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Performer: Vangelis
Genre: Electronic
Title: Beaubourg
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1978
Style: Abstract, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1328 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1742 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1487 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 895
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Beaubourg is a studio album by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis, released in July 1978. It was the fourth album produced by Vangelis in Nemo Studios, London, and his final album for RCA Records. It is a concept album inspired by the architecture of the homonymous complex area, specifically Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He visited the area in 1977, and recalls "I was very impressed.

Beaubourg is a music studio album recording by VANGELIS (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1978 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. CD RCA ‎- ND70010 (1990, Europe) CD Esoteric Recordings ‎- ECLEC 2424 (2013, Europe) Remastered by Vangelis.

About Vangelis' Beaubourg album. Mark as New. Bookmark. I've been listening this album by Vangelis for several years, from time to time, and I'm still realising there are some errors in the recorded sound that haven't been fixed until now for ages: changes of speed during the last six minutes of Part 1, quite noticeable near the end, and in several parts of Part 2, as if someone. lowed or highed pitch sound in all the recording, before submitting this album to this site. Is there a way somebody from this site staff, with permission of author, label, could upload another version, without sound mistakes, instead of catalogued one? Thanks.

Vangelis : Beaubourg,álbum, crítica, lista de pistas, mp3, letras. Album Name Beaubourg. Data de lançamento 1978.

This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). 1. Beaubourg, Part I. 17'52. 2. Beaubourg, Part II. 20'42. Recent albums by Vangelis. Nocturne: The Piano album.

Beaubourg" is an album that is often misunderstood by avid Vangelis listeners. The album is either hailed as a masterpiece in one corner while in another corner, there's a barrage of booing and hissing. In all fairness, an album like "Beaubourg" had to be done. It's quite a unique album and is one of the few nonmelodic works in Vangelis's large catalog of music. Essentially, "Beaubourg" is a single 38-minute work divided into two parts. If you listen to the album, you'll discover that the piece is divided into even shorter sub-movements


A Beaubourg Part I 18:10
B Beaubourg Part II 21:05

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – RCA Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Nemo Studios
  • Published By – Jam Music Establishment


  • Art Direction [Art Director] – John Dyer
  • Artwork [Graphics] – Louis East
  • Composed By, Arranged By, Producer, Performer [All Instruments], Design [Sleeve] – Vangelis
  • Engineer – Keith Spencer-Allen
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Marlis Duncklau
  • Photography By – Veronique Skawinska


Recorded at Nemo Studios, London, 1978.
No durations on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): PL·25155·A·1E A1 R
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): PL-25155-B-2E 1W1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): PL·25155·A·1E A1 Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): PL-25155-B-2E A1 T 'W'
  • Price Code: HH
  • Other (On spine): Ⓢ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ND70010 Vangelis Beaubourg ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND70010 UK & Europe Unknown
BVCM-34431, 88697-38938-2 Vangelis Beaubourg ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) BMG, RCA BVCM-34431, 88697-38938-2 Japan 2008
NK 70010 Vangelis Beaubourg ‎(Cass, Album, RE) RCA NK 70010 Europe Unknown
INTK 5158 Vangelis Beaubourg ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) RCA INTK 5158 UK 1978
PL 25155 Vangelis Beaubourg ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor PL 25155 Portugal 1978

Love this album as it exemplifies the depth of this mans creativity. Whether a contractual obligation or not it is unique and totally unexpected to the casual Vangelis listener whom expect melodic drenched movie music this is not of that DNA.Here he explores I am surmising the sonic terrains of the Yamaha CS-80 a monster 150 lbs analog polyphonic synthesizer capable of immediate tactile to sound responses. The album has very little to no overdubbing a wonderful treat in itself!Traversing dark and light terrains you get the bleeps and bloops the staccato too and at time's not too distant Forbidden Planet like sounds electronic curios from decades earlier.I respect Vangelis totally going against the smooth veneer of his usual offerings and creating what I believe must have been a complete commercial failure of truly avant-garde expressionism. Not an easily listen but something that will catch you off guard in a positive way one day mark my word!

Some say he created this beast as he was contractually obliged to produce one more LP for RCA, but those who do generally do not appreciate the insanity that lies within.After the inspiring Heaven & Hell, Albedo 0.39 and Spiral, fans were left in anticipation for what beauty Vangelis would conjure up next.Instead, he delivered a piece which could only be described as chaotic.While there are only two "parts" listed, there is far more than that present here. Indeed, hardly anything stays constant for more than 30 seconds (and if it does, you are left hanging in uneasy suspense).Quite hilarious to hear of people pigeonholing Vangelis as "Easy Listening Electronica" or even "New Age" when you're exposed to this.Make no mistake, this is NOT easy on the ears or mind. It's probably one of the only LPs I own that I will never listen to any which way but sober. My god, it would take some serious guts to sit down and listen to this on illegal substances.I can't even describe it, other than what I said already:Chaos.

No track durations on this UK issue (see images).

This is a very interesting album if maybe a bit strange & bizarre to some Vangelis fans... "Beaubourg" is one of those albums where you either like it or you don't... it's been a topic talked about with many Vangelis fans... It's an album in my opinion that more or less showed Vangelis in a sort of freestyle mode... creating different sounds & effects while showing his ability at doing what he does so well... Yes fans you either like it or you don't but make no mistake it is nothing like his other albums but that's not necessarily a bad thing here... It's not a bad album! : )