The Trans-World Symphony Orchestra
Edmond De Luca's Safari
Somerset P-5500, mono 
The liner notes on the back of this release go into pretty good detail explaining the meaning behind this album and behind the individual "movements." They are available complete here --- that is, if you feel so inclined to read them for yourself. Basically, though, Safari is self-explanatory: a group arrives in Africa and treks through it, stopping in a Bantu Village and at Mt. Kilimanjaro and then end up hunting a beast. In actuality, the entire composition takes up only 20 minutes (or a full side). Side two includes two additional pieces, "Polovetsian Dances" and "Ritual Fire Dance," and the liner notes say they were selected because they "are as dynamic and exciting a twosome of compositions available for high fidelity recording and programming." Sure, I'll take it!
This music is truly beautiful, there's no doubt about it. De Luca did a great job with this composition, and the two other pieces are phenomenal. One thing I notice about the "look and feel" of these pieces is the fact that they carry an air of both sophisticated, professional orchestration and a conspicuous primitive quality. It's not barbaric or hedonistic, but it seems to evoke a "natural" or "prehistoric" kind of vibe --- and one that is generally very appealing.
Along with the sample below, I decided to make the entire rip available for download, the link will be in the comments, as usual. Also, as is always the case, feedback about the remastering job and general sound quality of my vinyl rips are much appreciated. I'm always trying to improve my work. :) Enjoy!
Track #1: Port Pangani