Vangelis – El Greco / EastWest Audio CD 1998 / 3984-25107-2
- ASIN : B00000G42O
El Greco is a 1998 classical album by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis (born March 29, 1943). The title is a reference to the man who inspired the composition, Dominikos Theotokópoulos (known as El Greco, "The Greek"; 1541–1614), the painter and sculptor of the Spanish Renaissance. It consists of ten long movements performed on electronic instruments.
This album is an expansion of an earlier album by Vangelis, Foros Timis Ston Greco. That album had been released in 1995, in a limited edition. For this general release, the track order was rearranged, three new tracks were added, and the album title was changed.
Vangelis composed and arranged the album, and performed all the instruments, accompanied by a choir conducted by Ivan Cassar. The music is in a Byzantine style yet sounding contemporary due to his use of synthesizers. Soprano Montserrat Caballé and tenor Konstantinos Paliatsaras make guest appearances on one movement each.
The album reached #66 in France and #74 in Germany. At the Billboard New Age Albums chart peaked at #9 position.
The image on the album is "The Knight with His Hand on His Breast" by El Greco.
||Movement X (Epilogue)
- Art Direction – Rob Dickins
- Composed By, Arranged By, Producer, Performer – Vangelis
- Design – Paul Chessell
- Painting [Cover Painbting ' El Caballero De La Mano El Pecho '] – El Greco (6)
- Recorded By – Frederick Rousseau, Philippe Colonna
- Soprano Vocals – Montserrat Caballe
- Tenor Vocals – Konstantinos Paliatsaras
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