The Voyager Interstellar Record was headed up by the one and only Carl Sagan and it was his mission to compile records encoded with the history of humanity on earth and shoot that information into outer space in hopes of communicating with an alien race.
In addition to mathematics, literature, and history, amongst the information encoded on those records was actual music ranging from Chuck Berry to Bach. And it wasn’t just music encoded on the records when it came to sounds, there are also all sorts of ambient earth sounds taken from all over the planet, from the rainforest to a night chant by Navajo Indians in America.
The Voyager Interstellar Record is fully playable but as a bright gold record it’s also an awesome keepsake for anyone with a record collection. It’s a unique item that most people who are serious about records won’t have and thus it’s a perfect gift to buy for anyone who’s impossible to buy gifts for. It carries historical value AND it offers a unique listening experience as well as looking dope on the shelf.
Here’s a full tracklist of the music and ambient earth sounds encoded on the Gold Voyager Interstellar Record:
1. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor. 4:40
2. Java, court gamelan, “Kinds of Flowers,” recorded by Robert Brown. 4:43
3. Senegal, percussion, recorded by Charles Duvelle. 2:08
4. Zaire, Pygmy girls’ initiation song, recorded by Colin Turnbull. 0:56
5. Australia, Aborigine songs, “Morning Star” and “Devil Bird,” recorded by Sandra LeBrun Holmes. 1:26
6. Mexico, “El Cascabel,” performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi México. 3:14
7. “Johnny B. Goode,” written and performed by Chuck Berry. 2:38
8. New Guinea, men’s house song, recorded by Robert MacLennan. 1:20
9. Japan, shakuhachi, “Tsuru No Sugomori” (“Crane’s Nest,”) performed by Goro Yamaguchi. 4:51
10. Bach, “Gavotte en rondeaux” from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux. 2:55
11. Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria, no. 14. Edda Moser, soprano. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor. 2:55
12. Georgian S.S.R., chorus, “Tchakrulo,” collected by Radio Moscow. 2:18
13. Peru, panpipes and drum, collected by Casa de la Cultura, Lima. 0:52
14. “Melancholy Blues,” performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. 3:05
15. Azerbaijan S.S.R., bagpipes, recorded by Radio Moscow. 2:30
16. Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, conductor. 4:35
17. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano. 4:48
18. Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor. 7:20
19. Bulgaria, “Izlel je Delyo Hagdutin,” sung by Valya Balkanska. 4:59
20. Navajo Indians, Night Chant, recorded by Willard Rhodes. 0:57
21. Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, “The Fairie Round,” performed by 22. David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London. 1:17
23. Solomon Islands, panpipes, collected by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service. 1:12
24. Peru, wedding song, recorded by John Cohen. 0:38
25. China, ch’in, “Flowing Streams,” performed by Kuan P’ing-hu. 7:37
26. India, raga, “Jaat Kahan Ho,” sung by Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar. 3:30
27. “Dark Was the Night,” written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson. 3:15
28. Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Opus 130, Cavatina, performed by Budapest String Quartet. 6:37
Read to buy The Voyager Golden Record from Ozma Records? Don’t pull the trigger yet until you see what else is included:
— Three translucent gold 140 gram vinyl LPs in poly-lined paper sleeves
— Three heavyweight jackets, gold ink on black
— Full-color 96-page softcover book containing all images included on the original Voyager — Interstellar Record, gallery of images transmitted back from the Voyager probes, and a new essay by — Timothy Ferris, producer of the original golden record
— Gold foil print of Voyager Golden Record cover diagram, archival paper, 12″ x 12″
— Voyager trajectories turntable slipmat, gold ink on black felt
— Full-color plastic digital download card for all audio of the Voyager Golden Record (MP3 or FLAC formats)
— Deluxe record box with pull-ribbon, gold ink on black
This is a classy collector’s item and statement piece. One that’s certain to enhance your record collection and/or man cave immediately. You can pick yours up today while supplies last by following the link below (it’s also on sale)!
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