Vangelis – Bacchanale

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

The moniker of musician/composer Vangelis, may not be a name you recognize but you have definitely heard his music and you have definitely enjoyed his work.

Among other (what are regarded to be all time classic) works he has done as a solo artist and within bands (such as Aphrodite’s child) you will note that he not only scored Chariots of Fire but also Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

Now here for your auditory pleasure one of my favorite Vangelis pieces – Bacchanale
bac·cha·nal [n. bah-kuh-nahl, bak-uh-nal, bak-uh-nl; adj. bak-uh-nl]
1. a follower of Bacchus.
2. a drunken reveler.
3. an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy; bacchanalia.


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5 thoughts on “Vangelis – Bacchanale

  1. Indeed!
    True genius. His music was the de-facto soundtrack for basically any documentary that came out in the 70s and 80s.
    Pulsar, Spiral and Alpha are three other tracks that were commonly used.
    I personally like Albedo 0.39 as its an astronomuy lecture in a song :)

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    A synth master.
    Back in the 80s, Friends of Mr Cairo (from Jon and Vangelis) was big and got lots of airplay, on radio and at the roller-rink, despite being practically an opus.
    Grew to love it, but his Blade Runner theme had me running towards the future.

    I’m sure I had the BR music on my C64, but can’t remember if it was in a game, or just the music track.

    And geez, Robby, just listened to Pulsar and I flew back to the 70s there for a sec.
    That was cool.

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