Friday, May 30, 2014

Brain In A Box: 5 Disks of Science Fiction Sounds!

You don't get the beautiful 3D hologram packaging that originally enclosed this stupendous set, but hey, it's out of print, so better to have lots of good listening than nuthin', eh? And I've been too busy (and will probably continue to be so for the foreseeable future) to update this blog as regularly as I'd like, so hope this will keep all my li'l maniacs happy 'til I get back.

WARNING: these tracks (113 in all) are encoded as m4a (a lossless file),not mp3. They're bigger, which is why I had to split up the disks, and I don't know if m4as play on everything.


An astronomical amount of thank-yous to maniac James C. for sending this our way.

Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 1] : Movie Themes pt 1
Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 1] : Movie Themes pt 2
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 2]  TV Themes pt 1
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 2] TV Themes pt 2
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 3] Pop pt 1
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 3] Pop pt 2
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 3] Pop pt 3
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 4] Instrumental/Lounge pt 1
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 4] Instrumental/Lounge pt 2
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 5] Novelty pt 1
Brain In A Box_ The Science Fiction Collection [Disc 5] Novelty pt2


Disc: 1


1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Science Fiction/Double Feature - Richard O'Brien
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Introduction) - The City Of Prague Philhamonic/Nic Raine
3. Forbidden Planet: Main Titles - Overture - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
4. The Day The Earth Stood Still: Prelude/Outer Space/Radar - Bernard Herrmann
5. It Came From Outer Space: Visitors From Space - Dick Jacobs
6. Creature From The Black Lagoon: Main Title - Hans J. Salter
7. The Incredible Shrinking Man: Main Theme - Dick Jacobs
8. The Time Machine: Main Title/Credits - Russell Garcia
9. Them!: Main Title - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
10. The Thing Aka The Thing (From Another World!): Prelude - The National Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Gerhardt
11. First Men In The Moon: Main Title - London Studio Symphony Orchestra/Laurie Johnson
12. The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms: Main Title - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
13. Fantastic Voyage: Radio Spot Announcement - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
14. Fantastic Voyage: Main Title Sound Effects Suite - Leonard Rosenman
15. Planet Of The Apes: Main Title - Jerry Goldsmith
16. The Andromeda Strain: Desert Trip - Gil Melle
17. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: The Conversation - John Williams
18. Aliens: Ripley's Rescue - The London Symphony Orchestra/James Horner
19. E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial: Three Million Light Years From Earth - John Williams
20. Robocop: Robo Vs. Ed-209 - The Sinfonia Of London Orchestra/ Howard Blake
21. Robocop: Main Title - The Sinfonia Of London Orchestra/ Howard Blake
22. Terminator 2: Judgement Day: Trust Me - Mark Ayres
23. Outland: The Mine - The National Philharmonic Orchestra/Jerry Goldsmith
24. War Of The Worlds: Main Title & Introduction - The City Of Prague Philhamonic/Nic Raine
25. Predator: Main Title - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
26. The Fly: Main Title - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Howard Shore
27. Mars Attacks!: Main Title - Artie Kane
28. The Matrix: Anything Is Possible - The City Of Prague Philhamonic/Nic Raine
Disc: 2
1. The Twilight Zone, Main Title: First Season - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
2. Lost In Space: Main Title/Main Title - Season 3 - John Williams
3. My Favorite Martian: Theme - The Warner Bros. Orchestra/Carl Brandt
4. Doctor Who: Dr. Who - Eric Winstone & His Orchestra
5. The Jetsons: Theme - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
6. The Time Tunnel: Main Title - John Williams
7. One Step Beyond: Fear - The Berlin Symphony Orchestra/Harry Lubin
8. The Outer Limits: Control Voice Introduction - Vic Perrin
9. The Outer Limits: Main Title - Dominic Frontiere
10. Men Into Space: Theme - The Buddy Morrow Orchestra
11. The Thunderbirds: Theme - Barry Gray
12. Stingray: Theme - Barry Gray
13. Astro Boy: Theme - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
14. Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Main Title - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
15. Land Of The Giants: Main Title - Season 1 - John Williams
16. Star Trek: Main Title & Closing Theme - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Fred Steiner
17. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Main Title - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel Caine
18. V (The Series): Main Title - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
19. Babylon 5: Main Title - Christopher Franke
20. The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror I (Kang & Kodos Medley): Holy-Moly/We Offered You Paradise - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
21. The X-Files: Main Title - Mark Snow
22. Changing Channels - Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
Disc: 3: Pop
1. Telstar - The Tornadoes
2. Blast Off - Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra
3. Out Of Limits - The Marketts
4. Have You Seen The Saucers - Jefferson Airplane
5. Waiting For The UFO's - Graham Parker & The Rumour
6. Spaceman - Nilsson
7. Space Child - Spirit
8. Flying Saucer Safari - Suburban Lawns
9. UFO - Soul, Inc.
10. Rocket - Jow Bennett & The Sparkletones
11. Rocket To Nowhere - Webb Wilder
12. For Science - They Might Be Giants
13. Machines - Lathar & The Hand People
14. Beyond Tomorrow - Stan Ridgway
15. Theme For The Creature From Under The Sea - Milton DeLugg
16. Humans From Earth - T-Bone Burnett
17. One Step Beyond: Fear - Main Title - The Ventures
18. Rocket Ship - Vernon Green & The Medallions
19. Radar Blues - Chris Conner
20. Creature With The Atom Brain - Roky Erickson
21. Rocket Ship - Kathy McCarty
22. After The Gold Rush: Prelude - Prelude
Disc: 4
1. Frozen Neptune - Russ Garcia & His Orchestra
2. Lunar Rhapsody - Les Baxter
3. Man From Mars - Ferrante & Teicher
4. On The Dark Side Of The Moon - Frank Comstock
5. Saturday Night On Saturn - Les Baxter
6. Welcome To Tomorrow - Attilio Mineo
7. Space Reflex (Blues In 5/4) - Dick Hyman
8. The Planets: Mars, Bringer Of War - The City Of Prague Philharmonic/Nic Raine
9. Theremin Solo - Dr. Samuel Hoffman
10. Guitars In Space - Billy Mure
11. Nova (Exploding Star) - Russ Garcia & His Orchestra
12. Space Is The Place - Sun Ra
13. Twilight Zone - Raymond Scott & His Orchestra
14. Cosmic Ballad - Perrey-Kingsley
15. Moon Gas - Dick Hyman
16. Monsters Of Jupiter - Russ Garcia & His Orchestra
17. She Likes Me - Jerry Goldsmith
18. Tone Tales From Tomorrow - Frank Coe
19. Alien - Leonard Nimoy
20. On Planet X - David Garland/John Zorn
Disc: 5
1. The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2) - Buchanan & Goodman
2. Beep! Beep! - Louis Prima
3. The Blob - The Five Blobs
4. Martian Hop - The Ran-Dells
5. Music To Watch Space Girls By - Leonard Nimoy
6. Planet Claire - The B-52's
7. Gigantor - The Dickies
8. Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer - Ella Fitzgerald
9. Flying Saucer Attack - The Rezillos
10. Flyin' Saucers Rock 'N' Roll - Billy Riley & His Little Green Men
11. UFOs, Big Rigs & BBQ - Mojo Nixon & World Famous Blue Jays
12. We're Going UFO'ing - Jimmy Durante
13. Surf Trek - The Rubinoos
14. Mister Spaceman - The Holy Modal Rounders
15. Meet Space Pilot Jones - The Satellite Singers
16. The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
17. Knocked Out Joint On Mars - Buck Trail
18. Tiny Space Man - Bill Carlisle
19. (When You See) Those Flying Saucers - Buchanan Brothers & The Georgia Catamounts
20. Unfunky UFO - Parliament
21. You Came From Outer Space - The Kirby Stone Four

