Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Music from Two Space Spectaculars

Now, this late-1960s album is a cash-in done right.

To cash in on the popularity of  2001, and the musical goldmine reaped by MGM's use of previously recorded classical fare, CBS Masterworks said, "Us, too!"

The fanatical listener (like me) will note that the selections on Side 1 aren't "the exact same" as in the movie, but they're perfectly respectable presentations of all ends of the classical spectrum.

Some "tracks" on Side One have bridging sound-effects.  When dubbing them, I faded out and in to separate the tracks. 

The real fun is in Side 2, which is a repackaging of music by 20th-C Swedish composer

Karl-Birger Blomdahl, from his opera Aniara - An Epic Of Space Flight In 2038 A.D.  There are sound effects, and otherworldly tones. 

01. R Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Opening) (2:13)
02. Ligeti - Atmosphères (6:45)
03. J Strauss - The Blue Danube Waltz (4:54)
04. Ligeti - Lux Aeterna (8:43)
05. Khatchaturian - Adagio (from Gayne Suite No 2) (3:35)
06. R Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Opening) (1:51)
07. Blomdahl - Suite from Anaria (19:00)

 Go on, fly out there in space, but hold your breath!

See you on Thursday, with a new music comp.

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