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Format: CD
Sku: 60404785
UPC: 608917907827
UPC 14: 00608917907827
Release Date: 5/16/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Manhattan Research Inc. Copyright ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
2. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 4, TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
3. Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
4. Lightworks ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
5. Bass-Line Generator, The ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
6. Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night! ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
7. B.C. 1675 ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
8. VIM ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
9. Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
10. Sprite: Melonball Bounce - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
11. Sprite: Melonball Bounce ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
12. Wheels That Go ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
13. Limbo: The Organized Mind ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
14. Portofino - (version 1) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
15. Country Fair ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
16. Lady Gaylord ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
17. Good Air - (take 7) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
18. IBM MT/ST: The Paperwork Explosion ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
19. Domino ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
20. Super Cheer ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
21. Cheer: Revision 3 ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
22. Twilight In Turkey ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
23. Medley:: Raymond Scott Quote / Vicks: Medicated Cough Drops ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
24. Vicks: Formula 44 ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
25. Auto-Lite: Spark Plugs ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
26. Nescafe ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
27. Awake ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
28. Backwards Overload ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
29. Bufferin: Memories - (original version) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
30. Bandito The Bongo Artist ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
31. Night And Day ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
32. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (395) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
33. K2r ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
34. IBM Probe ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
35. GMGM 1A ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
36. Rhythm Modulator, The ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Ohio Plus ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
2. In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
3. General Motors: Futurama ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
4. Portofino - (version 2) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
5. Wild Piece, The ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
6. Ripples ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
7. Cyclic Bit ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
8. Ripples (Montage) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
9. Wing Thing, The ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
10. Country Fair - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
11. Cindy Electronium ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
12. Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night! - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
13. Hostess: Twinkies ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
14. Hostess: Twinkies - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
15. Ohio Bell: Thermo Fax ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
16. Pygmy Taxi Corporation, The ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
17. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 1, announce copy) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
18. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (full version) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
19. Lightworks - (slow version) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
20. Paperwork Explosion, The - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
21. Auto-Lite: Ford Family ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
22. Auto-Lite: Ford Family - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
23. Raymond Scott Quote ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
24. Auto-Lite: Wheels ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
25. Bufferin: Memories - (demo version) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
26. Space Mystery (Montage) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
27. Toy Trumpet, The ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
28. Backward Bleeps ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
29. Raymond Scott Quote / Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
30. Lightworks - (alternate instrumental version) ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
31. When Will It End? ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
32. Bendix 2: The Tomorrow People ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)
33. Electronic Audio Logos, Inc. ~ Raymond Scott (Jazz)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes a 144-page hard-bound book.
Muze PNote MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. features electronic music, musique concrete experiments, advertising jingles, and soundtracks originally featured in Jim Henson's pre-Muppet films. The electronic sounds generated on this 2-CD set were made by Raymond Scott inventions including the Clavivox, Circle Machine, Bass Line Generator, Rhythm Modulator, Karloff, Bandito The Bongo Artist and Electronium.
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Raymond Scott (spoken vocals, various electronic instruments); Dorothy Collins (vocals); Jim Henson (spoken vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded between 1953 & 1969. Includes liner notes by Joel Chadabe, Jeff Winner, Karen Falk, Gert-Jan Blom and Irwin Chusid. Includes interviews with Robert Moog, Herb Deutsch, Alan Entenman and Thomas Rhea.
Muze PNote Fascinated by the orderliness of sounds and machines, Raymond Scott composed and produced his innovative, eccentric, electronic music for commercials, films and his own amusement in the '50s and '60s. In assembling this overview of Scott's oeuvre, this lavish double album writes an important chapter in his life and career, defining his place in electronic music's history.
Muze PNote The research that went into this project (in large part by Jeff Winner and Gert-Jan Blom), is lovingly mirrored in the remarkable 144-page full-color hardbound book that houses the two discs. There are rare photos and documents, numerous interviews and essays, and nothing is superfluous. The overall effect of the entire package is to create a portrait of a unique, creatively driven artist.

Producer: Gert-Jan Blom; Jeff Winner

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jim Henson

Associated Artists and Works

Beau Hunks
Beau Hunks Sextette
Raymond Scott & the Secret Seve

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/16/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9078
Music Label Name Label : Basta (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00608917907827

Professional Reviews

Spin (9/00, p.185)
- "...69 love songs to commerce and the space age....The music is both archaic and 'tres moderne'..."

The Wire (6/00, p.57)
- "...Scott's flair for invention suited an age for car batteries, electric-powered toys and bright new chemical products. By using it to bring a gloss and sparkle to prevailing notions of progress, he helped drag electronic music out of the laboratory and into the home..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(6/00, p.101)
- "...Comprises generally abstract [electronic] experiments; space-age ad jingles...sonic experiments with tape loops and new instruments, or bleepy soundtracks for futuristic theme parks....A work of art in its own right..."

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