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Buccaneer Vangelis film

Old 19th May 2022, 20:44
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The sound track from Blade Runner is a classic.

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Old 19th May 2022, 21:08
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Damn his music was / is superb
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Old 19th May 2022, 22:19
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RIP Vangelis.

But the backing track on the first link doesn't seem to be Vangelis's Spiral any longer.
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Old 19th May 2022, 22:29
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He did some wonderful work with Jon Anderson. RIP.
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Old 19th May 2022, 22:46
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Such a shame...

I have 'To the Unknown Man' Vol.1 & Vol.2 - but on vinyl from exactly 40 years ago.
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Old 20th May 2022, 00:06
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Originally Posted by FinelyChopped View Post
The Greek composer and musician Vangelis has just died, aged 79.
Be honest now, how many of you immediately think of Buccaneers when you hear To The Unknown Man? And just how good was Hugh Hudson's film of Open Gate 78 as a recruiting tool for the service?
It was useful to pass the time in the training cinema in Kermode Hall at Halton too. Never got tired of the music and it gee’d the students up for a bit more learning,
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Old 20th May 2022, 08:20
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It was the theme music at our wings parade. Very evocative.
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Old 20th May 2022, 15:57
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Before we’d ever heard of the Falklands, there was a documentary on the news programme Nationwide featuring HMS Endurance in Antarctica. ISTR the scenes of their Wasp flying past icebergs used clips from Vangelis’ China album and was one of those moments that encouraged me to fly helos.
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Old 20th May 2022, 19:35
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Originally Posted by FinelyChopped View Post
The Greek composer and musician Vangelis has just died, aged 79.
Be honest now, how many of you immediately think of Buccaneers when you hear To The Unknown Man? And just how good was Hugh Hudson's film of Open Gate 78 as a recruiting tool for the service?
Some one has paid the royalties so the Hugh Hudson film can be seen again in all its glory.


I for one saw it as an air cadet on the PR days one saw in the Squadron calendar in 1980. Virtually wanted to be working on dynamic aircraft post seeing that film as a career. Still working on aircraft 42 years later, having seen a Bucc Sqn detachment as my first ever RAF det. Lots of others would likely say the same.

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The sound track from Blade Runner is a classic.
Will quite happily agree with you on that one. A lot of the tracks killed when I got the "Themes" album at Wittering in the very early 90s with the other famous scores he did.

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Before we’d ever heard of the Falklands, there was a documentary on the news programme Nationwide featuring HMS Endurance in Antarctica. ISTR the scenes of their Wasp flying past icebergs used clips from Vangelis’ China album and was one of those moments that encouraged me to fly helos.
Bob Langley of Pebble Mill fame did it in very early 1980/81. The Vangelis track for the theme tune was "Chung Kou".
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Old 20th May 2022, 21:48
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Originally Posted by Cat Techie View Post
Some one has paid the royalties so the Hugh Hudson film can be seen again in all its glory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Ry4getknY

I for one saw it as an air cadet on the PR days one saw in the Squadron calendar in 1980. Virtually wanted to be working on dynamic aircraft post seeing that film as a career. Still working on aircraft 42 years later, having seen a Bucc Sqn detachment as my first ever RAF det. Lots of others would likely say the same.



Will quite happily agree with you on that one. A lot of the tracks killed when I got the "Themes" album at Wittering in the very early 90s with the other famous scores he did.



Bob Langley of Pebble Mill fame did it in very early 1980/81. The Vangelis track for the theme tune was "Chung Kou". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3md77gRW1nQ
Cat Techie,

I’m very grateful to you for digging that link out, I haven’t seen it for 40 odd years, little did I realise that I’d sail there myself in 1982.
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Old 20th May 2022, 22:32
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During a very similar exercise in the mid-eighties, the Nimrod crew I was flying with, providing Surpic to the Buccs of 12 Sqn thought it was a wheeze to transmit 'To an Unknown Man' after the first broadcast.
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Old 20th May 2022, 23:08
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Originally Posted by cynicalint View Post
During a very similar exercise in the mid-eighties, the Nimrod crew I was flying with, providing Surpic to the Buccs of 12 Sqn thought it was a wheeze to transmit 'To an Unknown Man' after the first broadcast.
Vangelis tracks got me through the shitty Basrah 903 night shift VAHS / Eng Ops post that no SO2 had the balls to say that is bull. 63 consecutive shifts of 12 Vs 12 night working. I admit the Corporate grunts had it harder.
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Old 20th May 2022, 23:14
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Isn't it strange, that some music transports you to, or from, a time and place? It's a pity that such strictures are imposed on us sometimes.
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Old 20th May 2022, 23:32
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Originally Posted by cynicalint View Post
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Isn't it strange, that some music transports you to, or from, a time and place? It's a pity that such strictures are imposed on us sometimes.
My first tour was with Lattons Lossie. No leave with out a green card and no GDT course to get one. Girlfriend was 350 miles away. Relationship would never survive the distance. Some words from the Blade Runner film I used directly in loving embraces to the situation we were in. Just watched Blade Runner again. My wife does have a passing resemblance to Sean Young. 😁
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Old 21st May 2022, 01:03
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Originally Posted by chinook240 View Post
Before we’d ever heard of the Falklands, there was a documentary on the news programme Nationwide featuring HMS Endurance in Antarctica. ISTR the scenes of their Wasp flying past icebergs used clips from Vangelis’ China album and was one of those moments that encouraged me to fly helos.
It was actually done by Pebble Mill at One, first shown in very early 1982.. The whole series is on Youtube in one video,


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Old 21st May 2022, 06:29
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Originally Posted by MAINJAFAD View Post
Its was actually done by Pebble Mill at One, first shown in very early 1982.. The whole series is on Youtube in one video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raEhgfwM3OE
MAINJAFAD, excellent link, hadn’t watched the whole series, very interesting perspectives given what was about to happen and how many lives would be changed forever. Thanks.
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