Odyssey: The Definitive Collection

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Odyssey: The Definitive Collection
Vangelis-OdysseyTheDefinitiveCollection.jpg
Compilation album by Vangelis
Released November 4, 2003
Recorded 1973-2003
Genre Electronic, classical
Length 1:18:43
Label Universal
Producer Vangelis
Vangelis chronology
Mythodea
(2001)Mythodea2001
Odyssey - The Definitive Collection
(2003)
Alexander
(2004)Alexander2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Odyssey: The Definitive Collection is a 2003 compilation album of works by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. It includes two previously unreleased tracks: the opening theme from the film Cavafy and a new composition called "Celtic Dawn". All tracks were remastered.

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Time From album Year Notes
1 Pulstar 5:24 Albedo 0.39 1976 edited version
2 Hymn 2:43 Opéra sauvage 1979 originally titled "Hymne"
3 Theme from Chariots of Fire 3:31 Chariots of Fire 1981
4 Main Theme from Missing 3:57 Themes 1989
5 Love Theme from Blade Runner 4:54 Blade Runner 1989
6 End Titles from Blade Runner 4:10 Blade Runner 1989 edited version
7 The Tao of Love 2:19 China 1979 edited version
8 Theme from Antarctica 3:52 Antarctica 1983 edited version
9 Main Theme from Cavafy 2:49 1996 previously unreleased
10 Opening Titles from Mutiny on the Bounty 3:52 Themes 1989 edited version
11 Conquest of Paradise 6:08 1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992 includes "Opening" from the same album
12 La Petite Fille De La Mer 5:54 L'Apocalypse des Animaux 1973
13 L'Enfant 4:57 Opéra sauvage 1979
14 Alpha 5:13 Albedo 0.39 1976 on the US/UK version; edited version
Anthem - FIFA World Cup 2002 2:58 2002 not on the US/UK version, previously only released as a single
15 Celtic Dawn 4:06 2003 previously unreleased
16 Movement 1 from Mythodea 5:23 Mythodea: Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey 2001 edited version
17 I'll Find My Way Home 4:30 The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981 bonus track; performed by Jon & Vangelis
18 State of Independence (single edit) 4:59 The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981 bonus track; performed by Jon & Vangelis

Track listing note: on some editions, "L'Enfant" is misprinted as being from L'Apocalypse des Animaux.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003-2004) Peak
position[2]
Belgium Albums Chart 23
Netherlands Albums Chart 68
Finland Albums Chart 37
Italy Albums Chart 45
Norway Albums Chart 14
Portugal Albums Chart 8
Sweden Albums Chart 29
Switzerland Albums Chart 89
UK Albums Chart 20
Billboard New Age Albums 11[3]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Hungary (MAHASZ)[4] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Vangelis - Odyssey - The Definitive Collection". UltraTop & Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Vangelis Chart History - New Age Albums chart". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Adatbázis – Arany- és platinalemezek – 2003" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. 
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Vangelis – VANGELIS - ODYSSEY - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter VANGELIS - ODYSSEY - THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION in the search field and then press Enter.