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SILCD1510 The Living Planet

The Living Planet
The Living Planet
Elizabeth Parker,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop

The Living Planet
The Living Planet
12″ LP in a gatefold sleeve
on Arctic Pearl coloured vinyl


First time release on CD for this groundbreaking score, composed by Elizabeth Parker at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Originally shown on BBC1 in 1984, this David Attenborough 12 part series was the sequel to the pioneering Life On Earth, taking natural history television to a new level of brilliance. After a Masters degree in composition and recording techniques at the University of East Anglia, Elizabeth joined the BBC and in 1978 moved permanently to the Workshop’s Maida Vale studios where she realised the music for well over 300 television and radio programmes before her departure in 1996. The Emmy-nominated music for ‘The Living Planet’ was performed on synthesisers, blending highly evocative themes, sounds and effects into a brilliant accompaniment on television to film of the Earth’s environments, and into an enthralling sound picture for this album.

1. The Living Planet (Theme From The Series)
2. The Building Of The Earth
3. The Frozen World
4. The Northern Forests
5. Jungle
6. Seas Of Grass
7. The Baking Deserts
8. The Sky Above
9. Sweet Fresh Water
10. The Margins Of The Land
11. Worlds Apart
12. The Open Ocean
13. New Worlds (Closing Theme From The Series)
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