In 1967 Leonard Nimoy
recorded an LP, following the popularity of the Spock character on
"Star trek", actually is a bit difficult to tell where the
half-human/half-Vulcan character ends, and where the Nimoy persona
begins along this record, "Leonard Nimoy presents Mr. Spock's
music from outer space".
The music contains a considerably psychedelic element, keeping in
mind the epoch, late 60s, and the profusely lysergic atmosphere of
the time; though, naturally, this is far from being a rock album,
consisting mostly of the softest and most commercial side of the
60s' Sinatra-like standards and easy listening.
Nimoy refuses seriously to break character, turning the whole disc
into a bizarre yet classy journey across the known and unknown
universe; the opening instrumental "Theme from 'Star trek" starts
the astral travel with superannuated pop a go-go.
A considerable portion of this album consists of spoken word,
where Mr. Spock narrates truths, now philosophical, now humane,
about feelings and motley situations, even cosmic vicissitudes
with his stolid, cold tone (Alien, Twinkle, twinkle little Earth,
A visit to a sad planet, The difference between us)...the
background music to accompany these disquisitions from a superior
extraterrestrial mind, is invariably a second-rate orchestrated
pop, pretty cinematic actually.
Some tracks were co-penned by Nimoy himself, in collaboration with
names like Fred Hertz or Charles R. Grean, who also produced the
record, while other cuts were penned by well-known composers, such
Lalo Schifrin (Mission: impossible), Kurt Weill or Gene Coon among