Everything You Always Wanted to Hear on the Moog

...but were afraid to ask for! Classical Moog, classically bad.

Here it is: everything you always wanted to hear on the moog... but were afraid to ask for! This great disc of classical Moog music, "Semi-conducted" (get it?) by Andrew Kazdin and Thomas Z. Shepard, features works by Chabrier, Lecuona, Bizet, and an incredible 14 minute rendition of Ravel's Bolero that fills the entire second side of the record.

There's a lot of electronic computer technology in music today, but in the days of the Moog, electronic music really sounded artificial. That's exactly what makes records like this so frightening to the musical establishment... and such treasures to the rest of us. From tinny sounds that you can almost recognize from their analog counterparts to spacey flourishes that only exist in Moogspace, these tracks bring a thoroughly unique perspective to the tunes they cover.

Most Moog albums employ a number of traditional instruments (especially drums), but not this one: it is entirely synthesized on the Moog, right down to fake applause at the conclusion of Bolero. The liner notes go to some length to remind the listener of the massive creative effort that goes into producing an album like this. With only one sound at a time to work with, reproducing a complex score can involve up to 20 tracks per song, and countless hours of work. You really have to hand it to Kazdin and Shepard for putting that kind of work into a record that was most probably panned by every music critic of its day. Moog on!

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Celia Galev ( says:
I am crying my eyes out with nostalgia!
My father played this record and "The Electric Latin Love Machine" quite regularly when I was growing up.
I have been searching high and low for this record for many many years and came upon your website. I would like to see a rebirth of popularity of the great MOOG! I think "Everything" and "Electric Latin" should be re-released! And if it already is, Does anyone know where I can get a cd? I really am not ready to burn one as I am looking for that cover on it too!
THANKS FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!! (05-16-2006)

Ursula James ( says:
This album was one of my mother's most treasured and I was responsible for it's loss, is there anyone out there who can help me with a copy so I can redeem myself? I am prepared to pay for this redemption!! (05-14-2006)

Carlos Velázquez Mondragón ( says:
Mi padre tenía éste disco aquí en méxico D.F. en los 70´s . es impresionante la calidad de audio y la separación de sonidos "estereo" que tiene este disco, he querido conseguir este mismo pero en CD, me es imposible, yo me dedico al audio profesional en México, trabajo para la compañía de audio más grande aquí, hemos sonorizado eventos másivos, por ejemplo la visita de S.S. Juan pablo II en méxico, con una cantidad de 1,250.000 personas(un millon docientas cincuenta mil personas) solo por nombrar el más grande. Por lo mismo me gustaría tener éste disco si se puede en CD. para hacer pruebas de audio, presentaciones Etc, si alguien sabe como poderme hacer llegar una copia del mismo a mi ciudad se los agredecere toda la vida, aquí salio con una portada en color rojo en medio una cabeza en ella salian cables por todos lados, por favor envienme el costo del mismo. adjunto mi mail Saludos a todos. (04-06-2006)

Michael O'Brien ( says:
Yes, I have this record, but I want it on CD. My old turntable is not doing so well, so I have to buy this on CD, or get a new turntable so I can record it to CD myself. (03-18-2006)

Gilles Lussier, Montreal, Cana ( says:
As many music lovers who have made coments on this page, I too am very interested in finding a copy of this album taht I have lost in a tragic event in my life.

Can anyone tell me how to go about doing so. Or does anyone have a copy I could download.

I would forever be thankful.

Best regards to all.

Gilles Lussier (03-16-2006)

Jess says:
hehe.. my grandpa made this album :) (03-07-2006)

Frank ( says:
I just stumbled on this site and downloaded a copy of "Everything... " provided by Jay ( I have a copy on my pc at work and at home, and burned a cd already. I had the most stupid grin on my face blasting it in my truck. It's one of my simple pleasures. There is nothing like Bolero On The Mighty Moog. I first encountered the album 15 or 20 years ago, and still have the original vinyl packed in a moving box. But now I have a digital copy, and am very happy. (01-23-2006)

George ( says:
I came across this lp in australia in 1972/73 but did not bring it back to the UK. The luggage now lies at the bottom of the sea as it was in a container lost from the deck of a ship... Davy jones no doubt enjoys it as much as I did.. (01-15-2006)

Jay ( says:
Now available for free download, directly from a reel-to-reel copy of this album: (01-04-2006)

ken ( says:
i can remember cruisin the strip while playing carmen on the eight track. it was new technolgy at the time and was really hot.wouldn't mind owning a copy of everything you wanted to know about moog. but on c.d. anybody got one? or where could I get one. (12-25-2005)

Mark Wade ( says:
I grew up with this album.
I would love to get a copy (CD copy) for my mother.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Mark (11-28-2005)

Frank Toldo ( says:

I have looked for this albam for a long time. My father loved this albam. He had it on a 8 track tape and played it all the time. Maybe you would know where I can find this on a CD. It would be a present of all presents for him if I could find it.

