DID YOU KNOW
That during the "Hope" sessions, a member of the London Symphony reported seeing a mouse in the studio.
DID YOU KNOW
KLAATU will have it's first album, 3:47 EST / "KLAATU" released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs as a Half-Speed mastered audiophile recording in the United States (and available on import throughout the rest of the world) in Spring 1981. KLAATU's album joins Supertramp's "Crime of the Century", Fleetwood Mac's self titled L.P., Steely Dan's "Aja", and George Benson's "Breezin" among others as one of the best engineered and produced records ever released in the opinion of Mobile Fidelity the California company that uses JVC Cutting Center to master these special albums.
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KLAATU have numerous GOLD ALBUM awards including Canada (3:47 EST and Hope - which are now both close to Platinum) and Australia ("KLAATU").
KLAATU's half-hour fully animated TV special was recently completed in Los Angeles by renowned Canadian Animators Al Guest and Jean Mathieson. The special is titled "Happy New Year Planet Earth' and features music from KLAATU's 3:47 EST and "Sir Army Suit" albums. As a matter of interest and fact Canadian animators have walked off with the Oscars for the best animation for the last two years in the United States. Dependent upon the success of "Happy New Year Planet Earth" the two producers would like to produce a one hour special again fully animated on the KLAATU album "HOPE". I will keep you advised about airings of the half hour special as and when negotiations are completed. You may have seen a three minute excerpt from this special on several editions of Don Kirshner's "Midnight Special". The excerpt was featuring the song 'Routine Day'.
KLAATU's music has also been the subject of two short video films produced in Holland to the songs - 'We're off you know' and 'Hope'.
KLAATU have only ever made one public appearance. It was on a Canadian TV show called "Music Machine" in 1975. KLAATU performed 'California Jam' and 'True Life Hero' for this CBC Special. Videotapes of just this one show have been lost with no explanation given!
Hi! and thanks for the positive feedback. I hope you have enjoyed the artwork as much as I have creating it.
I consider myself a permanent art student who began studies at Vanier Collegiate in Toronto. The graphics industry has been my source of survival and I specialize in packaging. A keen interest in fine art and it's presentation has enabled me to work exclusively on KLAATU LP covers. I have tried to visualize the musical concepts of KLAATU through various media - for instance, the grandiosity of the "Hope" album had to be delivered in oils, while "Endangered Species" cover combined water colours, inks and egg tempra. Below is a photograph of myself and one of my earlier experiments "The Sun Goddess".
_ O _ _ Klaatu's Mechanical Companion R O T G_ O _ _ _ _ Ferryman of the River Styx
O _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Where the Lighthouse was
T L I P I N O A A Z
_ _ _ _ O _ _ _ Love Machine Operator
L E O M R A L V
O O O O HYMN OF PEACE ETERNAL
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