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  • ‘At the dawn of the space age, with man standing on the threshold on conquering realms hitherto only realised in his wildest dreams, it is only natural that the prospect of interplanetary travel should begin to influence various aspects of our everyday lives. No longer are such events the figment of a riotous imagination, confined within the paper covers of a science-fiction novel. The conquest of space has already begun – and the effect of it’s impact is being reflected in many different ways, and expressed in a variety of media. 

 

  • ‘Man’s magnificent triumph is particularly suited to musical adaptation. For, in the very concept of a voyage into the unknown, the composer is presented with a vast tableau, as infinite as space itself, embodying every possible mood, colour and sensation.’

 

  • The launch of Sputnik 1 by the U.S.S.R in 1957, and Explorer 1 a year later by America captured the public imagination and space exploration became one of the dominant themes in popular entertainment.

 

  • Here then, powered up by the Spotnicks, is a celebration of Space Exotica involving three very different but equally singular musical views of the heavens

 

  • The Spotnicks were in the vanguard of  ‘Space Age Pop’; in both conception and sound. They donned their space suits to celebrate interplanetary mystique with an exciting style that deployed sound effects and heavily reverbed electric guitars. For Japanese teenagers, it was the Spotnicks who most successfully captured the mood of the era and the group enjoyed two successive number 1 single hits in Ajomies and Karelia.

 

  • Ron Goodwin is probably best known for his mid-sixties scores for Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines, 633 Squadron, The Battle of Britain, Where Eagles Dare, along with his skilfully nuanced lighter work like the wonderful Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple films. His George Martin produced Out Of This World (titled ‘Music In Orbit’ in America) was his inspired response to  the growing interest in Exotica and Space Age Pop and, in particular – it has been speculated – to Russ Garcia’s Fantastica, the album with which Out Of This World is twinned as the definitive works of the genre.

 

  • Goodwin’s musical look at the Universe includes a comic strip conception of Martians, scoring a marimba and male voice choir to depict the rings around Saturn and articulating Mercury’s mythology with a phrase based on the Morse S.O.S. signal; an action which the composer
    described as “jazz in the classical form’

 

  • Russ Garcia’s Fantastica remains the gold standard by which all outer space exotica records are judged. The album is a marvel of sound and structure, so far ahead of its time that it would still be considered innovative even by today’s standards. Garcia evokes the music of the cosmos via revolutionary studio techniques, cinematic arrangements, innovative electronic elements and the adept use of the “ethereal voce
    effects” on the track, The Volcanoes of Mercury, provided by the world-famous soprano, Marni Nixon.

 

THE SPOTNICKS

  1. ROCKET MAN
  2. MOONSHOT
  3. TELSTAR

RON GOODWIN: OUT OF THIS WORLD!

  1. DEPARTURE
  2. THE MOON
  3. SALLY THE SATELLITE
  4. THE VENUS WALTZ
  5. MERCURY GETS THE MESSAGE
  6. THE SUN
  7. JUMPING JUPITER
  8. MARTIANS ON PARADE
  9. THE MILKY WAY
  10. THE RINGS AROUND SATURN
  11. PLAYTIME ON PLUTO
  12. RETURN MY LOVE

 

RUSS GARCIA: FANTASTICA – MUSIC FROM OUTER SPACE

  1. INTO SPACE
  2. NOVA (EXPLODING STAR)
  3. LOST SOULS OF SATURN
  4. MONSTERS OF JUPITER
  5. WATER CREATURES OF ASTRA
  6. VENUS
  7. RED SAND OF MARS
  8. GOOFY PEEPL OF PHOBOS
  9. VOLCANOES OF MERCURY
  10. BIRTH OF A PLANET
  11. FROZEN NEPTUNE
  12. MOON RISE

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS ALBUM IS RELEASED ON 17TH JULY 2015 AND ANY PRE-ORDERS WILL NOT BE DESPATCHED UNTIL THAT DATE.

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THE SPOTNICKS



ROCKET MAN

MOONSHOT

TELSTAR


RON GOODWIN: OUT OF THIS WORLD!



DEPARTURE

THE MOON

SALLY THE SATELLITE

THE VENUS WALTZ

MERCURY GETS THE MESSAGE

THE SUN

JUMPING JUPITER

MARTIANS ON PARADE

THE MILKY WAY

THE RINGS AROUND SATURN

PLAYTIME ON PLUTO

RETURN MY LOVE




RUSS GARCIA: FANTASTICA - MUSIC FROM OUTER SPACE



INTO SPACE

NOVA (EXPLODING STAR)

LOST SOULS OF SATURN

MONSTERS OF JUPITER

WATER CREATURES OF ASTRA

VENUS

RED SAND OF MARS

GOOFY PEEPL OF PHOBOS

VOLCANOES OF MERCURY

BIRTH OF A PLANET

FROZEN NEPTUNE

MOON RISE

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