Thursday, 22 September 2016

Telly Hits (16 Top TV Themes) - Various Artists (1985)

Earlier in the year, I posted a 3-LP set, Theme Classics, and in my write-up I mentioned a few other TV theme collections from around the same time, including this one from the much-missed UK compilation label, Stylus, together with the BBC itself!
A collection of (mostly) original versions of 16 mid-80's TV themes as shown on the BBC.
Mostly UK programmes are featured, just two US shows included, the original version of Bill Conti's Cagney & Lacey theme, along with a fine version of the Dallas theme by The Frank Barber Orchestra.
BBC regular Simon May is here, with his themes from 80's drama Howard's Way, and the ever-popular Eastenders, which was a new show at the time of this album's release.
An interesting extra is the rare theme from Edge Of Darkness, by rock guitar legend Eric Clapton and soundtrack king, the late Michael Kamen.
I also have Telly Hits 2, from 1986, and this will follow shortly!
I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!
Album Preview - Howard's Way



  2. Excelent! Thank you for these.

  3. Thanks Mark, love these old TV Theme albums :)

  4. Thanks Mark,

    I thought these superb albums were never in a million years going to be ripped so many thanks for your time and effort.

    Rest assured these are all original recordings, some including Dallas were rerecorded for the offical single release which is why they sounds nothing like the version heard on TV.

    Do you have Simon' Way by Simon May?

  5. Hard to believe it's been 30 years already!? Thanks for the memories, Mark!

  6. Download links won't open properly. Can't find page.

  7. Will,

    Internet Explorer seems quite fussy about Zippyshare downloads, either blocking download or blocking the website as unsafe. Please try with Chrome, as I have jut tested both Telly Hits links on Chrome and they came down OK.



  8. Fabulous upload, some of the tracks contained here simply cannot be heard anywhere else. IE or edge works fine, you've just to navigate the annoying pop-ups. Just superb!