesty of that score.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Very sad news.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

RIP. Incredibly sad news.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Very sad news.

Sad to see he is no longer with us. I loved to hear so many of his invented melodies for the cinema from CHARIOTS OF FIRE to ALEXANDER. A very unique talent. May he RIP.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

R.I.P. Maestro and thank you for your music.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   EdG   (Member)

An unmatched talent that bridged the worlds of pop, electronica and classical... often with the same piece. Incredible taste and inventiveness.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Nesius   (Member)

Vangelis's music has accompanied me since I was three years old. The sublime wonder I found in his music has been and always will be deeply special. I was just humming the theme to 1492 this morning. I'm going to have to play "Elegy" from Rosetta. May the great maestro find new wonder, color, and inspiration as he journeys through the stars.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Nowadays I own about 3000 CD soundtracks BUT Blade Runner was THE very first soundtrack I ever bought on CD. R.I.P. Vangelis.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Rest in peace, Vagheli...

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   rocketman   (Member)

Wow, one of my all-time favorites. A sad day but to paraphrase one of his most iconic works, he has done a man's job, sir! I will always remember first hearing the music in Blade Runner. It was groundbreaking and fit so perfectly with the visuals. I have been so lucky to have grown up in a time where his scores ruled the day (Chariots of Fire, Missing, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, etc.). Themes was always a favorite release as I could finally listen to the opening and closing themes of the Bounty, as well as the first official Blade Runner tracks. Even purchased the Twilight Time edition of the Bounty just for the chance to hear his isolated score. Hoping one day we get an expanded or complete release of it. Definitely high on my list.

A master composer that really set the mood to the movies he scored. He always seemed to turn in a good score even when it went with a so-so movie (that would be kind for1492, which is tops on my list). Symth blues has never sounded better than during his Blade Runner Blues. Always a mesmerizing scene to watch. No doubt his score was a key part of what continues to keep Blade Runner right at the top of sci-fi (and really all other) classic films.

Will have to listen to some Vangelis tonight.

 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   jlj93byu   (Member)

Several years ago I was cleaning out my dad's soundtrack collection and came across a Vangelis score I had never heard before, Antarctica. I ended up putting it on later that day for a drive into the mountains with my boys and since then, about 10 years ago, it's become a little tradition when we drive up into the mountains, they ask to hear the theme song from Antarctica. We don't do the whole album, but we almost always listen to that first track.

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