Also

AlsoBroken into two parts by format limitations, Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss saw a resurgence in record sales (speculation), evidenced by this 1968 release on London Records, photo featured to the left. Coming on the fiery heels of the globally successful masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, this particular pressing was pimped as “The Original Von Karajan Recording of Music Featured in 2001 A Space Odyssey,” and for reasons that or painfully obvious, would make for a worthwhile accessory to the MGM Records soundtrack. When long, turbulent days call for relaxing ear candy, Also Sprach Zarathustra thoroughly fits the bill.

Perusing with Alex

Alex_1I just wanted to share a pleasant little discovery I made this past weekend while watching Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Pausing, shot by shot through Alex’s (record) hunting scene, I noticed a familiar album cover behind the cleverly placed 2001 soundtrack in the “Underground” section.

Alex_2Rushing to the collection, I confirmed that peaking behind A Space Odyssey was Fever Tree’s 1968 debut, Fever Tree. Nothing Earth-shattering, but a fun discovery nonetheless.

Alex_3(Apologies for the hastily taken photos)