Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Found this 45 single today at a charity shop. Fond memories of the BBC serial that this is taken from back in the late 70's. This record was released in 1980 on the Original Records label. Written by B.Leadon and arranged by Tim Souster. The B side was written by B. Souster. Douglas Adams wrote the dialogue spoken by Peter Jones and the End Of The World Again perfomed by Disaster Area was written by Godwin/Wright.

Wikipedia says of Douglas Adams -

"Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.

He also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who. A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

Known to some of his fans as "Bop Ad" for his illegible signature, Adams became known as an advocate for animals and the environment, and a lover of fast cars, cameras, and the Apple Mac. He was a staunch atheist, famously imagining a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in—an interesting hole I find myself in—fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!" The biologist Richard Dawkins dedicated his book, The God Delusion, to Adams, writing on his death that, "science has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender."

Hitchiker's Guide - Hitchiker's Guide Theme

Hitchiker's Guide - Reg Nullify/Narration/End Of The World Again


Anonymous said...

Excellent .... I've had this single for ever .... can never be bothered pulling my record player through to the same room as my computer though!

Erick said...

Thanks for this. I'm a huge fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

Erick said...

Would it be possible for you to scan the back of the sleeve?

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks anon and erick. Glad you enjoyed this. Will try and find time to add the back of the sleeve.