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Vangelis - Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit (1972)

Vangelis Papathanasiou - Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit (1972)

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Side one

"Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit" - 15:32

C’est une nuit verte / Celle des barricades / Nuit verte ou rouge ou bleue ou noire / Qu’importe mon ami / Cela importe mon ami / L’espoir de la victoire

Side two

"Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit" - 15:25

Le rêve est réalité / Jouissez sans entraves / Vivez sans temps morts / Baisez sans carottes

The album sleeve lists the following "participants": Mireille Abadie, Jean-Phillipe Ancelle, Anne Bertholon, Yves Borrini, Said Boussouar, Gabriel Cinque, Christine Combe, Pierre Fabien, Katy Grandi, Gerard Hauducouer, Jean-Marie Hauducouer, Catherine Humbert, Vincent Kaldor, Michelle Lebret, Huguet Maillard, Jean-Pierre Mathieu, Christine Parat, Jacques Pieller, Marie-France Pigeau, Michel Ripoche, Alain Serve, Charles Chalkitis, La Fanfare "La gerbe des Mandolines". Apart from violinist Michel Ripoche, a friend of Vangelis's, none of the listed people seem to be professional musicians or singers.

Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit is an album by Vangelis Papathanassiou only released in France and Greece Recorded in 1971 and released in 1972 with the subtitle Poeme Symphonique, the entire theme of the record focuses on May 1968 in France and the student riots taking place there at the time. The album consists of a sound collage of music, field recordings, news snippets, protest songs and paroles. One of the choruses was later reworked as "Athenes Ma Ville" on Melina Mercouri's 1974 album Si Melina m'Etait Contée. Translated the title reads, "Make your dream outlast the night."

Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου [eˈvaɲɟelos oðiˈseas papaθanaˈsi.u]; 29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022), known professionally as Vangelis (/væŋˈɡɛlɪs/ vang-GHEL-iss; Greek: Βαγγέλης [vaɲˈɟelis]), was a Greek musician, composer, songwriter and producer of electronic, progressive, ambient, and classical orchestral music. He was best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Born in Agria, Vangelis began his career working with several pop bands of the 1960s such as The Forminx and Aphrodite's Child, with the latter's album 666 (1972) going on to be recognized as a progressive-psychedelic rock classic. Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed scores for several animal documentaries, including L'Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage, and Opéra sauvage; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream. In 1975, he set up his new 16-track studio, Nemo Studios in London, which he named his "laboratory", releasing many solo studio albums on which experimented with music and concepts, including Heaven and Hell and China among others. In the early 1980s, Vangelis formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes, and the duo released several albums together as "Jon and Vangelis". He also collaborated with Irene Papas on two albums of Greek traditional and religious songs.

In 1980, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The soundtrack's single, the film's theme, also reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was used as the background music at the London 2012 Olympics winners' medal presentation ceremonies. He also composed the official anthem of the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in Korea and Japan.[4] In his last twenty years, Vangelis collaborated with NASA and ESA on music projects Mythodea, Rosetta and Juno to Jupiter, which was his 23rd and last solo studio album in 2021.

Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 50 albums, Vangelis is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music, and modern film music. He was known for using many electronic instruments in a fashion of a "one-man quasi-classical orchestra" composing and performing on the first take.

Vangelis Discography Full


L'Apocalypse des animaux

Ignacio (aka Do You hear the Dogs Barking?)

La Fête sauvage

Opéra sauvage

Chariots of Fire

Blade Runner


1492: Conquest of Paradise


Blade Runner Trilogy: 25th Anniversary

El Greco: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Chariots of Fire – The Play: Music from the Stage Show

Studio albums

1972 Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit

1973 Earth

1975 Heaven and Hell

1976 Albedo 0.39

1977 Spiral

1978 Beaubourg

1978 Hypothesis (unofficial)

1978 The Dragon (unofficial)

1979 China

1980 See You Later

1984 Soil Festivities

1985 Mask

1985 Invisible Connections

1988 Direct

1990 The City

1995 Foros Timis Ston Greco

1995 Voices

1996 Oceanic

1998 El Greco

2001 Mythodea – Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey

2016 Rosetta

2019 Nocturne: The Piano Album

2021 Juno to Jupiter

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