Because I Am
One if the major efforts from the early days of
Clear Light, when it was called Clear Light Productions,
was to raise money to produce a large-screen, theater-quality
multi-image musical evangelistic presentation. Enough money
was raised to develop the electronic control systems - later sold as
products to the A/V market, and to develop the soundtrack for the
musical. A 33 rpm record and 45 rpm single were recorded and
pressed. The theme song, Because I Am,
was recorded by Turley Richards. The song was written
by Turley Richards and Ronald Thomas, Copyright
© 1973 by Clear Light Productions, then in
Newton, MA. I have digitized the single for your listening
pleasure, in MP3 format. While it is compressed, it is full CD
quality, 128 kbs, so the file is pretty large. Click on the
link below to play. In the future, I will upload the rest of
the pieces from the LP.
Because I Am, Turley
Richards, Ronald Thomas
If Your God Is So Great
Clear Light produced a show for
Wycliffe Bible Translators, entitled If Your God Is So Great. The flip
side of the 45 contained one of the pieces from this show, entitled
Jesus Loves Me. This is
recorded by Jim Thomas, and written by Warner and Bradbury.
This is Copyright © 1975 by Clear Light
Productions, Newton, MA. Also in MP3 format - enjoy!
Jesus Loves Me, Jim
Richards (Warner & Bradbury)
Starlight Fantasy Soundtrack
The Starlight Fantasy show, created
by John Sacrenty in 1978 using computer animation software (very new
at that time) and some fancy studio techniques, was an incredible
hit. The soundtrack ran on a 4-track recorder, where one track
had the "clock track" to synchronize the system to the music.
In those days, we were still running a mere 10 cues per second from
tape - later upgraded to 50/sec with the Star Sentry Series
Universal Controller (early 1982 - four years later), along with the
Apple II-based SuperStar.
MP3 file is large - over 9 MB, recorded at 160 kb/s. It was
extracted off of an old cassette and digitally re-mastered by
Anderson Creations. You can tell, if you have good ears, that
it is from a tape, because of occasional drop-out, but the digital
reprocessing has done wonders in recovering a lot of the excitement
of the original soundtrack.
Tools used for this purpose include Blaze RipEditBurn,
Blaze Media Convertor, Microsoft Plus analog recorder,
and DFX, a digital signal processing audio enhancement
package. The theme song really begins at about 4:20 into the
7:51 soundtrack. You can download it by clicking on the link
Starlight Fantasy Soundtrack,
Clear Light, Inc.