This page gives access to a selection of the interviews Vangelis gave over the years. Most were transcribed from magazine or news paper publications. They are listed in reverse chronological order.
Text - Allegra Donn interviewed Vangelis for The Observer, which published a shorter version. Here is the original alternative version of the article with some of its source material.
Text - Vangelis gave a few interviews around the release of the Alexander soundtrack CD, with this one being published in the Los Angeles arts and entertainment magazine.
Text - Quite out of the blue, almost a year after the series of interviews that he gave for the Mythodea release, Vangelis allowed Greek lifestyle magazine "Status" to talk to him. The interview has been published in "the old" quality on many pages, full of pictures that were never seen before and with a photo on the cover. Presented here in an English translation from the original Greek text.
Text - English, partly translated from Dutch - Vangelis interviewed in Athens by Frits Couwenberg of Stichting KLEM, shortly after the Mythodea concert was performed. Published in KLEMblad 107, October 2001
Text - English, John Diliberto, famous from the Echoes radio shows interviewed Vangelis for Tower Records' in-store magazine. Released in September 2001.
Text - English, translated from Greek - The first interview to be published since a very long time, this short questionnaire appeared as part of a special in Greece's "Ta Nea", news paper.
MP3 audio - English - Telephone interview with Jon Anderson. The short parts appearing here focus exclusively on Jon's work with Vangelis.
Text - English - this UK magazine printed a small article with a few interview quotes in August 1993.
Text - English - Interview in Keyboard Review's December 1992 issue, around the release of "1492 - Conquest of Paradise".
Text - English, translated from Dutch - Interview in Dutch daily newspaper "De Telegraaf", a few days prior to the Eureka concert.
Text - English, translated from Italian - Interview in an Italian daily newspaper, around the release of "Fransesco" but before the Rome concert.
Text - English, translated from Greek - Greek magazine interviewing Vangelis, around the time Vangelis was in Greece and performed two concerts.
Text - English - On the evening of Vangelis' only American concert, in Los Angeles 1986, the LA Times newspaper published a short interview.
Text - English, translated from Greek - An interview published in Greek magazine "Proposa", published in November 1985.
Text - English, translated from French - This French magazine about electric and electronic instruments interviewed Vangelis when he had just renovated his Nemo studios in London.
Text - English, translated from Dutch - This interview originally published in Dutch colorfully describes the journalists visit to Nemo studios. Published in Dutch "Music Maker" year 5, issue 11.
Text - English - "American Film" magazine published an article about synthesizers being used in modern film scores, focusing on Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder by means of interviews.
Text - English - Interviewed by the popular American music magazine "Rolling Stone", after winning his Oscar for Chariots of Fire.
Text - English - Article "An Olympian effort by composer Vangelis ends in an Oscar score for 'Chariots'".
Text - English, translated from Dutch (Flemish) - Backstage magazine managed to talk to Vangelis for 5 minutes, resulting in this interview article about leaving Greece and the unofficial Hypothesis album.
Text - English, translated from French - Published in French music magazine "Best", one of the last interviews before the success of Chariots of Fire.
Text - English - Jon and Vangelis interviewed together, before the release of "Short Stories".
Text - English, translated from Dutch - Dutch music paper Oor had another conversation with Vangelis at his Nemo studios.
Text - English, translated from French - French music magazine "Best" always had a nice word to say about Vangelis. In this issue they had a series of interconnected articles about successful solo artists, including these interviews, one with Vangelis and a separate one with Jon Anderson.
Text - English - Another article from British music paper "Sounds", this time with Vangelis and engineer Keith Spencer-Allen, focusing mostly on the recording process at Nemo studios.
Text - English - An interview taken during the preparations of the postponed Albedo concert, printed in "Melody Maker".
Text - English - This represents the text of a special promo LP released after Heaven and Hell, where Vangelis talks about the album and many other topics.
Text - English - UK music paper Sounds had another interview with Vangelis, focusing on his instruments and recording technique.
Text - English - This progrock magazine from the USA visited Vangelis' press conference after the Heaven and Hell concert. Descriptions of the show, and an amusing conversation between Vangelis and an RCA official.
Text - English, translated from Dutch - Dutch music newspaper (at the time) "Oor", was one of the many to interview Vangelis during this period.
Text - English - Sounds interviewed Vangelis in his Nemo studio after the release of Heaven and Hell.
Text - English - This magazine had a special on Synthesizers and started off the issue with a small interview with Vangelis about the Heaven and Hell album.
Text - English, translated from Greek - The Greek musical press was still following Vangelis, even though he had left since long for Paris and then London. This interview was published in Ichos magazine.
Text - English - A small and peculiar interview in UK music paper "New Musical Express" paints more scenery than interview quotes but has a happy end.
Text - English - An article about the new star in London's musical skies, from their '70s perspective.
Text - English - Vangelis must have just entered the UK, but Sounds already managed to get an interview with him. The "joining Yes" rumors, the many keyboards, the record contract, all the Brits' favorite topics of the time where covered in this article.
Text - English - British music paper Melody Maker had a lengthy chat with Vangelis that resulted in a colorful interview article, published the same day as the Sounds article.
Text - English - When he just moved from France to Britain the UK music paper "Sounds" featured an article with interview quotes.
Text - English - Melody Maker had an article about Vangelis after Aphrodite's Child split up. It has only one quote to make it qualify as an interview, but finding something else from that era is almost impossible.
Text - English - The earliest Vangelis interview in English that we found was published in a UK teen magazine, when Aphrodite's Child was still busy scoring hits on the continent.