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Do realize that releases for Record Store Day will not be available on-line. These releases are purchased only by personally visiting a participating shop, and hoping that shop received stock and did not yet sell out. In the video Clervoy recalls last year's successful Rosetta mission, All In - Men Of North Country - This City (CD speaks in particular about his admiration for the music of Vangelis, and on the music last September for the Rosetta mission.

This year is the 35th anniversary of the original release of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner", a limited edition picture disc on gm vinyl of Vangelis' soundtrack is being released exclusively for Record Store Day, both in the UK and the US.

The title will be available from independent record shops on Saturday 22nd April for Record Store Day. The title is limited to The special includes footage as well as photographs from those days.

A present-time Vangelis appears over a Skype connection for a few minutes, starting somewhere near the mark. All 13 CDs in the "Delectus" box set are now available on digital sources, such as iTunes and Spotify, although the US, Canada and a few other territories seem to be excluded. It's time to review the physical side of "Delectus", Vangelis' new 13 CD boxset. For a comprehensive review of the audio quality, please check part 1 of our review, posted last Friday.

About the appearance of this set, we can be very clear: This is one stunning product to look at, or hold in your hands. The actual box is made from sturdy cardboard material with a classy textured surface. It's an LP sized case where the right side remains open, so that the contents can slide in and out. Among those contents are two fully printed gatefold sleeves that open up to show Album) where the CDs are held, one for discs 1 to 6 and the other for discs 7 to There's also a reproduction of a poster for the China album, folded three times.

But the highlight of the box for me is the breathtaking book. Did we say booklet, earlier? This is not a booklet, but a stunningly beautiful LP sized hardcover book that would grace any coffee table. For the rest, the book is filled with many large photographs, roughly from the period in which these albums were recorded.

Most of the photographs have never before been seen and were recently selected from Vangelis' private archives. They show Vangelis in a more relaxed setting and vibe than we are used to see him, and do provide a great visual context to enjoy the music by.

Note: We did add one point to Friday's audio review: The track "Flamants Roses" on the "Opera Sauvage" album was shortened by roughly seven seconds, because a short section of almost-silence was cut at about into the track. The cut does actually remove two soft notes played on a glockenspiel or similar instrument.

Today marks the official release of "Delectus", Vangelis' new box set, Album) indeed, photographs and reports on social media show that copies are in shops and being delivered from internet pre-orders. Our evaluation copy has yet to arrive, but we decide to go ahead anyway and share our findings of the audio in a review based on extensive evaluation of the contents of the promotional CD-Rs.

A second part of our review, examining the packaging and booklet of this product will follow later, but let's just say for now, that early word on this is very very positive. This should be one beautiful box to hold in your hands! Note that by necessity, judgements are based on careful comparison between selected parts of the albums. No such comparison can expect to bring up every noticeable detail or issue.

No doubt, further listening and analysis in the future may bring up other points and changes. To start with the important question of whether these remasters are really based on new transfers from the original audio tapes, by judging factors like slight differences in sample speed, we confirm that each of these albums was actually re-transfered from tape to the digital domain.

Traditionally, this is the core part of a remastered CD, as it can improve the quality of the digitization, and should provide the purest source for any possible further mastering tweaks. Said LP came with a download code for a lossless WAV file, which allowed careful study of its master. The resulting sound quality of this remaster is actually All In - Men Of North Country - This City (CD good, and closely resembles the original sound, with small improvements in clarity.

However, many will disapprove of the use of some additional modern reverb, which falls outside of the scope of a remaster that is true to its original. This is rather a slightly revisioned version of the album. While elsew.

Those loud big drums for instance really were awfully dry. However, the demand for a careful and authentic digital remaster of the original album has yet to be met. In the case of "l'Apocalypse Des Animaux", a large amount of reverb was added to most tracks on this album, even though the original was never very dry to begin with. With this extra layer of acoustics, the music is washed out completely, leaving a very simple verdict: Stick with the original CD release. China's original CD master for all known pressings had a major problem with a cyclic but evolving volume modulation that affected almost all of the album, but increased in intensity near the end i.

