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Lost In Space: Original Television Soundtrack, Volume One
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
John Williams, then still known as "Johnny," spent a decade scoring a wide variety of TV shows, from Playhouse 90 to Gilligan's Island, before moving up the food chain into feature-film scoring. His association with produc... more »
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John Williams, then still known as "Johnny," spent a decade scoring a wide variety of TV shows, from Playhouse 90 to Gilligan's Island, before moving up the food chain into feature-film scoring. His association with producer Irwin Allen was a crucial one; Williams's work on Allen's slew of mid-'60s sci-fi TV shows (Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants) led to breakthrough assignments on the producer's Earthquake and Towering Inferno film blockbusters. This collection from the ever-enduring Lost in Space encompasses Williams's first-season main title (the "mod" second/third season title appears on Vol. 2) and three suites of cues from the show's initial "serious" season. A good study of the concise economics of TV scoring, Williams's Herrmannesque motifs (including one theremin-laced piece that's almost too close to The Day the Earth Stood Still for comfort) usually place strong brass statements over roiling wind figures to great effect. Not exactly music for a rainy afternoon, but surprisingly engaging nonetheless. --Jerry McCulley
A Dream Come True!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As children we delighted in this glorious music, now we are given this incredible gift of the best of John Williams' score for "Lost In Space". From the opening track of the main title I was immediately impressed with the excellent sound quality. Whoever remastered these tracks should be commended for the care that they took. All the best known cues are here, the cues that were used countless times during the three year run. And it is magnificent to hear them un-edited, without the sound effects and dialogue. John Williams would go on to become an honored film composer, and this wonderful collection of fantasmagorical music proved his genius at grabbing art out of an ordinary science fiction/action television show, as he would create magic for millions of moviegoers. When we think of the "Lost In Space" we think of his music first, for without it the excitement would be dulled, the fantasy would be routine. Of all the music written for television during the sixties, this stands out as a crowning acheivement."
1965 TV Treasure
Staysun | Downers Grove, IL USA | 06/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Long before "Jaws" and "Star Wars," the unmistakable brilliant music of John Williams was heard (at least in the main title) in every episode of "Lost in Space." This disc features all of the key themes, motifs and musical stings that were used throughout the series' run. This album is a rare gem from the dusty archives that displays John Williams' unerring gift for drama already in full force in 1965. And the child-like atmosphere of "Lost in Space" was a perfect playground for this youthful collection of orchestral fun and frolic that is a direct prelude to "Star Wars." Lost in Space: 40th Anniversary Edition"
"Lost in Space" on CD - Deleted
Daniel J. Sheffield | Elmira, NY | 04/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't for the life of me understand why GNP Crescendo has deleted this CD, unless the "Ever-Worshipped Almighty Dollar" had its say. It featured none other than the music of John Williams.... THE John Williams. I'm sure the CD didn't sell like a Jennifer Lopez release,.... which is probably to its credit, but the "Lost in Space" first season music should be considered a part of our musical patrimony. Sure it's all absorbed into each and every episode on DVD, but could it be possible that some of us just want to HEAR music, in the car, in the home or wherever.... and not necessarily have to WATCH something? There was some GREAT music here and GNP Crescendo has done a huge disservice to the public by deleting their "Lost in Space" CD series. (If you look at their current catalog, it's amazing that they've kept some of the substandard titles they have.) I hope a consciencious label will pick up the "Lost in Space" music, digitally remaster it and offer them on CD to those of us who care. I'd buy them and horde them. Those are MY "Almighty Dollars" speaking! (P.S. The poor sound quality of what's found on iTunes would be no substitute either.)"