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Monday, July 4, 2011

Project: Comstock - Frank Comstock

Project Comstock
Frank Comstock And His Orchestra
Music From Outer Space
Warner Bros. W1463
1962

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art.

This is one of those vintage albums that features stellar cover art that you "must have". The image and type treatments are simple, but the cover seems as graphically fresh today as when it was created in 1962.

Instruments and artists include: Electronic Violin played by Elliot Fisher. The Theremin played by Paul Tanner and Bobby Hammack and Buddy Cole playing the Novachord and Hammand Organ.

The music is a mix of space age easy listening and "sci-fi" soundtrack effects. The tracks never slide into a typical soundtrack or mood set sound.  The music is dreamy and a touch somber without becoming too heavy.

Comstock was the long-time recording musical director for the jazz vocal group The Hi-Lo's and he arranged for Les Brown. He also worked with Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney.

Out Of This World
Stella By Starlight
 Journey To A Star
Deep Night
From Another World
Galaxy
Out Of Space
On The Dark Side Of The Moon
When You Wish Upon A Star
Journey To Infinity
Stairway To The Stars
The Moon Is Blue

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