This is the proper analog to digital transfer we needed for this album. Vangelis also improved on the equalization, delivering a much clearer, balanced sound; very pleasing to listen to. However, as with some of the other albums in this box, there is an issue with modern reverb being added to some of the tracks. While I feel this makes the album a revised version rahter than a true remaster, I have to say that in China's case this has been done so tastefully and effective that this really pulls it off.

It sound gorgeous this way. Probably the best result of all reverbed remasters Vangelis has done, so far. On the other hand, the problems in the original CDs mastering make that an authentic remaster for China is still badly needed. So close With its three bonus tracks, this is the album with the most new content. And while "My Love" and "Domestic Logic One" were always available on a 7" single, and a recording of "Neighbours Above" was known to fans from a leaked early test pressing of the album the brilliant "Fertilization" remains unreleasedit is great to finally hear those tracks in proper CD quality.

The rest of the album sounds quite different from the original master. Some of the tracks have new reverb added, although I don't think this was done for all tracks. The remastered version of this fan-favourite not only sounds more clear and brighter than the original CD. It also seems the original CD must have had some form of weird filtering applied that only stands out once you compare it to the new master.

The corrected version is most welcome, this is what we need those remasters for. Comparing the opening track, the new master feels a bit "louder" than then the original. Thankfully, no new reverb seems to have been added to any of the tracks on this album. The opening track however has some issues with a few groups of short audio drop-outs that create a rather uneasy feel.

Other tracks don't seem to be affected by this, and those are a good example of careful and authentic remastering: subtly improved digital transfer, true to the original.

Note that "Life Of Antarctica" is a bit shorter than it was on the original CD, but that is because the reprise of the opening track, added to the end, is faded out more continuous, where the old CD stuck to an almost unaudible volume, creating a strangely long pause on the CD. The tracks I compared show no sign of added reverb. The sound is very close to the original master, but a bit louder, retaining most of its dynamics. All in all a good example of proper remastering.

This too is a subtle, well done remaster. The album sounds a bit louder. I hear no sign of added reverb, some equalization polishes the music to be a bit brighter. Tastefully done! This is one case where the tape transfer isn't completely new as it uses the new analog to digital transfer from the original master tapes, done for the 25th Anniversary Edition of the soundtrak album, an earlier remastered CD released in This was indeed a very good remaster, true to the original, but slightly better digitized.

No obvious manipulations other than actual authentic remastering, and it makes sense that this is included in this box as it. No reverb was added to any of the tracks I compared.

Sadly however, almost a minute of ambient rain and thunder sounds has been cut of the end of "Movement 1". What is the point of "speeding up" a contemplative masterpiece like "Soil Festivities"?

It makes no sense at all. For the rest, good remastering. Subtle changes. The higher tones on "Movement 3" have been softened a bit. None of the other tracks were edited. Sounds great, no reverb or large manipulations. The old master must have mixed up side A and B, as they split the long track into two parts and combined the two audibly separate tracks as if they were one.

The "Delectus" remaster corrects this. Two big thumbs up for this disk! The equalization is improved, but several tracks including "I Hear You Now" have been revised with added modern reverb. Quite a lot actually, changing the character of the music. The track indexing is improved, now separating each track, liberating for instance "Bird Song" from "Each and Every Day". It's lovely to finally hear "Song Is" in proper clean digital quality.

The rest of the CD is very well remastered. There is no added reverb on any of the tracks that I checked. Equalization is changed, most notably for "He Is Sailing", reducing some of the sharper highs. No reverb was added to this track, contrary to "The Mayflower" and "State Of Independence", both were dealt quite a thick layer of delayed reverb.

It makes "The Mayflower" sound more warm, despite bringing out it's brighter tones, but "State Of Independence" becomes a bit messy, loosing its tight rhythm. Concluding, while not every album matches my taste in what remasters should deliver, this box has more than enough to offer in terms of audio quality. For albums like "Opera Sauvage", "Mask", "Invisible Connections" and "Private Collection" I now consider the "Delectus" version as the definitive master, while other albums include improvements, changes or revisions that are certainly worth listening to, and will please some better than before, depending on their tastes.

