Hello everyone! Today we go back in time quite a ways to 1964 - marking the oldest score Mondo has ever released - for one of our personal favorite science fiction films, Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music Composed by Nathan Van Cleave. Featuring original artwork by We Buy Your Kids, and pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl Translucent Red & Blue Vinyl (limited to 1000 copies) or Black Vinyl. $30
Mondo is pleased to present the soundtrack to the science fiction cult classic Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), for the first time ever on vinyl. Over 50 years before Matt Damon was labeled 'The Martian,' there was the story of lone astronaut Christopher "Kit" Draper and his struggle to survive on the red planet after being marooned by his ship's near miss with a meteor.
For a significant portion of the film - as Kit explores the terrain with no other life to communicate with (except for his monkey, Mona) - Nathan Van Cleave's music takes center stage. Van Cleave's themes are simultaneously foreboding and triumphant. Only a few short years before Planet of the Apes took science fiction to its inevitable dystopian ends, the soundtrack to Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a pure patriotic time capsule; the sounds of a retro-future when science fiction films were still produced with true optimistic sincerity.
Listen to a few select tracks below:
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