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John Williams’ mostly-forgotten 1965 work on Lost in Space scores vinyl release

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Nov 28, 2017

John Williams has composed some of the most iconic movie themes in film history, with everything from Star Wars to Jurassic Park on his mile-long resume. Now some of his deepest cuts are finally getting a new lease on life — more than 50 years later.

Back in the mid-1960s, Williams provided the score for a handful of episodes of the classic sci-fi series Lost in Space, and now his entire contribution to the series has been collected and compiled in a four-record vinyl release. The set was compiled by Spacelab9, and includes more than two and a half hours of material composed by a young Williams, fresh off a stint in the Air Force. The tracks are pressed on colored vinyl, designed to match the color scheme of the original series. The gatefolds also feature photos and details from the specific episodes Williams worked on.

For fans who know Williams best from his film scores, this represents a fascinating slice of mostly forgotten sci-fi history. It’s also a peek at how Williams developed his approach and style that would go on to define a few generations to come.

The set is available for $79.99 from Think Geek.

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Check out the full track listing below:

Disc 1 - The Reluctant Stowaway [Total Time: 39:04]

SIDE A:
1. Main Title Theme (Season One and Two) 
2. Smith’s Entrance (2:28)
3. Judo Chop (1:43)
4. On the Pad (0:46)
5. The Good Doctor (1:13)
6. Preparations (1:12)
7. Final Countdown (4:07)
8. Escape Velocity / Robot Control (3:35)
9. Meteor Storm (3:11)
10. Defrosting / Log Book (2:04)

SIDE B:
11. Weightless Waltz (3:23)
12. Bumper (Season One and Two)* 
13. Robot Play-on / Doctor & Boy (2:17)
14. The Monster Rebels (3:30)
15. Message for President (0:53)
16. A Walk in Space / To Be Continued (6:47)
Bonus Track:
17. End Title Theme (Season One and Two) 

Disc 2 - Island in the Sky [Total Time: 39:02]

SIDE C:
18. Strange Planet / Suiting Up (2:49)
19. John’s Descent / John’s Fall (2:44)
20. Rescue Orbit / Helmet it / Group Play-On (2:27)
21. Stranglehold (3:12)
22. The Landing (3:14)
23. Lil Will and the Robot (1:31)
24. Search for John (4:14)

SIDE D: 
25. Monkey’s Doo (4:54)
26. Operation Rescue / Personal Chauffeur (1:40)
27. Tractor Play-On / Electric Sagebrush (1:05)
28. Watch & Learn / Keeping House (2:54)
29. The Bad Doctor / Will Is Threatened (1:58)
Bonus Tracks: 
+ Library Cues from The Reluctant Stowaway **
30. Smith’s Entrance (2:48)
31. Meteor Storm (2:40)
32. End Title Theme (Alternate Version) (Season One and Two) 

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Disc 3 - The Hungry Sea [Total Time: 38:35]

SIDE E:
33. The Earthquake (2:46)
34. Chariot Titles (1:07)
35. Temperature Dropping / Nature’s Display / Fahrenheit A Go-Go (2:19)
36. The Chariot Continues (1:12)
37. Boring Company (2:13)
38. I, Messenger (1:41)
39. Don’s Ray (0:22)
40. Space Bridge / John’s Temper (2:33)
41. Warming Rays / Sun Storm (3:02)
42. Morning After (3:14)

SIDE F:
43. The Inland Sea (2:17)
44. Land Ho / Kids Play-Off / Space Play-On (2:38)
45. Strange Visitor (1:14)
46. Home Sweet Home (1:24)
Bonus Tracks:
+ Library Cues from The Reluctant Stowaway and The Hungry Sea **
47. Earthquake (3:03)
48. Strange Visitor (To Be Continued) (0:50)
49. The Monster Rebels (3:42)
50. To Be Continued (3:07)

Disc 4 - My Friend, Mr. Nobody [Total Time: 39:33]

SIDE G: 
51. Wonderland Discovery (3:00)
52. Hair Style Book (0:28)
53. Penny’s Friend (2:04)
54. Diamonds / Smith and Penny / Diamond Play-Off (1:51)
55. Penny’s Cave (2:00)
56. To the Cave (1:07)
57. Gathering Wild Flowers (2:27)
58. Moving Rocks / Mother and Daughter (2:09)
59. Penny’s Problem (4:15)

SIDE H:
60. Storm Coming Up (1:33)
61. A New Galaxy (2:29)
Bonus Tracks: 
+ Library Cues from the Reluctant Stowaway **
62. Final Countdown (4:45)
63. Escape Velocity/Robot Control (3:35)
64. Defrosting (2:05)
65. Weightless Waltz (3:36)
66. Season Three Main Title Theme 
67. Season Three Bumper 
68. Season Three End Title Theme 

(Via Think Geek)