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Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

LP (Item 55588) United Artists, Late 60s — Condition: Used

Despite the silly title and plot of this one – and despite the cover image by Jack Davis, which might imply some more groovy tunes – the overall record is pretty straight comedy scoring work, touched by some military themes, in keeping with the Russian invasion plot of the film. Overall, the soundtrack does have some decent enough comedic touches – but mostly in the whimsical orchestral mode, and less in the groovy instrumental one. Titles include "Hop Along", "Volga Boat Song", "Escorts Away", "The Airport", and "Sailors Chorus". Also includes "The Shining Sea", written by Peggy Lee, and sung by Irene Kral! (Cover has a split top seam, a cutout hole, and some wear.)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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