Decca Records has announced a new album by Academy Award-winning composer and synthesist Vangelis, Juno to Jupiter.

The album is inspired by NASA’s ground-breaking Juno space probe mission, and its ongoing exploration of Jupiter.

“I thought to put emphasis on the characteristics of Jupiter/Zeus and Hera/Juno that according to the Greek Theogony, had a special relationship,” explains Vangelis. “I felt that I should present Zeus/Jupiter only with sound, as the musical laws transform chaos into harmony, which moves everything and life itself.”

“For Hera / Juno, I felt the need for a voice. Angela Gheorghiu, represents in this historical depiction of the mission to the planet Jupiter, Hera / Juno, in a breathtaking way.”

Here’s a preview of Juno To Jupiter, the track In The Magic Of Cosmos:

Vangelis’ music is often linked to themes of science, history and exploration. Alongside his Academy Award-winning score for Chariots of Fire and his acclaimed Blade Runner music, he has written the choral symphony Mythodea for NASA’s 2001 Mission to Mars, as well as films including Antarctica, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander.

Vangelis also collaborated with the European Space Agency (ESA) on his album Rosetta to mark the culmination of the Rosetta Mission to land a probe on a comet for the first time in history, as well as for the broadcasting by ESA into space of his CD single dedicated to the late Professor Stephen Hawking.

His music has also been used in the documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

Decca notes:

“Vangelis’ position and strongest wish is that we shouldn’t forget that Space, Universe, Cosmos, in whichever name we call it, is our hope and future and we need to be careful not to make the same mistakes in space that we constantly made in our planet, as it is the only chance we have – our future.”

The album will be available Sept 24th, 2021, on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and a limited edition box set to follow.

Tracks:

1. ATLAS’ PUSH
Spoken word samples courtesy of NASA
2. INSIDE OUR PERSPECTIVES
3. OUT IN SPACE
4. JUNO’S QUIET DETERMINATION
5. JUPITER’S INTUITION
6. JUNO’S POWER
7. SPACE’S MYSTERY ROAD
8. IN THE MAGIC OF COSMOS
9. JUNO’S TENDER CALL
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano, as Juno
10. JUNO’S ECHOES
11. JUNO’S ETHEREAL BREEZE
12. JUPITER’S VEIL OF CLOUDS
13. HERA/JUNO QUEEN OF THE GODS
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano, as Juno
14. ZEUS ALMIGHTY
15. JUPITER REX
16. JUNO’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano, as Juno
17. APO 22
Spoken word samples courtesy of NASA. (*)
18. IN SERENITATEM

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