Walter Schumann

Exploring The Unknown

RCA Space Age Pop - Exotica

Personnel:
Walter Schumann (arr, cond), The Voices of Walter Schumann (vcl), Paul Frees (narration), Leith Stevens (composer)

Reference: 74321 781702

Bar code: 74321781702

Tracklisting:
01. Preparation and Blast Off 3:24
02. Trajectory 3:14
03. Space Station 3:18
04. New Frontiers 2:46
05. Arrival at Venus, New Sensations 4:17
06. Welcoming Processional 3:20
07. Teleportation 2:02
08. Great Distances 2:30
09. Regions of the Other Suns 2:28
10. The Comets 2:13
11. The Heavens 3:50
12. Look Up 2:30

Total time: 36:00 min.

Originally released as a "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity recording
RCA Victor LPM-1025

All Tracks composed by Leith Stevens
Narrated by Paul Frees
Additional Lyrics by Bob Silvert
Script by Rip Van Ronkle
Liner notes: W. Zeitung

The Voices of Walter Schumann
Recorded in 1955

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
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Review:

"After a series of pleasant but forgettable choral recordings, Walter Schumann teamed with fellow composer Leith Stevens to create the remarkable Exploring the Unknown, a dramatic and innovative space-pop fantasia that punctuates its lush orchestration and celestial vocals with chilling spoken word narration contributions from actor Paul Frees. Tracing the arc of an interstellar adventure from launch through descent, the album brilliantly captures both the childlike wonder and alien foreboding of the world beyond Earth. To their credit, the creators treat the material with the utmost seriousness, lending gravitas to the sensation of weightlessness."

Jason Ankeny -All Music Guide

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$11.78  (tax incl.)

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