Voices (Vangelis album)

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Voices
Vangelis voices.jpg
Studio album by Vangelis
Released October 24, 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Electronica
Length 54:25
Label Atlantic
Producer Vangelis
Vangelis chronology
Foros Timis Ston Greco
(1995)
Voices
(1995)
Oceanic
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Voices is a studio album by Greek electronic composer Vangelis, released in 1995.

Overview[edit]

Caroline Lavelle sings and plays cello on the song "Come To Me", Paul Young sings on "Losing Sleep", while Stina Nordenstam on "Ask the Mountains".[2]

Release[edit]

The album reached #58 position in the UK Albums Chart on March 2, 1996. The single "Ask The Mountains" was co-released with Stina Nordenstam, and reached #77 position in the UK Singles Chart on March 16, 1996.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Voices" (Vangelis) – 7:00
  2. "Echoes" (Vangelis) – 8:20
  3. "Come To Me" (Vangelis, Lavelle) – 4:40
  4. "P.S." (Vangelis) – 2:05
  5. "Ask The Mountains" (Vangelis, Nordenstam) – 7:55
  6. "Prelude" (Vangelis) – 4:24
  7. "Losing Sleep" (Vangelis, Young) – 6:41
  8. "Messages" (Vangelis) – 7:30
  9. "Dream In An Open Place" (Vangelis) – 5:50
  • The music was used in the soundtrack for the 1998 documentary Deep Sea, Deep Secrets co-produced by The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel, together with music from Vangelis next album, Oceanic.
  • The track "Ask the Mountains" was used as the background music for the TV commercial by Indesit Company for the Hotpoint-Ariston washing machine in 2006, which won the Lion Award at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.[4]

Credits[edit]

Production
  • Vangelis — producer, arranger[2]
  • Philippe Colonna — engineer, mixer
  • Frederick Rousseau — assistant producer
  • Stylorouge — design
  • Jim Freedman — cover photography
  • Alex Misiewicz — underwater photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995-1996) Peak[5]
Austria 6
Belgium 16
Germany 24
Netherlands 36
Norway 25
Sweden 50
Switzerland 31
UK 58
Billboard New Age Albums 9[6]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[7] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[8] Gold 250,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brenholts, Jim (2011). "Voices - Vangelis | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Sleeve note from the 1995 album edition 
  3. ^ "Vangelis" (select "Albums" and "Singles" tab). Official Charts Company. 
  4. ^ "Nemo: Vangelis - chapter 15". nemostudios.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Vangelis - Voices". DutchCharts. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Vangelis Chart History - New Age Albums chart". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Vangelis – Voices" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Vangelis in the field Interpret. Enter Voices in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Vangelis; 'Voices')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.