Here we have something of a rarity, an album bought new by myself!
The 12 year-old me picked this one up from Woolies after seeing an advert in a magazine for it, knowing it would be a worthy addition to my collection of TV themes! Around the same time I also picked up other great theme albums such as The TV Hits Album 1 & 2, On The Air, and Telly Hits 1 & 2, all from the 1980s.
Sadly, the younger me wasn't as careful with vinyl as the older me, so this may not sound quite as good as other posts, and I have REALLY tried to find another copy of this, but have so far been unlucky.
The other two albums are not really what I bought the album for; there is one album of music from TV commercials, all the tracks are classical favourites from a time when most adverts used classical pieces, Air On A G String from the Hamlet cigars ad being one of the most well-known examples.
The film themes album is okay, one I can appreciate more now than then; many of the pieces are more famous than the films they featured in. A Summer Place, Lovers And Other Strangers, and Lost Horizon, anyone?
No orchestra name is supplied, either on the sleeve or label, but some of the tracks have appeared elsewhere on other albums credited to The New Reflections Orchestra and Brancaster Studio Orchestra, among others, I expect.
My highlights are the very different disco treatment of the theme from US detective drama, Kojak, and a very rare instrumental version of the theme song I Could Be So Good For You, from UK drama series Minder, which loses none of the charm and humour of Dennis Waterman's original.
I suppose I could have just posted the highlights from this 3LP set, but have decided to post the three albums in full, leaving listeners to decide for themselves what they want to hear!
I hope you enjoy this and please comment if you do!