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The best tracks are Hymmne and Reve. Some of the keyboard arrangements (such as in Reve) do sound a bit dated. However, for 1979 it was pretty high tech stuff. Quite a few of the elements and sounds that Vangelis created for Opera Sauvage served as a prelude to the same sonic characteristics he would later utilize for the soundtracks of Bladerunner, Antarctica, and The Bounty for the early'80s. There is something naturally organic, yet technically mechanical to Opera. This is a fantastic production to listen to late at night for having a good night's rest! It is also a great introduction into Vangelis' next musical career phase for recording movie soundtracks ( though, not sure if Opera Sauvage was a European film or not)...
I do believe that he started using synthesizers like no one else before, back in the late 60's. Opera Sauvage is no less enchanting than his other magnificent albums. Vangelis is a man who never advertises his products, we never see him, we know nothing about him or his personal life, but he still manages to touch us deep down with his truly heavenly music. I hope that this genius will stay with us for many years to come, always creating timeless music for us.
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It was a slightly different arrangement--the typical 0:30 run time of a TV ad--but it was so unmistakably Vangelis despite its brevity that I started hunting all over for the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. L. MILLER
Another great Album by Vangelis I give this Cd my highest rating of *5* starsPublished 13 months ago by ARZFAN
For those who knows of music may be this is just music...for me it is a master piece.Published 14 months ago by Nestor
This is really a very special music. It's a bit nostalgic, a bit experimental, a bit electronic, a bit acoustic. It's sweet and wild. It's a balance between forces. Yin & Yang. Read morePublished 15 months ago by BPMan
I cannot describe how hauntingly beautiful and touching this music is! Track 6, 'Irlande' moves me to tears, over and over and over again. Read morePublished 21 months ago by CQ DX
One of my favourites Vangelis albums, soft, eerie, calm, beautyfully composed, L'Enfant is the best, vangelis is simply a geniuos when composing!Published on June 20, 2014 by scastellon
This is one of my all-time favourites and have only had it on cassette until now. I've been looking for this on CD for DECADES. Read morePublished on June 19, 2014 by Kay Trounson
Although this disc has its ups and down, I'm more than willing to concentrate on the former and forgive the latter. Read morePublished on March 18, 2014 by J. R. Trtek