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With the original vinyl release of the interstellar Suite celebrating its 25th year, the anniversary was marked with a special Limited Edition DVD & Blu-ray Dual Pack and a Companion Guide Book.  The dual pack includes DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo versions of the 25th Anniversary version. Remixed by Frank Morrone from the original multi-tracks, mastered by Bernie Grundman. All tracks and bonus features are 96khz 24 bit audio. Track videos and documentary exclusives.

The History of the original Interstellar Suite:
Amin Bhatia originally wanted to work with an orchestra but couldn't find space for them in his basement, so he settled for synthesizers instead. Before the advent of midi, synthesizers played one note at a time, and Bhatia simulated luscious orchestral music on a four-track recorder and a Minimoog.
 
In 1981, Amin submitted his unusual sci-fi sounding orchestral work for a synthesizer competition sponsored by Roland and won first prize out of 500 entrants worldwide. The judges included Oscar Peterson, synth veterans Robert Moog and Ralph Dyck, and Isao Tomita. The resulting exposure launched Bhatia's music career, leading to projects with David Foster, Steve Porcaro, and a solo album on Capitol records’ Cinema label titled Interstellar Suite.

A small run of The Interstellar Suite was distributed worldwide in 1987 moments before the Cinema label closed its doors. The popularity of The Interstellar Suite, however, continued to grow on its own.

Many things made this recording unique: One was its lush orchestral stylings attributed to Amin’s love of Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams film scores. Another unique element was Amin's insistence on using analog synthesizers in a world where everyone else had gone digital. Rather than join the trend of sampling and abusing orchestral phrases, Amin combined and layered hundreds of electronic parts to achieve a warm orchestral sound that was not stolen from an orchestra. To this day Amin still gets requests from listeners and programmers asking for the orchestral sample libraries used. He has a hard time convincing them that it was all him.
 


The Interstellar Suite 25th Anniversary Surround Sound Collector's Edition

is25masteringThe 25th anniversary of The Interstellar Suite was marked with a Surround 5.1 and Stereo FLAC 96khz 24 bit download, and is no longer available.

With the original vinyl release of the interstellar Suite celebrating its 25th year, the anniversary was marked with a special Limited Edition DVD & Blu-ray Dual Pack with an optional Companion Book. The dual pack includes DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo versions of the 25th Anniversary version.  Remixed by Frank Morrone from the original multi-tracks, mastered by Bernie Grundman. All tracks and bonus features are 96khz 24 bit audio. Track videos and documentary exclusives.

The limited editions were accompanied by a The Interstellar Suite Limited Edition Companion Guide Book. The coffee table soft cover book talks about the finer details of production. At 8 1/2" by 11" this 44-page full colour book is the ultimate liner notes, featuring introductions by Toto's Steve Porcaro and Keyboard Magazine's Dominic Milano. Track by track details by electronic historian Mark Vail as well as technical diagrams and notes, the script for all the dialogue used in the album, press clippings, letters from fans and other artists, and illustrations by award-winning artist Alexander Preuss. Limited Blu-ray/DVD packs with companion liner note books are no longer available.

For music licensing tracks from Interstellar Suite please contact Koyo Sonae at Soundtrack Music Associates.