Stegzy's Music Project

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Close Encounters and Other Galactic Themes – Geoff Love [#280]

on March 25, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 09.52.18Close Encounters and Other Galactic Themes – Geoff Love

King of easy listening, Geoff Love returns this time with discoised versions of theme tunes from popular sci-fi television and film shows.

I guess it was the late seventies when this was released. It seems that in the late seventies producers from both TV and film were in love with the sci-fi genre to such an extent that all there seemed to be in the public domain was space themed shows.

I guess man had relatively recently landed on the moon, or in a disused hanger in Utah depending on what you want to believe, so there was some kind of “space rush” on.  In fact I’ve noticed that the gaming industry seems to be going through a similar “space rush” following the release of Braben’s reimagined Elite: Dangerous.

Love and what’s left of his “orchestra” jazz disco-up ten tunes including the themes to Blake’s Seven, Logan’s Run and Space Patrol. Love even gives the disco treatment to William’s Star Wars. This is the kind of stuff people subjected their children to in the nineteen seventies. Much in the same way as parents today subject their children to the Frozen soundtrack. It will end in tears. I promise. There will come a time when they’re grown up and they’re asking you, in a menacing voice, if you want to build a fucking snowman.

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