Chariots of Fire – Vangelis (Live in Athens)

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance by Vangelis of his infamous theme from Chariots of Fire.

In the Panathenean Stadium, Athens – a 90,000 spectator, ancient all-marble stadium, Vangelis performs as part of the Opening Ceremony of the 6th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 1997 in Athens. The concept of the ceremony and direction was by Vangelis Papathanasiou.

via 1964Byron

8 thoughts on “Chariots of Fire – Vangelis (Live in Athens)

  1. It’s interesting, while obviously the hero instrument of this piece is the piano, I wonder if this fact is what made this piece cross over so well at the time – the rest of the synth stuff is treated like a backing track.

    I was completely obsessed with this song for a long time. It still stands up.

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