VOSTOK 6

by Kurt Swinghammer

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1.
01:54
2.
04:16
3.
01:42
4.
03:29
5.
00:54
6.
04:35
7.
02:55
8.
9.
03:24
10.
01:19
11.
03:23
12.
04:49
13.
04:39
14.
01:58
15.
05:56
16.
05:00
17.
05:58

about

On June 16, 1963, 26 year old Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. Code-nmaed Seagull, she orbitted the earth for close to 3 days in her capsule Vostok 6. During months of rigorous training for this adventure at Star City, centre of the Soviet space program, Valentina fell in love with fellow cosomnaut Andrian "Velvet Eyes" Nikolayev. They wed shortly after her historic mission and together conceived another milestone - the first child born to parents who had both experienced space travel. This song cycle was inspired by her pioneering achievements.
Liner notes, VOSTOK 6

This album was designed as an uninterrupted 60 minute listening experience. Some of the tracks on the CD morph into one another seamlessly, and some function as segues. Breaking the material into separate tracks has resulted in a few rather abrupt beginnings and unresolved endings. If you listen in iTunes, please experiment with the cross fade function to approximate the continuous flow that I originally intended. Thanks.
Kurt Swinghammer

Originally released on Cultural Engineering, 1999
Re-released on Righteous Babe Records, 2000

credits

released 01 September 2000

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Written, Recorded and Produced by Kurt Swinghammer 1996-97
Mixed by Michael Phillip Wojewoda 97-98
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Art direction and icons by Kurt Swinghammer
3-D renderings by Alisdair Jones
Layout by A Man Called Wrycraft
Photo by Rafy

Kurt Swinghammer - vocals, guitars, bass, minimoog, keyboards, drum machine, dumbek, theremin, harmonica, treatments

with
Mark Dailey - Star City TV announcer
Rod Diogratis - Star City sound FX sequence
Maury Lafoy - Falling Star upright bass
Sarah McElcherin - Star City trumpet
Jennifer Moore - White Russian Choir and CCCP Siren
Mia Sheard - Seagull narration and Retro Rocket Vixen
and
Tyler Stewart as MC Squared

All words & music © Kurt Swinghammer SOCAN 1997

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