One Hundred Greatest TV Themes

One Hundred Greatest TV Themes

CD

Overview

As the title suggests, Silva's One Hundred Greatest TV Themes collects over four decades' worth of memorable theme songs, from The A-Team to The X Files. Unfortunately, the set doesn't include any original versions of themes. Instead, ensembles such as the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Daniel Caine Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra do their best to recreate the sound of the originals, but the results are mixed. Predictably, the songs that were more orchestrally-based to begin with, such as the sweeping, string-driven themes to Dynasty and Dallas sound great, while some of the more rock or electronic-based pieces like the themes to Batman, M*A*S*H, Knight Rider, and The X-Files are clearly inferior to the versions that open each of these shows. However, most of the themes work pretty well; highlights include the themes from The A-Team, Perry Mason, Peter Gunn, Hawaii 5-0, Taxi, Twin Peaks, and Magnum, P.I.. The collection also features lots of great themes from British shows such as Thunderbirds, The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Red Dwarf. It also pays extra attention to the music of science fiction series over the years, collecting the themes to the first Star Trek series, as well as Deep Space Nine and Voyager, not to mention the themes to Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and The Outer Limits. While its emphasis is definitely on quality rather than quantity, One Hundred Greatest TV Themes still has enough worthwhile moments that diehard TV geeks might appreciate it.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2002
Label: Silva America
UPC: 0738572080723
catalogNumber: 807

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The A-Team, television series theme
  2. The Addams Family, television series theme
  3. Main Themes
  4. Main Theme
  5. Pre Credits & Main Theme
  6. Main Theme
  7. Main Theme
  8. Main Theme
  9. Main Theme
  10. Main Theme
  11. Main Theme
  12. Main Theme
  13. Main Theme
  14. Bonanza, television show theme
  15. Brideshead Revisited, television film score: Main Theme
  16. Main Theme
  17. Main Theme
  18. Cagney and Lacey, television series theme
  19. Main Theme
  20. Main Theme
  21. Main Theme
  22. Main Theme
  23. Pre-Credits & Theme
  24. Main Theme
  25. Main Theme

Disc 2

  1. Main Theme
  2. Dynasty, television series theme
  3. Main Theme
  4. Main Theme
  5. Main Theme
  6. Main Theme
  7. Main Theme
  8. Main Theme
  9. Main Theme
  10. Main Theme
  11. Main Theme
  12. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, television series theme
  13. Main Theme
  14. Main Theme
  15. Main Theme
  16. Main Theme
  17. Main Theme
  18. Main Theme
  19. Main Theme
  20. Main Theme
  21. Main Theme
  22. Main Theme
  23. Main Theme
  24. Main Theme
  25. Main Theme

Disc 3

  1. Main Theme
  2. Main Theme
  3. Main Theme
  4. Suicide is painless, song (theme from the movie & television series M*A
  5. Crockett's Theme
  6. Main Theme
  7. The Plot / Main Theme
  8. The Liberty Bell, march for band
  9. The Munsters, television series theme
  10. Main Theme
  11. Main Theme
  12. Main Theme
  13. Main Theme
  14. Main Theme
  15. Main Theme
  16. Park Avenue Beat
  17. Main Theme
  18. Main Theme
  19. Main Theme
  20. Main Theme
  21. Main Theme
  22. Main Theme
  23. Main Theme
  24. Main Theme
  25. Main Theme

Disc 4

  1. Opening & Closing Themes
  2. Main Theme
  3. Main Theme
  4. Main Theme
  5. Main Theme
  6. Main Theme
  7. Main Theme
  8. Main Theme
  9. Main Theme
  10. Main Theme
  11. Main Theme
  12. Main Theme
  13. Main Theme
  14. Nunc Dimittis
  15. Main Theme (also with Bernard Herrmann's Theme)
  16. Main Theme
  17. Main Theme
  18. Main Theme
  19. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, television series theme
  20. Main Theme
  21. Main Theme
  22. Main Theme
  23. Main Theme
  24. Main Theme
  25. Main Theme

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geoffrey Burgon   Conductor
Jerry Goldsmith   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Lesley Garrett   Vocals
Mark Lambert   Track Performer
Nic Raine   Conductor
Derek Wadsworth   Conductor,Musical Direction
Mark Ayres   Track Performer
Mike Townend   Conductor
Paul Bateman   Conductor
Keith Ferreira   Vocals
Jill Washington   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal)
Diane Hunte   Vocals
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Daniel Caine Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

John Williams [composer]   Composer
Barry Gray   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Mark Lambert   Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Derek Wadsworth   Musical Director
Mark Ayres   Producer
David Stoner   Co-Coordinator
Howard Goodall   Lyricist
Gerry O'Riordan   Engineer
James Fitzpatrick   Producer
Sean Mowle   Art Direction
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer

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