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Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole

7 SONGS • 30 MINUTES • JAN 01 1980

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Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole

  • Released on 01/01/1980 by Universal Records
  • Main artists: Meco
  • Genre: Funk

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Tony Bongiovi, Producer - Jerry Goldsmith, ComposerLyricist - Harold Wheeler, Producer - Meco, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1980 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Tony Bongiovi, Producer - Jerry Goldsmith, ComposerLyricist - Harold Wheeler, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Meco Monardo, Producer - Meco, MainArtist

Gene Roddenberry, Author - Tony Bongiovi, Producer - Alexander Courage, Composer - Harold Wheeler, Producer - Meco, Producer, MainArtist

Tony Bongiovi, Producer - John Barry, Composer - Harold Wheeler, Producer - Meco, Producer, MainArtist

Tony Bongiovi, Producer - Harold Wheeler, Producer - Lance Quinn, ComposerLyricist - Meco, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

Tony Bongiovi, Producer - Harold Wheeler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Meco, Producer, MainArtist

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  • 1 disc(s) - 7 track(s)
  • Total length: 00:30:49
  • Composer: Various Composers
  • Label: Universal Records
  • Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B Funk

© 1980 UMG Recordings, Inc. ℗ 1980 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk

Meco Plays The Wizard Of Oz

Encounters Of Every Kind

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Interniggational (feat. Lil Bruno)

7 (E Flat Version)

Earth, Wind & Fire

Silver Tongue

Purple Rain

Parade - Music from the Motion Picture Under the Cherry Moon

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Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole

7 SONGS • 30 MINUTES • JAN 01 1980

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Producer and studio musician Meco marked a confluence of the two dominant pop-culture preoccupations of the late '70s, shooting to fame on the heels of a chart-topping disco rendition of the theme to Star Wars. Born Meco Monardo in Johnsonburg, PA in 1939, he took up the trombone at the age of nine, and later earned a scholarship to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. There Meco formed a jazz trio with fellow students Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter, later enlisting with the West Point Army Band. From 1965 to 1974, Meco worked as a studio player, and also landed a number of arranging gigs, most notably on Tommy James' "Crystal Blue Persuasion." He additionally arranged and performed the music on a series of television commercials.

Meco's breakthrough arrived in 1974 when he co-produced the Gloria Gaynor smash "Never Can Say Goodbye," followed by the Carol Douglas masterpiece "Doctor's Orders." In 1977, Meco saw the George Lucas film Star Wars on the day of its release and quickly became obsessed, seeing the picture numerous times; while admiring producer John Williams' score, he felt the music lacked commercial possibilities, and soon contacted Casablanca Records chief Neil Bogart about the possibility of a disco version. Working with veteran Broadway arranger Harold Wheeler, Meco recorded Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk; soon the first single, "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," rose to number one. Although he recorded similar music inspired by films including The Wizard of Oz and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Meco remained most closely associated with Star Wars, even recording a highly successful Christmas album based on the movie; he retired from music in 1985, later working as a commodities broker in Florida. ~ Jason Ankeny

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Meco (Domenico Monardo) launched the space disco era with Star Wars and other Galactic Funk (1977), which went platinum. He followed with several disco-ized soundtrack albums, including Encounters of Every Kind (1977), Superman and other Galactic Heroes (1978), and Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album (1980).

Music from Star Trek and The Black Hole (1980) didn’t go over well. The movies bombed at the box office, and the original, now classic soundtracks (by Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry, respectively), resisted the transition to upbeat funk. Meco knew it, and faked most of The Black Hole . The main theme is the only track that clearly resembles Barry’s score.

You can listen to Meco’s “Star Trek Medley” here . The entire Black Hole suite is below.

The album art is by Shusei Nagaoka, who did many memorable sci-fi-themed covers throughout the ’70s, including Out of the Blue (ELO) and Raise! (Earth, Wind & Fire).

A German group called Nostromo, following a very curious disco version of the Alien theme in 1979,  released a 7″ called The Black Hole in 1980. It’s much more faithful to the original, although I like Meco’s misdirected space-funk a little bit more.

