Cult Files [Silva]

The Cult Files [Silva]

by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
     
 
This two-disc release is a lot more fun than you might expect when you consider that it's a collection of recreations -- sure, it has its flat moments (mainly several Mark Ayres performances that don't come off too well, such as the limp rendition of the Dr. Who theme music and a painfully flat arrangement of the Babylon 5

Overview

This two-disc release is a lot more fun than you might expect when you consider that it's a collection of recreations -- sure, it has its flat moments (mainly several Mark Ayres performances that don't come off too well, such as the limp rendition of the Dr. Who theme music and a painfully flat arrangement of the Babylon 5 theme), but these are far outweighed by the excellent performances throughout the album, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra providing notable versions of themes from The Avengers, The Saint, Perry Mason and Ironside, among others (though their arrangement for the Star Trek theme does an unfortunately spectacular job of bringing out the Tiki Lounge elements after a wonderful recreation of the sound of the original opening). Overall, an entertaining package, reasonably annotated (though there is a curious error -- "SeaQuest D.S.V." is listed as track 20 in two places, with no track 19 preceding it, indicating that another cut might well have been excised between the U.K. and U.S. issues of the album).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572106621
catalogNumber:
1066

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. X-Files
  2. Avengers - Pre-Credits & Theme
  3. The Saint Theme
  4. Prisoner
  5. Doctor Who
  6. Blake's Seven (Theme)
  7. Red Dwarf - Interlude/Main Theme
  8. Hawaii Five-O Theme
  9. Perry Mason-Park Avenue Beat
  10. Man Called Ironside
  11. Mission: Impossible
  12. Incredible Hulk-Theme
  13. Knight Rider-Theme
  14. Airwolf (Theme)
  15. Star Trek Theme
  16. Babylon 5: Theme
  17. Twin Peaks Theme
  18. V: The Series-Theme
  19. Seaquest DSV-Theme

Disc 2

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Intro)
  2. Excalibur-O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
  3. Alien - End Title
  4. Escape from New York (End Title)
  5. Blade Runner (End Title)
  6. Halloween (Main Title)
  7. Omen (Ave Satani)
  8. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome-Thunderdome Fanfare/"I Ain't Captain Walke
  9. Superman: Love Theme
  10. Batman Theme
  11. Body Heat
  12. Somewhere in Time
  13. Taxi Driver (Night Piece)
  14. Blues Brothers-Peter Gunn Theme

Album Credits

Performance Credits

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Track Performer
Mark Lambert   Guitar,Keyboards,Track Performer
Nic Raine   Conductor
Mark Ayres   Synthesizer,Track Performer
Mike Townend   Conductor
Daniel Caine   Track Performer
Paul Bateman   Conductor
Jill Washington   Soprano (Vocal)
David Temple   Choir Master
Diane Hunte   Track Performer
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Track Performer
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mo Foster   Contributor
Derek Watkins   Contributor
Henry Lowther   Contributor
Christopher Dean   Contributor
Ian Thomas   Contributor
Stan Sulzmann   Contributor
John Barclay   Contributor
Steve Bartek   Orchestration
Pete Beachill   Contributor
Richard Edwards   Contributor
Andy Findon   Contributor
Laurie Johnson   Arranger,Orchestration
Paul Keogh   Contributor
Gary Kettel   Contributor
Mark Lambert   Arranger
Andy Macintosh   Contributor
Mark McKenzie   Orchestration
Arthur Morton   Orchestration
Christopher Palmer   Orchestration
Nic Raine   Arranger,Orchestration
Frank Ricotti   Contributor
Steve Sidwell   Contributor
Philip Todd   Contributor
Kevin Townend   Arranger,Orchestration
Derek Wadsworth   Director
Ray Warleigh   Contributor
Dave Arch   Contributor
Mark Ayres   Arranger,Producer
Richard Bissill   Contributor
Jimmy Fitzpatrick   Producer
Mike Townend   Arranger,Orchestration
John Debney   Arranger
Andy Fawbert   Contributor
John Pigneguy   Contributor
Andy Vinter   Contributor
David Temple   Contributor
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer

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