This month, the Vangelis album Opéra Sauvage is on sale for only $5 in MP3 format.
Greek musician Evangelos Papathanassiou made a name for himself as a pioneer in electronic music before there was even a name for it, under his stage name Vangelis. But most film fans know him as the composer of scores for Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander. 1979’s Opéra Sauvage is itself a film score for a French nature documentary, and Vangelis’ swirling improvisational synths simultaneously evoke the majesty and tranquility of the natural world.
If “L’Enfant”‘s 7/4 time signature sounds familiar, it was the inspiration for the iconic Chariots of Fire theme he would later compose. The bluesy, 12 1/2-minute “Rêve” sounds like something sexy astronauts would get their swerve on to. And “Hymne”‘s regal insistence demands you bow down in fealty to it. In short, Opéra Sauvage, like most of Vangelis’ work, masterfully blends a classical sensibility with effortless electronic execution.
Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.
7. Flamants roses
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.