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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 it reached 1 and stayed there for one week. The film's director, Hugh Hudson , chose Vangelis to compose the film's music, after becoming impressed with his albums Opera Sauvage and China and having worked with Vangelis on commercials in Paris during the s.
The use of synthesizers in film scores beyond mere textures, and their convenience in allowing directors, producers, and studios to hear preliminary versions of full scores found its roots in Chariots of Fire. The score album, however, is almost all re-recorded, and sounds different from the music heard on film, with often richer arrangements, particularly in the "Titles" track. The second part of the album is a one-track suite including music from and inspired by the score.
In addition to Vangelis' original music, the album includes an arrangement of " Jerusalem ", sung by the Ambrosian Singers , as performed at the funeral of Harold Abrahams , the event which bookends the film and inspired its title.
In , and again in , the album was relaunched on CD, on both occasions remastered by Vangelis. Of the pieces of Vangelis's music that did not end up on the film's soundtrack album is the background music to the race Eric Liddell runs in the Scottish highlands. Vangelis had to persuade Hudson to let him create something original for the scene, using the same tempo as "L'Enfant. In Greek composer Stavros Logaridis sued Vangelis for plagiarism EMI vs Warner Brothers , alleging the title track had plagiarised Logaridis' song "City of Violets" , which does feature similar instrumentation and chord progressions.
Vangelis demonstrated his first-take improvisational composition style live on his synthesizers in court and was acquitted of the complaint. The case reached the London High Courts in and was referred to as a test case numerous times in the following years in matters relating, but not limited, to Music sampling and Copyright infringement , etc.
The piece has also been used in numerous venues as inspirational music for athletes. At the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics , the piece was used in a parody London Symphony Orchestra performance featuring Rowan Atkinson , in character as Mr. The piece was played during every victory ceremony at the Summer Olympics in London. It has been used during celebratory occasions for organizations.
For one notable example, it was played when Apple Inc. The album was released in on LP , compact cassette and on 8-track cartridge in the U. The version on CD was released in in Germany. The track list below corresponds to LP and cassette variants. The album reached number-one in the sales charts of various countries, including four weeks at number-one in the United States. In total, the album stayed 97 weeks in the Billboard , selling three million copies in the first year alone.
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Chariots of Fire is a musical score by Greek electronic composer Vangelis (credited as Vangelis Papathanassiou) for the British film Chariots of Fire. "Chariots of Fire" is an instrumental theme written and recorded by Vangelis for the soundtrack of the film of the same name. It has been covered by. Mike from Rochester, NyThe title of both the song and the movie come from the lyrics of an old English hymn "Jeruselem"(covered in the 70's by Emerson, Lake and.