- CD de audio (20 de octubre de 1992)
- Número de discos: 1
- Formato: Banda sonora
- Sello: Atlantic
- ASIN: B000002IUK
- Disponible también en: CD de audio | Casete de audio
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº241.487 en Música (Ver el Top 100 en Música)
1492 Conquest of Paradise Banda sonora
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Big budget original soundtrack score by Vangelis.
Lista de canciones:
2. Conquest Of Paradise
3. Monastery Of La Rabida
4. City Of Isabel
5. Light And Shadow
7. West Across The Ocean Sea
10. Moxica And The Horse
11. Twenty Eighth Parallel
12. Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria (Intro Eternity)
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The album's transition from the dark ambience of low-pitched vocals ("Conquest of Paradise") to the higher pitch of piano melodies ("Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria") produces in the listener a sense of having been taken on a journey. This is precisely what one would hope for in a soundtrack that parallels Columbus's sea voyage. The tracks flow effortlessly into one another to create a rare and deeply evocative musical experience.
Although the title track is available on compilation albums such as "Portraits", only the full album can produce the full experience. "1492" is one of Vangelis's best works, and I strongly recommend it.
This is a very non-soundtrack-sounding album - if that makes sense. It sounds complete and not like a collection of various tunes and atmospheres from a movie, which usually don't work together as a whole. Anyway it's incredibly beautiful and moving. It's his best work so far.
I must say a little about the last track (Into Eternity) which just blows me away. I can't remember hearing this in the movie but praise the lords it's a spiritual experience. 12 minutes of music that'll elevate you into the stratosphere and leave you feeling bloody great. Perfect.
My friend kept urging me to get this CD, but I hadn't seen the movie, and I was having trouble mustering the desire to, from what I've heard about it. Finally, he just bought it for me. I listened, and I've been hooked ever since.
What a combination of mood and majesty. The music just washes over you, giving you a sense of the explorer that Columbus was, voyaging out into the unknown. I could listen to this CD over and over again. Vangelis has the ability to draw out many emotions in the listener, to make the listener see images in the mind.
I could see the adventure, I could see the fear and the excitement of the strange new world that they had discovered. The music lifts you up and then brings you back to earth.
I still haven't seen the movie, but I sometimes feel like I have after listening to this CD. It's well worth it.
The music for this film brings out the the most poignant aspects of Columbus' audacious journey. The glory & honor of exploring, as well as the feeling of an almost morose fear of unknown waters, are all visualized trenchently via Vangelis' music. Crossing the Atlantic has become so commonplace nowadays that it is difficult for us to conceive of it as being anything extraordinary. Vangelis' score takes us back to a time when "Nina" "Pinta" and "Santa Maria" were the only ships to have travelled that far west, ever (with the exception of Leif Erickson). Truly Columbus & his men were the pioneers of trans-Atlantic travel (even though they did not end up where they planned).
I would recommend this CD to just about everyone - even if they have not seen the movie (although I would also urge people to watch the film, as well). This album is a melodious blend of Renaissance and New Age magic!
In the tradition of "Blade Runner", Vangelis has created another stunning soundtrack that doesn't need the movie to support its musical theme. Put another way, if you did not know this CD was a soundtrack from a movie, there is nothing from the music that would tell you.
The music is classified as "New Age", which is a bit of a stretch. I understand it can be difficult to classify someone like Vangelis, who uses synthesizers in combination with cameos by several other instruments and vocal performances when required to create a work that sounds more like a full orchestra versus a guy with a bunch of keyboards and a mixing board. There are many places Vangelis could fit, but instead of trying to classify Vangelis, and this CD, just listen to it.
The keyboards give you a feel of renaissance, and yet the very nature of synthesizers makes the CD feel modern. Listening to "Conquest of Paradise", as an example, I felt a trace of Ennio Morricone's compositions for the spaghetti westerns of the 60s, with more than a flavor of Russian folk music, and enough soaring synthesizer and vocals to make a incredible song, best played loudly on a mellow day. Later, "City of Isabel" has a late middle age flavor, something that would have fit into a castle setting.
"Light and Shadow" is ominous, with religious and gothic overtones. As the music progresses, the overtones recede to the background as flutes provide the upbeat hope of light being shined into the shadows. Later, the ominous overtones mix with the flute to give you the sense that while there is dark, there is hope.
The beginning of "West Across the Sea" reminds me of Walter Carlos' moog synthesizer compositions. Then the tone changes, shifting into a more classical work. A perfect example of how this music refuses to stay in one place long enough to be definitively classified.
Vangelis' music is something that can be an acquired taste. Furthermore, while there is a certain similarity between his albums, over time there has been sufficient variation that you can't judge one by all the others. I think this music is ideal for someone who likes classical music and progressive rock. If you enjoy traditional classical music such as Dvorak and Stravinsky, and you also like groups like Yes, The Moody Blues, and King Crimson, then this album will likely appeal to you.