• the voyager golden record  (double CD + Book, £49.50)

    Two CDs with all of the Voyager Golden Record audio content, remastered from the original analogue tapes. All images encoded on the golden record were scanned from a set of the master slides. Original essay by Timothy Ferris, bestselling science journalist and producer of the Voyager Interstellar Record in 1977. Gallery of breathtaking space photographs transmitted back from the Voyager probes. In 1977, NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. Attached to each of these probes is a beautiful golden phonograph record containing a message for any extraterrestrial intelligence that might encounter it, perhaps billions of years from now. This enchanting artefact, known as the Voyager Golden Record, may be the last vestige of our civilisation after we are gone forever. Curated by a visionary committee led by Carl Sagan, the golden record tells a story of our planet expressed in music, sounds, images, and science. Etched on the record’s gold-plated aluminium jacket is a diagram explaining where it came from and how to play it. The golden record was a gift from humanity to the cosmos. But it is also a gift to humanity. It’s a reminder of what we can achieve when we are at our best—and that our future really is up to all of us. Tracklist: 1. Kurt Waldheim - Greeting from Kurt Waldheim, Secretary - General of the United Nations 2. Greetings in 55 Languages 3. United Nations Greetings / Whale Songs 4. Sounds of Earth 5. Munich Bach Orchestra/Karl Richter - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: I. Allegro (Johann Sebastian Bach) 6. Pura Paku Alaman Palace Orchestra/K.R.T. Wasitodipuro - Ketawang: Puspåwårnå (Kinds of Flowers) 7. Mahi musicians of Benin - Cengunmé 8. Mbuti of the Ituri Rainforest - Alima Song 9. Tom Djawa, Mudpo, and Waliparu - Barnumbirr (Morning Star) and Moikoi Song 10. Antonio Maciel and Los Aguilillas with Mariachi México de Pepe Villa/Rafael Carrión - El Cascabel (Lorenzo Barcelata) 11. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode 12. Pranis Pandang and Kumbui of the Nyaura Clan - Mariuamangɨ 13. Goro Yamaguchi - Sokaku-Reibo (Depicting the Cranes in Their Nest) 14. Arthur Grumiaux - Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau (Johann Sebastian Bach) 15. Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus/Wolfgang Sawallisch - The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, Act II: Hell’s Vengeance Boils in My Heart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) 16. Georgian State Merited Ensemble of Folk Song and Dance/Anzor Kavsadze - Chakrulo 17. Musicians from Ancash - Roncadoras and Drums 18. Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven - Melancholy Blues (Marty Bloom/Walter Melrose) 19. Kamil Jalilov - Muğam 20. Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), Part II—The Sacrifice: VI. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One) (Igor Stravinsky) 21. Glenn Gould - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870 (Johann Sebastian Bach) 22. Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67: I. Allegro Con Brio (Ludwig Van Beethoven) 23. Valya Balkanska - Izlel e Delyu Haydutin 24. Ambrose Roan Horse, Chester Roan, and Tom Roan - Navajo Night Chant, Yeibichai Dance 25. Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow - The Fairie Round (Anthony Holborne) 26. Maniasinimae and Taumaetarau Chieftain Tribe of Oloha and Palasu’u Village Community - Naranaratana Kookokoo (The Cry of the Megapode Bird) 27. Young girl of Huancavelica - Wedding Song 28. Guan Pinghu - Liu Shui (Flowing Streams) 29. Kesarbai Kerkar - Bhairavi: Jaat Kahan Ho 30. Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground 31. Budapest String Quartet - String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Opus 130: V. Cavatina (Ludwig Van Beethoven)

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