Zodiac, The - Cosmic Sounds

Zodiac, The - Cosmic Sounds

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The Zodiac – Cosmic Sounds is a collaborative concept album on the theme of the signs of the Zodiac released by Elektra Records in November 1967. The basic idea for the album came from head of Elektra Records Jac Holzman. The idea was fueled by the grand commercial succes of the debut album by The Doors which was also released on Elektra Records. Jac Holzman hired Alex Hassilev (The Limeliters) to produce the album. Alex Hassilev asked Mort Garson, whom he had a production company with, to compose the music for the album and the lyrics were written by Jacques Wilson. Different session musicians were brought in to contribute to the recordings most notably Paul Beaver who played Moog and other electronic instruments and narrator Cyrus Faryar. The music on the album is psychedelic rock with lots of spacy moog sounds, loads of different percussion instruments, West Coast guitar blues rock riffs, Harpsichord and organ. On top of that there´s the recitation of poems by folk singer Cyrus Faryar (whose voice is very similar to the voice of Jim Morrison). There´s no singing on the album only recitation of poems on the theme of the signs of the Zodiac.

Tracklist

A1 Aries - The Fire-Fighter
A2 Taurus - The Voluptuary
A3 Gemini - The Cool Eye
A4 Cancer - The Moon Child
A5 Leo - The Lord Of Lights
A6 Virgo - The Perpetual Perfectionist
B1 Libra - The Flower Child
B2 Scorpio - The Passionate Hero
B3 Sagittarius - The Versatile Daredevil
B4 Capricorn - The Uncapricious Climber
B5 Aquarius - The Lover Of Life
B6 Pisces - The Peace Piper