Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Nostromo Disco!!

I recently worked my way through the Blu-Ray box set of all the Alien movies (which I can highly recommend and seems to be fairly cheap at the moment). Not only did I enjoy revisiting these films in higher quality than I had ever seen but I fell in love with Jerry Goldsmith's Score all over again (sounding better than ever on these Blu-Rays).
It's a great score and just one of many that Mr Goldsmith has produced over the years (The Omen anyone?) so I dug out my Vinyl copy of the original score and enjoyed listening to it...then I remembered that I had a 12" "Disco" version of the main theme somewhere. I couldn't remember if it was any good or not and wasn't expecting a lot when I stuck it on the turntable but I was pleasantly surprised...it aint a half bad slice of Space Disco and the B-Side is a nice little Disco Funk number as well.
The 12" is on Bronze Records (12 BRO 80) a label I always associate with "Uriah Heep"! and was released in 1980. The track is credited to "Nostromo" (The name of the cargo ship in "Alien") but appears to be the work of Kenny Denton, a prolific producer over the years including a stint producing Gary Numan/Tubeway Army. "Nostromo" also released disco versions of music from "The Black Hole" and the "Imperial March" from The Empire Strikes Back...

Anyway, it's not going to change your world but it's definitely worth a listen as it's better then could be expected....

As usual I've ripped the Vinyl in High Res (96KHz 24Bit) and did a new scan of the cover, and that's the version I recommend you download but for the bandwidth challenged I've also included a link to a 320 MP3 version...links in comments and as always I welcome your thoughts and ruminations...


8 comments:

Mark Back said...
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Anonymous said...

I loved this! many thanks. both tracks are amazing.

just found this blog and i find quite cool. cool music and cool photos. so just keep up the good work. If you have more of great themes from old movies/horror movies I would love to hear it. I got this "fetish" on theme/soundtracks music from movies/horror movies. disco, funk, rock etc.

:)

Anonymous said...

Heard this played out in a bar last night and enjoyed it so very pleased to find your hi qual version out on the net. Totally agree with you - better than it has any right to be.

Kenny Denton said...

Glad you enjoyed it I did many thanks for the comments Kenny Denton

Mark Back said...

Thanks for the comment (and the Music) Kenny.
Hope all is good in your world.

Dave said...

would love to have it in FLAC but the link seems dead.

Best
D

Mark Back said...

Hmmm, looks like Rapidshare have deleted my account! I'll have to look for new hosting!

Mark Back said...

NEW LINKS

24Bit 96KHz: http://bit.ly/Nostromo_24_96

320 MP3: http://bit.ly/Nostromo_320