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Forbidden Planet: Original MGM Soundtrack

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The original MGM soundtrack to this 1956 science-fiction classic is every bit as classic as the film itself! Louis and Bebe Barron created nearly every sound on the 23 selections electronically-which was unheard of during a time when most movie scores were entirely orchestral. In fact, this was so groundbreaking that they made their own synthesizers! Enjoy it now for each artificially generated plink, click, pop, whistle and roar.

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First of it's kindThe first electronic soundtrack for a movie and, like the soundtracks (electronic or not) being produced today, you probably don't actually hear more than samples when you watch the movie. Not really all that exciting to listen ti, most selections do have their moments, worth having for the achievement that it is!3Finally!Saw the movie Forbidden Planet when it was released (I was 10 years old in 1956) and I've wanted the soundtrack music ever since. This is it, original, complete and still remarkable after all these centuries. The Barrons' amazing electronic score, created on instruments they invented themselves, brought the alien Krell civilization to life in the movie and changed the history of music forever. Bebe and Louis Barron were true pioneers and they left this wonderful legacy for us to ponder for many more centuries to come!5RevolutionaryIt's revolutionary that it was the first purely electronic score for a film. It works wonderfully in tandem with the movie. You couldn't ask for better to set the tone and atmosphere for the film. Does it stand on it's own though? I don't think it does completely. That in no way is a slam for it in the fact it is perfect for what it is. Listening to the soundtrack itself though can be underwhelming and definitely have to be in the right mood and setting to enjoy it. For me it's just not that often. It's worth having though and I'm glad I bought it.3Delightful groundbreaking music by Louis and Bebe Barron was THE ...Delightful groundbreaking music by Louis and Bebe Barron was THE soundscape inspiring the founding generation of SCIFI films and lifestyles --- many of the tracks are amazingly pleasant as "background" for home or office, as well as more focused listening.5Absolutely amazing that Louis and Bebe did this with little electronic ...Absolutely amazing that Louis and Bebe did this with little electronic devices they built themselves. Rather than the highly structured work of others in the '50s that were doing electronic music, this is highly intuitive.... and frankly it just rocks.5This is the one to get.If you're wondering which of the two Forbidden Planet soundtracks to get this is the one. Both CDs are exactly the same. But this one gives you the liner notes. The other one gives you nothing5Robby.....Come Here.......>Who doesn't love Robby the Robot? And "Forbidden Planet" is another one of those classic Sci-Fi films, that is both entertaining and creates moments of tension. Of particular note is the unusual soundtrack.....groundbreaking at the time, being that of electronic music by Louis and Bebe Barron. I had this years ago in an extremely rare, limited LP pressing of only 50 copies.......now I'm glad it is available on DVD......it's literally "out of this world"!5My favorite sci-fi flic of all timeMy favorite sci-fi flic of all time! A masterful retelling of Shakespear's 'The Tempest', this is a great little movie with excellent performances from Leslie Neilson (playing the romantic lead, can ya believe it!), Walter Pidgeon, and Ann Francis.... oh, yeah, Robby T. Robot turns in a fine performance also. A good mix of romance, action, suspense, horror (mild) and wonderful special effects, all created WITHOUT CGI or computer processing! A definite must-see for all sci-fi fans.5The Very First Electronic ScoreThis is the grand daddy of all electronic movie scores. Avoiding the use of the Theremin the husband and wife couple of Louis and Bebe Barron utilized various electronic devices to make ethereal sounds that seem both haunting and futuristic. This is the very FIRST all electronic soundtrack, predating the Moog Synthesizer and the current electronic revolution.. In the liner notes, Bebe Barron notes that many people over the years have told her that she and her husband captured the sound of their dreams. That is the perfect description, this album sounds like that haunting , otherworldly music of our subconscious. Creatures from the Id indeed!5GNP Crescendo CD releaseThe only thing that I feel compelled to mention is that the opening track Main Titles-Overture is literally that. We hear the MGM lion roar over the beginning of the music. This may have been the only sound elements available for all that I know. The last track Overture Reprise was performed differently, so that doesn't save the situation. In the end we have to be thankful that this music soundtrack is even available.4
Forbidden Planet: Original MGM Soundtrack

Forbidden Planet: Original MGM Soundtrack

4.7
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Regular price
£49.00
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£49.00
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£80.00
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