Friday, March 25, 2011
Tracks 1-12 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?hjcwcimmjz539lx
Tracks 13-24 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tzz4hk57wn2q2zq
Track 1 - Welcome To Tomorrow
Track 2 - Gayway To Heaven
Track 3 - Soaring Science
Track 4 - Mile A Minute Monorail
Track 5 - Around The World
Track 6 - Century 21
Track 7 - Man In Art
Track 8 - The Queen City
Track 9 - Man Seeks The Future
Track 10 - Boeing Spacearium
Track 11 - Science Of Tomorrow
Track 12 - Space Age World's Fair
Tracks 13 through 24 - Same as above expect without dialogue.
This is certainly a candidate for the weirdest record in my music collection. Attilio "Art" Mineo was asked to provide music which could be broadcast as people viewed the various exhibits of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. The results are spooky and spacey with the primary instruments in use being violins and electronic equipment. In my view the real joy comes from the informative voice overs that precede each piece of music, the descriptions prove to be quite humorous considering how off the mark they are in predicting some of the future technological advancements.
While the music wont be to everyone's taste there is no doubting the cache of a collection such as this. It has relevance in terms of being a historical document and as a study in the incorporation of electronic and conventional instruments during the early 1960's.