Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In Search Of... - Full Soundtrack
W. Michael Lewis & Laurin Rinder

Here is a soundtrack that has been long out of print that I was looking for, but knew very little about. It's the soundtrack for the old television series that ran from 1976 to 1982"In Search Of..." hosted by Leonard Nimoy. The show investigated paranormal types of topics and attempted to uncover the truths surrounding them.

One surprise that I can't say is good or bad about the soundtrack is that some of the songs seems like definite cues taken right from the show which I love, but other tracks have a heavy disco vibe going for them which includes the main theme. I would have liked to hear just straight music from the show along with the great into. However, as I listen to it more some of those disco infused tunes have grown on me. If you are a fan of the show I would recommend checking this out.

"This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine."


8 comments:

Julian Perez said...

As a lifelong fan of In Search Of, mostly for the one-of-a-kind, never duplicated and eerie score by Rinder & Lewis, let me just say how delighted and pleased I am to see this uploaded.

The soundtrack has never been on even CD, and it has never been rereleased, and it is ultra-rare in the extreme. I have tried for years to find a copy, and there aren't any on e-bay. Now when you can't find something on e-bay, that's when you've got to give up the ghost.

It is a delight to hear the full version of music that was only partially used on screen, like the soulful, Indian-inspired "Nazca Lines" guitar piece.

Once again, I wish to extend my thanks...and that is NOT based in part on theory and conjecture!

The Fiji Mermaid said...

Julian,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! This is one of my posts that has the highest number of downloads, I think for the fact as you stated that it's "ultra-rare". I too looked for it for sometime and just about gave up.

Then sometime just before I posted it I hunted again, much like trying to track Bigfoot and came up with gold and found it. I knew I had to turn right around and make it available to the masses. (I knew I couldn't be the only person looking for it)

and/OAR said...
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and/OAR said...

Yes indeed, thanks very much for posting this LP! As the album cover indicates, the music is partially inspired by the TV series, so there are indeed disco-fied, jazzed-up, heavily orchestrated and funked-up versions of some of the music from the show. In fact, too much for my personal taste... There is so much great music from all the different seasons, I do hope to one day see a comprehensive release containing all the original music used in the various episodes over the years. Hopefully a multi-CD set! Heck, I'm still waiting to see all the seasons get released on DVD... The past two years have seen soundtrack re-issues of Chariots Of The Gods and Mysteries Of The Gods soundtracks, so I hope In Search Of is next!

The Fiji Mermaid said...

and/Oar:I hear you on the soundtrack. The soundtrack is nice to have as you can feel elements from the original score to the series, but it's not the same. Most disappointing of all is that they didn't even put the title theme on there in it's original form. That's so classic.

Pinky Royale said...

Hey kid, thanks for the great posts. It's nice to see that people appreciate the forgotten strange. I was wondering if you could re-up this link? I just rediscovered In Search of... I loved watching it as a junior, and even then the soundtrack was awesome. And it's still great! Getting my hands (ears?) on it has proven tricky.

The Fiji Mermaid said...

Pinky, yes I should be able to re-up this one. I had some hard drive trouble so there is a small chance I no longer have it. A word of light warning, this soundtrack is far more disco than a straight up score to the series. There a few cues from the show, but most have a disco spin to it, including the main theme which was a real shame I think. Still it's a nice rare gem.

Pinky Royale said...

Thanks, man! Here's hoping it still exists! The comments I've found about it warned me of the (ill-advised) disco theme, but as long as those gritty old synths are in there, I'm guessing I'll get some spins out of it.