This Friday, January 13th, in celebration of their "Winter In Space" event, label Modern Harmonic will release a handful of coveted space-themed records. The newly released records will include the following:
Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans - Space Songs - LP
The first reissue of the collectible space age educational music LP for children on red vinyl. Pressed from the original 1959 atomic-era master tapes, the album features Leo Lionni cover art and the songs "A Shooting Star Is Not A Star" and "Why Does The Sun Shine," which was covered by They Might Be Giants. Space Songs was originally part of a set called "Ballads For The Age Of Science" created by Zy Haret and Lou Singer, and the music for this volume was written by Zy Haret and is sung by the folk singers Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans.
Attilo Mineo - Man In Space With Sounds - LP/CD
Created for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle with the unveiling of the Space Needle, this album features interstellar sounds from Mineo's archive along with period narration to create a singular sonic landscape. The alien sounds include circus organs, bongo beats, and electronic hydrazine expectorations, while the narration dips into many recognizable sound bites that have been widely sampled over the years. This release is available as a swirly green and yellow vinyl in a gatefold jacket or as a CD with a coloring book style insert.
Sun Ra & His Interplanetary Vocal Arkestra - The Space Age Is Here To Stay Double Album
This very first collection of Sun Ra's vocal tracks contains over 75 minutes of performance as well as album art interpreted from Chesley Bonestell, the "father of modern space art," and extensive liner notes from Charles Blass of Sun Radio. It is available as either a CD or double LP to experience more of the output of the Man From Saturn.
The Modern Harmonic - Sun Ra 7" Singles Series
A special Modern Harmonic set of three 7" Sun Ra singles designed exclusively for the "Winter In Space" event, providing six collectible releases featuring colored vinyl and custom-made space-age style envelope sleeves with liner notes from Charles Blass of Sun Radio. Cover artwork was created ny noted science fiction illustrators such as Dune artist John Schoenherr and "the father of modern space art" Chesley Bonestell, adapted for Modern Harmonic by John Sellards. The 7" singles each have a known Sun Ra recording on the A-side and a previously unissued track on the B side.