Paul Tanner Music For Heavenly Bodies LP (Blue Vinyl)
Blue Vinyl LP!
Debut From The Creator And Player Of The Iconic Theremin Sound From "Good Vibrations"!
America’s fascination with space and its mysteries was at a peak during the
1950s, and this astral awareness got the attention of professional musician,
Paul Tanner. Tanner, a trombonist, got his start in the original Glenn Miller
Orchestra. The theremin first caught Tanner’s attention as he witnessed a studio
player fighting to control the pitch and keep his theremin parts in tune. Never
before had he an interest in the instrument, but with its ghostly glissando and
unlimited range, Tanner got the idea of doing a space-themed album. Inspired by
the studio player’s struggle, and with the help of Robert Whitsell, Paul Tanner
created the Electro-Theremin, a theremin played with a knob and slide mechanism
rather than hands-free.
A mere two days after the creation of the Electro-Theremin, Paul Tanner recorded
Music For Heavenly Bodies, a lush, eerie, and atmospheric take on space music.
After the 1958 release, people around Hollywood took notice, and would lead to
Tanner recording themes for My Favorite Martian, Lost in Space, and Dark
Shadows. This work would secure for Tanner and his Electro-Theremin, a place in
the history books, when he was contracted to record with the Beach Boys. The
iconic theremin sound from “Good Vibrations” came from the very same
Electro-Theremin created for Music For Heavenly Bodies.
Modern Harmonic proudly presents Paul Tanner’s Electro-Theremin space odyssey,
available on blue vinyl in a gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes!
• Blue Vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
• Extensive liner notes
1. Over The Rainbow
2. Midnight Sun
3. The Red Sea Of Mars
4. Lost In The Stars
5. Medley: Sunrise Serenade/Moonlight Serenade
6. I Wished On The Moon
1. Up To Jupiter
2. Misty Moon Blues
3. Holiday On Saturn
4. The Story Of A Starry Night
5. 20th Century Venus
6. Out Of This World