Louis and Bebe Barron ‎– Forbidden Planet

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Tracklist

Main Titles - Overture 2:20
Deceleration 0:50
Once Around Altair 1:09
The Landing 0:40
Flurry of Dust - A Robot Approaches 1:09
A Shangri-La in the Desert / Garden with Cuddly Tiger 1:32
Graveyard - A Night with Two Moons 1:15
"Robby, Make Me a Gown" 1:16
An Invisible Monster Approaches 0:46
Robby Arranges Flowers, Zaps Monkey 1:17
Love at the Swimming Hole 3:11
Morbius' Study 0:37
Ancient Krell Music 1:47
The Mind Booster - Creation of Matter 0:56
Krell Shuttle Ride and Power Station 2:31
Giant Footprints in the Sand 0:45
"Nothing Like This Claw Found in Nature!" 1:23
Robby, The Cook, and 60 Gallons of Booze 0:56
Battle with Invisible Monster 2:50
"Come Back to Earth With Me" 1:17
The Monster Pursues - Morbius Is Overcome 5:45
The Homecoming 1:56
Overture Reprise 2:13

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PR-001 Louis and Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP, Ltd, Num) Planet Records (15) PR-001 US 1976 Sell This Version
PR-001 Louis and Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP) Planet Records (15) PR-001 US 1976 Sell This Version
PR-001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP, Album, RE) Small Planet Records PR-001 US 1978 Sell This Version
PR-5-001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(Cass) Small Planet Records PR-5-001 US 1988 Sell This Version
PRD-001, PR-D-001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet - Original MGM Soundtrack(CD, Album, Dis) Small Planet Records, Small Planet Records PRD-001, PR-D-001 US 1989 Sell This Version
PRD-001, PRD 001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet - Original MGM Soundtrack(CD, Album, RE) Small Planet Records, GNP Crescendo, ZYX Music PRD-001, PRD 001 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
8804-2/CD 1 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(CD, Album, RE) Small Planet Records, GNP Crescendo 8804-2/CD 1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
S125 003 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP, Album, RE) Simply Vinyl S125 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
POPPYLP012, none Louis and Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP, Ltd, Album, RE) Poppydisc, Rev-Ola POPPYLP012, none UK 2011 Sell This Version
POPPYLP012 Louis and Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Gre) Poppydisc, Rev-Ola POPPYLP012 UK 2012 Sell This Version
PR-D-001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet - Original MGM Soundtrack(CD, Album, RE) Small Planet Records PR-D-001 US Unknown Sell This Version
PR-D-001, PRD-001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet - Original MGM Soundtrack(CD, Album, RE) Small Planet Records, Small Planet Records PR-D-001, PRD-001 US Unknown Sell This Version
MIE 008 Louis and Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet Soundtrack(LP, Album, RE) Moving Image Entertainment MIE 008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
PR 001, PR-001 Louis And Bebe Barron Forbidden Planet(LP, Album, RE) Small Planet Records, Small Planet Records PR 001, PR-001 US Unknown Sell This Version

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jermainejagger

jermainejagger

April 23, 2015
referencing Forbidden Planet, LP, Ltd, Num, PR-001
I own a copy thats not signed and only lists planet records(not small planet records)on the label and spines&pr001 re3 in the deadwax.
Is this an unsigned original issue?
All other similar copies listed on discogs,besides this one, list SMALL planet as the label...
freek_kinkelaar

freek_kinkelaar

October 23, 2014
referencing Forbidden Planet, LP, Ltd, Num, PR-001
There are also copies signed and numbered in red marker. All copies of the Small Planet edition were signed/numbered.
Bob-Tarmac

Bob-Tarmac

October 20, 2011
referencing Forbidden Planet Soundtrack, LP, Album, RE, MIE 008
I have listened to these masterworks, each track a million, million times. Over the last two and half years, I have been obsessed with trying to recreate the style of the music of Forbidden Planet. What Louis and Bebe Barron did over fifty years ago, in only three months time, is nothing short of a miraculous feat, even to this day. I still have much to learn and a very long way to go, but this LP and its modern CD equivalent have helped me tremendously in understanding and analyzing their work. http://www.soundcloud.com/bob-tarmac
wheezer

wheezer

July 10, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Forbidden Planet Soundtrack, LP, Album, RE, MIE 008

Sleeve Notes Part 2/2: Music Notes by Louis & Bebe Barron
We design and construct electronic circuits which function electronically in a manner remarkably similar to the way that lower life-forms function psychologically. There is a comprehensive mathematical science explaining it, called "Cybernetics", which is concerned with the Control and Communication in the Animal and Machines. It was first propounded by Prof. Norbert Wiener of M.I.T. who found that there are certain natural laws of behavior applicable alike to animals (including humans) and electronic machines. In scoring FORBIDDEN PLANET - as in all our work - we created individual cybernetics circuits for particular themes and leit motifs, rather than using standard sound generators. Actually, each circuit has a characteristic activity pattern as well as a "voice".
Most remarkable is that the sounds which emanate from those electronic nervous systems seem to convey strong emotional meaning to listeners. We were delighted to hear people tell us that the tonalities in FORBIDDEN PLANET remind them of what their dreams sound like. There were no synthesizers or traditions of electronic music when we scored this film, and therefore we were free to explore "terra incognito" with all its surprises and adventures.
wheezer

wheezer

July 8, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Forbidden Planet Soundtrack, LP, Album, RE, MIE 008

Sleeve Notes Part 1/2: Film Notes by Bill Malone
In 1954, MGM began a magnificent project, destined to set a new standard for science-fiction and fantasy films. Originally called "Fatal Planet", it was retitled "Forbidden Planet" which was felt to have more box-office appeal.
Lavishly expending time, money and effort, the film-makers determined to make it the super-production of this neglected genre - with beautiful sets, intricate miniatures, startling special effects, and an outstanding cast headed by a notable new star. He wasn't born, he was built! His name was "Robby, the Robot", and he would retain his popular appeal long after many of his human stellar contemporaries were forgotten.
After two years of production MGM had created something really unique - so unique in fact that the studio's music department was at a loss to know how to score the film.
At this time Louis and Bebe Barron - two young artists in the new field of electronic music, were brought in to provide "something different." Using no orchestral instruments - only the sounds emitted by cybernetic circuits which they conceived, designed and built - they created a unique and compelling score, so original that it was credited on the title as "electronic tonalities." However, its true musical qualities were recognized by the critics and the public, and it was honored by an Academic Award nomination. This score actually launched the era of electronic music on film. Today it remains as lushly surprising, as fresh and inventive as when it burst upon the screen three decades ago, still carrying us - the audience - through the wonder, charm and terror of Altair 4. It is a living tribute to the artists and craftsmen who made this "Forbidden Planet" an enduring reality.

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I might point out that the soundtrack was probably credited as "electronic tonalities" because Louis and Bebe Barron were not members of the appropriate union at the time...
MaxRenn

MaxRenn

July 11, 2003
referencing Forbidden Planet - Original MGM Soundtrack, CD, Album, RE, PR-D-001, PRD-001

This was a first at its time, which was a little while ago. Though that shouldn't bother you-the sound is very good. There are no common musical structures to be found on this disc-nothing somebody would call "a song", in fact it sounds like sound effects, but this music possesses a hypnotic power and makes for a great trip-and now that I've learned a few things about electronic music, it seems to me that this is-acid!