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DEXTER WANSEL

Life On Mars

Release date: August 25, 2023

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  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Sleeve finished with linen laminate finish
  • 1976 debut album featuring "Theme From The Planets"
  • Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl

TRACKLIST

SIDE A
1. A Prophet Named K.G.
2. Life On Mars
3. Together Once Again
4. Stargazer
SIDE B
1. One Million Miles From The Ground
2. You Can Be What You Wanna Be
3. Theme From The Planets
4. Rings Of Saturn

DETAILS

  • Releasedate: 25-08-2023
  • Original Release Year: 1976
  • Units: 1 LP
  • Sleeve: 3mm
  • Grams: 180g
  • Genre: Hip Hop / RnB
  • Carrier: LP STANDARD
  • Barcode (EAN): 8719262030404
  • Catalogue number: MOVLP3487

DESCRIPTION

Life On Mars is the 1976 debut album by the American R&B/jazz fusion singer, arranger, musician, composer and conductor Dexter Wansel. The album is considered to be a "space-funk" classic, inspired by David Bowie's "Life On Mars?". Wansel composed his own sci-fi sounds with swirling, ring-like oscillators, cosmic sub tones, and metallic, otherworldly leads using his signature ARP 2600 synthesizer. Wansel's pioneering synth sound was shared on numerous records with artists like MFSB, Billy Paul, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Teddy Pendergrass, and The Jones Girls. The album inspired other artists and Wansel's "Theme From The Planets" drum beat intro is hailed as being one of the first foundation beats of hip-hop. His sampled music has been used by Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Ice Cube amongst others. Life On Mars is available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl. 180 gram audiophile vinyl Sleeve finished with linen laminate finish 1976 debut album featuring "Theme From The Planets" Limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent blue coloured vinyl

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