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 Vangelis album: Direct (lyrics)

*   1   Motion Of The Stars    4:19        Sleeve scan from the Vangelis album: Direct
* 2 The Will Of The Wind 4:42
* 3 Metallic Rain 6:13
* 4 Elsewhere 5:45
* 5 Dial Out 5:22
** 6 Glorianna (Hymn A La Femme) 4:23
* 7 Rotation's Logic 3:35
* 8 The Oracle Of Apollo 3:58
*** 9 Message 7:10
* 10 Ave 5:04
* 11 First Aproach 5:00
12 Intergalactic Radio Station 7:44
Total playing time 63:15

* instrumental.
** Soprano: Markella Hatziano
*** lyrics not available (The baby voice in Message is Vangelis himself through a pitch shifter).

All music composed, arranged, performed and produced by Vangelis.
Engineer: Nicos Despotidis
Recorded at Sound studios Athens
Additional sound design: Paul Wiffen
Cover image: Michael Rochipp
Booklet photography: Ida Paraschou, Yiannis Angelou, Stathis Zalidis.

Vangelis: "I function as a channel through which music emerges from the chaos of noise" (words printed on album sleeve).

Notes by Mark Powell (printed on booklet of the remastered edition (2013)  "For sentimental reasons in the summer of 1987 Vangelis recorded the album "Direct" in Athens, Greece where he'd spent his childhood and teenage years.
Released by Arista Records in October 1988 "Direct" was a significant body of work with a title inspired by Vangelis' method of direct electronic intervention, his own spontaneous technique, allowing him, while often eschewing overdubs, to capture, mix and take his music to its final execution without the influence of reasoning, the probability of alteration or the assistance of a computer. "Direct" also represented a major leap in the production of electronic music, utilizing for the very first time the full spectrum of attainable sounds in the mixing and mastering process. Recognized immediately for its brilliance by the most astute music aficionados, "Direct" continues to occupy a place at the absolute top of the favourites lists of Vangelis fans worldwide."

Copyright is owned by: BMG Eurodisc Limited.

Lyrics transcribed from CD recording (lyrics not available on sleeve or in booklet).


Intergalactic radio station lyrics

"I've, seen things.. many things that you can't believe.

Past designs, future designs,
cables in the bend.
Second-hand sounds,
future sounds,
synthesizer dialogues.
Incomprehensible software.
Hi Jon, let's break some rules!
Here comes a sound.
We've got to record this later
Same ol' factory you know
here's some names for you,
'Polyester landscape,
Nylon Oxygen,
Ashes to Concrete.'

"Oh, by the way,
It's been a beautiful morning,
what a morning,
great morning,
It's a great morning man."

Explanatory notes:
Speech by Casey Young. Jon = Jon Anderson. "Lets break some rules" was about going to the studio and writing some music.
Casey is using the patch names from the synths (nylon, oxygene, polyester concrete etc).


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