Gil Mellé ‎– The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)

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Wildfire 2:41
Hex 3:57
Andromeda 2:33
Desert Trip 4:14
The Piedmont Elegy 2:22
Op 2:43
Xenogenesis 2:40
Strobe Crystal Green 4:45

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRS 5513 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(10", Shape, Album, Hex) Kapp Records KRS 5513 US 1971 Sell This Version
MAPS 4723 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(LP) MCA Records MAPS 4723 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
KRS 5513 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(LP) Kapp Records KRS 5513 US 1971 Sell This Version
KRS 5513 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(LP) Kapp Records KRS 5513 US 1971 Sell This Version
MCA-5094 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA-5094 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
KRS 5513, LB 252958 1 , 252958 1 Gil Mellé Original Electronic Soundtrack From The Andromeda Strain(LP) Kapp Records, Kapp Records, Kapp Records KRS 5513, LB 252958 1 , 252958 1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
028 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain: Original Electronic Soundtrack(CDr, Unofficial) Creel Pone 028 US 2006 Sell This Version
Special Collection Volume 121, B0013842-02 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Ltd) Intrada, Universal Music Special Markets Special Collection Volume 121, B0013842-02 US 2010 Sell This Version
KRS 5513 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(LP, Album, RE) Kapp Records KRS 5513 US 2016 Sell This Version
JPR 044, B0025875-01 Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(10", Shape, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hex) Jackpot Records (3), Kapp Records, Universal Special Markets JPR 044, B0025875-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
none Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version

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JMBWITHCATS

JMBWITHCATS

May 3, 2019
referencing The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack), 10", Shape, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hex, JPR 044, B0025875-01

Next Up: The Andromeda Strain
Record Store Release 2017

This is a slightly noisy album, lots of crackles throughout, I wonder how the original pressing is in comparison, I just didn't want to spend what people were asking for it.
3vee

3vee

February 11, 2019
referencing The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack), LP, Album, RE, KRS 5513
Gil Melle composed The Andromeda Strain in 1971. The film soundtrack was recorded entirely with synthesizers,
boxfish

boxfish

January 8, 2018
referencing The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack), LP, Album, RE, KRS 5513
2016 US release is very noisy. Lots of crackle throughout both sides.
servalan

servalan

June 14, 2017
referencing The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack), 10", Shape, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hex, JPR 044, B0025875-01
Sound is excellent on the RSD release. A grail record, for this happy camper!
SemperHi-Fi

SemperHi-Fi

May 5, 2017
referencing The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack), 10", Shape, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hex, JPR 044, B0025875-01
WOW...This is an absolutely amazing soundtrack but why charge so dang much? These RSD pressings are getting lame.
punnypun2404

punnypun2404

April 29, 2017
referencing The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack), 10", Shape, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hex, JPR 044, B0025875-01

WOW... This is an absolutely amazing album! I'm so extremely happy that I was able to get one of these! If you don't have a copy of this very exclusive/limited reissue, I fully recommend you get your hands on one (as there's ONLY 1500 available WORLDWIDE)!

One of my favorite things about this LP is that it is, in fact, THE first all-electronic soundtracks ever released. It's sonically brilliant, ominous and discordant. Like a haunting electro-acid patchwork of analog synthesizer experiments mixed with atmospheric avant-garde inter-dimensional free jazz from the future.

Also, this record is essentially one of the greatest album-package-presentations of all time. As the RSD description mentions "The Andromeda Strain soundtrack is perhaps the most sought-after and expensive soundtracks produced, with one of the most elaborate packages in history. Featuring a silver-foil hexagon pod-like cover that folds open, revealing the hexagon shaped record." Which is astoundingly cool.

All of which caused me to finally watch 'The Andromeda Strain', which is a 1971 film directed by Robert Wise, based on the novel by Michael Crichton. A science-fiction techno-thriller documenting the efforts of a team of scientists investigating the mysterious outbreak of a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism. It's an excellent story (even more pertinent today), and it's truly a perfect soundtrack for the film.

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So, to ultimately have it available for the first time, and exactly as it was in it's initial 1971 limited release, is incredibly awesome.