Oceanic (Vangelis album)

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Studio album by Vangelis
Released 1996
Genre New-age
Length 50:41
Label Atlantic (U.S.A.) / WEA (Europe)
Producer Vangelis
Vangelis chronology
Portraits (So Long Ago, So Clear)
(1996)Portraits (So Long Ago, So Clear)1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

Oceanic is a 1996 album by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. It was released in Europe on October 25, 1996, and in the U.S. on January 1997. A single featuring track "Song of the Seas" was released simultaneously.

Vangelis was personally involved in the sleeve design, as he used to be in the late seventies and early eighties. At the end of the inside liner notes for the CD, there are references to the films Million Dollar Mermaid and Footlight Parade. Presumably these were sources of inspiration for Vangelis. The album proved 'too light' for many old fans who prefer Vangelis' roots with progressive music, but was welcomed by many of the New Age generation of his fans.

Oceanic's music was used in the 1998 documentary "Deep Sea, Deep Secrets" co-produced by The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel, together with music from Vangelis' previous album, Voices.

Oceanic was nominated in 1997 for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Best New Age Album," but the Grammy award went to Enya.

On the back cover, an address of a website www.vangelisworld.com is given. It was probably meant to be an official website of Vangelis, however, for unknown reasons the website has been under construction all the time since then. The only change occurred somewhere in October 2015 and now it says Service unavailable.

Track listing

  1. "Bon Voyage" - 2:33
  2. "Sirens' Whispering" - 7:59
  3. "Dreams of Surf" - 2:43
  4. "Spanish Harbour" - 6:42
  5. "Islands of the Orient" - 7:24
  6. "Fields of Coral" - 7:44
  7. "Aquatic Dance" - 3:44
  8. "Memories of Blue" - 5:40
  9. "Song of the Seas" - 6:12


Chart (1996) Peak
Austria 22
France 29
Switzerland 37
Sweden 60
Germany 87
Netherlands 98
Hungary [2] 6


  1. Allender, Mark W.B. "Review: Oceanic". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  2. Mahasz