I should have posted this a few weeks ago, but I have been busy with other things and haven't posted here in a while (will endeavour to change that!).
To celebrate the new updated version of the series Cosmos I present the vinyl soundtrack to the original Carl Sagan hosted series which ran for 13 episodes in 1980.
RCA Victor ABL1-4003, Canada, 1981
Presented in a gatefold sleeve this album features excerpts (sadly) of music featured in the series. While heavy on classical pieces, notable inclusions for progressive fans include music from Vangelis, Synergy and Roy Buchanan, which are full of electronic atmospherics befitting a journey through the galaxy.
The pieces are arranged in three suites per side and segue into each other. Sometimes this works, sometimes not so much. All in all it is an interesting artifact and because of this album I will be seeking out a copy of Roy Buchanan's 1978 LP "You're Not Alone".