The latest Gerry Anderson soundtrack releases from Silva Screen Records have now been announced, giving Space:1999 fans double LP vinyl albums of the scores to season one and season two to look forward to as well as a CD compilation of both releases!
Space:1999 ran for two series from 1975 to 1977 and depicted the occupants of Moonbase Alpha’s struggle for survival when, after the explosion of a nuclear waste dump, the Moon is hurtled into space. The series was the most expensive produced for British television at that time and the most musically diverse of all the shows made by Anderson for ITC. Gerry’s long-time musical partner in most of his previous productions was Barry Gray and Space:1999‘s first season proved to be the last of their collaborations. For Series 2, Derek Wadsworth took over the reins to provide a more contemporary sound.
The selections from Year 1 show Gray’s skills in creating a memorable opening theme as well as dramatically evocative cues highlighting the plight of the Alphans, but the Year 1 album also showcases a selection of library cues which featured throughout the series. The Year 2 album contains Wadsworth’s score with specially selected cues to provide a driving and exciting narrative to convey the new adventures. As with all the previous releases in this series, the album features newly remastered sound and episode presentations.
With delivery currently expected in early August, you can now pre-order these new Space:1999 soundtracks from our online store as individual season vinyl sets, or as a 2 disc CD compilation of the Gray and Wadsworth scores together!