Mission Earth (album)

Mission Earth is an album adaption of the novel series of the same name by Edgar Winter with words and music written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Mission Earth
The Mission Earth iron fist with the text Mission Earth above it, next to Edgar Winter.
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Released1986 or 1989 (disputed)
ProducerEdgar Winter
Edgar Winter chronology
Standing on a Rock
Mission Earth
Not a Kid Anymore
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L. Ron Hubbard left detailed instructions and audio tapes for the musicians and producers to follow when making this album, which was released posthumously for Hubbard.[2] Edgar described Mission Earth as "both a return to rock’s primal roots and yet highly experimental". Winter had glowing words for Hubbard when he wrote, "Ron's technical insight of the recording process was outstanding." Winter also described Hubbard's delineation of counter-rhythm in rock as something "which was nothing short of phenomenal, particularly inasmuch as it had then been entirely unexplored and only later heard in the African-based rhythms of Paul Simon's work, some five years after Ron’s analysis."[3]

Album coverEdit

The science fiction cover artwork for the album and cassette tape feature a blond man, resembling Winter, floating in the clouds behind an iron fist that appears to be holding a representation of the Earth. The iron fist graphic also appears on the cover of Mission Earth, the novel. The background includes a night sky. The words on the album include "Edgar Winter" written in a futuristic-looking font and the words "Mission Earth", written in a cursive script. Some versions of the album were sold with a gold foil sticker that said, "Words and Music by L. Ron Hubbard".


This album was published by Revenimus Music Publishing, the music publishing division of the Church of Scientology, which also published the album The Road to Freedom, which was also written by L. Ron Hubbard, but performed by various artists. It was issued by Rhino Entertainment.

The album was predicted to sell 800,000 copies by Rhino Entertainment[citation needed], however, it probably sold poorly due to the lack of any public interest in Mission Earth as well as Hubbard's infamous status likely swaying away anyone who wanted to buy the album.[citation needed]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by L. Ron Hubbard. Arranged and additional writing by Edgar Winter.

Side A
1."Mission Earth"6:52
2."Treacherous Love"4:34
4."Teach Me"3:32
Side B
5."Cry Out"5:03
6."Just a Kid"3:54
7."The Spacer's Lot"4:46
8."Joy City"4:02


  • Edgar Winter – soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, sampler, keyboards, vocals
  • Rick Cruzen – synthesizers, sound effects
  • Ron Miscavige – trumpet, cornet
  • Tamia Arbuckle – bass, guitar, sound effects
  • Charlie Rush – sequencing, percussion, sound effects
  • Barry Stein – Hammond B3 organ, accordion, vocals
Additional personnel
  • Pavel Farkas – first violin
  • David Campbell – viola
  • John Walz – cello
  • Bob Peterson – violin
  • Vladimir Polimatidi – violin
  • Bob Becker – viola
  • Peter Schless – programming, sequencing ("Planet Earth")
  • Ali Darwich – Turkish tabla drums
  • Kotto Gabal – Turkish tambourine
  • Monique Winter – vocals ("Just a Kid")
  • Margie Nelson – vocals ("Teach Me")
  • Steve Ambrose – vocals ("The Spacer's Lot")
  • Bo Tomlyn – programming

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Mission Earth Lyrics and Music by L. Ron Hubbard". RonTheMusicMaker.org. Retrieved April 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "Mission Earth - L. Ron Hubbard". RonTheMusicMaker.org. Retrieved April 6, 2009.