Welcome back to a new installment of Retro Records and this week we have a nice little audible treat for your ears, Leonard Nimoy reading Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”, originally released on Caedmon Records back in 1975.
It is a tale of an object that had great purpose in the lives of its charges but is now rendered pointless. A moving short story and a fantastic example of how Bradbury could give…life…to an object, a collection of humming circuits and wires, how a house of the future spends it’s last day. Of course Nimoy’s narration doesn’t hurt the story in the least, his delivery is deadpan for the most part and even though I know the ending of the story I still felt myself becoming anxious as disaster begins to loom.
So come join us today on Retro Records as we take a few minutes and wait down here in the Retroist Vault for inveitably “There Will Come Soft Rains”.
[Via] Max Mercury
For a look at what that house of the future might have resembled, why not enjoy this video showcasing the 1957 Disneyland “Monsanto House of the Future”?
[Via] Expo Lounge
For a different look of the same house why not take a quick peek at a similar post by the Retroist from back in 2009?