|Artist:||National Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Label:||Stereo Gold Award 91978)|
Record: NM (M-)
|Genre:||Comedy/SpokenWord/Other , Pop , Soundtracks U|
A very smart presentation both vinyl and cover in great shape.
The recording features a suite of symphonic music composed by John Williams for Steven Spielberg's motion picture Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977). This studio album was performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, and it was recorded at the defunct CTS studios, in London, England. As was the standard practice of the time, the producer of the album paid for Williams's orchestrations as well for as the session orchestra for this album. Williams was not present at its recording.
The album also includes several musical compositions not associated with any film, but rather reflecting a "space theme". These selections were written by an assortment of composers (not Williams), and their styles vary from orchestral – "Orion" – to ambient – "P.O.B. 734" and "Sky Ride". The music featured the contemporary synthesized sound of the time.
The composers who are credited were A. Bunny, Paul Fishman, and J. Johnson. The orchestral sessions were conducted by Frank Barber. This record album was produced by Paul Fishman, and its sound engineering was done by Richard Goldblatt.