Vangelis ‎– Soil Festivities

Polydor ‎– 823 396-2
CD, Album, Reissue


1 Movement 1 18:32
2 Movement 2 6:20
3 Movement 3 6:10
4 Movement 4 9:57
5 Movement 5 7:20

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Creative assistance: Green Ink, Projection

In Booklet:
Recorded at Nemo Studios, London, 1984. A Spheric B.V. Production. ℗ 1984 Spheric B.V. © 1984 Spheric B.V.

On Rear:
C.D. is manufactured by PolyGram in Hanover, West Germany. Printed in West Germany by / Imprimé en Allemagne par Neef, Wittingen. Made in West Germany.

On CD:
Made in W.-Germany.
℗ 1984 Spheric B.V., Amsterdam.

Issued in a standard jewel case with four page booklet.
Printed track durations are slightly incorrect, timings taken from computer.

This release was imported and distributed in Canada with a sticker on the back of jewel case: "IMPORT - Polygram Group Canada Inc. Groupe Polygram Canada Inc. 1345 Denison Street, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 5V2 - IMPORTATION".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42282 33962 1
  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Price Code: POL 900
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout: 823 396-2 03 %
  • Other (Etched in clear hub): MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC YN

Other Versions (5 of 42) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POLH 11 Vangelis Soil Festivities(LP, Album) Polydor POLH 11 UK 1984 Sell This Version
823 396-2 Vangelis Soil Festivities(CD, Album, RE, RP) Polydor 823 396-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
823 396-2 Vangelis Soil Festivities(CD, Album) Polydor 823 396-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
823 396-4 Vangelis Soil Festivities(Cass, Album) Polydor, Universal, Ukrainian Records 823 396-4 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
823 396-1 Vangelis Soil Festivities(LP, Album) Polydor 823 396-1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version



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May 28, 2017
edited 9 months ago

An absolute masterwork. The compositions are balanced, evocative, playful and (especially in the fifth movement) like conjuring aural candifloss from the raw notes on the keyboards. Vangelis was at his peak, Bladerunner, Chariots Of Fire, Heaven And Hell etc may be more famous but here I feel the man gets closest to 'squaring the circle' between the humble subject matter (microscopic fauna) and his prodigious talent. At no point does this sound overblown or underplayed. A progressive electronic melodic ambient dream that still delights me thirty years (plus) on.
PS: Great for playing during a thunderstorm, as I just have tonight....