Themes (Vangelis album)

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Themes
Compilation album by Vangelis
Released 1989
Genre New Age
Vangelis chronology
Direct
(1988)
Themes
(1989)
The City
(1990)

Themes is a 1989 compilation album of works by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. It featured some previously released tracks from Vangelis's other albums, as well as some pieces from movie soundtracks that had not previously been released.

The album is notable because it marked the first official appearances of Vangelis' music from the films Blade Runner, The Bounty and Missing. Of these three film scores, only the Blade Runner soundtrack has since received an official release.

The album stayed for 13 weeks in the UK and Swiss charts, topping out at #11 and #20, respectively, on 13 August 1989, as well as reaching #25 in Sweden and #46 in Germany.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "End Titles" (from Blade Runner) 4:57
2. "Main Theme" (from Missing) 3:59
3. "L'Enfant"   5:00
4. "Hymn" (from Opéra sauvage) 2:45
5. "Chung Kuo"   5:29
6. "The Tao of Love"   2:45
7. "Theme from Antarctica"   3:55
8. "Love Theme" (from Blade Runner) 4:55
9. "Opening Titles from The Bounty"   4:16
10. "Closing Titles from The Bounty"   4:58
11. "Memories of Green" (from See You Later) 5:42
12. "La Petite Fille de la Mer"   5:51
13. "Five Circles" (from Chariots of Fire) 5:18
14. "Chariots of Fire" (from Chariots of Fire) 3:31

"Memories of Green" from See You Later was used in the films Blade Runner and Someone to Watch Over Me.

Certifications[edit]

Territory Certifier Certification Sales
Argentina CAPIF 2x Platinum 80,000
United Kingdom BPI Gold 100,000
Switzerland IFPI Gold 15,000