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To space and back and then to space again

Matthew Morgan "mmonster70"
 
Movements
Movements
"Simply superb big band arrangements around a small group sound - Give Peace a Chance builds while Footprints on the Moon makes you want to go into space"
Space Experience Volumes 1&2
Space Experience Volumes 1&2
"Another funky English band leader - Vol 1 is the real gem with super funky workouts of I feel the Earth Move, Rocket Man, and Jesus Christ Super Star (hard to believe but true)"
Spaced Out
Spaced Out
"While we're in outer space - Enoch Light really cared about sound quality and on this platter he cooked up a fantastic fusion of Burt, Beatles, Bach and easy. Bond Street is as cool as you like"
Best of 101 Strings
Best of 101 Strings
"Don't buy this - it stinks - but do buy Astro Sounds from Beyond the Year 2000 (available on CD but not on Amazon) seriously wierd music - a brave mix of cheese and rock that sounds like nothing else"
I Hear a New World
I Hear a New World
"No one would call this easy listening but it seems to fit the space theme - the chipmunk vocals aside this is a work of genius that was so far beyond its time that it could have come from outer space"
In Sound from Way Out
In Sound from Way Out
"With moogs, theramins and cut up tecniques this record was also way ahead of its time - the original compositions here are amazing although, like Mr Meek, their space seems to be a very strange place"
BBC Radiophonic Music [VINYL]
BBC Radiophonic Music [VINYL]
"Meanwhile in West London this strange music was being made - mesmerizing stuff - My, this list is going to some strange places!!"
Instrumentally Salutes the Beatle Girls
Instrumentally Salutes the Beatle Girls
"Back to earth with a cheesy bump - my did George have a go at the Beatles with this album! But its charming in a very naive way and hard to dislike"
Lord Sitar
Lord Sitar
"Who was Lord Sitar? Who really cares? Here he singlehandedly tries to bring the sounds of young Asia to London thirty years before Talvin Singh and just about succeeds. Sort of!"
Sitar Beat
Sitar Beat
"In case the Lord wasn't enough - Big Jim was around with Little Jimmy Page and knew a thing or two about guitar himself. Here he takes on the sitar and just about wins"
Ananda Shankar
Ananda Shankar
"A must have for Jumpin Jack Flash alone - sitar, moog, fuzzed up guitar and NO Jagger - a genius cover from a very talented man - he's realted to Ravi Shankar don't you know"
Moog: Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman
Moog: Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman
"Just when you thought we were going to be stuck in India its back into Space - dig the funky Minatour (Only the Topless Dancers know what he's doing on the moon)"
Cosmic Sounds
Cosmic Sounds
"Someone once described Enoch Light's Spaced Out as psychedelic - they obviously hadn't heard this - must be listened to in the dark it says"
Mo Hawk; Essential Vibes And Grooves 19671975
Mo Hawk; Essential Vibes And Grooves 19671975
"I know that this is a 'Best of' but just try finding the originals! (clue - you won't on Amazon) Ascension to Virginity is the tops - and a great title too"
Something
Something
"From virginity to Bassey - Spinning Wheel is worth the price of admission alone but the foghorn from Tiger Bay is let loose on some other unsuspecting tunes and they can't stand the pressure"
Song Of Innocence
Song Of Innocence
"An example of what you can do with strings when you think outside the box - way, way way outside - a flawed masterpiece"
Get Carter - O.S.T.
Get Carter - O.S.T.
"Love this - very atmospheric tablas in Carter Takes a Train, while the rest reminds you that you don't need to be loud to be hard"
The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File
"What is a cimbalom? And what does it have to do with Harry Palmer - a man so sophisticated he grinds his own coffee. Don't know but this is Barry's best moment"
The Italian Job
The Italian Job
"There's something about Caine and cool music - you already know this one and if you don't pick it up now Mr Bridger won't be happy"
Space-Age Bachelor Pad
Space-Age Bachelor Pad
"And back into space one last time, away from crime and spies to the unique world of Esquival! - a man who knows no equals"
Barbarella Soundtrack
Barbarella Soundtrack
"What's this - still in space? What do you think of the list - send me a message from your planet to mine and lets share views and help world peace"