Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space

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Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
Studio album by Leonard Nimoy
Released June 1967
Genre Outsider music, spoken word
Label Dot
Producer Charles Randolph Grean
Leonard Nimoy chronology
- Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space
(1967)
Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy
(1968)
Mr. Spock Presents Music From Outer Space
Studio album by Leonard Nimoy
Released 1973
Genre Outsider music, spoken word
Label Rediffusion
Producer Charles Randolph Grean (not credited)

Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space is the debut album of Leonard Nimoy, recorded in his Mr. Spock persona. It was released in June 1967 by Dot Records.

Background[edit]

The album capitalized on the popularity of the Spock character on Star Trek. The songs also contain many outer-space elements along with science fiction-themed narrations, and space sound effects.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Theme from Star Trek" (Alexander Courage, Gene Roddenberry)
  2. "Alien" (Cy Coben)
  3. "Where Is Love?" (Lionel Bart)
  4. "Music to Watch Space Girls By" (Anthony Velona, Sidney Ramin)
  5. "Beyond Antares" (Wilbur Hatch, Gene Coon)
  6. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Earth" (Charles R. Grean, Fred Hertz, Leonard Nimoy)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Mission: Impossible" (Lalo Schifrin)
  2. "Lost in the Stars" (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill)
  3. "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (Alexander Courage)
  4. "You Are Not Alone" (Don Christopher)
  5. "A Visit to a Sad Planet" (Charles R. Grean, Don Christopher)

"A Visit To A Sad Planet" was released as a single, with "Theme From Star Trek" on the b-side. It became Nimoy's only hit single, reaching number 121 on the Billboard chart.[1] The album itself reached number 83 on the magazine's album charts.[2]

Re-release[edit]

The album was re-released in the UK in 1973 on the Rediffusion label as Mr. Spock Presents Music From Outer Space. The track listing is identical to the original Dot Records release, but with a new sleeve design by Stephen Hill Design Services, including a different photo of Nimoy as Spock (front), and new liner notes by Ron Edwards (rear). It was re-released again on October 10, 1995 by Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. This reissue features side one of the LP Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy as a bonus.

  1. "Theme from Star Trek" (Alexander Courage/Gene Roddenberry)
  2. "Alien" (Cy Coben)
  3. "Where Is Love?" (Lionel Bart)
  4. "Music to Watch Space Girls By" (Anthony Velona/Sidney Ramin)
  5. "Beyond Antares" (Wilbur Hatch/Gene Coon)
  6. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Earth" (Charles R. Grean/Fred Hertz/Leonard Nimoy)
  7. "Mission: Impossible" (Lalo Schifrin)
  8. "Lost in the Stars" (Maxwell Anderson/Kurt Weill)
  9. "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (Courage)
  10. "You Are Not Alone" (Don Christopher)
  11. "A Visit to a Sad Planet" (Grean/Christopher)
  12. "Highly Illogical" (Grean/Hertz)
  13. "The Difference Between Us" (Coben)
  14. "Once I Smiled" (Grean/Nimoy)
  15. "Spock Thoughts" (Grean)
  16. "By Myself" (Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz)
  17. "Follow Your Star" (Grean/Hertz)
  18. "Amphibious Assault" (Grean/Mason Williams)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Top Pop Singles 1955-2012. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc. p. 616. ISBN 0-89820-205-1. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2001). Top Pop Albums 1955-2001. Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, Inc. p. 636. ISBN 0-89820-147-0. 

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