Celebrated Greek composer-artist Vangelis will release his new album Nocturne on Decca Records on 25 January 2019. A set of solo piano pieces, it features 11 new tracks plus new versions of some of his best-known work, including the title theme from Chariots Of Fire and the ‘Love Theme’ from Blade Runner.
Fans are being offered the opportunity to hear music from Nocturne before its release, by taking photographs of the moon. These can be uploaded to a dedicated, innovative new website, which uses visual recognition technology to unlock each new track, according to its corresponding single cover image and lunar phase.
The album features a wealth of new piano compositions inspired by night time, and by Vangelis’ long-held passion for space. New tracks include ‘Nocturnal Promenade,’ the track that opens the album and is its first single, as well as ‘Through the Night Mist’, ‘Sweet Nostalgia’ and ‘Lonesome.’ For the first time, the artist also plays grand piano on the record.
Nocturne is the latest of Vangelis’ works to be linked to themes of science, history and exploration. In addition to his Academy Award-winning score for Chariots of Fire, he wrote the choral symphony ‘Mythodea’ for NASA’s 2001 mission to Mars, and the music for such films as Antarctica, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander. His music was also featured in the documentary series Cosmos by Carl Sagan.
Most recently, Vangelis collaborated with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA on Rosetta, his 2016 album inspired by the Rosetta Mission, which sought to land a probe on a comet for the first time. Nocturne is the latest chapter in a career that has yielded millions of worldwide record sales.
Nocturne is released on 25 January 2019. Scroll down to read the full tracklisting, and buy it here.
1. Nocturnal Promenade *
2. To the unknown Man from Spiral
3. Movement Nine from Mythodea
4. Moonlight reflections *
5. Through the Night Mist *
6. Early Years *
7. Love Theme from Blade Runner
8. Sweet Nostalgia *
9. Intermezzo *
10. To a Friend *
11. La Petite Fille de la Mer from Apocalypse des Animaux
12. Longing *
13. Chariots of Fire from Chariots of Fire
14. Unfulfilled Desire *
15. Lonesome *
16. 1492: Conquest of Paradise from 1492: Conquest of Paradise
17. Pour Melia *
*= brand new music, previously unreleased
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