The Ventures in Space

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The Ventures in Space
Studio album by The Ventures
Released 1964
Genre Instrumental rock, space rock
Label Dolton
The Ventures chronology
Let's Go!
The Ventures in Space
The Fabulous Ventures
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Ventures in Space is an album by the guitar-based instrumental group The Ventures. It is notable for pioneering space rock.[citation needed] Information on the slip cover states that all the unique, unworldly sounds featured in the album's tracks were made with musical instruments, rather than with electronic devices. The Ventures in Space was one of the first albums on which the group played the new Mosrite brand guitars instead of their traditional Fender instruments. The album was released in 1964 on the Dolton label, and reissued in the late 1970s by Pickwick Records (with a new cover depicting an astronaut performing a spacewalk).

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Out of Limits"
  2. "He Never Came Back"
  3. "Moon Child"
  4. "Fear"
  5. "Exploration in Terror"
  6. "War of the Satellites"

Side 2[edit]

  1. "The Bat"
  2. "Penetration"
  3. "Love Goddess of Venus"
  4. "Solar Race"
  5. "The Fourth Dimension"
  6. "Twilight Zone"


  • Don Wilson - guitar
  • Nokie Edwards - guitar
  • Bob Bogle - bass
  • Mel Taylor - drums
  • Red Rhodes - pedal steel guitar


  1. ^ Allmusic review