|The Sound of Speed
is Thompson's 1960 concept LP. Recorded at the dawn of the space age,
each composition evokes a different mode of modern transport, from
Vespa scooters to Le Mans racers to rocket ships. The vehicular
vignettes are book-ended by authentic sound effects, with vivid stereo
motion--for example, the classic Starfire and its famous blast-, off
sound. The CD reissue includes.
-Liner notes by Irwin Chusid, author of Songs in the Key of Z
-An interview with the artist by Will "the Thrill" Viharo
-Digital transfer and remastering
Long out of print, long-sought,The
Sound of Speed
is an overlooked gem from a bygone era of orchestral sophistication. It
has been re-mastered in sparkling stereo in the year that its creator,
Bob Thompson, turns 80. And now, available on iTunes.