Either way, "Delectus" is a "must have" for anyone who is searching for the best in the details of a recording. We'll discuss the booklet and packaging in a separate post, when we can. Also, special thanks to Marc Vanholsbeeck for his speedy help in verifying some aspects in the actual product! February 3 is approaching fast: This Friday marks the release of the Vangelis box set "Delectus". A full elsew.

We have been carefully examining the remastered recordings, based on a promo set of all the CDs, comparing each to its original CD, but this takes time. We also hope to have access to the final product the actual box with booklet and CDs before we publish our evaluation. Vangelis allowed another rare interview, this time to Germany's primary online musicians magazine, Amazona. Special thanks to Bernd Kistenmacher for his early alerts, and everyone else who wrote in with these links.

Ah well, at least this trailer proved that it is possible to create new music that is both updated and true to Vangelis' score.

One might think this project could really amount to something? Special thanks to Arturo Armas Lozano, who was the first to reach us with this. Closest runner-ups were Graeme Stewart and Haro Musters, but our thanks go to everyone who took the trouble to alert us!

The Recording Academy has just announced the nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards. Vangelis has approved an English translation of his recent interview for Greek news paper magazine VIMAgazino, conducted and originally published in Greek on September This translation is first published right here on Elsew.

Pavlos Papadopoulos speaks with Vangelis about the relation of music to science, philosophy and even some politics. Upon the worldwide release of his album, Rosetta on Friday, 23 rd Septemberthe Greek composer speaks on VIMA gazino about the secrets of creativity, his working method, his relationship with Greece, along with the inner substance, the meaning, and the noesis of music.

How is the exploration of space and of the dawning of the Universe interconnected with the work of the great Greek composer, Vangelis?

It is absolutely certain that whoever reads this interview will be creatively puzzled and positively caught by surprise once they are enlightened on the fundamental truths crystallized in music; these truths may appear to be abstract and philosophical, but they exert influence on and are applied in whatever we think and do.

The next issue of UK progressive rock magazine "PROG" issue 72, Decemberout on December 7 shows a classic picture of Vangelis on the front cover and includes an exclusive interview, conducted in Paris, October this year. We'll keep you updated of any developments. It's not entirely clear to us whether this product will really be released, as it was listed earlier for a November release date. It was then retracted and has since re-appeared with a December 2 release date, which is how it still appears to be listed.

The product is produced by Tony Palmer, and available through Gonzo Multimedia, who also released the "Vangelis And The Journey To Ithaka" documentary back in and is announced to contain minutes of uncut interviews. According to our sources close to Vangelis, Vangelis is not actually involved with this release and is puzzled by its possible contents.

The only interview Vangelis gave to Palmer is the one shot specifically for the movie, as it appears on the DVD. It is unclear how this can total up to minutes of material. The film's director Mohamed Lakhdar-Hamina was an invited guest at the festival.

While the film festival ended last Sunday, a second showing of the film is scheduled this Saturday, 26 November at at the same venue. For more information check the links below.

Modern music visionary Vangelis has announced the release on 3rd February of a new disc box set entitled "Delectus," featuring a chosen 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 for the first time ever under the legendary composer's own supervision.

Presented in a lavish box with an essay and a plethora of rare photographs, the discs are housed in two die-cut, gatefold disc holders within a rigid mm square slipcase, and accompanied by a page book illustrating a period of his prolific career of the iconic Maestro.

The remastered originals will be complemented with rare B-sides and 4 previously unreleased tracks. Vangelis is regarded a pioneer in the evolution of modern music.

In his lustrous discographic career he has composed and performed numerous albums covering the most diverse assortment of genres. Vangelis' pioneering work is recognised beyond record sales and music awards. He was the recipient of a Public Service Medal from NASA in and had a star named after him by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for the international impact and appreciation of his work as well as his rapport with the Universe.

In Vangelis received the America Hellenic Institute "Hellenic Heritage Achievement Award" for his exceptional musical achievements and lifelong dedication to the promotion of Hellenism through the arts. Come On 2. We Are All Uprooted 3. Sunny Earth 4. He-O 5. Ritual 6. Let It Happen 7. The City 8. My Face In The Rain 9. We Are All Uprooted A Song. La petite fille de la mer 3. Le singe bleu 4. La mort du loup 5. L'ours musicien 6. La mer recommence. Chung Kuo 2. The Long March 3. The Dragon 4.

