INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
Presented here is one of his most iconic albums and probably the most sought after among collectors: "Space Escapade" (Capitol ST968, 1958). This album is the holy grail to Baxterites and students of the Exotica genre. It showcases all of the eclecticism and sensual orchestral effects that are Baxter’s remarkable trademarks. Its artwork is also considered a classic Space Age Pop cover: a colorful shot of astronauts and space women enjoying friendly banter at a lively space cocktail party.
This reissue is supplemented by 4 BONUS TRACKS corresponding to a selection of Les Baxter’s hit singles that charted on the Billboard Top 10, including two of his best-selling number one hits: “The Poor People of Paris” and “Unchained Melody”.
LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra.
Recorded at Capitol Tower Studios, Vine Street, Hollywood, California,
November 18, 22 & 25, 1957.
(*) BONUS TRACKS:
LES BAXTER, arranger, conductor & His Orchestra and Chorus.
Will Holt (vocals on B8). A7- A8 & B7: Recorded at Capitol Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, January 3, 1956 (A7), March 22, 1951 (A8), and January 15, 1955 (B7). B8: Recorded at Capitol Tower Studios, Vine Street, Hollywood, California, on March 13, 1956.
01. SHOOTING STAR
03. MR. ROBOT
04. THE CITY
05. A DISTANT STAR
06. THE COMMUTER
07. THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (*)
08. BECAUSE OF YOU (*)
01. WINDS OF SIRIUS
02. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON
03. SOMEWHERE IN SPACE (A LOOK BACK AT EARTH)
04. EARTH LIGHT
05. THE LADY IS BLUE
06. SATURDAY NIGHT ON SATURN
07. UNCHAINED MELODY (*)
08. SINNER MAN (*)