Leonard Nimoy Presents
Mr. Spock's MUSIC FROM OUTER SPACE
Can you believe that this record was created by the same label that brought you
The original sixties classic, "Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space" is perhaps the most sought after Nimoy album. Like a piece of fine blue cheese, thirty years have added another dimension to this remarkable debut.
Under the strict creative control of Paramount, the album includes marvellously camp big-beat versions of the "Theme from Star Trek", "Beyond Antares" and of course the "Theme to Mission Impossible", all without any visible input from Mr. Nimoy. Tasteful covers such as "Music to Watch Space Girls By" add substance to the instrumental section of the album.
In lieu of a theremin or similar electronic instrument, the Star Trek instrumentals feature a screaming reverb-laden combo organ with all vibrato switches "set to stun". Musical accompaniment is provided by a Ventures style surf group with a liberal supply of amphetamine sulphate.
If "Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy" is the White Album of Star Trek recordings, this is Sargeant Pepper. Stand-out tracks include "Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth" (Spock addressing a conference of "little green men"), "Alien" (a poignant cry against prejudice on behalf of Vulcan visitors to Earth) and "Visit to a Sad Planet" (where Spock visits the Earth after a nuclear holocaust in seeming ignorance of earlier Star Trek time-travel plots).
Nimoy's hope for an afterlife on Broadway is reflected in a deliciously flat "Where is Love" from "Oliver". The album also features the historic, unconditional worst cover ever of Weill's "Lost in the Stars". (Fans of Kurt Weill broadway recordings of the 50's and 60's will appreciate what exceptionally tough competition Nimoy faces for this honor).
Worth the extortionate collectors' prices as one of the greatest party records of all time. The first reissue was from rediffussion (pictured below) and then later re-released with the original cover art on the "Raven" label. The Raven reissues are much easier to find, and quite a bit cheaper than the originals.
DOT DLP 25794.
"LEONARD NIMOY PRESENTS MR. SPOCK'S MUSIC FROM OUTER SPACE. ARRANGED BY CHARLES R GREEN"
1967 STEREO RELEASE BY TELEVISION STAR LEONARD NIMOY OF STAR TREK (MR SPOCK) AND MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.
THEME FROM STAR TREK
WHERE IS LOVE
MUSIC TO WATCH SPACE GIRLS BY
TWINKLE TWINDLE LITTLE EARTH
LOST IN THE STARS
WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
A VISIT TO A SAD PLANET.
Mr. Spock presents "Music from Outer Space"
The even rarer Redifusion release of this rare album.
Eleven excellent tracks inspired by Star Trek in which Leonard Nimoy, in character as Mr Spock, sings and narrates to great effect - lots of atmosphere and period feel in evidence here.
There is also a reissue of the CD on the Varese Sarabande label, available by mail order.
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Track Listings on the reissued CD:
1. Theme From "Star Trek" - (from the TV series "Star Trek")
3. Where Is Love? - (from "Oliver")
4. Music To Watch Space Girls By
5. Beyond Antares - (from the TV series "Star Trek")
6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Earth
7. Mission Impossible - (from the TV series "Mission Impossible")
8. Lost In The Stars
9. Where No Man Has Gone Before - (from the TV series "Star Trek")
10. You Are Not Alone
11. Visit To A Sad Planet, A
12. Highly Illogical
13. Difference Between Us, The
14. Once I Smiled
15. Spock Thoughts
16. By Myself
17. Follow Your Star
18. Amphibious Assault
The Sheet Music was also published by Don Christopher
© 1967 Petunia Music Co.
The arrangement shown is © 1979 by Caterpillar Music
An Autographed copy of the Album
The "hit" single from the album. Run very fast and don't look back...
Visit to a Sad Planet
Star Trek Theme
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