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SPACE: 1999 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Ennio Morricone (Mondo - Death Waltz)

Pictures of the 2017 vinyl release of the Morricone score, thanks to Gordon.

The album cover echoes the Milton Bradley board game. There is a obi-like wrapper across the spine.

The "obi" wrapper, with a description by Charlie Brigden, creator of The Sound of Fear podcast: "Death Waltz Recording Company is ready to whisk you far into the future to the end of the 20th century with the truly out of this world Ennio Morricone score to SPAZIO: 1999, starring the great Martin Landau. Produced by the legendary Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the feature was constructed out of three episodes of the revered SPACE: 1999 television show to introduce Italian audiences to Commander Koenig and his crew, and thrilled audiences with nuclear explosions, parallel universes, and space opera thrills, all coming out of Moonbase Alpha. While the Italian show still featured the brassy sound of Barry Gray, legendary maestro Morricone was employed to bring a decidedly different feel to the theatrical film.
From the opening the score launches into wild space jazz with piano and trumpet interspersed with all kinds of noise before it descends into a creepier vibe. Morricone uses unsettling violins and atonal music together with electronics to simulate the void of space and the danger faced by the intrepid heroes, and what emerges is a mix of sci-fi and horror that will not only thrill you, but also scare the living daylights out of you. Human decision required."

The back cover just has track listings and small credits.

The gatefold cover opens out, showing the liner notes.

The liner notes are from the Penta CD booklet, by Nick Williams

The interior of the gatefold cover contains black and white behind-the-scenes photos (all of which appeared in the Penta CD booklet). These are not normally visible unless the cover is carefully pulled apart.

Only one side of the discs have a label (which obscures the central design - the launch pad or Triton eye).

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