Heaven And Hell
Sony Music CMG
those used to vangelis' later & lighter synthesized outings may not be quite ready for this dark, thundering 1975 album.
while it did provide us with the theme music for the tv series cosmos & bring jon anderson into partnership with vangelis (following an abortive approach to vangelis joining yes) on ‘so long ago, so clear,’ it also served up massed gothic choirs & a musical depiction of all the tortures of the damned, with an impressive amount of string-driven shrieking. even so, it's a brilliant piece of work that should not be absent from any vangelis collection.