Bob Thompson - The Sound Of Speed





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ASUN 5287
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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An orchestral tribute to wheels, wings and whirly-birds, Bob Thompson's 1960 "concept" LP rhapsodizes about the technology of human transport, from Vespa scooters to Le Mans racers, from tricycles to rocket ships. Each vehicular vignette is book-ended by authentic sound effects with vivid stereo motion. The Sound Of Speed is an overlooked gem from a bygone era of orchestral elegance. It has been mastered in wide-angle stereo and pressed on 180-gram vinyl in the year composer/arranger Bob Thompson turns 85.


1. Super Chief (Diesel Train)
2. Midnight Sailing (Ocean Liner)
3. La Vespa (Motor Scooter)
4. Sub-Manhattan Blues (Subway)
5. Three-Wheeler Waltz (Tricycle)
6. Count Down (Missile)
7. Star Fire (Jet Plane)
8. Surrey Serenade (Horse & Buggy)
9. Le Mans (Sports Cars)
10. Streetcar Named Irving (Streetcar)
11. Sea-Spray (Speed Boats)
12. Early-Bird Whirly-Bird (Helicopter)

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