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Album: Cosmic Sounds
# Song Title   Time
1)    Aries - The Fire Fighter More Info... 0:03
2)    Taurus - The Voluptuary More Info... 0:03
3)    Gemini - The Cool Eye More Info... 0:03
4)    Cancer - The Moon Child More Info... 0:03
5)    Leo - The Lord of Lights More Info... 0:02
6)    Virgo - The Perpetual Perfectionist More Info... 0:03
7)    Libra - The Flower Child More Info... 0:03
8)    Scorpio - The Passionate Hero More Info... 0:03
9)    Sagittarius - The Versatile Daredevil More Info... 0:02
10)    Capricorn - The Uncapricious Climber More Info... 0:03
11)    Aquarius - The Lover of Life More Info... 0:03
12)    Pisces - The Peace Piper More Info... 0:03
 

Album: Cosmic Sounds
# Song Title   Time
1)    Aries - The Fire Fighter More Info... 0:03
2)    Taurus - The Voluptuary More Info... 0:03
3)    Gemini - The Cool Eye More Info... 0:03
4)    Cancer - The Moon Child More Info... 0:03
5)    Leo - The Lord of Lights More Info... 0:02
6)    Virgo - The Perpetual Perfectionist More Info... 0:03
7)    Libra - The Flower Child More Info... 0:03
8)    Scorpio - The Passionate Hero More Info... 0:03
9)    Sagittarius - The Versatile Daredevil More Info... 0:02
10)    Capricorn - The Uncapricious Climber More Info... 0:03
11)    Aquarius - The Lover of Life More Info... 0:03
12)    Pisces - The Peace Piper More Info... 0:03
 
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  • Includes liner notes by Richie Unterberger.
  • Composer: Mort Garson.
  • Personnel: Cyrus Faryar (vocals); Paul Beaver (synthesizer).
  • Arranger: Mort Garson.
  • The dozen signs of the Zodiac are ruminated upon during the pseudo-psychedelic COSMIC SOUNDS, a concept album was issued in late 1967 on Elektra Records. COSMIC SOUNDS narrator Cyrus Faryar's other credits include proficiencies as a bouzouki player, bassist, guitarist, and sometimes vocalist for a plethora of diverse artists, namely Dave Guard & the Whiskeyhill Singers and the Modern Folk Quartet, as well as guest spots on albums by Mama Cass Elliot, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Fred Neil, and even the Firesign Theatre. Faryar animates Jacques Wilson's suitably antiquated '60s hippie prose, depicting the various characteristics unique to the 12 respective zodiac insignias. Backing Faryar's narration is a loosely corralled and completely unnamed aggregate of L.A. session all-stars and Wrecking Crew regulars: Carol Kaye (bass), Hal Blaine (drums), Bud Shank (bass flute), and Emil Richards (percussion)--who often performs several different instruments during the same song. Along with contributions from Moog synth guru Paul Beaver, the band churn out a series of ersatz rock melodies--the likes of which might have been as incidental fodder for an episode of DRAGNET or from any of the late-'60s hippie/biker flicks such as PSYCH-OUT or HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS. The cinematic style comes via the talents of Julliard-trained pop composer/arranger/conductor Mort Garson--who may be best remembered for his collaborations with Doris Day, Glen Campbell, Rod McKuen, and Mel Torm. SOUNDS is a definitive timepiece and nostalgic relic reflecting the heavy marketability in the counterculture youth movement of the late '60s. Taken at face value, it righteously succeeds.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.71) - "[T]his remains another unique example of Holzman's relentless thirst for sonic pioneering and ambitious concepts."

Mojo (Publisher) (12/02, p.128) - "...COSMIC SOUNDS was one of the first and most successful psychedelic exploitation albums..."
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