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Favourite TV Themes Vol 1 & 2 (plus bonus tracks)

CD (Item 744940) Decca/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975 — Condition: Used
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A set of 70s TV themes – all handled by Brit easy maestro Ray Martin, and featuring a fair bit of British TV tunes as well! TV Themes 2 is the funkier of the bunch – recorded a few years later, and with some great electric elements at times – the kind of cop/crime styles that make 70s TV soundtracks so great. There's definitely a few mellow cuts, but Martin's really expanded his reach on the record past usual British bits – bringing in some American shows to cook up the grooves a bit – and serving up the music in a blend of funky jazz and larger orchestrations. Titles include "Emmerdale Farm", "Warship", "Kojak", "Kung Fu", "Ironside", "European Football", "International Golf", "Film 74", and "Mission Impossible". The first TV Themes album (oddly featured second here on the disc), has Martin turning out good bits circa 1973 – tunes that are often an update of popular 60s television modes – a bit jazzy and jaunty at times, but some 70s elements creeping into the mix, although not as heavily funky as you might hear a few years later. Some of the songs were quite big on British TV, but weren't heard as strongly here in the US – and titles include "Top Of The Form", "Match Of The Day", "Nationwide", "General Hospital", "Crossroads", "Grandstand", "News At Ten", and "Midweek". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus cuts – "Film 74", "Sale Of The Century", and "Star Trek".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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