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I need more Black Hole Disco in my life.

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You most certainly do. And be sure to check out the weird Alien track…

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Can this be purchased on iTunes?

It’s not available anywhere, as far as I can tell. You can get Meco’s Star Wars album, and a “Best of” compilation, but that’s it for the sci-fi stuff. Very sad.

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It is a great cover. See also: http://vinylconnection.com.au/2014/02/04/space-walk-coverart-31/ 😉

How is that Tomita album? Is it ambient?

Not really. Like most of his work, it consists of arrangements of ‘classical’ pieces for his battery of analogue synthesisers and effects. ‘Space Walk’ is a bit sneaky in that it culls pieces from other Tomita albums and essentially gives them new titles. Debussey, Prokofiev, Ravel and Mussorgsky are all Tomita-ed effectively (if you like his style!).

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Cool. For some reason I’ve always associated that Eurythmics song “Here Comes The Rain Again” with The Black Hole. Maybe I heard it on the radio around the same time I watched The Black Hole on TV or something. Anyways, old vinyl is the best. I highly recommend the 2001: A Space Odyssey vinyl LP soundtrack. Seek it out.

Have you seen Martin Kennedy’s site?

http://martinlkennedy.com/post/74191592051/beautiful-gatefold-lp-first-pressing-of-2001-a

Apparently I have another collector’s item, because I have that same gatefold 2001 LP. I think my Dad said that he bought movie soundtracks to test out (show off?) his stereo equipment. He was a bit of an audiophile. I also have Star Wars and various James Bond soundtrack LPs. He had good taste. Any record collection that features those early Bo Diddley Chess Records LPs and Bob James One (Nautilus!) is pretty cool in my book.

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I must confess I love Meco’s Star Trek renditions. But as was already stated, the stuff from The Black Hole doesn’t even sound like anything from the film.

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Meco: "Music From Star Trek and Music From the Black Hole" long-playing, 33 1/3 rpm., 12", vinyl record album. 1980 Casablanca label, NBLP 7196, stereo. Side One: STAR TREK MEDLEY / LOVE THEME FROM STAR TREK / THEME FROM STAR TREK. Side Two: THEME FROM THE BLACK HOLE / CLEARMOTION / SPACE SENTRY / METEORITES.

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  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12 x 12 x 0.2 inches; 8 ounces
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Casablanca Records
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ April 5, 2009
  • Label ‏ : ‎ Casablanca Records
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0025KXQF4

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Producer and studio musician Meco marked a confluence of the two dominant pop-culture preoccupations of the late '70s, shooting to fame on the heels of a chart-topping disco rendition of the theme to Star Wars. Born Meco Monardo in Johnsonburg, PA in 1939, he took up the trombone at the age of nine, and later earned a scholarship to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. There Meco formed a jazz trio with fellow students Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter, later enlisting with the West Point Army Band. From 1965 to 1974, Meco worked as a studio player, and also landed a number of arranging gigs, most notably on Tommy James' "Crystal Blue Persuasion." He additionally arranged and performed the music on a series of television commercials. Meco's breakthrough arrived in 1974 when he co-produced the Gloria Gaynor smash "Never Can Say Goodbye," followed by the Carol Douglas masterpiece "Doctor's Orders." In 1977, Meco saw the George Lucas film Star Wars on the day of its release and quickly became obsessed, seeing the picture numerous times; while admiring producer John Williams' score, he felt the music lacked commercial possibilities, and soon contacted Casablanca Records chief Neil Bogart about the possibility of a disco version. Working with veteran Broadway arranger Harold Wheeler, Meco recorded Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk; soon the first single, "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," rose to number one. Although he recorded similar music inspired by films including The Wizard of Oz and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Meco remained most closely associated with Star Wars, even recording a highly successful Christmas album based on the movie; he retired from music in 1985, later working as a commodities broker in Florida. ~ Jason Ankeny

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  1. Black Hole

  2. Star Trek: Lower Decks

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  5. STARSHIP SIMULATOR BLACK HOLE

  6. Star Trek: Lower Decks

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  1. Meco

    Space funk track "Meteorites" closes the album in fine style with a killer bass hook and a nice changeup that leads into a buttery sweet Moog solo that would make Herbie Hancock proud. Music from Star Trek and the Black Hole ranks among Meco's finest work, definitely a top three record. MECO - MUSIC FROM THE BLACK HOLE - 1980. View credits ...