Thanks! (11-16-2005)

Barry Horne ( says:
I first heard this being played as a test LP to show how good Bang & Olfsen equipment was.... played full blast on a huge hall - it was brilliant.... Could not afford the equipment but bought the LP!

I too would like to get it on CD since the LP became damaged through being played too many times.

The technical stuff that went into it back in the 70's with a tweek from a modern studio would turn this masterpiece into a 'classic' (11-09-2005)

R. Watson ( says:
I posted on this page about a month ago about my love for this LP and how I lost mine in a fire. Shortly thereafter a gentleman by the name of Dan Carlson emailed me, offering one of his digitaly remastered discs (He also posted on 23 September 2003 offering some copies). I took the chance (so many people are so suspicious now days, so I imagine not many took him up on it) and boy, am I glad I did! His disc is so beautifully done, it sounds as if it were first released on disc! Is there any degradation? Sure. I can tell only because I grew up listening to the LP. If you have not listened to it in several years, you would never notice. I expected it to sound slightly muddy, but it is as clean sounding as it can be. In fact, I like it better than my LP (rest it's soul. However, the most amazing part is the case it comes in is an exact reproduction of the album cover, with the back side notes on the inside. I thought that was cool until I saw the disc: It has the color album cover superimposed on the face of the disc. I thought the label re-released it! SO, for all of you who have been saying that you wish you can find a copy on CD, this is your chance for a digital version that sounds like it was first made on disc. Great job Dan, and I thank you so much!
You can email him. His post is above, posted on 23 September 03. Or email me for any questions. I'm giving him the publicity because he deserves it! (10-27-2005)

Daniel E. Thomas ( says:
I first heard "Espana" from this album when I was 13 (back in the day) A friend had recorded it on reel to reel tape from CBC radio. I loved it (we were into that 60's electronic music, still are) so purchased the LP. I wore that record out! Last year I managed to find a clean vynil copy of it at "Legend Records" in Ottawa. I still enjoy listenig to it. I love the whole record! Was this ever released on a CD? Ravel's Bolero has some snap, crackle pop in the background inherrant on vynil, even though in good shape. I have a collection of Jean Jacques Perrey on CD. Essentials Perrey & Kingsley, The Amazing new Electronic Pop Sounds and Moog Indigo. I also have a clean LP of Switched on Bach! My overall rating of "Everything..." is two thumbs up! Thank-you for the opportunity to comment. (10-23-2005)

Jay ( says:
My buddy from college had it and played it one night when I was over there. Loved it - had to get my own. Had an Akai tape deck I'd purchased while in Vietnam, so I went and picked up the reel-to-reel version. Ended up passing it on as well as the deck. That Bolero had to be the most bizarre thing I'd heard to date - loved it! (09-21-2005)

R. Watson ( says:
I remember my older brother getting this in the early '70s. Can't remember what year it was. He didn't like it because Bolero bored him tearless, so he tossed it to me. He-he-he. His loss, my gain. Anyhow, I lost mine in a fire in 1991, along with all my other LP's. Since then, I have broke my butt trying to replace all my vinyl on the CD format. All the moving I've done would have killed records. However, I had one copy recorded on a cassette. My children loved it! Then one day, I listened to it and half the tape had been recorded over. Lost. Gone forever. Bolero is now a shortened version. I would give my eye teeth for a copy of this. This album is what sparked my interest in classical music over the years, and it is one of my favorites. Can anyone help me out here? (09-18-2005)

Tim G. ( says:
Great LP, although I prefer many of the 'pop' Moog LP's from the late 60's (I'm a collector). Have transferred this one from vinyl to digital.

To those who've been asking -- copies of this are relatively easy to find for auction on eBay, prices are reasonable, and it shouldn't be hard to find someone who can copy it to digital formats. Long live the LP format! (09-03-2005)

Julie "Miller" Bohan ( says:
Our local radio station actually has this album and I made a cd so I could listen to these awesome tracks over and over again. I think it's time for a Moog revival! (09-01-2005)

Aldi says:
I found this album still sealed in a charity bazar. It dazzles me that someone could own that and not open it. I'm not going to open it either, but that's because I also own a used copy. (08-22-2005)

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