Lost in Space: The Complete John Williams Collection – Exclusive Vinyl Box Set is a masterpiece of music, science fiction, and space-opera history!
Who knew Johnny Williams was the John Williams?
Are you still scratching your head from within your space helmets?
Well it seems that an up and coming composer named Johnny Williams created some 2 hours and 36 minutes of music from the classic show Lost In Space.
He would later drop the “ny” and as John Williams go onto bigger things such as Jaws, which led to the Steven Spielberg introductions and recommendation of “the greatest composer who ever lived” to George Lucas who would forever cement Mr. Williams as the author of some of the most beautiful and influential music ever created for the movie industry with his take on the Star Wars universe.
Back up a bit.
John Williams composed for nearly three hours of Lost In Space!
Let that sink in.
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What is the boxed set of the century exactly?
Well it is a full-on vintage of four vibrant vinyl albums packaged with gorgeous photos and notes from Lost in Space.
Let’s go back further.
Did you know that John Williams was drafted and spent three years in the Air Force?
Did you know he conducted and created music for the U.S. Air Force Band during that time?
Now piece back together your blown minds.
John Williams’ jazz piano name was “Little Johnny Love” Williams, and as a part of Henry Mancini’s band, he played the famous piano riff on the theme from Peter Gunn.
Move up a few years and many episodes of Lost In Space, including the different themes for seasons one and two were composed by Johnny Williams himself.
This set has records colored purple, blue, green, and orange, and check out the myriad tracks he made:
Lost in Space: The Complete John Williams
Disc 1 – The Reluctant Stowaway [Total Time: 39:04]
1. Main Title Theme (Season One and Two)
2. Smith’s Entrance (2:28)
3. Judo Chop (1:43)
4. On the Pad (0:46)
5. The Good Doctor (1:13)
6. Preparations (1:12)
7. Final Countdown (4:07)
8. Escape Velocity / Robot Control (3:35)
9. Meteor Storm (3:11)
10. Defrosting / Log Book (2:04)
11. Weightless Waltz (3:23)
12. Bumper (Season One and Two)*
13. Robot Play-on / Doctor & Boy (2:17)
14. The Monster Rebels (3:30)
15. Message for President (0:53)
16. A Walk in Space / To Be Continued (6:47)
17. End Title Theme (Season One and Two)
Disc 2 – Island in the Sky [Total Time: 39:02]
18. Strange Planet / Suiting Up (2:49)
19. John’s Descent / John’s Fall (2:44)
20. Rescue Orbit / Helmet it / Group Play-On (2:27)
21. Stranglehold (3:12)
22. The Landing (3:14)
23. Lil Will and the Robot (1:31)
24. Search for John (4:14)
25. Monkey’s Doo (4:54)
26. Operation Rescue / Personal Chauffeur (1:40)
27. Tractor Play-On / Electric Sagebrush (1:05)
28. Watch & Learn / Keeping House (2:54)
29. The Bad Doctor / Will is Threatened (1:58)
+ Library Cues from The Reluctant Stowaway **
30. Smith’s Entrance (2:48)
31. Meteor Storm (2:40)
32. End Title Theme (Alternate Version) (Season One and Two)
Disc 3 – The Hungry Sea [Total Time: 38:35]
33. The Earthquake (2:46)
34. Chariot Titles (1:07)
35. Temperature Dropping / Nature’s Display / Fahrenheit A Go-Go (2:19)
36. The Chariot Continues (1:12)
37. Boring Company (2:13)
38. I, Messenger (1:41)
39. Don’s Ray (0:22)
40. Space Bridge / John’s Temper (2:33)
41. Warming Rays / Sun Storm (3:02)
42. Morning After (3:14)
43. The Inland Sea (2:17)
44. Land Ho / Kids Play-Off / Space Play-On (2:38)
45. Strange Visitor (1:14)
46. Home Sweet Home (1:24)
+ Library Cues from The Reluctant Stowaway and The Hungry Sea **
47. Earthquake (3:03)
48. Strange Visitor (To Be Continued) (0:50)
49. The Monster Rebels (3:42)
50. To Be Continued (3:07)
Disc 4 – My Friend, Mr. Nobody [Total Time: 39:33]
51. Wonderland Discovery (3:00)
52. Hair Style Book (0:28)
53. Penny’s Friend (2:04)
54. Diamonds / Smith and Penny / Diamond Play-Off (1:51)
55. Penny’s Cave (2:00)
56. To the Cave (1:07)
57. Gathering Wild Flowers (2:27)
58. Moving Rocks / Mother and Daughter (2:09)
59. Penny’s Problem (4:15)
60. Storm Coming Up (1:33)
61. A New Galaxy (2:29)
+ Library Cues from the Reluctant Stowaway **
62. Final Countdown (4:45)
63. Escape Velocity/Robot Control (3:35)
64. Defrosting (2:05)
65. Weightless Waltz (3:36)
66. Season Three Main Title Theme
67. Season Three Bumper
68. Season Three End Title Theme
* Composed by Richard LaSalle
** Composed by John Williams and Conducted by Lionel Newman