Themes (Vangelis album)

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Themes
Vangelis Themes.jpg
Compilation album by Vangelis
Released 1989
Genre Electronica, Classical
Length 58:26
Label Polydor
Producer Vangelis
Vangelis chronology
Direct
(1988)
Themes
(1989)
The City
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "End Titles" (from Blade Runner) 4:57
2. "Main Theme" (from Missing) 3:59
3. "L'Enfant" (from Opéra sauvage) 5:00
4. "Hymn" (from Opéra sauvage) 2:45
5. "Chung Kuo" (from China) 5:29
6. "The Tao of Love" (from China) 2:45
7. "Theme from Antarctica" (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 & Blade Runner) 5:42
12. "La Petite Fille de la Mer" (from L'Apocalypse des animaux) 5:51
13. "Five Circles" (from Chariots of Fire) 5:18
14. "Chariots of Fire" (from Chariots of Fire) 3:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989-1990) Peak
position[1]
Australia 46
Belgium 39
Germany 46
Sweden 25
Switzerland 20
UK Albums Chart 11
Billboard New Age Albums 10[2]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[3] 2× Gold 200,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[4] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vangelis - Themes". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vangelis Chart History - New Age Albums chart". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "French album certifications – Vangelis – THEMES BEST OF" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  4. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Vangelis; 'Themes / Best Of Vangelis')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Vangelis – THEMES". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter THEMES in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search