Vangelis ‎– The City

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9031-73026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) EastWest 9031-73026-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
A2 82248 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic A2 82248 US 1990 Sell This Version
7 82248-2, 82248-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82248-2, 82248-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD 73026, 9031-73026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) EastWest, EastWest CD 73026, 9031-73026-2 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
7 82248-2, 82248-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82248-2, 82248-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) EastWest 9031-73026-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
WICD 5285 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) EastWest WICD 5285 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) EastWest 9031-73026-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7 82248-2, 82248-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album, Lon) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82248-2, 82248-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
A4 82248 Vangelis The City(Cass) Atlantic A4 82248 US 1990 Sell This Version
73026-4 Vangelis The City(Cass) EastWest, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 73026-4 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-4, WX 398C, WX398C Vangelis The City(Cass, Album) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest 9031-73026-4, WX 398C, WX398C UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-4 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album) EastWest 9031-73026-4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-4 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album) EastWest 9031-73026-4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
7 82248-4, 82248-4 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, AR,) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82248-4, 82248-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
17 30264 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Dol) EastWest 17 30264 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
7 82248-4, 82248-4 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, SR,) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82248-4, 82248-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-1 Vangelis The City(LP, Album) EastWest 9031-73026-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
670.9292, 01236, 9031173026-1 Vangelis The City(LP, Album) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest 670.9292, 01236, 9031173026-1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
WIC 5125 Vangelis The City(LP, Album) Tusk Music Co. (Pty) Ltd., EastWest WIC 5125 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
9031-73026-1, WX 398, WX398 Vangelis The City(LP, Album) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest 9031-73026-1, WX 398, WX398 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
WMC5-270 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) EastWest WMC5-270 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WMC5-270 Vangelis The City(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest WMC5-270 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
T-555 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tango Music T-555 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
23(4031)00152 Vangelis The City(LP, Album) Elektra 23(4031)00152 Colombia 1991 Sell This Version
9031-73026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest (2) 9031-73026-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
9031-73026-4 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album) Союз, EastWest 9031-73026-4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WPCR-16316 Vangelis The City(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) EastWest WPCR-16316 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
4670001543798 Vangelis The City(CD, Album) Никитин, EastWest, Warner Music 4670001543798 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
M173026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album, RE) EastWest M173026-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
9031-73026-2 Vangelis The City(CD, Album, RE) EastWest 9031-73026-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0426 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0426 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
D-041 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Duo (4) D-041 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
AS146 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ASTA AS146 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1316 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1316 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
JM 099 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Jam (5) JM 099 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
ES 444 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 444 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
726 Vangelis The City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Unison (2) 726 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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silvanusslaughter

silvanusslaughter

November 25, 2018
edited 14 days ago
referencing The City, CD, Album, 9031-73026-2
I love this album. Years later, I still play it often and get the same Yamaha CS-80 Blade Runner bliss.
joss55

joss55

May 30, 2018
referencing The City, CD, Album, 9031-73026-2
its me or i feel bad mastering abotu this release? i have cdr burned by my unlce few years ago and songs are in same level of sounds but with this press cd there is tracks which are very low ): someone have same feeling?
Cardia1

Cardia1

October 31, 2017
referencing The City, CD, Album, 9031-73026-2

This is a relaxing melodic album, ideal to listen while reading a book or while having dinner, or even to help fall asleep. "Procession" is my favorite track in this album.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

March 17, 2017
referencing The City, CD, Album, 9031-73026-2
Not a bad album whatsoever, it has the Yamaha CS-80 and definitely follows on from Direct, even some Blade Runner vibes here and there. If you like Direct, you will like this one. Give it a listen from start to finish and it will grow on you, I wouldn't touch this with a barge pole due to me favouring his earlier CS-80 albums, but now I love it!
rharris07

rharris07

January 31, 2016
referencing The City, Cass, A4 82248

Can anyone confirm if this cassette tape is white? I have a white cassette release, just curious where it fits in here.
EternalityTan

EternalityTan

August 8, 2015
referencing The City, CD, Album, 9031-73026-2

I think it’s fair to say that some of Vangelis’ most accomplished works were recorded in the 1970s and 1980s. But this 1990 album remains underrated, even by loyal fans of his.

Released in between Direct (1988) and his outstanding film score 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), The City is a concept album centering on urban life, by turns explosive and meditative, providing nearly 45 minutes worth of excellent electronic music, with seamless overlay of Vangelis' trademark voices and ambient sound recording e.g. footsteps, a motorcycle starting. Not to worry, these overlays do not make up more than 5 minutes of the total runtime.

The City is also one of Vangelis' more jazz-oriented albums and is a breeze to sit through. It also wouldn’t be out of place functioning as a film score for a documentary about urbanity and urban dwellers of a cosmopolitan city.

Such is Vangelis’ unparalleled skill in painting vivid soundscapes mainly through his synthesizers that you will find The City ending with 'Procession', a 9-minute long piece with a repetitive melody and chorus that grows increasingly intense, with more instruments layered on top of each other, coming full circle to the ambient sounds used in the first track 'Dawn', as if another day awaits, possibly anew, or possibly same old.

Highlights:
'Nerve Centre' - the album's 'noisiest' piece, a kind of heavy rock-inspired track with Vangelis simulating the electric guitar through synthesizers. It is wonderfully arranged, and ends off with the feeling that you are seeing fireworks of joy.

'Good to See You' - perhaps the best track of the album with a slow jazzy rhythm that makes you feel like you are strolling along the sidewalk as night falls. One of Vangelis' most underrated compositions.
hafler3o

hafler3o

February 20, 2009
referencing The City, CD, Album, 9031-73026-2

Unfortunately even the greats have their 'off days'. This is one of those days for Vangelis. A musical evocation of a 'day in the life' of a 'City' has the makings of a good idea. Istanbul, Athens, Mumbai? Er it's hard to tell, the City is as anonymous as the music, generic and a bit flat. When things go up-tempo the melodies are well within the scope of this man's talent and the production is bland, the tracks segue in an uninteresting fashion and (worst of all) Vangelis never strays far from the presets on his synths. Why do I own this album? For tracks 5, 6 and 8, which despite all my gripes are lovely. 'Twilight' could have made it onto 'El Greco', it's that good.