Vangelis ‎– Direct

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209 149 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista 209 149 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ARCD-8545 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8545 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
ARCD-8545 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
ARCD-8545 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
VPCD 7590 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista VPCD 7590 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
A32D-66 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista A32D-66 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
259 149 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista 259 149 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
259 149 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista 259 149 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
ARCD-8545 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, Club) Arista ARCD-8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
ARCD-8545 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, Lon) Arista ARCD-8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
A32D-66 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, Promo) Arista A32D-66 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
74032 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album) Arista 74032 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
AC 8545 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album) Arista AC 8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
7H 409149 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album) Arista 7H 409149 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
AC-8545 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album) Arista AC-8545 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
409 149 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album) Arista 409 149 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
AC 8545 C100470 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album, Club) Arista AC 8545 C100470 US 1988 Sell This Version
140.8058 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista 140.8058 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
140 8058 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista 140 8058 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
AL-8545 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista AL-8545 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
5F 209149 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista, BMG Eurodisc 5F 209149 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
74032 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista 74032 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
VPL1 7590 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista VPL1 7590 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
AL 8545 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista AL 8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
AL 8545 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista AL 8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
7863 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista 7863 Venezuela 1988 Sell This Version
209 149 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista 209 149 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
LAP*002 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album) Arista LAP*002 Mexico 1988 Sell This Version
AL-8545 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album, Club) Arista AL-8545 US 1988 Sell This Version
209149 Vangelis Direct(LP, Album, TP) Arista 209149 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
209149 Vangelis Direct(LP, M/Print) Arista 209149 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
209149 Vangelis Direct(LP, MP) Arista 209149 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
TMS 90156 Vangelis Directo = Direct(Cass) Arista TMS 90156 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
448296-2 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album) Arista, BMG Eurodisc 448296-2 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
14860, 409 149 Vangelis Direct(Cass) Arista, BMG Müzik A.Ş. 14860, 409 149 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
74321453562 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, RE) Gruppo Futura, Arista 74321453562 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
74321453564 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album) Arista, Gruppo Futura 74321453564 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
74321453562 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, RE) Gruppo Futura, Arista 74321453562 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2425 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2425 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Vangelis Direct(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Arista none Europe Unknown
259 149 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, RE) Arista, BMG 259 149 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ECLEC 2425 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2425 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ARCD-8545 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, RP) Arista ARCD-8545 US Unknown Sell This Version
JPCD 2000327 Vangelis Direct(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD 2000327 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Acoustica (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
ES 2184 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 2184 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
S 107 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stebo S 107 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
S 107 Vangelis Direct(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stebo S 107 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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christham

christham

June 25, 2018
referencing Direct, LP, Album, VPL1 7590

What an amazing comeback album. After Soil Festivities, Invisible Connections and Mask, none of which I found particularly memorable, "Direct" features a new compositional process recorded in a new studio in Athens rather than Nemo Studios in London, and the music here is much more accessible and dare I say "commercial." Many of the songs are quite hoppy and feature a beat, almost as if Vangelis was inspired by Tangerine Dream in the Melrose or Seattle years. Also one of the last albums to be recorded in analog rather than digital, this is a delight to listen to on LP even thought it misses out on a few tracks notably Intergalactic Radio Station.
Cardia1

Cardia1

October 31, 2017
referencing Direct, CD, Album, 259 149

Not one of his best albums in my opinion, still its enjoyable to listen while doing something, like reading a book.
giullare

giullare

July 7, 2017
referencing Direct, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, ECLEC 2425

the remastering by Vangelis is FANTASTIC!
with a good system hi-fi, the sounds are AMAZING,absolutely recommend!
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

February 18, 2017
referencing Direct, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, ECLEC 2425
This remaster doesn't sound that much different from the original CD, although this is slightly quieter with more sub-sonic bass, I think its sounds pretty good compared to the other Vangelis remasters.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

February 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Direct, LP, Album, 209 149
BEFORE you listen to this album, you must realise its not like his earlier work (Mask down to Spiral, the Yamaha CS-80 albums) - this is Vangelis' first album where he delves into midi-like sounds, and he pulls it off perfectly. Some people state that it is dated, whereas I think its still a fresh take on his style of music, he even uses the Yamaha CS-80 on the majority of tracks. The way I perceive this album is a new take on Spiral, with many similar aspects. Give it a try, but make sure you listen to it all!
hafler3o

hafler3o

February 11, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Direct, 12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, none

This is an album with a strong set of songs/melodies. Measured against his other works this suffers from late '80s preset synthesiser patch 'ageing', having a bit of a cheesy whiff about it. A shame. The album also tails off somewhat, with the only dislikable track (11) due to a dominant but clumsy cello synth line. By contrast the harp on 'Oracle..' is well realised.
Vangelis would return to celestially inspired music later, gaining better musical results and plaudits with 'Mythodea' and 'Rosetta'.
Znarongi

Znarongi

May 31, 2013
referencing Direct, LP, Album, 209 149
My copy comes with an eight page booklet (Size: 30 cm * 30 cm) but without an original inner sleeve.
gunger30

gunger30

June 28, 2012
referencing Direct, CD, Album, RE, 259 149

It's the best album of Vangelis for me, 3 wondeful tracks : The will of the wind, rotation's logic, message...
gunger30

gunger30

May 18, 2012
referencing Direct, LP, Album, 209 149
It is the album of Vangelis that I prefer, with especially of Rotation's Logic, Elsewhere, and Metallic Rain who is the succes of this album, we heard it in numerous TV credits, in particular in "Ushuaia...