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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Aside from the fact that I saw the first Star Wars in the theatre as a kid, I have never patronized the Star Wars Corporation: Never saw the sequels, never collected the action figures, never even thought of picking up a soundtrack.

At the same time, it is impossible for me to pass up a moog LP, regardless of content.

So, today, I happily plunked down $5.99 for the Electric Moog Orchestra's "Star Wars" LP at the B&M store in my hood.

Spinning it now.

Aside from the two hits, I have no idea how any of this music was supposed to sound originally.

So far, the money cut is "Imperial Attack." "Cantina Band" is better than the original.

God, I love moog albums.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I have a vague memory of this. May still have the LP somewhere. Played it often with my Star Wars double LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I have a vague memory of this. May still have the LP somewhere. Played it often with my Star Wars double LP.

Me also. That album was available everywhere too, much to the chagrin of many people who originally couldn't find the "real deal" double-LP soundtrack. I remember the complaints...

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I have a vague memory of this. May still have the LP somewhere. Played it often with my Star Wars double LP.

Me also. That album was available everywhere too, much to the chagrin of many people who originally couldn't find the "real deal" double-LP soundtrack. I remember the complaints...


A lot of ppl probably bought it thinking it was the OST as well. I think they did a Close Encounters one as well. I played that to death.

Edit: Sweet found both on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Moog-Sounds-Close-Encounters-Third/dp/B004ZRTO7Y/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376773338&sr=301-1

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I love Moog albums too. smile
I listened to some samples and quite like it, but the info on the net about this album and the group is a little on the miserly side.
Is there anyone here that can tell a little more about it/them?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


Is there anyone here that can tell a little more about it/them?


I don't know for sure, but based on similar situations, I'm sure "Electric Moog Orchestra" was a name owned by a label and records were releases with whoever was available. I'm sure there was no working group.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

Mildly off-topic, but I've always been a big fan of Dick Hyman's Moog work.

In any event, I'll have to seek this album out, too - sounds like a very lively interpretation of the Williams material. It would make sense that the Electric Moog Orchestra would be a pick-up ensemble of various session players and synthesists.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Mildly off-topic, but I've always been a big fan of Dick Hyman's Moog work.



The "Electric Eclectics" album - the one with "The Minotaur," is my VERY FAVORITE moog album.

The track called "The Moog and Me," with the whistling alternating with the randomized moog fills, is my favorite on the album!

 
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