Missile to the Moon & Frankenstein's Daughter (MMM-1970) contains two scores by the marvelous-but-unheralded composer and orchestrator, Nicholas Carras. Although written for two low-budget 1958 science fiction films directed by Richard Cunha, there is a wealth of invention and good, old-fashioned fifties sci-fi fun on this 60-minute CD. Besides soaring electric violin, pummeling Rock Men underscore, scary giant puppet-spider music, lovely melodies for gorgeous Moon maidens, and thundering Frankenstein music, there are bonus cues featuring spacey musical sound effects by the legendary team of Jack Cookerly (Atomic
Submarine, The Black Scorpion) and Elliot Fisher.
This is the first Nicholas Carras soundtrack ever released, and it contains a 20-page liner book discussing all aspects of the music, as well as containing copies of some of the
written scores. Itís blessed with arresting cover art by celebrated space illustrator Vincent Di Fate.