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Supercar (Original Television Soundtrack)
Artist
Barry Gray
Label
Silva Screen Records
Catalogue Number
SILED1591
Release Date
March 20, 2020

Gerry Anderson’s production of Supercar made its UK TV debut in January 1961. The adventures of the crew of an amazing land, sea and air vehicle based at a secret laboratory in the Nevada Desert became an instant worldwide hit bolstered by the tag, ‘filmed in Supermarionation’.

In later years musical maestro Barry Gray had the freedom to write scores for selected episodes of each Gerry Anderson series – with the cues being reused on subsequent episodes and new material being composed as needed.

For Supercar this was initially not possible due to the breakneck turnaround of the show and limited budget. Therefore, in addition to composing the all-important title theme, Barry produced a series of ‘themes’ for locations, situation and characters (Supercar itself being embedded with heroic characteristics through the score launching the idea that the vehicles were central characters too). The often whimsical, charming score beautifully embellishes the equally charming and whimsical nature of the dialogue. However, the more serious moments are scored with appropriate menace , suitably written to underline the knowingly melodramatic nature of the plots. For series One, Gray’s music was heavily supplemented with library music by Edwin Astley, but for the second series Gray was the sole musical voice and, in addition to a new version of the main theme, he expanded on his existing score with tracks that would serve not just the Supercar team, but future heroic organisations as yet undreamt of.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Supercar Series One Main Titles 0:47 Buy

    Supercar Series One Main Titles

  2. 2 Full Boost Vertical 3:51 Buy

    Full Boost Vertical

  3. 3 The Headhunters and Sargon 3:35 Buy

    The Headhunters and Sargon

  4. 4 Whimsical Antics 2:26 Buy

    Whimsical Antics

  5. 5 Master Spy Theme / Pleasant Theme 2:03 Buy

    Master Spy Theme / Pleasant Theme

  6. 6 What Goes Up 1:55 Buy

    What Goes Up

  7. 7 Supercar Series Two Main Titles 0:48 Buy

    Supercar Series Two Main Titles

  8. 8 The Runaway Train 1:39 Buy

    The Runaway Train

  9. 9 Precious Cargo 3:33 Buy

    Precious Cargo

  10. 10 Zizi's Song 1:04 Buy

    Zizi's Song

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