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Mort Garson Signs of the Zodiac: Virgo album cover
3.40 | 6 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. I Know You, Virgo (1:47)
2, Virgo at Work (2:07)
3. Planetary Motivations (1:53)
4. What Was Your Moon? (6:44)
5. Virgo - Numbers, Gems and Colors (3:50)
6. In Love, Virgo? (2:40)
7. The Four Seasons of Virgo (3:46)
8. Those Who Know (3:14)

Line-up / Musicians

- Mort Garson / Moog synthesizers
- Nancy Priddy / Narration
- John Erwin / Narration
- Michael Bell / Narration

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Part of a 12-LP series, each sold separately

A&M Records SP 4216

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Review by Progfan97402
3 stars Another of a 12 LP series Mort Garson recorded with the help of voice actors, this one focuses on Virgo, which happens to be my sign. As with all albums in this series, you get treated with nice electronic music played on a modular Moog from Mort Garson, and help from Nancy Priddy, John Erwin, and Michael Bell, voice actors of note. Nancy Priddy being the mother of Christina Applegate of Married... With Children (Priddy was also a folksinger, apparently), John Erwin was later the voice of Morris the Cat (and it's easy to tell on this 1969 recording) and even in the 1980s as the voice of He-Man on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and Micheal Bell, later a voice actor for computer games as well as various cartoons in the 1970s and 1980s.

"I Know You Virgo" has the narrators voicing their opinions on how a Virgo is like. "Virgo at Work" gives you advice when working, if you have "such and such" personality, don't hire a Virgo. "Where Was Your Moon?" tells you how a Virgo is like when born under a certain moon (that is, day and year). The LP even includes a moon chart, covering the years 1919 to 1960, which leaves me a bit high and dry, given I was born in September 6, 1972, luckily you have the Internet to see which moon you were born, and for me, I'm a Virgo born under the moon in Leo, so I have to listen when the narrator brings up the moon in Leo. "In Love, Virgo?" obviously gives you advice on love and romance and which signs you should better try if you broke up. "Those Who Know" are narrators giving quotes from famous people on the subject of astrology. This cut is included on all 12 LPs.

I don't know if you want all 12 of these LPs (you can't get them on CD, as they were never reissued), but if you're into astrology and Moog, these albums are worth trying.

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