Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Nutcracker In July 15

And, that brings us to day 15, pretty much the halfway point of the month. In honor of your having made it this far, I present to you what I think it the single most exciting version of The Nutcracker Suite that I have recorded for you this month. It's one that has sat in my collection unnoticed for a long time.  But I finally picked it up this year and read what it said on the cover. All I needed to see was Arp Synthesizer and I knew I had a winner.  This is Kraft & Alexander Performing On The Arp Synthesizer from the album Tchaikovsky-1812-Nutcracker Suite (London/Decca SPC 21168, Stereo, 1977).  Yep, it's the whole thing cut into a rare four parts and all performed by two guys and some electronic instruments. It's straight outta the Main Street Electrical Parade!  Enjoy!

14 comments:

Buster said...

Hmm. I have to listen to this one. Could be fun; might be a disaster.

Buster said...

Unfortunately, I have no desire to become a Field Engineer.

Ernie said...

Goodbye Mr. Field Engineer! Stupid comment spam... :(

It's great Buster, you'll love it! ;)

Badgercat said...

Gonna be a treat I'm sure. Thanks for the share, Ernie!

MOQChoir said...

This one reminds me of Wendy Carlos and her Clockwork Orange soundtrack efforts. That album was part of my playlist back in the 70's.

It amuses me to recall my then-girlfriend's absolute horror when the Ode To Joy track played.

Sky Raven said...

Goodness! The Nutcrackers were all starting to sound the same (but, of course), and then you throw this little gem into the mix. What a fun recording. You just have to smile as you listen to the fun. Thanks so much. Burt

Buster said...

Good fun, for sure!

Lennonka said...

Dear Ernie!

Thank you so much for this series. I would like to ask if it is possible to upload album covers?

Greetings from Hungary!

Ernie said...

Thanks for the comment, but no. I'm posting too much stuff to be able to scan in all the covers as well. Pretty sure most if not all of them are available over at Discogs though, so check over there. At Christmas, when I share out complete albums and singles, I make sure to put all the scans into the shares, but not during Christmas in July.

Lennonka said...

No problem. Big thanks for your work!

Sky Raven said...

The covers are all available at Discogs (I got them all). This one is especially interesting for the discussion it has on the history of electronic music.

Der Bingle said...

Man, I dig this.

Ernie said...

It's cool, isn't it? :)

Ernie said...

The Field Engineer came back! Very curious...