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Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever

Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.

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Whether you’re a Star Trek fan or not, you cannot deny the epic suite of auditory wizardry underpinning the franchise. In this fusion of Star Trek series themes from Voyager, DS9, TNG, and TOS, artist SamoStudios composed this well done mashup via keyboard/computer. 

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A few of my favourite things… Star Wars Soundtrack

The original trilogy soundtrack, all on CD, and one disc of extras, which is all outtakes and previously unreleased music.  And also this quite tall book which contains history and analysis, as well as art and photos. 

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Although a HHGTTG fan since I was young, I’d actually never heard this song until recently.  It was part of a ‘double b-side’ released by Polydor in 1981.  And I like it.

(The video and animation isn’t mine).

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Theme Tunes: Star Trek (TOS)

Gene Roddenberry apparently wrote lyrics to this, which I discovered when I bought a Star Trek music book many years ago, to learn to play on the keyboard.  Lost the music book since then, but this is what I found through google:

Beyond
The rim of the star-light
My love
Is wand’ring in star-flight
I know
He’ll find in star-clustered reaches
Love,

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Theme Tunes: Frontier – Elite II (Original)

This is the original opening on the Amiga. 🙂

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Theme Tunes:  Frontier – Elite II

First video game music I’ve posted, but it’s a true classic.  Although there have been a number of space sims since, like Freelancer and X: Beyond The Frontier, nothing has ever really come close to the freedom of this game. 

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Theme Tunes: Monkey – Gandhara

The closing title music to the Japanese TV series.  It’s also just a very beautiful song though.

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Theme Tunes: Monkey

Monkey was a 70’s Japanese TV series that basically did for Chinese legend what Hercules and Xena did to Greek; turned it into a very silly slap stick comedy.

Anyway, the title song was performed by Godiego.  In the english version you can hear a couple of times where they struggle a bit to make the lyrics fit the music,

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Theme Tunes: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

And now for something completely different…

I believe the music is actually ‘The Liberty Bell March’ by John Philip Sousa.

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