John Williams and others

Lost in Space: 40th Anniversary Edition

La-La Land

Even if GNP Crescendo’s three discs of music from this classic 1960s sci-fi TV show weren’t already out of print, La-La Land’s limited-edition double album would hardly be redundant: It contains more than 65 minutes of previously unreleased music.

The first disc is comprised of the four Season One episodes scored by “Johnny” Williams, whose bold arrangements are light on strings and heavy on brass, woodwinds, chimes and kettle drums, with some of the motifs foreshadowing his work for the “Star Wars” franchise.

The second disc is made up of music written by the 11 other composers who worked on the series, spanning all three seasons. Highlights include scores from the third season’s two “hippie” episodes, “Collision of Planets” and “The Promised Planet.” For completists, Warren Barker’s unused main title for the second season is thrown in.

A real attraction of the album is the editing of sections into individual suites, by associate producer James Nelson, who also earns mega kudos for his superb remastering.

Tracks
1. LOST IN SPACE Season I Main Title (John Williams)

THE RELUCTANT STOWAWAY (John Williams)
2. Smith’s Entrance
3. Final Countdown
4. Escape Velocity/Meteor Storm
5. Weightless Waltz
6. Monster Rebels
7. Walk In Space/To Be Continued*

ISLAND IN THE SKY (John Williams)
8. Strange Planet*/John’s Descent*
9. Helmet It*
10. Strangle Hold/Landing
11. Lil’ Will And The Robot*
12. Search For John
13. Monkey’s Doo*
14. Operation Rescue*
15. Personal Chauffeur/Electric Sagebrush/Will Is Threatened

THE HUNGRY SEA (John Williams)
16. Earthquake
17. Temperature Rising*/Boring Company*/Don’s Rays*
18. Warming Rays*/Sun Storm
19. Land Ho/Kid’s Play-Off*

MY FRIEND MR. NOBODY (John Williams)
20. Wonderland Discovery/Penny’s Problem/Gathering Wild Flowers
21. New Galaxy

22. LOST IN SPACE Season I End Title (John Williams)

Total time: 1:18:55

DISC TWO

1. “CBS Presents This Program In Color”

2. LOST IN SPACE Season III Main Title (John Williams)

THE DERELICT (Herman Stein / Hans J. Salter†)
3. Derelict Title/Frontal Robotomy†/Family

THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH (Herman Stein)
4. Microscope/Pod Almighty

WELCOME STRANGER* (Herman Stein and Frank Comstock†)
5. Stranger/Friend Or Foe/Permission/Spore Sprayer/The Robinsons/Upper-Ration/Hapgood/Star Charts†/Tall Tail/ Blast Off†

6. LOST IN SPACE Season III Bumper*(John Williams)

BLAST OFF INTO SPACE* (Leith Stevens)
7. The Family/Quake/Mine Entrance/Galaxies Wins/Spilled Cosmonium/It’s Alive/Cosmonium Fiend/One Last Check/ Family/Blast Off/Thruster Control Short/Thruster Control Continued/Freeze Frame

CURSE OF COUSIN SMITH* (Robert Drasnin)
8. Mississippi Shuffle
9. Little Joe’s Yes

GIRL FROM THE GREEN DIMENSION* (Alexander Courage)
10. Mulberry Bush/What A Knight

CAVE OF THE WIZARDS* (Alexander Courage)
11. Mummy’s Boy/Draconian Anthem/King Queen

COLLISION OF PLANETS* (Gerald Fried)
12. The Aliens/Sampson March/Lover Boy Smith

THE PROMISED PLANET (Pete Rugolo)
13. Space-A-Delic
14. a) Senior – from 
THE SKY PIRATE (Leigh Harline) /
b) Introduction – from GHOST IN SPACE (Leigh Harline) /
c) The Search – from THE SKY PIRATE (Lionel Newman)

15. A Nice Little Bank/Investigation – from THE SKY PIRATE (Cyril Mockridge)

16. Terror Stinger/Another World/Ominous Signs/ Awful Monster/Silly Monster – from SPACE CIRCUS (Fred Steiner)

FORBIDDEN WORLD (Robert Drasnin)
17. Space Walk*

18. LOST IN SPACE Season II Main Title (unused) (Warren Barker)

19. LOST IN SPACE Season III End Title (John Williams)

Total time: 1:17:32

*previously unreleased material

External Links
record label’s link
episode guide

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