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El Greco (album)

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Released  October 19, 1998
Length  72:36
Release date  19 October 1998
Label  Atlantic Records
Recorded  1995, 1998
Artist  Vangelis
Producer  Vangelis
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El Greco (1998)  Reprise 1990-1999 (1999)
Genres  Classical music, Byzantine music, Neoclassicism
Similar  Vangelis albums, Other albums

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El Greco is a 1998 classical album by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis (born March 29, 1943). The title is a reference to the man who inspired the composition, Dominikos Theotokópoulos (known as El Greco, "The Greek"; 1541–1614), the painter and sculptor of the Spanish Renaissance. It consists of ten long movements performed on electronic instruments.

Contents

El greco fullcd 1998 movement i to x vangelis


Overview

This album is an expansion of an earlier album by Vangelis, Foros Timis Ston Greco. That album had been released in 1995, in a limited edition. For this general release, the track order was rearranged, three new tracks were added, and the album title was changed.

Vangelis composed and arranged the album, and performed all the instruments, accompanied by a choir conducted by Ivan Cassar. The music is in a Byzantine style yet sounding contemporary due to his use of synthesizers. Soprano Montserrat Caballé and tenor Konstantinos Paliatsaras make guest appearances on one movement each.

The album reached #66 in France and #74 in Germany. At the Billboard New Age Albums chart peaked at #9 position.

The image on the album is "The Knight with His Hand on His Breast" by El Greco.

Track listing

All tracks by Vangelis

In parenthesis, correspondence to the track listing of Foros Timis Ston Greco.

  1. Movement I (Movement I) – 10:04
  2. Movement II (Movement II) – 5:18
  3. Movement III (new) – 6:48
  4. Movement IV (Movement III) – 6:21
  5. Movement V (new) – 4:30
  6. Movement VI (Movement V) – 7:52
  7. Movement VII (new) – 3:18
  8. Movement VIII (Movement IV) – 9:43
  9. Movement IX (Movement VI) – 12:00
  10. Movement X (Epilogue) (Movement VII) – 6:21

Movements IV, V, and VI were included in Vangelis' compilation Reprise 1990-1999.

Personnel

  • Montserrat Caballé – soprano
  • Konstantinos Paliatsaras – tenor
  • Philippe Colonna – engineer, recording
  • Rob Dickins – art direction
  • Fredrick Rousseau – engineer, recording
  • Vangelis – synthesizer, arranger, producer, liner notes
  • Songs

    Movement I10:05
    Movement II5:20
    Movement III6:48

    References

    El Greco (album) Wikipedia


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