Real Name:
Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου (Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou)
NOTE: If credited as Evangelos Papathanassiou or any other name with Papathanassiou, please use that entry!
Born on March 29, 1943 in Volos, Greece, Vangelis started writing music when he was 4 and performed his first live concert at age 6. He started his career as a member of The Forminx.
In the sixties, he was a founding member of Aphrodite's Child ('Rain and Tears', 'End of the World', etc.), along with Demis Roussos and Lucas Sideras.
A talented composer, producer and musician, Vangelis is famous for composing soundtracks to films such as 'Blade Runner', 'Chariots Of Fire' and '1492: Conquest Of Paradise'.
To date, Vangelis has made over 30 albums, many of them collaborations.


ACBC 00258 Vangelis - L'Apocalypse Des Animaux album art Vangelis L'Apocalypse Des Animaux (Album) Polydor ACBC 00258 UK 1973 Sell This Version
VEL-1019 Vangelis - Earth album art Vangelis O.* Earth (Album) Vertigo VEL-1019 US 1974 Sell This Version
LPL1-5110-G Vangelis - Heaven And Hell album art Vangelis Heaven And Hell (Album) RCA LPL1-5110-G Australia 1975 Sell This Version
SAG 9069 Vangelis - La Fēte Sauvage album art Vangelis La Fēte Sauvage (Album) CAM SAG 9069 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
RS 1080 Vangelis - Albedo 0.39 album art Vangelis Albedo 0.39 (Album) RCA Victor RS 1080 France 1976 Sell This Version
ZDK1-7114 Vangelis - Ignacio album art Vangelis Ignacio (Album) CAM ZDK1-7114 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
APL1-2627 Vangelis - Spiral album art Vangelis Spiral (Album) RCA Victor APL1-2627 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CR 3037 Vangelis - Hypothesis album art Vangelis Hypothesis (Album) Bellaphon, Charly Records CR 3037 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
CR 3040 Vangelis - The Dragon album art Vangelis The Dragon (Album) Charly Records CR 3040 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
PL-25155 Vangelis - Beaubourg album art Vangelis Beaubourg (Album) RCA Victor PL-25155 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
PD-1-6199, 2310 658 Vangelis - China = 中國 album art Vangelis China = 中國 (Album) Polydor, Polydor PD-1-6199, 2310 658 US 1979 Sell This Version
2480 551 Vangelis - Opera Sauvage album art Vangelis Opera Sauvage (Album) Polydor 2480 551 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
3169 241 Vangelis - Odes album art Irene Papas, Vangelis Irene Papas, Vangelis - Odes (Album) Polydor 3169 241 France 1980 Sell This Version
2302 101 Vangelis - See You Later album art Vangelis See You Later (Album) Polydor 2302 101 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
S 124551 Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire album art Vangelis Chariots Of Fire (Album) Polydor, 20th Century Fox, Polydor, 20th Century Fox S 124551 US 1981 Sell This Version
WEA99262 Vangelis - Blade Runner album art The New American Orchestra, Vangelis The New American Orchestra, Vangelis - Blade Runner (Album) Warner Bros. Records WEA99262 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
28CM 0120 Vangelis - Antarctica (Music From Koreyoshi Kurahara's Film) = 南極物語 album art Vangelis Antarctica (Music From Koreyoshi Kurahara's Film) = 南極物語 (Album) Polydor 28CM 0120 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
823 396-4 Vangelis - Soil Festivities album art Vangelis Soil Festivities (Album) Polydor 823 396-4 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
415 196-2 Vangelis - Invisible Connections album art Vangelis Invisible Connections (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 415 196-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
825 245-1 Vangelis - Mask album art Vangelis Mask (Album) Polydor 825 245-1 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
AC 259149 Vangelis - Direct album art Vangelis Direct (Album) Arista AC 259149 Turkey 1988 Sell This Version
ZWIC 5125 Vangelis - The City album art Vangelis The City (Album) EastWest ZWIC 5125 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
M-991014-2 Vangelis - 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise (Music From The Original Soundtrack) album art Vangelis 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise (Music From The Original Soundtrack) (Album) EastWest M-991014-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
E2 96574 Vangelis - Blade Runner album art Vangelis Blade Runner (Album) EastWest E2 96574 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
SAM 1702 Vangelis - Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο album art Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου* Φόρος Τιμής Στον Γκρέκο (Album) Warner Music SAM 1702 Europe 1995 Sell This Version

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May 26, 2021
edited 10 days ago
I don't think there is any other artist in this genre that has so much unreleased stuff. Qatar, 97 IAAF, Antigone, are a few examples.


January 16, 2021
Listening to La Petite Fille de la Mer makes your hair stand on end, it is a simple piece but very full of feelings.


November 21, 2020
I think for Vangelis to truly go out with a 'bang' before his inevitable death, he must do one final album with only his CS-80, like his classic 70's/80's material. People don't want the same-sounding MIDI-drenched recent material anymore, sadly. It sounds dated, samey and boring.


May 9, 2019
Oh my god. I can't believe Voices, Oceanic, and El Greco are not available on vinyl!


May 5, 2019
Could any one tell me if the Vangelis Concert from Doha Qatar is available on DVD or CD. I know this was recorded at the time,
and I have not seen it on sale.


April 23, 2019
Hi Discogs,

Nice that you liked my review.

Antarctica is not bad, but basically half of the soundtrack are different variations of the same theme. I liked but became a little boring. Then I saw the movie and noticed that a lot of great music never got to the album. So I took all the music I could find of this, and did this mix:

Blade Runner would be the best Vangelis album, but is not, just because how badly was treated by Vangelis that seemed to never get it how to build this soundtrack. On the other hand, which version should you pick? The one from 1982 o 1994 or 2007? Or the endless amount of bootlegs that fans did because Vangelis always missed something or put too much or too little. I heard all the official and bootlegs available from this film and put all the music, in a single mix, that Vangelis should gave us a long time ago...



April 15, 2019
Does anyone know anything about his recordings of IAFA Athens 97? I'm looking for a good recording, either from DVD or from a CD!


January 5, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
Way back in -75 I bought the album Heaven and Hell. When I got back home I put the record on my record player and lay down on the floor. The salesman in the store had promised me “something like Yes” This was the worst crap I’ve ever heard and I fell a sleep. Years later I found in my record collection the album waiting for a second chance. Since that day this is one of my favorite albums. Definitely on my short list. 10 (10). Please don’t miss out on Aphrodites Child.


February 20, 2018
There is an amazing video on Youtube where he plays ALL pieces in a composition in one sitting. Just says alot about what genius Vangelis is.


February 12, 2017
edited over 5 years ago
As I'm listening to the remastered China from the Delectus Box, I'm looking up my tape collection (I kept the cover artwork and track lists of the tapes I compiled) and found my first Vangelis tape. It's from august 1988, containing Spiral and as an extra track Chariots Of Fire. I was 18 back then and was introduced to Vangelis by a very good friend, who already got a CD player at that time. I borrowed my father's portable CD player to record the tape. It took one more year, dec 1989, to buy my first album of Vangelis, which was in fact that Albedo 0.39, followed by China ten days later. Already back then, there was a lot to discover for me. Does someone nowadays still gets into Vangelis? That's a lot more to discover then! But, it's really worth it! The just released Delectus box would be a good start! And there's lot more to discover, because not all of his work is yet official published. So the sound journey goes on!
Sadly I lost the good friend in a car accident, so I travel on without him since 1992.

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