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Leonard Nimoy Presents
Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space (1967)
(2017 Reissue)

Performed by: Leonard Nimoy
Label: Varèse Sarabande
Release Date: 24 November 2017

Varèse Sarabande are reissuing a number of bizarre albums which over the years have gained cult status. These include Danny Elfman and The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo's original soundtrack for 1982's The Forbidden Zone; Tangerine Dream's Electronic Meditation (1970) and Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space (1967)...

I don't know what it was about the '60s and Star Trek actors releasing strange LPs, but while not as bad as some of the nonsense put out by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space is yet another oddity. It truly is the stuff of legends. To a modern audience this is so bad that it's almost an essential purchase...

While not included here, do yourself a favour and Google "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins". A truly bizarre example of '60s kitsch and why Nimoy probably turned to the bottle.

At the time of its release, it was obviously aimed at a young audience, this album manages to offer a pretty diverse collection of tracks, and on a couple ('Where is Love' and 'Lost in the Stars') Nimoy turns in an above average vocal delivery.

The pop-based themes on some of the tracks dates this incredibly poorly, but I'm assuming this is aimed at those that remember it fondly from their childhood, or a younger generation who are buying this for the unintentional lols (of which there are plenty).

Track listing:

01 - Theme from Star Trek
02 - Alien
03 - Where Is Love?
04 - Music to Watch Space Girls By
05 - Beyond Antares
06 - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Earth
07 - Mission: Impossible
08 - Lost in the Stars
08 - Where No Man Has Gone Before
09 - You Are Not Alone
10 - A Visit to a Sad Planet


Darren Rea

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