Tomita ‎– The Planets

RCA Red Seal ‎– ARL1-1919
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1 I. Mars, The Bringer Of War 10:48
A2 II. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace 8:46
A3 III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger 5:28
B1 IV. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity; V. Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age 17:35
B2 VI. Uranus, The Magician; VII. Neptune, The Mystic 9:37

Companies, etc.



Incidental Info:

Includes a Poster of the front sleeve.

℗ © 1976 RCA Records, New York, N.Y.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Stamped)): ARL1-1919A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Stamped)): ARL1-1919B-2

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RVC-2111 Tomita The Planets(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal RVC-2111 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
LPVS - 1675-2111 Tomita The Planets(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal LPVS - 1675-2111 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
GD60518 Tomita The Planets(CD, Album) RCA Victor GD60518 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
BVCC-37408, 82876-64151-2 Isao Tomita* / 冨田勲* Isao Tomita* / 冨田勲* - The Planets /ホルスト組曲 惑星(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) BMG, RCA Red Seal BVCC-37408, 82876-64151-2 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
ARK1-1919 Tomita The Planets(Cass, Album, RE) RCA Red Seal ARK1-1919 US Unknown Sell This Version


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April 6, 2012

"...He continued to release albums, of which the best known are his arrangements of classics, such as Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird, Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Gustav Holst's The Planets. Tomita's albums Pictures at an Exhibition (1975), The Firebird Suite (1975) and Holst: The Planets (1976) introduced a new direction that infused classical synth music with dynamic futuristic music, while abandoning the note-by-note approach previously used in synthesized classical music in favour of polyphonic sounds. Holst: The Planets in particular introduced a science fiction space theme, a connection that had rarely been explored since the 1956 film Forbidden Planet.[2] This album sparked controversy on its release, as Imogen Holst, daughter of Gustav Holst, refused permission for her father's work to be interpreted in this way. The album was withdrawn, and is, consequently, rare in its original vinyl form..."