New release: Screen Archives Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of a special 50th anniversary box set featuring music from the classic Irwin Allen series, The land of the Giants. From the press release: "La-La Land Records, Synthesis Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Fox Music and Legendary Pictures proudly present LAND OF THE GIANTS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION: LIMITED EDITION, a deluxe 4-CD box set of original music from the classic Irwin Allen 60’s sci-fi/fantasy television series! The original scores from this cherished series, a re-imagining of influences from Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels, in the format of Allen’s LOST IN SPACE, sparkle like never before in this anniversary presentation, restored and mastered from original scoring elements. Fans will delight, as much of the music in this collection has been unreleased for 50 years, making its world premiere with this release! Even John Williams’s score to “The Crash,” is released for the first time in its entirety. Score selections from episodes such as “Framed,” “The Flight Plan,” “Target: Earth,” “Shell Game,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Panic” are just a fraction of what’s here! The music of LAND OF THE GIANTS teams with the thrills, drama, fun and heart - a trademark of the series, and this 4-CD collection proves to be a wondrous and timeless example of classic 60’s television scoring at its finest. Featuring music by John Williams, Alexander Courage, Leith Stevens, Harry Geller, Artie Kane, Joseph Mullendore, Richard LaSalle, Robert Prince, Irving Gertz and Paul Sawtell, this deluxe set, limited to 1000 units, is produced for 20th Century Fox by Nick Redman, executive produced by Kevin Burns, produced by Jeff Bond and Neil Bulk, and mastered by James Nelson. The exclusive, in-depth liner notes are by co-album producer Bond and the fantastical art design is by Mark Banning. Finally, the music of LAND OF THE GIANTS is here, for all to relive or to discover!" More info here. Spy Vibers, please check out my new book (over 700 pages!) about one of America's great cartoonists. On other creative fronts, folks might not know that I began exhibiting as a fine art photographer in the late 1980s. I haven't shared that part of my life here, but readers might like to see some of my work on Instagram. Enjoy!
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