The Plum Blossom 5. The Tao Of Love 6. The Little Fete 7. Himalaya 9. I Can't Take It Anymore 2. Multi-Track Suggestion 3. Memories Of Green 4. Suffocation 6. See You Later 7. Neighbours Above 8. My Love 9. Domestic Logic 1. Theme From Antarctica 2. Antarctica Echoes 3. Kinematic 4. Song Of White 5. Life Of Antarctica 6. Memory Of Antarctica 7. Other Side Of Antarctica 8.

Mask: Movement 1 2. Mask: Movement 2 3. Mask: Movement 3 4. Mask: Movement 4 5. Mask: Movement 5 6. Mask: Movement 6. Hymne 2. L'enfant 4. Mouettes 5. Chromatique 6. Irlande 7. Flamants roses. Titles 2. Five Circles 3. Abraham's Theme 4. Eric's Theme 5. Jerusalem 7. Chariots Of Fire. Soil Festivities: Movement 1 2. Soil Festivities: Movement 2 3. Soil Festivities: Movement 3 4. Soil Festivities: Movement 4 5. Soil Festivities: Movement 5. Curious Electric 2. Each And Every Day 3.

Bird Song 4. I Hear You Now 5. The Road 6. Far Away In Baagad 7. Love Is 8. One More Time 9. Thunder Play Within A Play.

Italian Song 2. And When The Night Comes 3. Deborah 4. Polonaise 5. He Is Sailing 6. Horizon 7. Song Is. I'll Find My Way Home 2. State Of Independence 3. Beside 4. The Mayflower 5. The Friends Of Mr. Cairo 6. Back To School 7. Both old and new fans who enjoyed Vangelis's space-centered album "Rosetta" - won't miss the opportunity to own some of the Maestro's most groundbreaking work, remastered from the original first generation master tapes, all in an attractive and informative package.

You can pre-order the box set here: Vangelis. Official announcements are expected tomorrow, but PROG magazine has the honour of advance announcing the upcoming release of a deluxe 13 CD box set of the entire Vertigo and Polydor back catalog of Vangelis albums, including 4 bonus tracks, previously unreleased on CD.

The release is called "Delectus". Check back here tomorrow for the official announcement. Also, expect more updates over time, leading up to this release.

Universal is working on an announcement for some good news involving Vangelis' back catalog, which is expected next week. Be sure to check back here for more details in the coming days. The Vangelis scored eco documentary "Trashed" gets a limited theatrical release in France next week, as it is screened by selected art house cinema's throughout the country. Vangelis has been presented with a bronze sculpture of himself, made by Dr.

Nadey Hakim. According to sources close to Vangelis, the two men met at a dinner in London not long ago, when Mr Hakim expressed his desire to create Vangelis' bronze bust as he did before for HM The Queen Elizabeth, David Cameron and a version of Michelangelo's David. Although this came as a suprise to Vangelis, he accepted with pleasure.

Nadey S. Hakim is a well renowned British-Lebanese transplant surgeon who has performed over transplants. He has also authored several books about surgery and transplantations, and was part of the team that performed the world's first hand transplant in The item is brief, but they managed to speak to Vangelis, getting quotes from him on recording Rosetta and on not being asked for the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel. And here are some more reader reviews on Vangelis' latest album.

New submission are no longer published. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and feelings!

What Rosetta concretely looks like? All what Vangelis has achieved since Purists will pounce! Anyway, early Vangelis print is there. Just start listening Then "Celestial Whispers" appears: what a heavenly sigh!

If the sky could tell us, it would talk. An amazing sound source where clarity prevails. Then came the master sequence of the album, "Sunlight": a fountain of youth where the beauty of the light is expressed at the highest of its glory: a pure happiness. To the point that I would forget the rest of the album; except "Return to the Void", a matured Vangelis sequence which seems to remind us that we are simply ephemeral constellations in space.

