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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase arrives for the first time on vinyl LP
By James Whittington, Monday 17th September 2018

For the first time ever on vinyl, here are Episodes 7 to 12 of the BBC radio series that became a global phenomenon. First broadcast in 1978 and 1980, the Secondary Phase features storylines and sequences unique to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's radio series.

Pre-orders for the Amazon limited run have gone live today. 500 exclusive editions will feature a 12"x12" artwork print signed by Paddy Kingsland of the Radiophonic Workshop. Once again the highly collectable volume will also feature specially commissioned artwork and sleeve notes on 3 x 180g heavyweight orange vinyl.

Follow Zaphod Beeblebrox as he journeys into a totally weird new dimension, and intrepid Earthman Arthur Dent as he tries to escape the Prehistoric era with his friend Ford Prefect. Plug into a seance between Zaphod and his great-grandfather, and join Arthur as he meets the Bird People of Brontitall (who worship a 15 mile-high statue of, well, Arthur). Discover the terrible truth about shoe shops and, if you survive all that, join our heroes for an audience with the ruler of the Universe...

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android, with a guest cast including Bill Paterson, John Le Mesurier, Ken Campbell, Valentine Dyall, Rula Lenska, Bill Wallis, Alan Ford and Jonathan Pryce, and sound effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The three 180g heavyweight coloured vinyl discs are presented in illustrated wallets inside a rigid, bound 20 page book, with exclusive sleeve notes written by Paddy Kingsland of the Radiophonic Workshop and Jem Roberts, Douglas Adams's official biographer.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase will be launched on 12th October in Amazon Exclusive and standard editions.


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