Fais Que Ton Rêve Soit Plus Long Que La Nuit

a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou

Although its existence was suspected for a long time already by collectors, it was only just before Christmas 2000 that a single from the 'Fais que ton rêve soit plus long que la nuit' album was actually discovered in Paris...

Renowned for its rarity (not more than 3 copies are known to exist today), this single are now in the safe hands of various European collectors :-)

The single seems to have been made exclusively for usage in Jukeboxes as the following text on the sleeve suggests:

The single, of which both the A and B sides contain the same material, consists of a little 2.5 minute suite containing 5 bits all taken from Part II on the album. Just like the album is a sequence of pieces whose starts and ends are mixed into each other, so is this single. Because the 5 bits as they appear on the album are separated by other material, the bridges on the single are slightly different, therefore the odd couple of seconds sound slightly different from the album.

(approximate timings)
(approximate timings for Part II)
1 0.00 - 0.50 1.22 - 2.12  middle part of the "Le Rêve Est Réalité" chorus, starting with the little piano break
2 0.46 - 1.25 7.55 - 8.34  the confused bit following the organ interlude, with shots being fired, some trumpet sounds and the first bit of the chorus
3 1.25 - 1.57 3.07 - 3.39  a snippet of the piece where the violin alternates with trumpet + female vocalist, cut off in the middle of the line of melody by section 4
4 1.57 - 2.21 8.56 - 9.20  section 2 a bit further on, the chorus + more confusing sounds
5 2.18 - 2.32 4.47 - 5.01  the little violin encore to the piece from which section 3 was also taken

Musique composée et arrangée par Vangelis Papathanassiou
Production et direction artistique : Vangelis Papathanassiou