Vangelis – The unknown man: an unauthorised biography

This book still seems to be available.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mark J.T. Griffin; 2nd edition (January 1, 1997)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 174 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0952318725
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0952318729

Vangelis’ mission has been to explore sound through electronics and push back the bounds of musical knowledge. This book traces his career from his prodigal beginnings and formation of Aphrodite’s Child. It examines his work in television, including his contributions to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series and scores for director Frederic Rossif. It details Vangelis’ classical compositions for ballet, theatre and orchestra and his platinum selling work with Jon and Vangelis. The biography focuses on his Oscar winning score for Chariots of Fire and his other sound-tracks for Blade Runner, Bitter Moon, Antarctica and 1492 – Conquest of Paradise. It reviews his live performances and work on over thirty five albums such as Heaven and Hell, Albedo 0. 39, Direct, The City, Voices and Oceanic. Vangelis: The Unknown Man presents Vangelis’ work, life and influences and showcases his breathtaking range of talent and achievement.