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Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack: Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl (LP)

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Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack: Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl (LP)

Barry Gray - Supercar (Original Television Soundtrack)

Limited edition (500 worldwide) sherbert lemon two vinyl set

Barry Gray’s original Television score for Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation show.

Following from Four Feather Falls, Supercar was the second Gerry Anderson show to use the Supermarionation technique. Based on the Czech style of marionette puppetry, Supermarionation was Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s development of the technique to include synchronisation of puppet’s lip movements with pre-recorded dialogue.

Between 1961 and 1962, thirty-nine episodes were produced. Due to lack of funding and speed of production, Barry Gray had to produce music fast; he composed a series of ‘themes’ for locations, situation and characters. The main star of the show, the Super car, was given the heroic theme, whilst the rest of the score is at times whimsical and charming to support the dialogue and at others menacing when underlining the drama. The orchestra was comprised of forty instrumentalists and was conducted by Barry himself.

Barry Gray was amongst the first composers to use electronic instruments in music for television. One such instrument was the Ondes Martenot, used to produce otherworldly musical motifs and fragments and later to create electronic sound effects in his future score for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Other shows he later used this instrument for include Doppelganger and Doctor Who films Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD.

On this album, the 20 themes featured create a coherent listening experience. They guide the listener through the music map of the show.

    1. Barry Gray - Supercar Series One Main Titles
    2. Barry Gray - Full Boost Vertical
    3. Barry Gray - The Headhunters and Sargon
    4. Barry Gray - Whimsical Antics
    5. Barry Gray - Master Spy Theme / Pleasant Theme
    6. Barry Gray - What Goes Up
    7. Barry Gray - Supercar Series Two Main Titles
    8. Barry Gray - The Runaway Train
    9. Barry Gray - Precious Cargo
    10. Barry Gray - Zizi's Song
    11. Barry Gray - Super Stork
    12. Barry Gray - Hi-Jack

    1. Barry Gray - Calling Charlie Queen
    2. Barry Gray - The Beakette Danube
    3. Barry Gray - Space for Mitch
    4. Barry Gray - Jail Break
    5. Barry Gray - The Day Time Stood Still
    6. Barry Gray - City Lights
    7. Barry Gray - Gifted Gorilla
    8. Barry Gray - Supercar Extended Theme
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    lance E.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Memories are rekindled

    I caught up with Supercar later as I was a little too young when it first aired this is a great keepsake and I love the colour.

    Anthony S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Supercar Vinyl

    Liked very much actually, there are themes on it used in Gerrys other productions, UFO, Introducing Thunderbirds, other Thunderbird and Penelope stuff and some bars from the man from MI5' oh and Fab 1 on the road,there's also a version of the Vianese Waltz, not a bad mix really!

    Richard T.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Supercar LP

    The LP was a good product and at the right price to have purchased & add to my record, cd,s & dvd,s collection

    Piet D.
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Really Great

    Amazing that there is a recordpressing of this music. Incredible but true. It is a pity that there isn't anymore Barry Gray music available on record. I wondered why the vinyl is yellow for Supercar is red, but that's not meant negative. I ordered it from The Netherlands and i received the package within one week! Fantastic work at the Anderson Store. Compliments.

    A The Gerry Anderson Store Customer
    Jim W.
    United States United States
    Full Boost Vertical

    Growing up as a young kid Supercar was my entry into the wonderful world of Supermarionation. Fireball XL-5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, and more great shows followed. But for me, Supercar was the Gerry Anderson show that started it all. As a fan of music I was thrilled to find the show's music cue were now available on vinyl. Barry Gray's music is as iconic as Supercar. Looking forward to the vinyl releases of the music cues for Fireball XL-5, Stingray, and Thunderbirds. F-A-B. Or, as they used to say in Supercar, Full Boost Vertical.

    Jim Wicks verified customer review of Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack: Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl (LP)Jim Wicks verified customer review of Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack: Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl (LP)


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