Mort Garson- Didn't You Hear?

Mort Garson- Didn't You Hear?

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Label: Sacred Bones

Reissued 11/6/20, originally released 1970

Six years before the release of his landmark Mother Earth’s Plantasia LP, composer and arranger Mort Garson met experimental film director Skip Sherwood, who was interested in an electronic score for his new movie, Didn’t You Hear? While not much is known now about the exact nature of their collaboration, we have Garson’s magnificent score as a record of those heady, early days after his life-changing discovery of the Moog synthesizer. Notable for being one of the earliest screen appearances by a young Gary Busey, Didn’t You Hear? also boasts one of the first-ever all-electronic movie scores. Though the score was first released in 1970, it sounds as adventurous and futuristic today as it must have then. Originally available only in the lobby of the theater at screenings of the movie in Seattle, the soundtrack LP went out of print shortly after the film's release. It has been a sought-after record for collectors of Mort Garson and early electronic music ever since. Sacred Bones is honored to reissue Didn’t You Hear? as it was meant to be heard, taken from the original master tapes and given a pristine remaster by engineer Josh Bonati.

Track Listing:

  1. Didn't You Hear?
  2. No Smoking
  3. Dream Sequence I
  4. Dream Sequence II
  5. Kevin's Theme
  6. Sail! Sail!
  7. Kevin and Paige
  8. Bamboo City
  9. Walk to Grange Hall
  10. Virgil's Theme
  11. Walk to the Other Side of the Island
  12. Death Talk and Jeep Approach
  13. Jeep Ride
  14. Dead Tree
  15. Didn't You Hear? (End Title)