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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
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    AB
    04/03/2020
    Alan B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Barry Gray- the marvel of the age

    I was one of those old(or young)enough to remember Supercar when it was first shown.One thing that really stuck in my mind was the music by the legend that is Barry Gray.Along with Gerry Anderson, together they could grab a young kid's attention and hold it.Listen to this soundtrack and you can hear the future that was to follow.Absolute magic.Oh,by the way,yes,I was a member of the Supercar club!

    JD
    04/03/2020
    james d.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    supercar cd

    this is a very good cd. if you love the tv series than you will love the music. the music sounds very good. buy this soundtrack cd. one thing. I would love them to bring out a torchy soundtrack cd.

    LE
    04/03/2020
    Leslie E.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Supercar Soundtrack

    Bought this to add to my existing collection of soundtracks for Gerry Anderson series primarily by Barry Gray. I really like the music from Supercar. It was used in later series. Definitely worth listening to.

    SM
    04/03/2020
    Stephen M.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Good as always

    Item arrived with no problems, and, as usual, was top-notch.

    SR
    03/29/2020
    Steve R.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Most Splended

    A superb collection of Barry Gray's Supercar music including both versions of the series theme song and the delightful Zizi's Song which is so Eurovision is doubly enjoyable. Douze Points!

    Steve Rogers verified customer review of Supercar: Original TV Soundtrack (CD)

       

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