Vangelis: 73 years, more than 50 original albums and still conveys to his audience this dazzling listening impression.

Is it possible to design such a creative dynamism that remains over the time? With Rosetta, Vangelis has not only crossed the barrier of cosmic sound but that of the invisible. He reached the impassable sovereignty of the musical expression. All In - Men Of North Country - This City (CD, seriousness and grace. We often remain silent before this abundance of senses; this abundance of sounds.

The adventure of Rosetta thus expressed, it embodies the majesty in grace. Fans of Vangelis or any other artist buy his or their records because they want "musical uplifting pleasure"; music that defines the rest of their lives, music that touches and makes them feel less alone in the universe.

And by buying the album, they also want to support the artist so that he would make more albums to please them. He serves music to serve people. He acts as a transmitter. In an ivory tower one might forget that very last thing. What we got so far in this century was about as much as one or two years of his "production" at Nemo days.

I didn"t need a lot of patience these days. Wonderful albums came as seasons changed. Vangelis musically has nothing left to prove nor needs our money from album sales, but once again brings us the waiting people, the wanting people immense new musical pleasure with "Rosetta". We can only be grateful More than 15 years I was dreaming about new studio record of such a great master - Vangelis, a synthesizer record, dedicated to Universe.

And now, finally, got it! The new album "Rosetta" is a very strong masterpiece. We've got again the typical, but unique sound "A la Vangelis". For me, the highest memorable moments in this record are the majestic and mysterious "Star stuff", the choral "Infinitude", the glorious "Sunlight" and the romantic "Rosetta".

In fact, the new album reminds me of his old records like "Soil Festivities", "Antarctica", "Oceanic" and "Direct". In this record I hear also the power side of Vangelis. Opening theme draws dramatic mission in deep Space! And then "Perihelion" comes with dark, but catchy rhythmic melody. It is not a surprise that the new album "Rosetta" sounds like an anthem of Nature!

Dear Mr. Papathanassiou, many thanks for the wonderful work! When I listened it, my soul touched the stars and felt the winds of Genesis. The perceived notion of some that Vangelis' music of late has eschewed the harder synthesizer sounds for an orchestral palette may have to re-evaluate after listening to this.

There are some orchestral passages in "Infinitude", "Rosetta" and in particular "Mission Accomplie", but for the most part this album is a tour de force of Vangelis' virtuosity with melody, synthesizer effects and production. Album) listen to the swirling effects on "Origins", the frenetic sequences of "Albedo 0.

The tracks "Sunlight", "Elegy" and "Starstuff" are among the most beautiful of Vangelis' works evoking the vast distances of space and on "Elegy" in particular, the loneliness felt by humanity when their emissaries shut down and travel the void forever. A fairly average input from Vangelis. When I first heard about the new album, I had mixed feelings. I was excited but I wasn't expecting much. The 3rd CD of the BladeRunner album was pants. His last decent album was El Greco not the film score.

You would have to go all the way back to Conquest of Paradise for his last epic. I'm a childhood fan of Vangelis and he is my hero and biggest influence as a composer. I was hoping for something more adventurous in Rosetta. There were hints of Direct and Mythodia, and even Albedo. However, one last epic would of been great, instead of churning out an average Ambient album that probably only took him a month to record. Vastness of space Aptly expressed in Newest album from the Genius of music Enjoy it with the Lights off and let your Imagination Soar to the comet.

Reflect on the beauty of Our universe that his Synth passages Enhance so grandly Thank you Thank you for this wondrous Album! With Vangelis seeming to enter a kind of retirement sinceI was surprised at how wonderful Rosetta is.

This is a rich tapestry of sound, harkening back to the best albums like Soil Festivities and Voices. Despite my thrill, I feel a little bittersweet, because the music itself seems often carefully constructed as a kind of swansong. There is a great deal of subtle self-quotation here, as though a great master were purposely wrapping up his accomplishments with a final creative flourish. The title track reminds of 'Alpha' from Albedo 0.

