Original music composed, arranged and conducted by Mort Garson (Cancer)
Words by Jacques Wilson (Leo)
Spoken by Cyrus Faryar (Pisces)
Electronic instruments by Paul Beaver (Leo)
Also features Emil Richards, Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine, Bud Shank and Mike Melvoin
Album: The Zodiac, Cosmic Sounds, celestial counterpoint with words and music
1. ARIES—The Fire-Fighter — 0:00-3:16
2. TAURUS—The Voluptuary — 3:16-6:55
3. GEMINI—The Cool Eye — 6:55-9:52
4. CANCER—The Moon Child — 9:52-13:17
5. LEO—The Lord of Lights — 13:17-15:51
6. VIRGO—The Perpetual Perfectionist — 15:51-18:59
7. LIBRA—The Flower Child — 18:59-22:29
8. SCORPIO—The Passionate Hero — 22:29-25:22
9. SAGITTARIUS—The Versatile Daredevil — 25:22-27:33
10. CAPRICORN—The Uncapricious Climber — 27:33-31:07
11. AQUARIUS—The Lover of Life — 31:07-34:54
12. PISCES—The Peace Piper — 34:54-39:00
Back Cover: “MUST BE PLAYED IN THE DARK”
Ron Cobb, 1969
Narrated by Nancy Priddy, John Erwin and Michael Bell
Script Written and Directed by Jacques Wilson
Electronic Music Composed and Realized by Mort Garson
Album: Signs of The Zodiac, Aquarius
1. I Know You Aquarius — 0:00-2:07
2. Aquarius At Work — 2:07-4:15
3. Planetary Motivations — 4:15-6:11
4. Where Was Your Moon — 6:11-12:55
5. Aquarius — Numbers, Gems and Colors — 12:55-16:43
6. In Love, Aquarius? — 16:43-19:13
7. The Four Seasons of Aquarius — 19:13-22:59
8. Those Who Knew — 22:59-26:14
…Stars! Which are the poetry of heaven!
…In your bright leaves we would read the fate of men and empires.
—George Gordon, Lord Byron
The moon effects the tides. It’s a known fact. Oceans are made of water and men are ninety percent the same composition. Facts. If a heavenly body like the moon can move entire oceans then the task of touching and tossing the liquid nebulous of our souls is infinitesimally more feasible.
But we live in an age where technology and science and the far reaches of utter objectivity rule men’s thoughts…force his soul into plastic existence…so much so that anything labeled the least bit mystical is held in question and smothered with scepticism. Man has been all too quick to assess human nature in the light of practical scientific achievement.
Jacques Wilson has written this series of twelve albums from the distinct point of view that man, having been caught up in the complexity and confusion of living in the twentieth century, needs a focus of identification, a point of reference that is meaningful to him in his life, a method of conveying astrology not as a newspaper forecast or a teatime discussion, but as a highly personal dose of self. His words are seasoned and complimented with a bed of original music which was written and arranged by Mort Garson.
With the release of this series, A&M Records acknowledges the birth of a new Renaissance among people everywhere especially among those people who have opened their minds to see beyond the ordinary and recognize the true relationship between man and the Universe. As C.G. Jung once said:
”We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
When the Moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will rule the planets
And love will steer the stars.
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Not since the time of ancient mariners has man looked more to the stars for guidance. In this Aquarian Age, the heavens hold the hope of charting the answers to man’s destiny…the millennium of love and peace. In the Signs of the Zodiac, you’ll travel on a dramatic, inspirational and poetic odyssey through the characteristics and possibilities of your sign, accompanied by the incredible music of the Moog Synthesizer. Each album in the series is individual. Each offers the most important truths about the science of the stars and how you’re directly affected by the Sun, the Moon and the Planets. In fact, if you listen, you may hear Jupiter align with Mars.