Mike Oldfield's Space Movie Soundtrack To Finally Be Released
Oldfield was brought in by producer Tony Palmer after NASA made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Palmer recalls: "In 1978 I was shown the mountain of film collected from John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit the Earth, until Apollo 17. Use whatever I wanted, I was told. From the beginning, I wanted Mike to write the music. The soundtrack that emerged is an inspiring match for the images."
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, said at a screening in 2008: "I still get a chill hearing some of the talk-back which, like the footage, NASA had provided for Tony to use." Read more including details about an upcoming screening of the film here.
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