Jon And Vangelis*Private Collection

Jon & Vangelis - Private Collection album cover
Label:Polydor – 813 174-1
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Modern Classical, Ballad


A1Italian Song2:55
A2And When The Night Comes4:31
A5He Is Sailing6:55



Recorded in Paris and at Nemo Studios, London.

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  • Barcode: 04228131741

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Private Collection (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor, Polydor813 174-1, 813174-1Netherlands1983
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Private Collection (LP, Album)Polydor, PolydorPOLH 4, 813 174-1UK1983
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Private Collection (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor813 174-1Germany1983
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Private Collection (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor813 174-1Australia & New Zealand1983
Private Collection (LP, Album)PolydorLPR 16477Mexico1983


  • alectrevelyan006's avatar
    Edited 11 years ago
    This is the third collaborative effort by singer Jon Anderson and the Greek synthesizer master Vangelis. Their previous albums are very good, but Private Collection rises high above the others. The album begins eloquently with "Italian Song", showcasing Jon Anderson's beautiful, full-bodied voice. The next song, "And When The Night Comes" is a very nice love song with a beautiful saxophone solo by saxophonist Dick Morrissey. Next comes "Deborah", even more beautiful and profound than the previous track. Up next is "Polonaise", again Anderson's lyrics shine here and Vangelis' equally elegant synth textures make for a wonderful combination. It's also worth noting that Vangelis makes good use of percussion on this track. "He Is Sailing" is a fantastic, high energy piece. Vangelis uses electronic percussion to great effect on this track. The highlight of this album, and perhaps the most moving and significant composition of the J&V duo is the breathtaking 23 minute long "Horizon". This piece is simply about the human condition and the state of the world, with Anderson's lyrics indicating a tremendous and relentless longing for peace. Anderson's voice is amazing to say the least in this piece, and Vangelis' keyboards are extremely emotive and achingly beautiful. The song concludes with Anderson's ultimate message; that there must be "a way for us." With all the strife and economic troubles we face in the world today, this piece has never been more important. The religious tone of this album may put some people off, but all religious connotations aside, the music is absolutely breathtaking in the fullest meaning of the word. As an atheist, I myself have a profound appreciation for this album's message and intend on listening to this album for many years to come. In truth, "Private Collection" is as timeless as it is beautiful. Also, the album's title is very fitting. It's as if Anderson and Vangelis listened to the playback and immediately realized they had created something very unique and quite special; something that will always stand out from any other collection of music.

    -Chris Austin,
    a music fan.



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