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Geoff Love & His Orchestra - Star Wars and other space themes & Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other disco galactic themes Original recording remastered

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Vocalion
  • ASIN: B00AC4GKKI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

In the late 1970s both disco and sci-fi were hugely popular, and when the two collided it resulted in a slew of concept albums, amongst the most popular being Meco Monardo's. So in late 1977 EMI commissioned arranger-conductor Geoff Love to record two LPs centred on the disco-sci-fi approach. The resulting sessions were issued as 'Star Wars and other space themes' and 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other disco galactic themes'. The exciting, funky arrangements came courtesy of Nick Ingman - best-known for his library music written for De Wolfe and KPM - whilst in the rhythm section were five of Britain's leading session musicians: Barry Morgan (drums), Herbie Flowers (bass guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Steve Gray (keyboards) and Mike Vickers (synthesizer). Vocalion presents these superb albums, complete across a 2-CD set, remastered directly from the original stereo tapes for our trademark crystal-clear sound quality. Track listing: CD1 - STAR WARS AND OTHER SPACE THEMES (1978) 1: Star Wars (Williams) main title 2: UFO (Gray) 3: Star Trek (Courage) 4: Barbarella (Crewe; Fox) 5: Space: 1999 (Gray) 6: Also Sprach Zarathustra (R Strauss) from 2001: A Space Odyssey 7: March (Bliss) from Things to Come 8: Thunderbirds (Gray) 9: Princess Leia's Theme (Williams) from Star Wars 10: Dr Who (Grainer) 11: When Worlds Collide (Stevens) 12: Mars - The Bringer of War (The Planets) (Holst) from The Quatermass Experiment / CD2 - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND AND OTHER DISCO GALACTIC THEMES (1978) 1: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Williams) main title theme 2: Logan's Run (Rosenthal) theme from the TV series 3: Princess Leia's Theme (Williams) from Star Wars 4: Flight Fantastic (Ingman) 5: The Time Machine (Garcia) 6: Star Wars (Williams) main title theme & Cantina Band 7: Blake's 7 (Simpson) 8: The Omega Man (Grainer) 9: Solar Sailor (Ingman) 10: Space Patrol (Ingman; Kurlander)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RICH on 10 Sept. 2013
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I COULDNT AFFORD THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS LP IN 1976, SO MY MUM GOT ME THIS THEN ON LP ON MUSIC FOR PLEASURE, I GREW TO LOVE IT, GEOFF LOVE AND HIS ORCHESTRA ARE STILL AMAZING IN MY EYES

YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Fisher on 19 Mar. 2013
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Some of the arrangements on this sound better than the original theme tunes (e.g Space 1999 and U.F.O). I had these albums on vinyl in my childhood. (Bought from Woolworths, what memories!!). Anyway both discs are brilliant. They sound both retro and futuristic. This was really the sound of the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Stephen Eade on 26 Feb. 2014
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I own these on cassette from when they were originally released and it is great that these have been re-mastered and to hear them in their original glory. I nearly bought them on vinyl but the quality of these CDs must be superior. There are great notes on the included insert. These are great themes and will be played over and over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Davidson on 11 Sept. 2013
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This 2xCD package takes the listener into outer space with an extremely entertaining blend of rich orchestral sounds combined with up-tempo disco sonic delights ! I have owned 'Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ' on vinyl since the late 70's and I have really enjoyed listening to it over the years . The other disc here is ' Star Wars' and it is also full of excellent ,enjoyable music . One song that appeals to me from this particular album is the 'UFO' theme.

The sound quality on these Vocalion CDs is clear ,strong and articulate . I recommend these recordings to all fans of Geoff and his orchestra !
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