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    Music Of The ManholeMy only goal is to promote excellent & outstanding music. If you wish for a track to be removed just let me [email protected] O...

  3. Music from Star Trek and the Black Hole

    Music from Star Trek and the Black Hole by Meco released in 1980. Find album reviews, track lists, credits, awards and more at AllMusic. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

  4. Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole by Meco

    1978. Meco Plays Music From The Empire Strikes Back - EP. 1980. Encounters Of Every Kind. 1978. Moondancer. 1979. Listen to Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole by Meco on Apple Music. 1980. 7 Songs. Duration: 30 minutes.

  5. Meco

    Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole ( LP, Album, Stereo, 53 - Keel Pressing) Casablanca. NBLP 7196. US. 1980. Recently Edited. Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole ( LP, Album, Promo, Stereo, 16 - Goldisc Pressing) Casablanca.

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    Listen to Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole on Spotify. Meco · Album · 1980 · 7 songs.

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    Listen to Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole, a playlist curated by Meco on desktop and mobile. SoundCloud Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole by Meco published on 2021-12-31T03:37:06Z. Genre Funk Contains tracks. Star Trek Medley by Meco published on 2021-12-31T02:15:32Z. Love Theme From Star Trek by Meco published on 2016-03 ...

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  11. Star Trek Medley

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupStar Trek Medley · MecoMusic From Star Trek And The Black Hole℗ A Republic Records Release; ℗ 1980 UMG Recordings...

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    In 1980, Meco's sixth album, Music from Star Trek and Music from the Black Hole, was released, featuring the song "Theme from 'Star Trek.'" The movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) featured an original soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Meco also created Meco Plays Music from The Empire Strikes Back, which was a 10" EP containing a ...

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    Check out Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole by Meco on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. ... and later earned a scholarship to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. There Meco formed a jazz trio with fellow students Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter, later enlisting with the West Point Army ...

  14. Theme From The Black Hole

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    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1980 Vinyl release of "Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole" on Discogs.

  16. Star Trek Medley

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    Meco* - Music From Star Trek And The Black Hole. More images. Label:Premium Series - 9667-2: Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release, Stereo. Country: ... MECO - MUSIC FROM THE BLACK HOLE - 1980. 14:29; MECO STAR TREK MEDLEY. 9:13; Meco - Love Theme From Star Trek (Extended 1980) 5:35; Meco - Star Trek ...

  18. Meco's Music from Star Trek and The Black Hole (1980)

    Meco knew it, and faked most of TheBlack Hole. The main theme is the only track that clearly resembles Barry's score. You can listen to Meco's "Star Trek Medley" here. The entire Black Hole suite is below. The album art is by Shusei Nagaoka, who did many memorable sci-fi-themed covers throughout the '70s, including Out of the Blue ...

  19. Music From Star Trek / Music From the Black Hole

    Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi and Harold Wheeler (Author) $25.55 $ 25. 55. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. ... Meco: "Music From Star Trek and Music From the Black Hole" long-playing, 33 1/3 rpm., 12", vinyl record album. 1980 Casablanca label, NBLP 7196, stereo. Side One: STAR TREK MEDLEY / LOVE THEME FROM STAR ...

  20. Music from Star Trek / Music from The Black Hole

    Music from Star Trek / Music from The Black Hole, an Album by Meco. Released 7 January 1980 on Casablanca (catalog no. NBLP 7196; Vinyl LP). ... New Music Genres Charts Lists Community. Music from Star Trek / Music from The Black Hole By Meco..... Artist: Meco: Type: Album: Released: 7 January 1980: RYM Rating: 2.77 / 5.0 ...

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