Sunday, January 01, 2006

This is the Future

Happy New Years. I woke up with my head hurting, but I've been drinking mimosas all day and that seems to have helped. New Years is a time when everybody kind of looks forward to the new year so I figured I'd share these two tracks that concern the future (back in 1973 and 1978 respectively) First track is a cover of the 2001: A Space Oddesey theme which is actually "Thus Spoke Zarasthustra" which was composed by Johann Strauss. Lots of people have heard the Deodato version that was featured in the Peter Sellers film "Being There." I believe that version was the record label CTI's biggest seller and actually made it on the charts. Well, this version is taken from an album of covers from movie soundtracks by the Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds. Nice break in the middle of this one.

Next is a disco-fied version of the "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" taken from an unofficial soundtrack of the film on the Pickwick label. I love this track and album mostly because it was one of the first records I ever owned. I remember my mom buying the album for me from a Thriftys drugstore back in day. I even used to know how to play the theme on the piano. Besides you can't beat science fiction disco.

I have an idea for a New Years resolution for all of you out there. Leave some comments!
2001 by The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds from The Black Motion Picture Experience

Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind from Music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Anonymous jaybee said...

happy new year's from spaaaaaaace! NICE drums on the 2001 cover.

1:38 PM  

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