Space Jazz

Space Jazz

__NOTOC__Infobox Album
Name = Space Jazz
Type = studio
Artist = L. Ron Hubbard

Released = December 23, 1982
Recorded = 1982
Genre = Concept album
Length =
Label = Applause Records
Producer = Golden Era Musicians
Reviews =
Last album =
This album = "Space Jazz" (1982)
Next album = "The Road to Freedom" (1986)

"Space Jazz: The soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth" is a music album and soundtrack to the novel "Battlefield Earth" by L. Ron Hubbard, released in 1982.United States Copyright Office. Type of Work: Visual Material, Registration Number / Date: VA0000332218 / 1988-12-05, Application Title: Space jazz album cover., Title: Space jazz : the soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth., Description: commercial print : record jacket., Copyright Claimant: Norman F. Starkey, as executor of the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard, Date of Creation: 1972, Date of Publication: 1982-12-23, Authorship on Application: Church of Scientology of California, employer for hire.] Hubbard composed the music for the album.cite news | last =Garchik | first =Leah | title =Leah Garchik (Daily Datebook) | work =San Francisco Chronicle | page =E16 | publisher =The Chronicle Publishing Co. | date =2006-03-17 ] The album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1982 and released by Applause Records.cite book | last =Lord | first =Tom | title =The Jazz Discography | publisher =Cadence Jazz Books | date =October 1982 | id = Entry: H82-48 - Space Jazz | isbn =1881993027 ] A 1983 press release put out by the Church of Spiritual Technology subsidiary company Author Services Inc. marketed the concept album as "the only original sound track ever produced for a book before it becomes a movie".cite news | last =Author Services Inc. (Press release) | title =PR Newswire, January 26, 1983 | work =PR Newswire | publisher =PR Newswire Association, Inc. | date =1983-01-26 ] The album includes performances by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Nicky Hopkins and Gayle Moran.

A demonstration of the "computer space jazz" soundtrack was one of the festival displays at the 1982 US Festival rock concert in California. [cite news | last =Wilson | first =Jeff | title =You couldn't have put this on in the Sixties... | work =United Press International | date =1982-09-04 ]

L. Ron Hubbard's son Ronald DeWolf filed a probate case in November 1982, after his father had not made any public appearances since 1980, requesting to be appointed trustee of Hubbard's estate on the grounds that his father was missing or dead.cite book | last =Lamont | first =Stewart | title =Religion Inc. | publisher =Harrap | date =June 1986 | pages =153-155 | isbn =0245543341] In 1983, attorneys representing Hubbard produced a letter in Hubbard's handwriting and with his fingerprints, in which he wrote that he had not had a leadership role in the Church of Scientology for "nearly 17 years", and mentioned his new novel "Battlefield Earth", his recently released album "Space Jazz", and 10-volume novel "Mission Earth".cite news | last =Mathews | first =Jay | title =Sect's Missing Founder Leaves Legal Morass | work =The Washington Post | page =A2 | publisher =The Washington Post Company | date =1983-03-07 ] "I am actively writing, having published Battlefield Earth, and my Space Jazz album; a projected ten-volume work, Mission Earth, is in the pre-publication stage at the moment," said Hubbard's statement. In conjunction with the release of Hubbard's letter, Church of Scientology President Heber Jentzsch told the press that Hubbard had produced "Space Jazz" around December 1982, and wrote the majority of songs and lyrics for the computer-based music on the album. [cite news | last =Arnold | first =Jay | title =Church Repeats Contention That Hubbard Still Alive | work =Associated Press | date =1983-02-10 ]

According to a 1987 statement from Norman F. Starkey, the executor of Hubbard's estate, the copyright to Hubbard's works passed to the Church of Scientology after his death.cite news | last =Associated Press | title =L. Ron Hubbard Left $26 Million Estate | work =Daily News of Los Angeles | page =17 | date =1987-04-16 ] In addition to copyright of "Space Jazz", other copyrighted music titles by Hubbard included "Tarzan," "The Black Cape," and "Snake Head".

A copy of "Space Jazz" was given out to the first prize recipient in the 2006 Worst Record competition by the New Jersey newspaper the "Hunterdon Democrat".

Track listing

;Side 1
#"Golden era of Sci Fi" – 3:27
#"Funeral for a Planet" – 3:35
#"March of the Psychlos" – 3:14
#"Terl, The Security Director" – 3:20
#"Jonnie" – 3:38
#"Windsplitter" – 3:11
#"The Mining Song" – 3:12

;Side 2
#"The Drone" – 3:06
#"Mankind Unites" – 2:59
#"Alien Visitors Attack" – 3:38
#"The Banker" – 3:19
#"Declaration of Peace" – 4:24
#"Earth, My Beautiful Home" – 3:17


*L. Ron Hubbard
*Chick Corea
*Rick Cruzen
*Nicky Hopkins
*Stanley Clarke
*Tamia Arbuckle
*Fernando Gambos
*Tomo Allison
*Charlie Rush
*Gayle Moran

;Production personnel
*All arrangements and orchestrations by - Rick Cruzen and Tamia Arbuckle
*Under the direction of - L. Ron Hubbard
*Recorded and mixed at - Mad Hatter Recording Studios in Los Angeles
*Produced by - Golden Era Musicians
*Engineered by - Bernie Kirsk
*Technician - Gary Lew
*Assistant Engineer - Eric Westfall
*Mixed by - Rick Cruzen


External links

*cite web|url=|title=Battlefield Earth - Musical Director|work=L. Ron Hubbard: Ron, The Music Maker||last=Church of Scientology International

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