- Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Other Great Space Music
Close Encounters of The Third Kind and Other Great Space Music Soundtrack album by National Philharmonic Orchestra Released 1978 Label Stereo Gold Award Recordings Producer Paul Fishman Back cover art
Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Other Great Space Music is the title of a 1978 LP record album, originally released on the "Stereo Gold Award Recordings" Label.
The recording features a symphonic suite of music composed by John Williams for Steven Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters of The Third Kind. This studio album was performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale, and recorded at the now-defunct CTS studios, Wembley, London. As was standard practice at the time, the album producer hired the John Williams' orchestrations as well as the session orchestra specifically for the album. The composer was not present at the recording.
The album also includes some musical compositons not attached to any film but reflecting a "space theme" concept. These selections were written by an assortment of composers (not Williams) and the styles vary from orchestral — "Orion" to ambient — "P.O.B. 734 and "Sky Ride", utilizing the-then contemporary synthesized sound.
The credited composers are A. Bunny, Paul Fishman and J. Johnson. The orchestral sessions were conducted by Frank Barber. It was produced by Paul Fishman and sound engineering was done by Richard Goldblatt.
Composer in parentheses
- "Introduction to Close Encounters" (A. Bunny)
- "The Five Tones + Mountain Visions" (John Williams)
- "John William's Symphonic Suite of Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (John Williams)
- "Sky Ride" (A. Bunny)
- "P.O.B. 734" (Paul Fishman)
- "Orion" (J. Johnson)
- "Aeromancy" (Paul Fishman)
- Label: Stereo Gold Award Recordings
- Damont Records.
- Catalogue No. Mer 440
- ^ Close Encounters of Third Kind & Other Great Space Music,LP Album -credits, Stereo Gold Award Recordings. Damont Records,Mer 440. 1978
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