Secret Agent

Secret Agent

     
 

In 1959, Patrick McGoohan first appeared as counter-intelligence agent John Drake in a half-hour British series called Danger Man. It came back to television in England in 1964 as a one-hour series of the same name, and to American television under the title Secret Agent, accented by a distinctive title theme ("Secret Agent Man") unique to the AmericanSee more details below

Overview

In 1959, Patrick McGoohan first appeared as counter-intelligence agent John Drake in a half-hour British series called Danger Man. It came back to television in England in 1964 as a one-hour series of the same name, and to American television under the title Secret Agent, accented by a distinctive title theme ("Secret Agent Man") unique to the American version. This album consists of material recorded at the time by composer Edwin Astley and his orchestra and arranger Ken Jones. Astley chose the harpsichord as the dominant instrument for the score of Danger Man, and one of the highlights of this CD is the presence of his original title theme from the British version of the series, "High Wire." This pulsing, exciting harpsichord-driven piece (which could be heard over the individual episode credits opening the action of each Secret Agent show) is a superb piece of music. Not all of the rest matches it for quality or originality, but it's all fun and surprising -- indeed, the weakest moments here may be the two vocal numbers, a disappointing cover of "Secret Agent" and a romantic piece sung in Italian (why they didn't include the French version of the Zombies' "She's Not There" sung in one of the episodes is anyone's guess) by some female performer. These problems aside, the record is fun.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018215121
catalogNumber:
82151

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Susan Jolles   Harp
Harry Rabinowitz   Conductor
Michael Riesman   Conductor
Henry Schuman   English Horn,Oboe
Fred Sherry   Cello
Keith Underwood   Flute,Piccolo
Edwin Astley   Track Performer,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Philip Glass   Executive Producer
Don Christensen   Producer
Herman Diaz   Producer
Elliott Federman   Mastering
Ken Jones   Producer,Orchestration
Kurt Munkasci   Producer,Executive Producer
Michael Riesman   Remixing
Phil Sloan   Composer
Mark Plati   Remixing
Lisa Sutton   Liner Notes
Mike Beeferman   Contributor
Clifford Lane   Sound Effects
Bruce Pollock   Contributor
David Richman   Redesign
Claudia Depkin   Contributor
Susan Cusner   Contributor
Greg Young   Contributor
D. John   Composer

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