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Monday, 9 November 2015

The Space Movie US review

http://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/cd-review-mike-oldfield-and-nik-turner.html


Back in 1979, musician/composer Mike Oldfield was asked to score Tony Palmer's "The Space Movie" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of man landing on the moon. It was named the best British film at Cannes movie festival in 1980 by distinguished film critic Alexander Walker. The soundtrack combines Oldfield's spectacular composition with voice-overs from President Kennedy, NASA and the astronauts to create a space soundtrack that has never been rivaled. On October 16th, the soundtrack to "The Space Movie" was released for the first time on CD along with a director's cut of the film. The symphonic sound that flows from your speakers is easy to enjoy, but to really feel the impact of the music, it must be heard along with the visual documents to a join it. Buzz Aldrin has paid homage to the film when he introduced it at a gala screening in Hollywood in 2008. The film and it's soundtrack should be considered important pieces in U.S. history. The soundtrack features orchestral versions of Oldfield's signature "Tubular Bells" and "Hergest Ridge." From the moment you press "play," you will listen intently to the steps going forward to accomplish this amazing feat by man and Oldfield's soundtrack will guide you on this tour through space history in the making. To find out more about this newly released version of "The Space Movie" soundtrack, please visit

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