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Forbidden Planet: Original MGM Soundtrack
1989 CD release, perhaps a small warehouse find of these... "The original soundtrack to this science fiction movie, recorded in 1956. This was the first all-electronic score for a commercial Hollywood film. An all-time classic of experimental electronic music. 'If you want to study the history of electronic music, most music historians would probably tell you to check out the works of Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Edgar Varese, and other academic composers. These works were and are still essential listening for anyone interested in the serious side of electronic music. For me, however, electronic music--the kind that people actually listen to and enjoy -- began with Louis and Bebe Barron's soundtrack to the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet. This soundtrack actually sounds like outer space, aliens, spaceships, and the future -- or, at least, what we think of when we think of outer space, aliens, spaceships, and the future. Space travel -- real space travel -- probably will sound a lot like loud air conditioners. But until we actually start travelling in space, our fantasies will continue to be filled with wailing synthesizers, bubbly echoes, blips, bleeps, pops, and clicks -- the sounds the Barrons popularized on this soundtrack.' --Michael Heumann/Stylus"