Short Stories (Jon and Vangelis album)

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Short Stories

Album cover
Studio album by Jon and Vangelis
Released January 1980
Recorded February 1979 (original sessions), September–October 1979 (post-production)
Genre Electronic music
Length 53:12
Label Polydor
Producer Vangelis
Jon and Vangelis chronology
Short Stories (1980) The Friends of Mr Cairo
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 3/10[2]

Short Stories is the debut album by Jon and Vangelis, the collaborative effort between Jon Anderson of the prog rock band Yes and electronic music pioneer Evangelos Papathanassiou. Although this was not the first time that the two had worked together; Vangelis had auditioned to be Rick Wakeman's replacement in Yes in 1974, but the role was given to Patrick Moraz. In 1975 Jon Anderson sung on "So Long Ago So Clear" from Heaven and Hell.

Track listing[edit]

  • Music By Vangelis. Lyrics By Jon Anderson

Vinyl and Cassette[edit]

  1. "Curious Electric" 6:42
  2. "Each and Everyday" 3:43
  3. "Bird Song" 1:26
  4. "I Hear You Now" 5:13
  5. "The Road" 4:31
  6. "Far Away in Baagad" 2:18
  7. "Love Is" 5:46
  8. "One More Time" 6:18
  9. "Thunder" 2:14
  10. "A Play Within a Play" 7:00

CD[edit]

The CD insert lists ten tracks as per the vinyl / cassette release, but the CD is actually divided into eight tracks as follows.

  1. "Curious Electric" 6:42
  2. "Each and Everyday / Bird Song" 5:08
  3. "I Hear You Now" 5:13
  4. "The Road" 4:31
  5. "Far Away in Baagad / Love Is" 8:04
  6. "One More Time" 6:18
  7. "Thunder" 2:14
  8. "A Play Within a Play" 7:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Jon Anderson: All Vocals
  • Vangelis: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Piano, Electronics
  • Raphael Preston: Acoustic Guitars

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Pop Albums 125
1980 UK Albums Chart 4

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Vangelis
  • Engineer: Raphael Preston
  • Mastering: Hitoshi Takiguchi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Dave (2011). "Short Stories - Jon & Vangelis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 7–20): 31.