The Music Of Cosmos
I picked up this vinyl on our anniversary trip last weekend, and it’s really, really cool. I’m a big fan of Cosmos (as are many people).
This record contains selections from the score of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos on PBS, with this release dated 1981 (one year after Cosmos aired). It’s listed on Discogs as Ambient, and that’s not too far off the mark. Classical music (by various orchestras) is mixed with contemporary artists (there’s a lot of Vangelis). It’s a great listen, top to bottom. The music in the series was well-chosen, and this disc has picked many great moments from it.
The packaging has cool write-up notes on the inside, along with pictures and production notes. Definitely a lot of reading fodder for those late night vinyl-listening sessions by the light of your lava lamp.
CDs of this album seem to go for a pretty penny, these days, so if you have one on CD you should KEEP IT!… or, send it to me, I’ll give it a good home. I got this LP for $2 in decent shape and I’m very happy it’s here. Cool beans!