Vangelis has announced the release on February 3rd of a new 13-disc box set, entitled “Delectus,” featuring a selection of his early discographic work.
The mammoth collection will include all of his albums on Vertigo and Polydor, recently signed by Universal and remastered under the composer’s supervision.
Presented in a lavish box, with an essay and a collection of rare photographs, the discs are housed in two die-cut, gatefold disc holders, within a rigid 242mm square slipcase, and accompanied by a 64-page book illustrating this period of Vangelis’ career.
“I always welcome remastering my old work for two basic reasons” – explains Vangelis – “firstly, I get the opportunity to bring the sounds to today’s standards, secondly, it gives me the chance to go through the experiences and memories of the time.”
“Delectus” gathers together Vangelis’ seminal albums “Earth”, “L’Apocalypse Des Animaux”, “China”, “See You Later”, “Antarctica”, “Mask”, “Opera Sauvage”,“Chariots of Fire”, “Soil Festivities” and “Invisible Connections”, plus his collaborative recordings with Jon Anderson as ‘Jon & Vangelis’ – “Short Stories”, “The Friends of Mister Cairo” & “Private Collection”.
The remastered originals will be complemented with rare B-sides and 4 previously unreleased tracks.
There are 4 bonus tracks:
Neighbours Above – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for See You Later
These were released on singles and have never appeared on CD before:
My Love – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for See You Later
Domestic Logic 1 – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for See You later
Song Is (Jon & Vangelis) – 2015 Remastered version – Bonus track for Private Collection
Delectus is available to order now on Amazon and other online retailers.