See You Later
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|See You Later|
|Studio album by Vangelis|
|Recorded||Nemo Studios, London|
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?]
All songs written by Vangelis.
- "I Can't Take It Anymore" – 5:42
- "Multi-Track Suggestion" – 5:36
- "Memories of Green" – 5:48
- "Not a Bit – All of It" 3:00
- "Suffocation" – 9:26
- "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.
- "My Love" - 4:02
- "Not A Bit - All Of It" - 2:55
- "Neighbours Above" - 4:48
- "I Can't Take It Anymore" - 5:38
- "Memories of Green" - 5:42
- "Fertilization" - 7:28
- "Suffocation" - 9:22
- "Multi-Track Suggestion" - 5:25
Instruments and style
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).
- "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 bleeps from the 1978 Bambino electronic game "UFO Master Blaster Station". The piano used on this piece was a Steinway Grand piano. Its distinctive "drunk" sound was achieved with the use of an Electroharmonix Electric Mistress flanger pedal. This song was used in Vangelis' 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.