15 comments:

vilstef said...

As for the playability of the M4A format, I know it doesn't play on Windows Media, or didn't anyway. I abandoned WM when they 'improved' it to unusability with Windows 7. VLC media player plays anything I throw at it, even OGG and APE which are formats I don't care for.

Count Otto Black said...

Thanks for this wonderful collection! Here's a nice little bit of trivia for you: on "Flying Saucers Rock & Roll" by Bill Riley & His Little Green Men, the pianist is a pre-fame Jerry Lee Lewis.

Anonymous said...

Audile Sez: A big, smiling thanks to Mr.Fab for putting this up. As for file formats, may I suggest a freebie, easy, 'clean ',file converter? Try this one- http://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/ - I've been using it, converting a variety of audio formats to Mp3,[or from Mp3 to another]and it's never failed. For EG: You can set it to convert to 320Kbps or less, etc.

Belajar Gitar said...

thank you,, very benefit

nicktindrum said...

Interesting. Might try and get hold of a physical copy.... Thx

Konrad Useo said...

Thanks for the cool post.I found a physical copy for ten dollars. The hard cover book included is great.

Mr Fab said...

Thanks for the tech tips, good to know.
Count Otto: didn't know that, but it makes sense, as they were both on Sun Records, weren't they?
nicktindrum: I was just gonna say 'good luck with that' as amazon is selling them for minimum 3 figures, but than DJ Useo comes along with his heartwarming tale, so maybe they can be had cheap somewhere. (Just not on Amazon obviously)

RadioWizard said...

This is just too fantastic! Many great themes here. Thanks to Mr. Fab and of course Steve C. For converting MPEG4 or any other format, I use "Converter Lite." Nice freeware...can't recall where I got it...maybe a tucows.com.
Jack

AmericanSamourai said...

Thanks, Mr. Fab! Looking forward to hearing this!

Anonymous said...

The mother-lode! Thank you so much!

misoft said...

Wow! What a great collection! Thank you so much !

misoft said...

Amazing stuff!

I grabbed a bunch, couldn't stop ... Thank you SO much!

kosmikino said...

There are copies on eBay UK for anything between £50 and £80, which given the utter labour of cosmic love involved in compiling and hunting down some of these tracks, coupled with the exquisite "brain in a box" hologram and more book than booklet that comes with it - I suggest it is possibly the bargain of the new millennium!

All kudos to MFM for sharing this.

The howls of audio freaks aside, I go with Foobar2000 as my conversion engine of choice when it comes to M4A to MP3 - a right click and its almost done.

Tim from Radio Clash said...

Funny just on an early Dick Hyman kick (hmm how his name is not fun/easy to search...hey I like porn but not when I'm looking for something else!) and then I found this...strangely via Harrell & Sharron Lucky, Playschool stuff and various 60s-70s kids funk gems (you didn't download that Strictly Kids Strictly Biz comp did you? Or have most of those? Only found some...)

Funny thing about the better known Hyman (Moog etc) is I heard it and went WOW WHY DON'T I KNOW THIS? Err, I did, and had listened to it loads about 2010.

Coming around again...again...and again. I do usually have to check if I've got stuff I'm looking for. Getting old!

Mr Fab said...

Vintage kiddie funk deff sounds like a field worth investigating. Perhaps a future Radio Clash podcast, eh?

Dont know Strictly Kids Strictly Biz; anything to do with the Diabolical B to tha I to tha Z Markie?