Keep Moving Records announces expanded CD release of “Gagarin: First in Space” by George Kallis.

Directed by Pavel Parkhomenko, Gagarin tells the amazing true story of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to enter outer space on 12 April 1961. Starting off with his childhood and exploring the trails that lead to his selection, the film doesn’t shy away from showing some of the more gut-wrenching moments of the Soviet space program, including all the failures that lead to the eventual rise of the first man in space.

The music for Gagarin was written by Cyprus-born composer George Kallis, whose scores for Lev Yashin: The Dream Goalkeeper and Sadan Hanim are also available from KeepMoving Records. This earlier effort from the composer features a majestic symphonic score that naturally has the necessary action set pieces for the incredible efforts behind the space travel, but it also features a number of lyrical passages for Gagarin’s concerns as well as a wonderful love theme for the hero’s family.

This extended CD release includes virtually the entire score, assembled under the supervision of the composer. The liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film as well as give a track-by-track breakdown of the score.

A limited edition of 100 (!!) items.

Track List:

  1. The Night Before (2:08)
  2. Vostok (2:12)
  3. April Morning / Time to Go! (2:33)
  4. Father / Launch Pad (1:44)
  5. The First Team (1:21)
  6. Goodbye Brothers / Command Headquarters (2:16)
  7. Pre-Launch Waiting (1:19)
  8. The Launch of Vostok (4:00)
  9. Earth from Above (1:30)
  10. Yuri and Valentina (1:27)
  11. The Earth’s Orbit (0:52)
  12. Water Drops / Levity (2:37)
  13. Two Brothers (3:22)
  14. Discussions (1:59)
  15. Training (1:37)
  16. Good News / Radio Show (2:25)
  17. Father’s Wisdom (1:49)
  18. Cosmos (3:50)
  19. Goodbyes (2:09)
  20. Remember Me in Prayer (2:46)
  21. Bad Parameters (1:22)
  22. We Are in Space! (2:01)
  23. People in the Streets (1:21)
  24. Vostok in Space (1:13)
  25. Manual Control (0:49)
  26. The Tumble (1:15)
  27. Falling and Remembering (1:49)
  28. Orange Parachute (1:49)
  29. Landing (2:38)
  30. Triumph and Glory (3:08)

Order the new CD release here.