Chariots of Fire (Music from the Original Soundtrack by Vangelis) (Polydor – 2383 602)

Mayar Music Company

  • $99.00

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 musical score by Greek electronic composer Vangelis (credited as Vangelis Papathanassiou) for the British film Chariots of Fire, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Original Music Score.

The album topped the Billboard 200 for 4 weeks. It reached #2 in Canada, #5 in the UK, #5 in Australia, and #6 in New Zealand.

The opening theme of the film, called "Titles" on the album track listing but widely known as "Chariots of Fire", was released as a single; on the Billboard Hot 100 it reached #1 and stayed there for one week.

In addition to Vangelis' original music, the album includes an arrangement of "Jerusalem", sung by the Ambrosian Singers, as performed at the 1978 funeral of Harold Abrahams, the event which bookends the film and inspired its title. This famous choral work is a 1916 setting by Sir Hubert Parry of William Blake's poem.

Label:  Polydor – 2383 602

Side 1
  • Titles
  • Five Circles
  • Abraham's Theme
  • Eric's Theme
  • 100 Metres
  • Jerusalem – 2:47 (Hubert Parry; arranged by Harry Rabinowitz)

Side 2

  • Chariots of Fire

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