Press Archive - Destination Moon - 50 Years-First Man On The Moon - Old Time Review UK The 28-page booklet, included in the set, provides a bit of background information on each artist and song, along with relevant illustrations and photographs. The included material is an interesting read, especially when a track is so rare that not much is known about the artist. The booklet is an extra that is not always needed, but it is certainly welcome.
Bear Family Records have compiled an interesting compilation to mark the anniversary of a historic event. Rather than fill a CD full with a bunch of well-worn tracks, they have assembled an intriguing list of known tracks and rarities that evoke an era. The sound quality is good for recorded material of this age, with only a few noticeable issues on some tracks; more to do with the original production techniques than the reproduction. If you’re planning a vintage themed space party to celebrate the milestone, give this a try.
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It's a shame this compilation wasn't available when Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and myself took our little trip to the Moon 50 years ago. It would've kept us entertained as we zoo-med through infinity and beyond. I had no idea there were so many songs from the '50s and '60s with the words 'Rocket' and 'Moon' in the title! Mind you, not everything here will send you into Outer Space because there's a fair bit jazz, pop, novelty and MOR stuff that will only appeal to squares, ya dig?
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Bear Family The compilations keep coming from Bear Family, this is a similar concept, though in CD format to the label's Grammy nominated Korean War themed box-set. As the title alludes, this compilation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings.
The track list in an eclectic mix of musical styles dominated by the rock n roll era. Setting the scene there's a recording of a fascinating speech from J F K made in 1962 outlining plans to get a man to the Moon by the end of the decade, making Neil Armstrong's 'One Small Step' clip also included, extra poignant.
There are some real musical rarities nestling amongst the better-known tracks, Belgian Johnny Kay's 'Rocket To The Moon' being a notable. Left-field inclusions are the Les Baxter Orchestra and Russian band The Spotnicks along with some US pop that you might never knew existed had they not been included all of which were rubbed shoulders with rock n roll tracks in the 1950s but just not bought by the cool kids.
You might get a bit fed up of hearing the words Moon and Rocket by the end of this comp but it's a cracking journey and a worthy historical document.