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 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Ian Murphy   (Member)

What he brought to the world was immense. Imagine adding that amount of emotion to so many people's lives. How much poorer would we have been without him. Safe travels, sir

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   stalemate12   (Member)

Shocked by this sad news.

R.I.P. Vangelis. Another great has left us.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I had only just started branching out into his non film work as I grew to appreciate true electronica. I loved Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire, which seems like a "popular favorite" cop out. I'm still sad to see he's gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1cQnhOxqXw

I listen to this a lot.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Oscar G.   (Member)

Last week I bought 3 albums missing in my Vangelis collection (which is not complete yet), this news are very sad, his new album was very good. RIP frown

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Appearance on Top Of The Pops, 1982.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

A big loss to me. I discovered him through his film music work, at a young age I bought the New American Orchestra version of the Blade Runner soundtrack and then eventually righted my wrongs and saw the film and got the 1992 release from Vangelis. Through my years, I opened myself up to his additional work outside of film and he became one of the most beloved artists in my collection and appreciation. Just the other day, the misses and I were listening to "The Tao of Love" and the entirety of the China album for some rest and relaxation as we battled a small Covid-19 scare in our household.

I feel privileged to have shared this Earth with such a talent. I will never in my life not be thankful to have his music.

Godspeed Mr. Papathanassíou. May you find peace at rest.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Replicant8   (Member)



R.I.P Tears In The Rain

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Are Greeks not into being vaccinated?

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Covid-19 is a deadly virus. Even with a vaccine, with natural immunity, etc, there is still a statistical chance of hospitalization and/or death. Despite his passing in this fashion, the artist is more than a statistic and more than a judgement of his personal health choices.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

"Alexander" is an underrated gem. Really superb.

I remember watching the Oscars, age 17, in 1982 and just fuming over how Vangelis beat John Williams ("Raiders"). But over time I've really come to appreciate 'Chariots' and how it elevated that dusty movie into something unique. I still don't like the constant "Puh-ta-ta-ta" percussion layer over it, but the melody is gold.

RIP.

-

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

Daniel Pemberton: "Vangelis was originally going to score Ridley's THE LAST DUEL. That's probably a secret but fuck it. I was super vibed to see what that would have been like but it all got too complicated and never happened. Shame.

HGW did a stellar job though. Massively underrated film."

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Oh CRAP.
We lose another titan.
But, oh Lordy, what a wonderful, wonderful body of work!

RIP.
frown

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Covid-19 is a deadly virus. Even with a vaccine, with natural immunity, etc, there is still a statistical chance of hospitalization and/or death. Despite his passing in this fashion, the artist is more than a statistic and more than a judgement of his personal health choices.

I mean...statistical is debatable.

I got news for you: We're all statistics. If he wasn't vaccinated...I ain't gonna cry.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I love his CHARIOTS OF FIRE! Sorry to hear this.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

Damn, this took me by surprise. Really gutted to hear this. What a great loss.

Like Thor and many others here, he was such a big part of my life growing up. He was right there with me while I discovered my love of soundtracks. And the first CD I ever purchased was his Themes album. So much of his music is sublime, with Reve from Opera Sauvage and Blade Runner Blues standing tall among many great works.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   MutualRevolver   (Member)

It always hits hard when it’s one of your heroes.

Vangelis was the first performer of electronic music that I ever listened to; indeed, I think "Chariots Of Fire" was one of the first (if not THE first) albums that I remember my father playing, and thus a lifelong fan was created. As someone that pursues a career in the arts, I realize that when someone of his magnitude passes away, the reason for one's desire to become successful and well-known in the same industry as quickly as possible is not to gain personal fame or fortune, or for the reputation among peers. Sure, those added benefits are always nice, but the real goal is the CLOUT and CREDIBILITY to collaborate with any of the Greats, whether it be a musician, an athlete, or a painter—and Vangelis was all of those at different points in his life.

In short, there are plenty of electronic musicians, but there was only one Vangelis. He was one of my heroes, and I lament that I will never be able to collaborate with him. Adios Maestro

P.S. The ONLY, and I mean ONLY, upside to any of this is that now perhaps some of his unreleased works and film scores may actually be released complete

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Covid-19 is a deadly virus. Even with a vaccine, with natural immunity, etc, there is still a statistical chance of hospitalization and/or death. Despite his passing in this fashion, the artist is more than a statistic and more than a judgement of his personal health choices.

I mean...statistical is debatable.

I got news for you: We're all statistics. If he wasn't vaccinated...I ain't gonna cry.


The vaccine(s) greatly reduces the severity of Covid if you get it and drastically reduced the number of hospitalizations. The only outliers are the very old, preexisting conditions and compromised immune system. Anyone who says otherwise don't know what they're talking about.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

Covid-19 is a deadly virus. Even with a vaccine, with natural immunity, etc, there is still a statistical chance of hospitalization and/or death. Despite his passing in this fashion, the artist is more than a statistic and more than a judgement of his personal health choices.

I mean...statistical is debatable.

I got news for you: We're all statistics. If he wasn't vaccinated...I ain't gonna cry.


The vaccine(s) greatly reduces the severity of Covid if you get it and drastically reduced the numbers of hospitalizations. The only outliers are the very old, preexisting conditions and compromised immune system. Anyone that says otherwise don't know what they're talking about.


Correct. Which is why I'm curious if he was vaccinated...and if Greek hospitals have the same medicines we have here, in addition to the vaccine.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

RIP to the man who brought us Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner and The Bounty among others. I personally love his "Themes" album. He lead a long fruitful life.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2022 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Like others said, I feel that his music has always been part of my life. I can't tell for sure which was the first album I heard, perhaps HEAVEN AND HELL, ALBEDO 0.39 or OPERA SAUVAGE. He was touched by grace. This morning, I played his last opus, JUNO. R.I.P. Maestro.

 
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