Jon & Vangelis

Jon & Vangelis

Real Name:
John Roy Anderson and Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou
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Jon Anderson, lead singer and one of the founding members of progressive rock group "Yes" and Vangelis, regarded as one of the world's most talented composers, teamed up for their first duo album in 1979, with Short Stories, which peaked at number 4 in the UK charts. The single 'I Hear You Now' even had a music video, showing a ballet dancer, dancing over the keys of a synthesizer, floating against a blue sky. Jon has guested as vocalist/performer on other Vangelis albums, such as Heaven And Hell, Opera Sauvage and See You Later. He even invited Vangelis to join his band 'Yes' when keyboard player Rick Wakeman left to pursue a solo career, but apparently after 10 days, Vangelis felt that it wasn't working and left. Then in 1981, they collaborated once again for their 'The Friends Of Mr. Cairo' album, peaking at number 6 in the UK charts. The single 'The Friends Of Mr. Cairo' also had a music video, starring both Jon and Vangelis in a 1920's, noir, gangster-type movie. After the album was released, they were asked by Polydor to make a 'hit single' so they both recorded 'I'll Find My Way Home' which got the duo a slot on the British TV programme 'Top Of The Pops'. Another version of 'The Friends Of Mr. Cairo' was released soon after with 'I'll Find My Way Home' added along with a different running order. Again, in 1983 they teamed up to record the album 'The Private Collection' containing the single 'He Is Sailing' which featured a none album track called 'Song Is'. This would be the last of the 'classic' Jon And Vangelis trilogy in 8 years, until 1991's Page Of Life album, in which they both reunited for the final time to record, featuring the single 'Wisdom Chain' containing a none album track called 'Sing With Your Eyes'. In 1986 they worked together to record an album, but it remained unreleased, some demos circulate the internet, but there has never been an official release. Jon Anderson and Vangelis no longer keep in contact with each other, due to a falling out over Jon remixing his own Page Of Life album, without Vangelis' approval. According to Jon, he tried to contact Vangelis in 2011 and did not receive a reply.
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Jon & Vangelis Discography

Albums

Jon And Vangelis* Short Stories (Album, Single) Polydor, Polydor US 1979 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* The Friends Of Mr Cairo (Album) Polydor Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* Private Collection (Album) Polydor Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* Page Of Life (Album) Arista South Korea 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jon And Vangelis* I Hear You Now (Single) Polydor, Polydor Italy 1979 Sell This Version
PD 2130 Jon & Vangelis One More Time(7", Single, Promo) Polydor PD 2130 US 1980 Sell This Version
Jon & Vangelis The Friends Of Mr. Cairo (Single, Maxi) Polydor UK 1981 Sell This Version
Jon & Vangelis I'll Find My Way Home (Single, Maxi, EP) Polydor, Polydor Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
PRO 163 Jon And Vangelis* The Friends Of Mr. Cairo / State Of Independence(12", Promo) Polydor PRO 163 US 1981 Sell This Version
PDS 2192 Jon And Vangelis* (I Want To Go) Back To School(7", Single) Polydor PDS 2192 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2002 093 Jon & Vangelis Outside Of This (Inside Of That)(7", Single) Polydor 2002 093 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* He Is Sailing (Single, EP) Polydor Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* Deborah (Single) Polydor, Polydor Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* And When The Night Comes (Single) Polydor Italy 1983 Sell This Version
813 884-7 Jon And Vangelis* Polonaise(7", Single) Mercury 813 884-7 France 1983 Sell This Version
AS 5000 648 The System / Jon And Vangelis* The System / Jon And Vangelis* - You Are In My System / And When The Night Comes(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 648 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Jon & Vangelis State Of Independence (Single) Polydor UK 1981 Sell This Version
OG 9785 Jon & Vangelis I Hear You Now / I'll Find My Way Home(7") Old Gold (2) OG 9785 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Jon And Vangelis* Wisdom Chain (Single) Arista Europe 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

3574 139 Jon & Vangelis Short Stories / Friends Of Mr Cairo(Cass, Comp) Polydor 3574 139 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Jon & Vangelis The Best Of Jon And Vangelis (Comp, Album) Polydor UK 1984 Sell This Version
Jon & Vangelis Chronicles (Comp, Album) Karussell Australia 1994 Sell This Version