Chariots of Fire – Titles – Vangelis (1981)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Chariots of Fire – Titles by Vangelis. The record was released in 1981, on the Polydor record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of lone runner.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Vangelis, the film, Chariots of Fire, Running, Marathons, The Olympics or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Chariots of Fire
Media Artist/s: Vangelis
Record Label: Polydor
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Classical / Modern Classical

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Additional information about this, Vangelis vinyl art.

Vangelis – The Artist/s

Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (born 1943), known professionally as Vangelis is a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan. Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 50 albums, Vangelis is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music.

Chariots of Fire – Titles – The Song

‘Chariots of Fire – Titles’  is an instrumental theme written and recorded by Vangelis for the soundtrack of the 1981 film of the same name. It has been covered by numerous performers and used for various television programs and sporting events. On the film’s soundtrack album, the piece is called “Titles” because of its use in the movie’s opening titles sequence, but it widely became known as “Chariots of Fire”.

The Runner  – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a lone runner inspired by the long distance runners in the film ‘Chariots of Fire.  Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It is based on the true story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. The film’s title was inspired by the line, “Bring me my Chariot of fire!”, from the William Blake poem adapted into the British hymn “Jerusalem”; the hymn is heard at the end of the film. The original phrase “chariot(s) of fire” is from 2 Kings 2:11 and 6:17 in the Bible.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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