This week we celebrated the recent centenary of the birth of that great composer for TV, Barry Gray. In November a concert is taking place in London where you’ll be able to hear many of Mr Gray’s tunes played by a full orchestra. F.A.B.!
1. The Barry Gray Orchestra – Joe 90 (Top TV Themes, 1993)
2. Barry Gray – Double Agent Entertainment (Joe 90 Original Television Soundtrack, 2006)
3. Baden Powell – Sarava (Exotic Jazz, 1966)
4. Carla Bruni – Le temps perdu (Comme si de rien n’était, 2008)
5. Mareva Galanter – Les Cornichons (UkuYéyé, 2006)
6. Giampiero Boneschi – The Solarium (“The Latest Fashion”) (Space: 1999: Year 1, 2004)
7. Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennnett – Oddball (Dramatic Funk Themes Vol. 1, 1974/2004)
8. Barry Gray and Gary Miller – Flying High (original Thunderbirds theme) (Thunderbirds 2, 2004)
9. The Barry Gray Orchestra – Parker, Well Done (edit) (No Strings Attached)
10. Barry Gray – White As Snow – commercial version (Captain Scarlet, 2003)
11. The Flee Rekkers – Fireball XL5 (Top TV Themes, 1993)
12. Cy Payne and His Orchestra – Stingray
13. Jim Sullivan – Atonement (Space: 1999: Year 1, 1974)
14. Martin Denny – Incense And Peppermints (A Taste Of India, 1968)
15. The Barry Gray Orchestra – Hijacked (Top TV Themes, 1993)
16. The Barry Gray Orchestra – The Mysterons Theme (No Strings Attached, 2002)
17. The Radio Science Orchestra – Aqua Marina (Memories of the Future, 2008)
18. Vic Elms, Alan Willis – Captives of Triton/Moonwalk (Space: 1999: Year 1, 1974/2004)
19. Cinema Recorded Music Library – Getting Away With It (Your Introductory Record, 2000)
20. Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Passau Run (Sahara Swing, 2008)
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