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If you’ve downloaded this in the past or haven’t picked it up now’s the time to download. New rip of the record with better sound. Peep the post here: /2009/07/16/masayoshi-takanaka-rainbow-goblins-story-live-at-budokan-1981/

*Download Below: The original faulty ZIP has been replaced with a new one*

This album consists of songs that weren’t actually in the movie but rather “inspired” by it. I have a feeling that these tracks were considered for the original score but Kubrick didn’t have quite enough room. It’s a shame because the songs in Vol. 2 are quite good. So, you can consider this collection an excellent supplementary B-Side set to the original, if you so desire. I have to admit I prefer Vol. 2 to the original because the songs have a darker, deep space feel. More insane warp tunnel/Spacebaby, less space station/moon base.

Click here to download Vol. 2 to MP3

Tracks with descriptions from album cover:

 1. Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra

This selection composted by Richard Strauss is heard at the opening of the motion picture “2001: A Space Odyssey” Karl Böhm conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

2. Leo Delibes – Coppélia

(This) was composed by Leo Delibes and conducted by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. As in the film. Mr. von Karajan’s performance conveys the feeling of the graceful rocket ships speeding through space.

3. György Ligeti – Lontano

Ligeti’s contribution to the music in “2001:” was very important. This selection, which does not appear in the film, was conducted by Ernest Bour and the Südwestfunk Orchestra.

4. Anton Webern – Entflieht Auf Leichten Kähnen

Written by one of the innovators of modern music with words by Stefan George. It is performed by Clytus Gottwald and the Stuttgart Schola Cantorum, who performances also appeared in the motion picture.

5. Richard Strauss – Waltzes From Der Rosenkavalier

Karl Böhm conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. Again, spacious music for outer space.

6. Richard Strauss – Thus Sprach Zarathustra (Part 2)

Additional exciting music from Richard Strauss symphonic poem from the original recording by Karl Böhm and the Berlin Philharmonic.

7. György Ligeti – Volumina

Performed by organist Karl-Erik Welin. This impressive Ligeti music give the feeling of rushing through space.

8. Aram Khachaturian – Berceuse

From Khachaturian’s “Gayne Ballet Suite.” This was conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. Both the conductor and the composer were well represented in the motion picture.

9. György Ligeti – Requiem

This is another part of Ligeti’s Requiem,” a portion of which appeared in the original film. This, however, is performed by the Hessian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Gielen.

10. Charles Gounod – Margarethe

Charles Gounod’s music by the Radio-Symphony orchestra of Berlin and conducted by Ferenc Fricsay, also gives impressions of graceful objects speeding through space to the accompaniment of graceful music.

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I’m posting this as a reference point for the rarely seen pressing of 2001: A Space Odyssey Volume 2 that will follow shortly. Download and enjoy.

Click here to download Vol. 1

A1 Karl Bohm* & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*  – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) 1:37
Composed By – Richard Strauss
Conductor – Karl Bohm*
A2 Francis Travis & Bavarian Radio Orchestra*  – Requiem For Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs And Orchestra 4:04
Composed By – Gyorgy Ligeti*
Conductor – Francis Travis
A3 Clytus Gottwald & Stuttgart Schola Cantorum*  – Lux Aeterna 5:50
Composed By – Gyorgy Ligeti*
Conductor – Clytus Gottwald
A4 Hervert von Karajan* & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*  – The Blue Danube 6:55
Composed By – Johann Strauss*
Conductor – Hervert von Karajan*
B1 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra  – Gayane Ballet Suite (Adagio) 5:12
Composed By – Aram Khachaturian*
Conductor – Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
B2 Ernest Bour & Sudwestfunk Orchestra*  – Atmospheres 7:56
Composed By – Gyorgy Ligeti*
Conductor – Ernest Bour
B3 Herbert von Karaja* & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*  – The Blue Danube 3:30
Composed By – Johann Strauss*
Conductor – Herbert von Karaja*
B4 Karl Bohm* & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*  – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) 1:37
Composed By – Richard Strauss
Conductor – Karl Bohm*

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