The Vulcans Star Trek (Limited Deep Space Maroon Vinyl Edition) LP
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  • The Vulcans’ Star Trek Is One of the Oddest and Most Sought-After Albums in the Voluminous Vaults of the Legendary Trojan Label

  • Brainchild of the Producer Team of Joe Sinclair, Webster Shrowder and Des Bryan, Who Wanted to Create an Easy Listening Reggae Album Akin to Switched-On Bach

  • But the Result Turned Out a Lot Weirder Than They Had Planned

  • The Producers Turned Classic Reggae Instrumentals from the Trojan Vaults Over to Keyboardist Ken Elliot, Formerly of the Prog-Rock Band Second Hand

  • Elliot Proceeded to Lay Down Utterly Warped Synthesizer Lines over Them Using the ARP-2600

  • The Result Was a Bizarre Combination of Electronic Music and Reggae, Like a B-movie Soundtrack Listened To on Laughing Gas

  • Original Artwork

  • “Deep Space Maroon” Vinyl Pressing

  • Limited to 1000 Copies

  • First-Ever LP Reissue of This 1972 Release That Boldly Dubbed Where No Album Had Dubbed Before


    The Vulcans: Star Trek (Limited Deep Space Maroon Vinyl Edition) LP

    Now for one of the oddest'and most sought-after'albums in the voluminous Trojan label catalog! In 1972, the production team of Joe Sinclair, Webster Shrowder and Des Bryan placed classic Trojan instrumental riddims in the hands of prog-rocker Ken Elliot (formerly of the group Second Hand), who proceeded to lay down utterly twisted ARP-2600 synthesizer lines over them. The intent (we think) was to cash in on the strong, early '70s easy listening market a la Switched On Bach, but the result, like so many like-minded commercial concept albums, turned out to be several parsecs weirder than the original intent. The combination of electronic music and reggae walks the tightrope between cheesy and cosmic, like a B-movie soundtrack listened to on laughing gas, and if a few tracks fall into the merely comical, don't worry, cuz the next track is gonna boldly dub where no track has dubbed before. In short, a one-off, stone cold classic, here reissued on LP for the first time ever in 'Deep Space Maroon' vinyl limited to 1000 copies!

    Side One

    1. Star Trek
    2. Dr. Spock
    3. Red Herring

    4. Joe Kidd
    5. Vulcan-Ised

    Side Two

    1. Journey into Space 
    2. Dark Shadows
    3. Dracula
    4. Shang Haied

    5. Asibiso Jungle 6. In the Moog

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