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Edward Williams – Music for Life on Earth

“Life on Earth was a groundbreaking television natural history series made by the BBC in association with Warner Bros. and Reiner Moritz Productions. It was transmitted in the UK from 16 January 1979. I chanced upon this in a local thrift shop for a golden English pound and was intrigued by the lack of information adorning the cover. For such a famous documentary series I was surprised that the record has no label and for all intents and purposes looks like an in-house copy that was probably circulated around the BBC during the year of production.

What surprised me further still was how beautiful the music was that resided in these grooves and how there seems to be no information about a vinyl release of any kind despite the usual internet searching. There’s a plaintive John Cameron/Basil Kirchin-esque quality to the compositions that Jonny Trunk would approve of.”

Listen to a couple tracks: 1, 2.

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