1 Fn-Eeh2-80zk – William Tell was never this good

From owning and listening to my first vinyl album and then having to buy the cassette to use in the car it was only a matter of time until i owned the cd. Incredibly great tracks throughout with a superb finale with the longest track horizon to finish on. I once worked at a place where johns brother was a rep and he mentioned deborah was written for his daughter when she was away at public school. I can only say if you liked yes, jon and vangelis, then you will love this timless album.

Very pleased this music has very sweet memories for me, i have a vinyl edition but can only play it in my living room,now i can hear it in my studio too.

Relax good tunes to relax and unwind and listen in the. Relax good tunes to relax and unwind and listen in the car on the motorway buy wont be disappointed.

Jon & vangelis private collection.

I first heard this album a few years ago i owned it on tape,which broke. So when i recently heard it on the radio , i just had to re-buy it. What a lovely compilation of their music and well reproduced.

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  • relax good tunes to relax and unwind and listen in the
  • Jon & Vangelis Private Collection
  • 2017 REMASTERS ARE SUPERB. “Private Collection” is JON & VANGELIS and not a Vangelis “Best Of”

I first heard this album a few years ago i owned it on tape,which broke. So when i recently heard it on the radio , i just had to re-buy it. What a lovely compilation of their music and well reproduced.

‘the woman in your soul creates the man you hold’. Another beautiful album to add to your collection of music, providing you like mellow gentle moods. Neither the texture of this music nor the sound of its recording and production are spectacular, but there is a definite unique gentle mood private collection contains. Our focus here is on the poetic words of jon anderson, not nearly as obscured as his close to the edge of comprehension, but more refined and poetic than a lot of his later, accessible thoughts of yes. Some of the most spectacular expressions of jon anderson i find here on this album in and when the night comes. Horizon and polonaise contain some great lyrics as well. Private collection is my favorite album born out of a surprising (us back then) collaboration of jon anderson (vocalist of yes) and vangelis (by then of the masters and most prolific creators of electronic music). Their first album short stories came to life in 1980, was followed by the friends of mr. Cairo in 1981 and by private collection in 1983. I really feel that although they are all interesting the best music is on private collection.

A good remaster but the reason i am deducting a point is because of the absence of the bonus track song is which appears on delectus and if you want to get that track you would have to fork out for the box set.

Sonic landscapes waiting to be explored. This album can bring tears to my eyes. It is, at times, hauntingly beautiful, with atmospheric washes from vangelis that are just right for the song, neither showy nor intrusive. This, however, is just my opinion. If you are unfamiliar with jon anderson’s voice, then you possibly ought to check out some of his other work first, especially with yes. Most people either love or hate his voice; for my part, i have to be in the right mood. However, his work with vangelis is much more mellow and accessible than it usually is with yes. The other thing about jon that i sometimes struggle with is his lyrics. They often don’t make sense and they can be. However, there is less of that obscurity on this album and most of the songs are straightforward. As for vangelis, if you don’t know his work, listen to any of his film soundtracks; they will give you a good idea of what to expect here, as this album – and the other two collaborations by j&v – work best as soundtracks to invisible movies. Vangelis’ ear for sound and timbre is excellent and his work is restrained, providing a landscape for jon to explore. We have a great opportunity to explore it with him.

Very pleased this music has very sweet memories for me, i have a vinyl edition but can only play it in my living room,now i can hear it in my studio too.

‘the woman in your soul creates the man you hold’. Another beautiful album to add to your collection of music, providing you like mellow gentle moods. Neither the texture of this music nor the sound of its recording and production are spectacular, but there is a definite unique gentle mood private collection contains. Our focus here is on the poetic words of jon anderson, not nearly as obscured as his close to the edge of comprehension, but more refined and poetic than a lot of his later, accessible thoughts of yes. Some of the most spectacular expressions of jon anderson i find here on this album in and when the night comes. Horizon and polonaise contain some great lyrics as well. Private collection is my favorite album born out of a surprising (us back then) collaboration of jon anderson (vocalist of yes) and vangelis (by then of the masters and most prolific creators of electronic music). Their first album short stories came to life in 1980, was followed by the friends of mr. Cairo in 1981 and by private collection in 1983. I really feel that although they are all interesting the best music is on private collection.

Jon and vangelis struck gold in the popularity stakes at the end of the 1970s and into the early eighties. Why, they even appeared on top of the pops when ‘i’ll find my way home’ was riding high in the charts. So, they were pretty much at the top of their game when ‘private collection’ – their third collaboration, hit the shops in 1983. It’s the usual satisfying blend of wonderful melodies from vangelis – is anyone else more instantly recognisable on synthezisers than this man?. – and the nutty, inaccessible lyrics of jon anderson. Somehow, it doesn’t seem to matter that what’s being sung about is pretty much incomprehensible, because the overall effect is one of calm and relaxation for the most part. There is some sign of the pair running out of ideas here, though. ‘he is sailing’ seems to recycle some familiar themes and rhythms from earlier material, and the final track perhaps outstays its welcome a little bit and sounds more like a theme vangelis would have explored more satisfactorily as a solo outing. Very much of its time – but none the worse for that; this has been a lovely album to re-discover after not hearing it for such a long time.

I was first introduced to this pair in 1984, when i was a mere teenager. I’ve waited twenty something years, many times of trying and not bringing up anything for my trouble in searching – now this – thank goodness they listen to us sometimes. Absolutely hauntingly beautiful – so relaxing and memorable.

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