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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Original Television Soundtrack)
Artist
Robert Mellin and Gian-Piero Reverberi
Label
Silva Screen Records
Catalogue Number
SILED1646
Release Date
July 9, 2021

To many people, British Television had its heyday in the 1960s, a plethora of entertainment for all ages. Children’s TV was no exception, the many adventure series, educational programmes and puppet shows all had a profound effect on those lucky enough to have grown up in those years.

At 5PM on October 12th, 1965, BBC1 viewers witnessed a gentle sea rolling over a sandy shore that could just about be anywhere in the world, but in that short twenty seconds or so not only did we discover it was a ‘Franco London Film’ presentation of The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe’, it also gave us that short burst intro to the theme that would stay with us well after the thirteen 25 minute episodes had faded into the mists of time. A collaboration between composers Robert Mellin and Gian-Piero Reverberi would give us the wonderful theme and incidental music from this much-loved series.

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was a French- German drama series made by Franco London Films as an adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. It was the first, and often quoted as being the best television adaptation of the original story. The series would enjoy a huge European audience in what would be the very first European Television Channel co-production.

Silva Screen's original release from 31 years ago was updated in 1997 when new material came to light and is now reissued once more with a definitive history of the music and series written by Stephen Brown & Lynn Simpson.

Tracklist:

  1. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Opening Titles
  2. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Main Theme
  3. Friday
  4. Exploring the Island
  5. Smugglers
  6. Crusoe's Youth Remembered
  7. The Englishman Abroad
  8. Away from Home
  9. Memories
  10. Alone (Part One)
  11. Adrift
  12. Palm Trees (Part One)
  13. Solitude
  14. The Shelter
  15. Scanning the Horizon / Flashback - Escapades in York
  16. Cannibals
  17. Crusoe Alert
  18. Wild Goats
  19. Palm Trees (Part Two)
  20. Pirates!
  21. In Search of Rescue
  22. A Civilised Man
  23. Distant Shores
  24. Alone (Part Two)
  25. Catching Dinner
  26. Poor Robinson
  27. Danger!
  28. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Closing Titles

Digital Track List

  1. 1 The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Opening Titles 0:27 Buy

    The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Opening Titles

  2. 2 The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Main Theme 2:16 Buy

    The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Main Theme

  3. 3 Friday 1:58 Buy

    Friday

  4. 4 Exploring the Island 5:22 Buy

    Exploring the Island

  5. 5 Smugglers 5:16 Buy

    Smugglers

  6. 6 Crusoe's Youth Remembered 1:12 Buy

    Crusoe's Youth Remembered

  7. 7 The Englishman Abroad 1:39 Buy

    The Englishman Abroad

  8. 8 Away from Home 2:13 Buy

    Away from Home

  9. 9 Memories 1:36 Buy

    Memories

  10. 10 Alone (Part One) 3:00 Buy

    Alone (Part One)

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