Sometimes the truth is more fantastic than fiction! Back in 1986 when
Vangelis was still signed to Polydor he met with Polydor executive Michael
Hoppé in Los Angeles. After Michael played one of his new compositions for
Vangelis, Vangelis then re-played the same thing, and beautifully re-arranging
the composition, playing in a way only he can do...
Fortunately Michael recorded that instant improvisation at the time, and now
on his album "Solace" the original recording of Vangelis playing
"The Parting" is released for the first time. Thank you Michael for
rescuing this beautiful moment!
Tracklist and Credits
Arranged and performed by Vangelis.
Composed and produced by Michael Hoppé.
2003 Spring Hill Music SHM 6042.2 United States
2003 Papyrus/Universal DK 0398
2004 Edel Recor Europe (Enhanced CD)
"The Parting" is
recorded by Michael Hoppé in Los Angeles, USA.