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It was 40 years ago today...

As today is an auspicious anniversary, I spent some time delving through my music collection to put together tracks that fitted the event. Of course this is only a small selection of possible tunes - so feel free to add your own to the list.

A playlist for the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.

  • Launch of Apollo 11 - NASA - Lunar Landing
  • Apollo - Alan Parsons - On Air
  • Matta - Brian Eno - Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks
  • Let There Be Light (BT Mix) - BT - R & R
  • Money - N.A.S.A. (Feat. David Bryne) - The Spirit Of Apollo
  • Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - O.S.I - Office of Strategic Influence Bonus CD
  • Apollo - Way Out West - Don't Look Now
  • Let There Be Light - Mike Oldfield - The Songs of Distant Earth
  • Sleeping Satellite (12") - Aurora - Sleeping Satellite
  • Armstrong Sets Foot on Moon - NASA - Lunar Landing
  • Stars Die - Porcupine Tree - Stars Die
  • Sleeping Satellite (Extended Version) - Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
  • Pump Up The Volume - M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up The Volume
  • Walking On The Moon - The Police - Greatest Hits
  • The Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Dark Side Of The Moon (12" Mix) - Dune - Dark Side Of The Moon
  • Full Moon Low Tide Remix By DJ Toshio - Afro Celt Sound System - POD
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Agneta Fältskog - My Colouring Book
  • lunar orbit four: back side of the moon - The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
  • Trip to the Moon - Alex North - 2001: The Legendary Original Score
  • Aristillus - Camel - Moonmadness
  • Moonraker - David Arnold (featuring Shara Nelson) - Shaken and Stirred
  • Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (Disc 1)
  • Moonage Daydream - David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
  • Bike Ride to the Moon - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Chips from the Chocolate Fireball
  • Ticket To The Moon - Electric Light Orchestra - Time
  • Tsukiyo no Hikou (Moonlight Flight) - Joe Hisaishi, Azumi Inoue & Suginami Children's Choir - My Neighbor Totoro
  • Lunar Sea - Camel - Moonmadness
  • Moonshine - Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells II
  • Moonbase - Thomas Dolby - Gate to the Mind's Eye
  • Tranquility Base - Planet P Project - Planet P Project
  • lunar orbit five: spanish castles in space - The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
  • Lunar Ascent - Philip Sheppard - In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Lunar Sunrise - Terra Ferma - The Best Of Platipus
  • An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno - Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks
"Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed."

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swisstone
Jul. 20th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
And where, exactly, is "Saturn Five" by the Inspirals?
sbisson
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Not in my record collection, obviously!
megadog
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Mike Oldfield: Moonlight Shadow
Deuter: East of the Full Moon.
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising.
Kitaro: Moon-Star.
the_gardener
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Nitpick, but: wasn't "Moonlight Shadow" by Mike and Sally Oldfield?
sbisson
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
Mike Oldfield wrote it, and the vocalist was Maggie Reilly.
lovingboth
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Worth looking for: Apollo XI by OMD.

Spotify have it, but you seem to need to know it's on the Sugar Tax album.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Alan parsons project
Eric Woolfson of the Alan parsons project is on facebook now. Its pretty cool because he posts sweet stuff frequently.

If you're an App fan its worth checking out

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Eric-Woolfson/94942377217?ref=ts
rosz_wow
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I so fail at pop music. The only one of those in my iTunes is The Police. *grin*

Lunamuse by Kay Gardner
The Moon Tune by Alchemy VII
rowanf
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Ooops, I was in the wrong browser, hence my wow account.
alexmc
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
i have heard a fair few of those already on the BBC Nasa programs... Esp of course the Brian Eno which was one of the first albums of his that i bought
d_h
Jul. 21st, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
The theme(s) to Space 1999, Barry Gray with Vic Elms?
micheinnz
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Heart of the Sunrise, by Yes

Or Starship Trooper. Either would work.
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