- Three translucent gold 140 gram vinyl LPs in poly-lined paper sleeves
- Three heavyweight jackets, gold ink on black
- Full-colour 96-page softcover book
- Gold foil print of Voyager Golden Record cover diagram, archival paper, 12″ × 12″
- Voyager trajectories turntable slipmat, gold ink on black felt
- Full-colour plastic digital download card for all audio of the Voyager Golden Record
- Housed in a deluxe record box with pull-ribbon, gold ink on black
Box Set, 3×LP$186.99
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Truly stunning LP/document of 'The Voyager Golden Record', a replica of the phonograph records that were attached to the 1977 NASA spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2. Each record contained a message for any extraterrestrial intelligence...
Despite the fact that it is obviously a very lavish spectacle to behold, The Voyager Golden Record is also an important audio archive document of a time some 40 odd years who when NASA cut some wax with recorded messages on for possible extra-terrestrials with whom the Voyager 1 and 2 spaceships could possibly link up with (if they had a record deck mind!).
Listening back now, many moons after it was pressed, it's striking how retro, yet ironically otherworldly the recordings and the idea that spawned them seem within the modern world of highspeed internet and digital downloads. Imagine the idea of, for instance, Apple pressing up some dubplates to promote the world at large and then firing them out into the unknown recesses of space seems ludicrous! Yet The Voyager Golden Record then and now acts as a stunning capsule from a time of simpler things like the lure of the unknown and a general wonderment for the universe as a whole. Important and essential in equal doses.
- 1 Greetings From Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General Of The United Nations 0:43 Various Artists
- 2 Greetings In 55 Languages 2:00 Various Artists
- 3 United Nations Greetings/Whale Songs 2:00 Various Artists
- 4 Sounds Of Earth 2:00 Various Artists
- 5 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F Major, BWV 1047: Allegro 2:00 Various Artists
- 6 Kelawang: Puspawarna (Kinds Of Flowers) 2:00 Pura Paku Alaman Palace Orchestra/KRT Wasitodipuro
- 7 Cengunme 2:00 Mahi Musicians Of Benin
- 8 Alima Song 1:00 Mbuti Of The Ituri Rainforest
- 9 Barnumbirr (Morning Star) & Moikoi Song 1:29 Tom Djawa, Mudpo & Waliparu
- 10 El Cascabel (Lorenzo Barcelata) 2:00 Antonio Maciel & Los Aguilillas With Mariachi Mexico De Pepe Villa/Rafael Carrion
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