Other tracks remind of Chariots of Fire, Mask, andto name a few. The sound is outstanding also, with each track as richly conceived and unique as the source material his own works, all. What better material to quote from could there be? At this point, if you have listened to the entirety - or near entirety - of Vangelis' discography, there are very few surprises. All of the familiar traits to him are found: his melodic sensibility, his intuitive harmonic progressions and uncanny ability to weave various, even disparate, timbres together.

This is also a continuation of his "turn of the century sound" where a custom-made controller basically allows him to summon a much wider "orchestra" of sounds. This album is by no means groundbreaking; but if you have had a career as long and diverse as Vangelis, this is not a bad thing. I will say that I admire the sense of "adventure" with the sound where it does not depend on select timbres or recurring motifs save for a "trumpet Rosetta melody" that occurs every now and then. It really does feel like a journey where the experience dictates the logic and not vice versa.

Honestly, this is something I would like to see more of from Vangelis, especially since he feels more comfortable with his studio setup and I can imagine it is very easy to upgrade and expand one's sound library.

This is not a new major classic a la Heaven and Hell or Mask or even El Greco the original limited release by any means. But this is solid - and quite good - Vangelis and this is not at all a detriment.

Each film will highlight a particular decade during its existence. The film selected for the second decade showcases Irene Papas performing or talking about? Vangelis' "Odes". The film is directed by Giannis Diamantopoulos and will be screened on Friday October 14, at the Papadimitriou Theatre, from to Rosetta's sales are going strong, reaching high positions in the European album charts.

Jackson luxuriates in textures as dizzying as a new infatuation," commended the album as containing "songs so baroquely sumptuous that they're virtually experimental. Jackson moans like a phone-sex operator, and uptempo tunes hark back to disco, splice mock-operetta to hard rock or, in Better Days, conjure an easy-listening 's-pop apotheosis. Jackson's voice turn her into an airborne choir; computer rhythms thump and sizzle. Jackson's previous albums, but it compensates for lost catchiness with unabashed strangeness.

Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine called it "generally upbeat and positive", commending her return to making "fun and cheery pop music. Bouncing from orgiastic sex music to bubble gum pop music to soulful ballads, the album contains a true range of music At any rate, bubble gum pop, easy as it comes, gets a twist with Janet, elegantly escorted with acoustic guitars and the whole gamut of computerized yet natural-sounding instrumentals. Jackson also received four nominations at the Billboard Music Awards ceremony.

She had also been the recipient of the American Music Award 's "Award of Merit," awarded to artists who provide "major contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public," and the Recording Academy 's "Governor's Award. All for You debuted at number one on the US Billboardsellingcopies in its first week. I Did It Againand tenth highest overall. It placed at number two in its second week, withcopies sold.

In its third week, it soldcopies, placing at number three. All for You was a commercial success internationally, debuting within the top three of Australia, [99] Belgium, [] [] France, [] Germany, [] Greece, [] South Korea, [] Switzerland, [] and the United Kingdom.

Despite explicit language and sexual content, initial album pressings did not contain a Parental Advisory warning. The album was re-released in late with a Parental Advisory label, along with a new bonus track; a remix of "Son of a Gun". A clean version with the added remix was also released with "Would You Mind" still omittedand became more widely available than the original clean version. For them I've made an altered version.

I've been asked to watch my mouth a little, but hell no! This is me, this is what I want to do, so accept it. I don't want to live my life controlled by other people. Upon its release, All for You was banned in Singapore after the Publications Appeal Committee decided the album's lyrics, in particular "Would You Mind," were "not acceptable to our society. That's the label's responsibility, and EMI [Virgin's parent company] has assumed that responsibility.

The album has been banned in certain countries I was told they would be happy to go ahead with it if I were to take the sensual songs off the album. And I thought, "Wow, that's weird. Yet there is all that violence I am not going to change the album and who I am because of that. This is another side of me that I am expressing and feeling so comfortable in doing so.

And that's the beauty of this album and Jackson as an artist — there is a clear willingness to experiment. The album achieved several chart records, attaining the second highest first-week sales for a female artist in SoundScan history at the time. Lead single " All for You " became the first song to be added to every pop, urban, and rhythmic radio format within its first week of release, and was the highest debut for a single not commercially available in both the United States and France.

