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Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack (CD)

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Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack (CD)

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.

Tracklisting

CD ALBUM (SILCD1591)
  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
  13. Barry Gray - Calling Charlie Queen
  14. Barry Gray - The Beakette Danube
  15. Barry Gray - Space for Mitch
  16. Barry Gray - Jail Break
  17. Barry Gray - The Day Time Stood Still
  18. Barry Gray - City Lights
  19. Barry Gray - Gifted Gorilla
  20. Barry Gray - Supercar Extended Theme

Description

Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack (CD)

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.

Tracklisting

CD ALBUM (SILCD1591)
  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
  13. Barry Gray - Calling Charlie Queen
  14. Barry Gray - The Beakette Danube
  15. Barry Gray - Space for Mitch
  16. Barry Gray - Jail Break
  17. Barry Gray - The Day Time Stood Still
  18. Barry Gray - City Lights
  19. Barry Gray - Gifted Gorilla
  20. Barry Gray - Supercar Extended Theme

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    M
    05/24/2020
    Mark
    Australia Australia
    Another Barry Gray hit

    I've enjoyed listening to this CD, great themes( I could hear how these moved into other GA series later). Excellent quality, and a great addition to my Barry Gray collection. (Supercar.... Supercar) Wonderful assistance from the GA store team as always.

    CH
    05/05/2020
    Cameron H.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    More Please!

    A beautifully presented compilation of the masterful Barry Gray's work. It would be brilliant to see similar releases for other Supermarionation series in the future.

    TS
    05/02/2020
    Terry S.
    United States United States
    Music Memories Are Made Of This!

    Supercar first introduced us '60s American kids not only to the fantastic worlds of Gerry Anderson, but those of Barry Gray too! I remember that rousing title theme to this day (still like the first-season version best) - along with the "(satisfactory) most satisfactory" take on Strauss' The Blue Danube, this side of 2001: A Space Odyssey (!) Great companion for my series-DVD set. Five of five stars! * * * * *

    DE
    04/24/2020
    Daniel E.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Super Sounds

    Product arrived in good condition and Soundtrack a great listen with perfect sound

    MC
    04/21/2020
    Maryann C.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Supercar Vinyl record

    FAB product, FAB service

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