Various ‎– The Sounds Of Earth

NASA (3) ‎– none
Lathe Cut, 12", 16 ⅔ RPM, Single Sided, Enhanced, Etched, Limited Edition, Gold-Plated Copper

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Greetings From Earth
A1 Kurt Waldheim Untitled
A2 Various Akkadian, Amoy (Min Dialect), Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hittite, Hungarian (Magyar), Ila (Zambia), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada (Kanarese), Kechua (Quechua), Korean, Latin, Luganda (Ganda), Mandarin Chinese, Marathi, Nepali, Nguni (Zulu), Nyanja, Oriya, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Sotho (Sesotho), Spanish, Sumerian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Wu
Music Of The Earth
A3 Munich Bach Orchestra* Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F. First Movement
Directed By – Karl RichterWritten-By – Bach*
A4 Unknown Artist Kinds Of Flowers (Java)
Recorded By – Robert Brown
A5 Unknown Artist Percussion (Senegal)
Recorded By – Charles Duvelle
A6 Unknown Artist Pygmy Girls' Initiation Song (Zaire)
Recorded By – Colin M. Turnbull
A7 Unknown Artist Morning Star / Moikoi (Australia, Aborigine)
Recorded By – Sandra LeBrun Holmes
A8 Lorenzo Barcelata & Mariachi de México El Cascabel 3:14
A9 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2:38
A10 Unknown Artist Untitled (New Guinea)
Recorded By – Robert MacLennan
A11 Goro Yamaguchi Tsuru No Sugomori 4:51
A12 Arthur Grumiaux Gavotte En Rondeaux
Written-By – Bach*
A13 Bavarian State Opera Orchestra* The Magic Flute, Queen Of The Night Aria, No. 14
Conductor – Wolfgang SawallischVocals – Edda Moser
A14 Unknown Artist Tchakrulo Georgian S.S.R., Chorus
Recorded By – Radio Moscow
A15 Unknown Artist Panpipes And Drum (Peru)
Compiled By – Casa De La Cultura, Lima
A16 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven* Melancholy Blues 3:05
A17 Unknown Artist S.S.R., Bagpipes (Azerbaijan)
Recorded By – Radio Moscow
A18 Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Igor Stravinsky Rite Of Spring, Sacrificial Dance
Conductor – Igor Stravinsky
A19 Glenn Gould The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude And Fugue In C, No.1
Written-By – Bach*
A20 The Philharmonia Orchestra* Fifth Symphony, First Movement
Conductor – Otto KlempererWritten-By – Beethoven*
A21 Valya Balkanska Izlel Je Delyo Hagdutin 4:59
A22 Navajo (4) Night Chant
Recorded By – Willard Rhodes
A23 David Munrow & The Early Music Consort Of London Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains And Other Short Aeirs, "The Fairie Round" 1:17
A24 Unknown Artist Solomon Islands, Panpipes
Compiled By – Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service
A25 Unknown Artist Peru, Wedding Song
Recorded By – John Cohen (2)
A26 Kuan P'ing-Hu Flowing Streams 7:37
A27 Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar Jaat Kahan Ho 3:30
A28 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was The Night 3:15
A29 Budapest String Quartet String Quartet No. 13 In B Flat, Opus 130, Cavatina
Written-By – Beethoven*
Sounds From The Earth
A30 No Artist Music Of The Spheres
Composed By [Uncredited] – Laurie Spiegel
A31 No Artist Wind, Rain, Surf
A32 No Artist Chimpanzee
A33 No Artist Fire, Speech
A34 No Artist Herding Sheep, Blacksmith, Sawing
A35 No Artist Horse And Cart
A36 No Artist F-111 Flyby, Saturn 5 Lift-off
A37 No Artist Volcanoes, Earthquake, Thunder
A38 No Artist Crickets, Frogs
A40 No Artist Wild Dog
A41 No Artist The First Tools
A42 No Artist Tractor, Riveter
A43 No Artist Train
A44 No Artist Kiss, Mother And Child
A45 No Artist Mud Pots
A46 No Artist Birds, Hyena, Elephant
A47 No Artist Footsteps, Heartbeat, Laughter
A48 No Artist Tame Dog
A49 No Artist Morse Code, Ships
A50 No Artist Tractor, Bus, Auto
A51 No Artist Life Signs, Pulsar
Scenes From The Earth
A52 No Artist Data Track

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The Voyager Golden Record is a phonograph record included in the two Voyager spacecrafts launched in 1977. It contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.
The record contains image data and etched symbols.
Eleven copies exist — two are onboard the Voyager spacecrafts, one is on display in a museum, eight copies are archived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Archives, USA.

The release is stored in a protective aluminum jacket with a cartridge and needle. The record was manufactured by James G. Lee Record Processing Center.

The chances of the probes being intercepted by an alien race are fairly remote, especially when one considers it will take over 40,000 years to come within 1.7 light years of the nearest star. By this time this golden record may be only considered a time capsule, a record of a past civilization. The record consists of some 115 images of earth encoded in analogue format at the beginning of the record, after which are greetings in 55 languages, various field recordings of Earth and 90 minutes of music.

The record's cover consists of diagrams showing how to retrieve the data and audio as well as the location of Earth in relation to 14 nearby pulsar stars and the lowest form of a hydrogen atom meant to be a base for retrieving the encoded information. A pure sample of uranium-238 was electroplated on the cover for dating purposes. The half-life of uranium-238 is 4.51 billion years.

A7 is listed officially as featuring "Devil Bird" as the second song after "Morning Star", but new research conducted by space archaeologist Alice Gorman suggests that when "Morning Star" cuts off after 23 seconds, the song that comes on is not "Devil Bird" but a different piece called "Moikoi".

It was re-released as a double CD boxed set with book in 1992 by Warner.

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October 6, 2016
edited 6 months ago
Well, 32 people think they have a record they don't have.


September 21, 2016
Now you can back 40th Anniversary Edition for your future space missions.


June 13, 2016
"Golden Record: Sounds of Earth", The record NASA sent to aliens is now on SoundCloud :


March 12, 2016
"Lathe Cut, 12", 16 ⅔ RPM, Single Sided, Enhanced, Etched, Limited Edition, Gold-Plated Copper" sounds very like a record store day special.. the funny thing is I'm not even an alien but I couldn't play this one as the speed is 16 RPM.. hope technics makes 16RPM turntables for foreign planet markets


February 24, 2016
There should be a gold-colored vinyl lp released. This way anyone can have this in their home. It's not something I would listen to on a regular basis, but it symbolizes such an important part of human history that it should be made available to any home around the world. It'd be something nice to play on Earth day, or the anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1.


December 31, 2015

Hello. My name is Gorlonk and I have commandeered this DISCOGS account to send a message. I am imprisoned on Dentention Planet Zurgh and am being forced to listen to this record all time-segment/every time-segment as punishment for stealing an extra portion of murshk. This record is awful, even before I heard it for the 50,000th time. 1 Star.


November 1, 2015

i was expecting N.W.A. but all i got was N.A.S.A. Tame Dog? why not Snoop Doggy Dogg! this sucks, 1 star.


October 5, 2015

I'd give it three stars, but Pygmy Girls' Initiation Song from Zaire is really, really derivative of Pavement's first album.


August 16, 2015
How are the aliens going to know what is meant to be a human sound and what is meant to be a dog sound? What if they think that humans sound like dogs, or dogs sound like tractors? Seems like an oversight to me.


July 28, 2015

is there a repress available for future space missions?