Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cosmos Soundtrack

Carl Sagan is my hero, he is awesome! Cosmos is an american tv series from 1980, Carl Sagan was the writer and host, its about science, space and all the goodstuff that comes with it, it had a cool soundtrack too, a nice mix between classical music and synth based music from Vangelis. And of course some other tracks inbetween. If you havent seen the series you should run and get it. Well,this post is about the soundtrack, enjoy it and space out.

"The musical content of Cosmos seemed to create a message of it's own - almost as though it were the collective intelligence of the universe pleasantly calling our attention to the lessons at hand. [this]... expresses, simply and eloquently, our intentions in selecting music for the thirteen hours of the Cosmos television series. As with the golden phonograph record placed on board the Voyager spacecraft, bearing a sampling of "Earth's Greatest Hits", we included a variety of musical traditions and genres. Many hours were spent exploring the music of unfamiliar composers and performers, and considering how old favorites would enhance the thoughtful words and rich visuals ofthe series. Finding the music for Cosmos was in itself a voyage of discovery. We hope you will share in that experience, enjoy the music of this album and then sample the original works from which these pieces were excerpted.It was always our intention in Cosmos that the images and the music would be as important as the words, and that the series would speak to that part of us in which the heart and mind are one"

-Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter

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CD 1
01. Vangelis - Heaven And Hell, Part I
02. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11
03. Vangelis - Alpha
04. G. Yamaguchi - Depicting The Cranes In Their Nest
05. Mozart - Clarinet Concerto A Major
06. Pachelbel - Canon A 3 On A Ground In D
07. Boydstun - Metamorphosis
08. J.S. Bach/Isao Tomita - The Sea Named 'Solaris'
09. J.S. Bach - Partita No. 3
10. Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Spring
11. Godfrey Finger - Sonata D-Dur Fur Trompete, Oboe, Und Basso Continuo
12. Vivaldi - Concerto For Mandolin & Strings in C Major
13. Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tale Of Tsar Sultan: Suite
14. Synergy - Legacy
15. Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Festival Overture

CD 2
01. Vangelis - Pulstar
02. A. Hovhaness - Symphony No. 19
03. Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven - Melancholy Blues
04. The Cast of Hair - Aquarius
05. Vangelis - Beauborg, Part II
06. Holst - The Planets, Mars
07. Boydstun - Alien Images
08. Roy Buchanan - Fly Night Bird
09. Vangelis - Entends-Tu Les Chiens Aboyer?
10. Stravinsky - The Rite Of Spring
11. Hovhaness - Prayer Of St. Gregory
12. Valyv Balkanska - Bulgarian Shepherdess Song
13. Vangelis - Comet 16

cd 1
cd 2


  1. I completely agree with your praise of the 'Cosmos' series, it should be compulsory viewing for every schoolchild in the world because it instills a sense of wonder about the universe we inhabit. Speaking personally, it helped me realise that the very idea we are the only intelligent lifeforms in a universe so vast and so ancient is absurd....great music as I remember, especially the Vangelis tracks, thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Couldn't have said it better!

      Yes, and I do own my own DVD set of Cosmos, for that reason. If people watch the first few minutes, I find their curiosity takes over and they want to watch/learn more.

      Cosmos is a timeless series!

  2. 2. link is brocken

  3. it works now, thank you for the feedback

    cosmos to the people

  4. If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Cosmos had a huge impact on me when it first came out in 1980 - I was 16 and found it extremely profound and moving. Carl Sagan is my hero too. Thank you so much for this music - my son found this for me.

  5. thank you, its a pleasure, especially when you get feedback like that

  6. Thank you so much for this, I will be joining this site now. Great music, and Carl Sagan has always been a true inspiration for me. We not only need to know our place on Earth, and our place in the solar system, and the galaxy we are in, but our place in the Cosmos.

  7. Thanks for posting. I tried to find it on Rhapsody but could not. I used to listen to the album over and over. I thought Cosmos was the best piece of television in the 70s and 80s.

  8. Thanks for sharing the links! I've been looking for the CD's for so long! :D

  9. Links still work!

    Thanks for keeping this posted up. It's harder than I thought to find a quality recording of Cosmos, until I found this site!

    I'll keep this blog bookmarked, I hope that won't hurt your feelings..:)

  10. Wow, thank you soooooo very much who ever you are. I considered buying this, but its almost 400 bucks. Thank you.

  11. brilliant!!! many thanks

  12. Cosmos aired when I was ten and it damn near caused me to study astronomy in college. With the new Cosmos series airing in the next year or so, I was reminded of the soundtrack, then dismayed to find that it is far out of print. Thank you so much for posting this.

  13. excellent, can you re-up the 666 link, please?
    my e-mail is


  14. Thanks for posting but link 2 is dead.

  15. It has been 4 years since the posting date (and the dead link), so I guess (s)he won't update the link anytime soon.

    So here's the torrent version; it has the requested 2nd CD:

  16. link 2 is broken!!! what can I do? I realy need this for my mother birthday, can't find this on stores! help

  17. Thanks for the links. They worked like a charm. Like all others, I was itching to get my hands on this phenomenal soundtrack. Carl Sagan rocks!

  18. thanks amigo from france!!

  19. Thanks a lot! Both links works perfect!
    I'm omw, to dive into Cosmos.. Cya! :)

  20. Hello:
    Thank you in advance for such a spectacular info, which you have shared with everyone. I wish you many successes.

  21. thank you very much.