Louis & Bebe Barron - The Forbidden Planet (Original Soundtrack) - LP Picture Disc Vinyl

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The Forbidden Planet (Original Soundtrack)
Louis & Bebe Barron
12" Vinyl


limited edition picture disc version! The late Louis Barron and his then-wife Bebe created a unique score for the 1956 MGM film Forbidden Planet. Made up entirely of electronic tonalities generated by cybernetic circuits feeding back (many in their "death throes"), the music for the movie was as unearthly as anything ever heard in a Hollywood soundtrack up to that time (and for many years after as well), and captured perfectly the film's futuristic extraterrestrial setting and action. Despite their "unnatural" textures, the oscillations, pulses, beeps, wails, and electronic shrieks that make up this soundtrack are, indeed, very musical: they have distinctive patterns that evolve, shift, and change as the circuits creating them go through their "life cycles"; they interweave with each other; and they also occasionally match the action in the scenes to which they are attached. The latter element may tempt one to accuse the Barrons of having "Mickey Moused" the soundtrack, to use a derisive term indicating music that slavishly mimicks action, but in this case they can be forgiven, allowing for the unearthly setting of the movie and the need to envelop the viewer. Additionally, the Barrons were not members of the proper union to allow them to officially "score" a major studio film, and were credited with "tonalities" rather than music, which gave them considerably more freedom. Officially, they were creating a special film environment, not a film score, and succeeded so well that their work stands favorably on its own as a soundtrack.
A1Main titles - Overture2:20
A3Once around Altair1:09
A4The Landing0:49
A5Flurry Of Dust - A Robot Approaches1:09
A6A Shangri-La In The Desert - Garden With Cuddly Tiger1:31
A7Graveyard - A Night With Two Moons1:15
A8Robby, Make Me A Gown1:16
A9An Invisible Monster Approaches0:46
A10Robby Arranges Flowers, Zaps Monkey1:16
A11Love at The Swimming Hole3:11
A13Ancient Krell Music1:47
B1The Mind Booster - Creation Of Matter0:57
B2Krell Shuttle Ride And Power Station2:31
B3Giant Footprints In The Stand0:46
B4Nothing Like This Claw Found In Nature !1:25
B5Robby, The Cook, and 60 Gallons Of Booze1:05
B6Battle With Invisible Monster2:53
B7Come Bach To Earth With Me1:17
B8The Monster Pursues - Morbius Is Overcome5:45
B9The Homecoming1:56
B10Overture Reprise2:14

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