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Dick Hyman - Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman FLAC album

Performer: Dick Hyman
Genre: Electronic
Title: Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman
Country: US
Released: 1969
Style: Leftfield, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1747 mb
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Released in 1969, it spawned a surprise Billboard Top 40 hit with The Minotaur -a song that was said to have influenced the progressive rock era of the 1970s. For instance, its improvised solo inspired a young Greg Lake to incorporate the Moog into the closing song of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s eponymous debut album

Great fun. Great stuff. He offers plenty of variety, sometimes even backed by a "robot instrument" and even gets kind of adventurous at times, the sound sometimes foreshadowing elements of electronic music from the future, and not just in the obvious ways. Moog fans will want this. Reply Notify me Helpful. Great fun album I just found today on a chilean pressing (not-gatefold) from 1969. Reply Notify me 4 Helpful. I've mixed this album with techno, beatmatching The Minotaur with a Hawtin record

More albums from Dick Hyman: Live At The Electric Ballroom by Dick Hyman. Keyboard Kaleidoscope by Dick Hyman. Swings Music From Whoop-Up by Dick Hyman. The Age Of Electronicus by Dick Hyman. Brasilian Impressions by Dick Hyman. September Song: Dick Hyman Plays The Music Of Kurt Weill by Dick Hyman. Moon Gas by Dick Hyman. Dick Hyman & Harpsichord In HI-FI by Dick Hyman. View all albums . Moog – The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman. By: Dick Hyman (1969, Electronic). 1. The Topless Dancers Of Corfu. 2. The Legend Of Johnny Pot. 3. The Moog And Me. 4. Tap Dance.

In the late '60s, pianist Dick Hyman, famous for "Moritat, Theme from Threepenny Opera," aexperimented with various keyboard instruments, including Baldwin and Lowrey organs. Hyman took the Moog by the horns and milked it for all it was worth on nine originals, including the monster hit single "The Minotaur" (which inspired Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "Lucky Man"). Following the "The Minotaur" are two improvised pieces. Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman ends with "Evening Thoughts," an impressionistic track reminiscent of "Ebb Tide" by Earl Grant, on which the sounds of the seashore are conjured up on various keyboard instruments. Hyman writes about his intentions for each track in the liner notes.

Dick Hyman, who pioneered the use of the Lowrey organ released this album: Moog: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman in 1969 on the ABC/Command label. The lunar module on the cover reveals that this album came out around the same time as the Apollo moon landing. com Hyman may make his living playing Gershwin and Berlin on the piano, and composing the scores for Woody Allen's films, but his legacy will remember him as the goofy synthecist and organist on Enoch Light's trippy big band series for ABC's Command label during the 1960s

The Moog and Me. Tap Dance in the Memory Banks. 5. Four Duets in Odd Meter. 7. Total Bells and Tony.


A1 The Topless Dancers Of Corfu 3:01
A2 The Legend Of Johnny Pot 2:04
A3 The Moog And Me 3:00
A4 Tap Dance In The Memory Banks 2:30
A5 Four Duets In Odd Meter 4:28
B1 The Minotaur 8:26
B2 Total Bells And Tony 2:01
B3 Improvisation In Fourths 2:24
B4 Evening Thoughts 3:20


  • Cover, Liner Notes – Byron Goto, Henry Epstein
  • Mastered By – George Piros
  • Producer [Associate] – John Turner
  • Producer, Composed By – Dick Hyman
  • Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Walter Sear


BIEM french press housed in laminated gatefold US sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RSSD 938 A 21
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RSSD 938 B 21
  • Rights Society: BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
COM 938-S, 938-S Dick Hyman Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Command, Command COM 938-S, 938-S US 1969
X5938 Dick Hyman Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman ‎(Cass, Album) Command X5938 US 1972
03-938 Dick Hyman Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of ... ‎(Reel, Album, 4 T) Command 03-938 US 1969
SR 310 Dick Hyman And His Electric Eclectics Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman ‎(LP, Album) Command SR 310 Japan 1969
503-938 X Dick Hyman Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman ‎(Cass, Album) Command, GRT 503-938 X US 1969