See You Later

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See You Later
Studio album by Vangelis
Released 1980
Recorded Nemo Studios, London
Genre Electronica
Length 39:32
Label Polydor
Producer Vangelis
Vangelis chronology
Opera Sauvage
(1979)
See You Later
(1980)
Chariots of Fire
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

See You Later is a 1980 album by the Greek artist Vangelis. It breaks quite violently with the style he had employed in the late 1970s, relying much more on vocals and being more experimental and returning (in many respects) to his early 1970s work.[who?]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Vangelis.

  1. "I Can't Take It Anymore" – 5:42
  2. "Multi-Track Suggestion" – 5:36
  3. "Memories of Green" – 5:48
  4. "Not a Bit – All of It" 3:00
  5. "Suffocation" – 9:26
  6. "See You Later" – 10:22

There was a rare Irish pressing of See You Later with a different track listing, but not containing the listed tracks. A white label test 8 track test pressing has also surfaced without the title track, but including the track "My Love" which was featured on a previous single "My Love/Domestic Logic 1", along with two additional tracks.[citation needed]

Side One:

  1. "My Love" - 4:02
  2. "Not A Bit - All Of It" - 2:55
  3. "Neighbours Above" - 4:48
  4. "I Can't Take It Anymore" - 5:38
  5. "Memories of Green" - 5:42

Side Two:

  1. "Fertilization" - 7:28
  2. "Suffocation" - 9:22
  3. "Multi-Track Suggestion" - 5:25

Instruments and style[edit]

Vangelis plays all instruments: synthesizers, electric piano, grand piano and drums. The Roland CR-5000 drum machine is used extensively. Michel Ripoche plays the violin on 4. Vocals featured are by Jon Anderson (tracks 5 and 6), Peter Marsh (track 1), the members of the Italian group Krisma (on 5) and Cherry Vanilla (track 4 narrative).

Individual tracks[edit]

  • "I Can't Take It Anymore" is sung by Peter Marsh through a vocoder over a deep synthesizer glissando bass, a synthesizer choir and CR-5000 hihats.
  • "Multitrack Suggestion" builds on a polysynth and upbeat CR-5000 pulse; the choir sings some terms associated with analog synthesizer technology (VCO, VCF).
  • "Memories of Green" is a slow piano-based piece with a backdrop of synthesizer sounds and pointillsitc bleeps reminiscent of a computer game. It was used in Vangelis's subsequent soundtrack to the 1982 film Blade Runner.
  • "Not A Bit – All Of It" has vocals by Cherry Vanilla
  • "Suffocation" employs the CR-5000 and a saw wave synthesizer melody, followed by an eerie brass and megaphone emergency announcements in Italian. The second (slower) half of the piece features vocals by Jon Anderson and a narrative in Italian, by Krisma (Maurizio Arcieri and Christina Moser).
  • "See You Later" has Vangelis on electric piano and staccato male atonal choir. About halfway through, there is a child narrative in French, with Anderson's vocals used in the finale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "See You Later". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 

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