Silver Apples of the Moon is the debut studio album by British band Laika. It was released through Too Pure in 1994. The album's title is derived from American electronic music composer Morton Subotnick's 1967 album of the same name. Writing on the 2015 reissue for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called Silver Apples of the Moon a "seminal" experimental pop album and "a welcome addition to any adventurous indie rock fan's collection.
Recorded at home and protocol. Matrix, Runout (Mirrored): PURE CD 42 : I : 0 MASTERED BY NIMBUS. Other Versions (5 of 12) View All. Cat.
Silver Apples is the debut studio album by the band of the same name. It was released in 1968 by record label Kapp. Silver Apples was released in June 1968 by record label Kapp. It was the most successful original album by the band, reaching 193 on the Billboard 200. The album was re-released in 1997 by MCA Records and was compiled with the band's second album, Contact. Adam Bunch of Crawdaddy! wrote in 2007: "Silver Apples is a record that reached far ahead of its time. Laika died within hours from overheating, possibly caused by a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload. The true cause and time of her death were not made public until 2002; instead, it was widely reported that she died when her oxygen ran out on day six or, as the Soviet government initially claimed, she was euthanised prior to oxygen depletion.
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Upon its release in July 1967, Silver Apples of the Moon was a surprise hit for Nonesuch, becoming one the best-selling records in the classical category, and also selling respectably for an experimental album. The record also became an underground hit, and was described by Alfred Hickling of the Guardian as swiftly becoming "an essential psychedelic soundtrack," although. Subotnick said he did not take drugs during the production of the album.
|3||Let Me Sleep||4:23|
|5||Coming Down Glass||4:57|
|6||If You Miss||5:20|
|9||Honey In Heat||4:24|
|11||Spider Happy Hour||1:40|
- Published By – Too Pure Music
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Recorded At – Protocol Studios
- Mixed At – Protocol Studios
- Glass Mastered At – Nimbus
- Bass – John Frenett
- Drums, Percussion – Lou Ciccotelli
- Edited By [Digital Editing] – Colm O'Ciosoig
- Flute, Saxophone [Sax] – Louise Elliott
- Sampler [Samples], Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Voice, Marimba [Marimbas], Vibraphone [Vibes], Melodica, Engineer, Mixed By – Guy Fixsen, Margaret Fiedler
- Sleeve – Laika
- Written-By [All Songs] – Fixsen*, Fiedler*
NotesRecorded at home and protocol.
℗ + © 1994 Too Pure
Made in England
The packaging for this limited edition of their first album was hand-made by the band themselves.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 021904 004227
- Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): PURE CD 42 : I : 0 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
|PURE 42||Laika||Silver Apples Of The Moon (LP, Album, Ltd)||Too Pure||PURE 42||UK||1994|
|RTD 121.1741.2||Laika||Silver Apples Of The Moon (CD, Album)||Rough Trade, Too Pure||RTD 121.1741.2||Germany||1994|
|8-796||Laika||Silver Apples Of The Moon (CD, Album, Unofficial)||ArsNova||8-796||Russia||Unknown|
|8 40091 2||Laika||Silver Apples Of The Moon (CD, Album)||Too Pure||8 40091 2||France||1994|
|9 43010-2||Laika||Silver Apples Of The Moon (CD, Album)||American Recordings||9 43010-2||US||1995|