Vangelis - Beaubourg

Limited 180 Gram Aqua Coloured Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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Beaubourg is a studio album by Greek electronic musician Vangelis, originally released in July 1978 via RCA Records.

Vangelis is a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Beaubourg is an expressionistic work, consisting almost exclusively of strange, unearthly sounds. Ring modulators, noise, and weird effects are unleashed in wide stereo spaces. The album is often referred to as anti-commercial, because of its non-melodic - even consonant - nature.

Vangelis however spoke with great affection about this piece in several interviews and his engineer says Vangelis took it very seriously while recording it.

"Beaubourg" takes its title from the street in Paris and with that also refers to the "Centre Pompidou" building in Paris, which functions as a centre for innovative modern (mainly abstract) arts.

The music on the album was primarily improvised on one or more Yamaha CS-80 synthesisers, and the ring modulator (which transforms simple tones into complex noises) was used as well.

This would be his final album with RCA Records, before signing a new contract with Polydor Records.

This album is a limited edition of 1,500 individually numbered copies on 180 gram audiophile aquamarine coloured vinyl with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe via Music On Vinyl.

(8719262012417)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A

Beaubourg Part I

18:10

B

Beaubourg Part II

21:05

SKU 8719262012417
Record Label RCA Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP2578
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 10 July 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 01 July 1978
Barcode # 8719262012417
Shipping Weight 0.3300kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Aquamarine Coloured Vinyl, Reissue, Limited to 1500 Copies, Numbered
Vinyl Colour Aqua
Genre Classical
Genre Electronic
Format VINYL LP

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