August 9, 2017
An audio visual capsule of humanity, curated by Carl Sagan.
In 1977 NASA launched two robots – Voyager 1 and 2 – into space, with a golden record attached to each spacecraft.
Created as a way to communicate with alien life-forms, the Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated copper phonograph cut at 16 2/3 rpm, was overseen by legendary scientist Carl Sagan, took nearly a year to make, and featured music ranging from Mozart to Azerbaijani folk to Chuck Berry, alongside hundreds of audio and visual selections, morse code and more.
Following the success of its 2016 Kickstarter campaign, OSMA Records is releasing the Voyager Golden Record for the first time as part of a deluxe vinyl boxset and record book x 2CD set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Voyager 1 and 2’s launch.
The deluxe 3xLP box set, priced at $98, contains three translucent gold vinyl, a Voyager trajectory slipmat, a full-colour 96-page softcover book containing all images form the original record, gallery of images, plus essay from golden record producer Tim Ferris, gold foil print, and digital download card.
The book x 2CD set, priced at $50, contains audio of all the Voyager Golden Record music alongside the full colour 96 page hardcover version of the book.
Pre-order via OZMA’s site.
Listen to the full contents via NASA and checkout the OZMA vinyl track list below.
Vinyl track list:
1. Greeting from Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations
2. Greetings in 55 Languages
3. United Nations Greetings/Whale Songs
4. The Sounds of Earth
5. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: I. Allegro (Johann Sebastian Bach) – Munich Bach Orchestra/Karl Richter
6. Ketawang: Puspåwårnå (Kinds of Flowers) – Pura Paku Alaman Palace Orchestra/K.R.T. Wasitodipuro
7. Cengunmé – Mahi musicians of Benin
8. Alima Song – Mbuti of the Ituri Rainforest
9. Barnumbirr (Morning Star) and Moikoi Song – Tom Djawa, Mudpo, and Waliparu
10. El Cascabel (Lorenzo Barcelata) – Antonio Maciel and Los Aguilillas with Mariachi México de Pepe Villa/Rafael Carrión
11. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
12. Mariuamangɨ – Pranis Pandang and Kumbui of the Nyaura Clan
13. Sokaku-Reibo (Depicting the Cranes in Their Nest) – Goro Yamaguchi
14. Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte en Rondeau (Johann Sebastian Bach) – Arthur Grumiaux
15. The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, Act II: Hell’s Vengeance Boils in My Heart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus/Wolfgang Sawallisch
16. Chakrulo – Georgian State Merited Ensemble of Folk Song and Dance/Anzor Kavsadze
17. Roncadoras and Drums – Musicians from Ancash
18. Melancholy Blues (Marty Bloom/Walter Melrose) – Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
19. Muğam – Kamil Jalilov
20. The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), Part II—The Sacrifice: VI. Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One) (Igor Stravinsky) – Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Igor Stravinsky
21. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870 (Johann Sebastian Bach) – Glenn Gould
22. Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67: I. Allegro Con Brio (Ludwig Van Beethoven) – Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
23. Izlel e Delyu Haydutin – Valya Balkanska
24. Navajo Night Chant, Yeibichai Dance – Ambrose Roan Horse, Chester Roan, and Tom Roan
25. The Fairie Round (Anthony Holborne) – Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow
26. Naranaratana Kookokoo (The Cry of the Megapode Bird) – Maniasinimae and Taumaetarau Chieftain Tribe of Oloha and Palasu’u Village Community in Small Malaita
27. Wedding Song – Young girl of Huancavelica
28. Liu Shui (Flowing Streams) – Guan Pinghu
29. Bhairavi: Jaat Kahan Ho – Kesarbai Kerkar
30. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground – Blind Willie Johnson
31. String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Opus 130: V. Cavatina (Ludwig Van Beethoven) – Budapest String Quartet