All for You received praise for its sonic innovation and subsequent influence. All For You finds Jackson in predatory mode, keen to reclaim both in the boudoir and on the dancefloor territory which is today dominated by pneumatic mini-Janets like Britney, Christina and J-Lo.

Move over, J. With a new generation of dance-pop divas following in her fancy footsteps, the baby Jackson shows who is still in control with this all-encompassing album that bounces from hip-hop to rock to classical—even during the same song—without missing a funky beat. Burgess added, "More often, though, a Janet Jackson song on the radio is a deluxe buffet set up on a compost heap.

Pass the sauerkraut. The Sun Sentinel stated, "Before Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, there was Janet Jackson, with her choreographed songs and trendsetting fashion," with the special intended as a "star-studded salute to the singer-songwriter-actress.

Entertainment journalist Kelley L. The "funkier and hipper" style of Britney Spears ' third album Britney was thought to emulate All for You with "reasonable success" in multiple songs. Spears also recorded another unreleased Jackson song titled "My Big Secret" for her fourth album, In the Zonethough it did not make the final release. Rihanna 's fifth studio album Loud and single " Only Girl In the World " drew several comparisons to All for Youwith critics noting its sonic transition to an upbeat dance sound from prior release Rated R in a similar vein to Jackson's contrast from the darker tone of The Velvet Rope.

Lo received a similar treatment by Epic Recordsthought to be influenced by Jackson's decision after media emphasis was placed on its explicit language and content. Several album tracks gained notoriety within the entertainment industry, in particular "Would You Mind" due to its racy composition and explicit sexual content.

Erotic Revolutionaries author Shayne Lee called the song "a bold and proactive sexual maneuver for even a twenty-first century woman," adding, "she tells her man she's going to kiss, touch, lick, taste, bathe, ride, and feel him deep insider her. She ends the song by requesting that he come inside of her and let his juices flow deep in her passion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Many of these early western singers had grown up on ranches and farms or had experience working as cowboys. They typically performed simple arrangements with rustic vocal performances and a simple guitar or fiddle accompaniment. Throughout the s and s, Western music became widely popular through the romanticization of the cowboy and idealized depictions of the west in Hollywood films.

Singing cowboyssuch as Gene Autry and Roy Rogerssang cowboy songs in their films and became popular throughout the United States. Film producers began incorporating fully orchestrated four-part harmonies and sophisticated musical arrangements into their motion pictures.

Bing Crosbythe most popular singer of that time, recorded numerous cowboy and Western songs and starred in the Western musical film Rhythm on the Range During this era, the most popular recordings and musical radio shows included Western music.

Western swing also developed during this time. The Western Writers of America was formed in to promote excellence in Western-style writing, including songwriting. The Academy was formed in response to the Nashville-oriented Country Music Association that had formed in The Academy's first awards were largely dominated by Bakersfield-based artists such as Buck Owens.

By the s, the popularity of Western music was in decline. Relegated to the country and western genre by marketing agencies, popular Western recording artists sold fewer albums and attracted smaller audiences. The resulting backlash from Western music purists led to the development of country music styles much more influenced by Western music, including the Bakersfield sound and outlaw country. Davis have used the term cowboy pop to describe the music of cowboy singers in western films.

Older Western music is widely streamed on major platforms, with music by Marty Robbins and Al Hurricane being more easily accessible. The style has even seen a popularity resurgence globally, thanks to the Western 's newfound popularity on streaming services and video games. The Western Music Association was established in to preserve and promote Western music. Fallout: New Vegas relies on a atmospheric Western music style, but it also features old midth century popular Western musicians such as Marty Robbins along with pop music of the day.

Furthermore, the Red Dead series of games heavily features Western music, since it takes place in an Old West setting. Bill Elm and Woody Jackson's modern spin on an Old Western game would not be complete without their carefully assembled score; what they call their best project to date [19] Independent video games SteamWorld and Gunman Clive also make use of Western music, as do other larger productions such as Dillon's Rolling Western.

The music of Colter Wall is a part of this revival. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gulf and Western progressive country Western swing.

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