Ever since I was a kid there is something about Saturday Nights and watching old black & white horror or cheesy 50s' 'B' sci-fi films that is ingrained into my DNA. It stared in 1957 with the Chicagoland version of Shock Theater hosted by Marvin as time progressed Chicago area had shows like Creature Features and Thrillerama, in the 60s' & 70s' and Svengoolie at present. So with my library of DVD I always devote Saturday nights to old monster movies. But throughout the day today I found myself listening to compilation albums and soundtracks from old sci-fi flicks while smoking in the garage. And it proved to be perfect music to smoke my pipe to. Got the imagination shifting into over-drive.
Isao Tomita did a great job with Debussy in his "Snowflakes are Dancing" album.
Oldfield is a genius.
@motie2, here's a live version from 65......
Almost forgot The Doors version.....
@Woodsman Speaking of 'Night On Bare Mountain' there is an excellent American progressive rock band from New Jersey who produced their version of 'Night On Bare Mountain' back in 1975. The album became something of a symphonic rock legend and a highly sought after LP by collectors of the genre. And after forty years of legal wrangling (the album was originally released by the defunct Passport label which went under in 1988 - making acquiring the rights to re-release the album on CD a tangled maze) the CD was finally released on CD in 2014. A true classic. If you're also a rock fan as well as classical you might find their rendition pretty interesting. Most people associate prog/rock artists of the 70s' with British bands like YES, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, King Crimson, The Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, or Pink Floyd ... but America had quite a few - and this is considered a classic example of one of the best of that era. Listening to it as I write this. Great pipe smoking music.
"The Pines / Fountains of Rome" series of Tone Poems by Respighi.
@Woodsman, glad you enjoyed that one!