Forbidden Planet - Original Movie Soundtrack

by Various Artists
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Gnp Crescendo

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.95
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] throbbing, soaring and diverse electronic score like no other."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Main Titles-Overture
  • Buy for $0.992.Deceleration
  • Buy for $0.993.Once Around Altair
  • Buy for $0.994.The Landing
  • Buy for $0.995.Flurry Of Dust-A Robot Approaches
  • Buy for $0.996.A Shangri-La In The Desert Garden With Cuddly Tiger
  • Buy for $0.997.Graveyard-A Night With Two Moons
  • Buy for $0.998.'Robby, Make Me A Gown'
  • Buy for $0.999.An Invisible Monster Approaches
  • Buy for $0.9910.Robby Arranges Flowers, Zaps Monkey
  • Buy for $0.9911.Love At The Swimming Hole
  • Buy for $0.9912.Morbius' Study
  • Buy for $0.9913.Ancient Krell Music
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Mind Booster-Creation Of Matter
  • Buy for $0.9915.Krell Shuttle Ride And Power Station
  • Buy for $0.9916.Giant Footprints In The Sand
  • Buy for $0.9917.'Nothing Like This Claw Found In Nature'
  • Buy for $0.9918.Robby, The Cook, And 60 Gallons Of Booze
  • Buy for $0.9919.Battle With Invisible Monster
  • Buy for $0.9920.'Come Back To Earth With Me'
  • Buy for $0.9921.The Monster Pursues-Morbius Is Overcome
  • Buy for $0.9922.The Homecoming
  • Buy for $0.9923.Overture Reprise

Product Description:

Composers: Louis and Bebe Barron; Bebe Barron.
Liner Note Authors: Bill C. Malone; Louis and Bebe Barron; Bebe Barron.
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. The GNP Crescendo CD release allows one to avoid the problems of noisy vinyl pressings that afflicted the original Planet Records (later changed to Small Planet Records) LP issue from the late '70s. ~ Bruce Eder
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  • Sales Rank: 92,219
  • UPC: 052824000124
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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