One Hundred Greatest TV Themes

Performers Various Artists

Silva America | January 6, 2009 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Diane Hunte, Keith Ferreira, Lesley Garrett (vocals).
As the title suggests, Silva's One Hundred Greatest TV Themes collects over four decades' worth of memorable theme songs, from The A-Team to The X Files. Unfortunately, the set doesn't include any original versions of themes. Instead, ensembles such as the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Daniel Caine Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra do their best to recreate the sound of the originals, but the results are mixed. Predictably, the songs that were more orchestrally-based to begin with, such as the sweeping, string-driven themes to Dynasty and Dallas sound great, while some of the more rock or electronic-based pieces like the themes to Batman, M*A*S*H, Knight Rider, and The X-Files are clearly inferior to the versions that open each of these shows. However, most of the themes work pretty well; highlights include the themes from The A-Team, Perry Mason, Peter Gunn, Hawaii 5-0, Taxi, Twin Peaks, and Magnum, P.I.. The collection also features lots of great themes from British shows such as Thunderbirds, The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Red Dwarf. It also pays extra attention to the music of science fiction series over the years, collecting the themes to the first Star Trek series, as well as Deep Space Nine and Voyager, not to mention the themes to Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and The Outer Limits. While its emphasis is definitely on quality rather than quantity, One Hundred Greatest TV Themes still has enough worthwhile moments that diehard TV geeks might appreciate it. ~ Heather Phares

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 6, 2009

Genre: Television

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 4

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Silva America

UPC: 738572080723

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One Hundred Greatest TV Themes

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: January 6, 2009

Genre: Television

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 4

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Silva America

UPC: 738572080723


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.A-Team, television series theme --
2.Addams Family, television series theme --
3.Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, television series~Main Themes --
4.Airwolf, television series theme~Main Theme --
5.Avengers (Seasons 4-6), television series score~Pre Credits & Main Theme --
6.Barnaby Jones, television score~Main Theme --
7.Theme from the Batman television series~Main Theme --
8.Battlestar Galactica, television score~Main Theme --
9.Baywatch, television series theme~Main Theme --
10.Beverly Hills 90210, television series theme~Main Theme --
11.Bewitched, television series theme~Main Theme --
12.Between The Lines, television series score~Main Theme --
13.Bill, television series score~Main Theme --
14.Bonanza, television show theme --
15.Brideshead Revisited, television film score: Main Theme --
16.Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, television series theme~Main Theme --
17.Burke's Law, television series theme~Main Theme --
18.Cagney and Lacey, television series theme --
19.Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, television score~Main Theme --
20.Casualty, television series theme~Main Theme --
21.Cheers, television series theme~Main Theme --
22.Dallas, television series theme~Main Theme --
23.High Wire (theme for television series Danger Man)~Pre-Credits & Theme --
24.Dr. Who, television series theme~Main Theme --
25.Dr. Kildare, television score~Main Theme --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Doogie Howser, M.D., television series theme~Main Theme --
2.Dynasty, television series theme --
3.Equalizer, television series theme~Main Theme --
4.Falcon Crest, television series theme~Main Theme --
5.Fireball (theme from television series Fireball XL5)~Main Theme --
6.Fugitive, television series theme~Main Theme --
7.Hawaii 5-0, television series theme~Main Theme --
8.Hercules, The Legendary Journeys, soundtrack~Main Theme --
9.High Chaparral, television theme~Main Theme --
10.Highway To Heaven, television series theme~Main Theme --
11.Hill Street Blues, theme song~Main Theme --
12.Journey of the Sorcerer~The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, television series theme --
13.Incredible Hulk, television series score~Main Theme --
14.Jason King, television series score~Main Theme --
15.Jesus of Nazareth, television film score~Main Theme --
16.Joe 90, television score~Main Theme --
17.Johnny Staccato, television series score~Main Theme --
18.Knight Rider, television series theme~Main Theme --
19.Kojak, television series theme~Main Theme --
20.L.A. Law, television series theme~Main Theme --
21.Land Of The Giants, television series theme~Main Theme --
22.Little House On The Prairie, television series score~Main Theme --
23.Lonesome Dove, television score~Main Theme --
24.Lost in Space, television score~Main Theme --
25.Lou Grant, television series theme~Main Theme --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Magnum, P.I., television series theme~Main Theme --
2.Man Called Ironside (theme for the television series Ironside)~Main Theme --
3.Man From U.N.C.L.E., television score~Main Theme --
4.Suicide is painless, song (theme from the movie & television series M*A*S*H*) --
5.Miami Vice, television series score~Crockett's Theme --
6.Mike Hammer, television series theme~Main Theme --
7.Mission Impossible, music for the television series~The Plot / Main Theme --
8.Liberty Bell, march for band --
9.Munsters, television series theme --
10.Murder She Wrote, television series theme~Main Theme --
11.Newhart, television series theme~Main Theme --
12.North and South, television score~Main Theme --
13.Northern Exposure, television series score~Main Theme --
14.NYPD Blue, television series theme~Main Theme --
15.Outer Limits, television series theme~Main Theme --
16.Perry Mason, television series theme~Park Avenue Beat --
17.Persuaders, television score~Main Theme --
18.Peter Gunn, television score~Main Theme --
19.Police Squad, television series score~Main Theme --
20.Prisoner, television series~Main Theme --
21.Quantum Leap, television series theme~Main Theme --
22.Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), television series score~Main Theme --
23.Red Dwarf, television series theme~Main Theme --
24.Rockford Files, television series theme~Main Theme --
25.Roseanne, television series theme~Main Theme --
0.DISC 4: --
1.Saint, television series theme~Opening & Closing Themes --
2.Seaquest DSV, television series score~Main Theme --
3.Space 1999, television series score~Main Theme --
4.Star Trek, television score~Main Theme --
5.Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, television series main title theme~Main Theme --
6.Star Trek, Voyager, television series main title theme~Main Theme --
7.St. Elsewhere, television series theme~Main Theme --
8.Streets of San Francisco, television score~Main Theme --
9.Stingray, television score~Main Theme --
10.Taxi, television series theme~Main Theme --
11.Thunderbirds, television series score~Main Theme --
12.Thirtysomething, television series theme~Main Theme --
13.Time Tunnel, television score~Main Theme --
14.Nunc dimittis --
15.Twilight Zone Theme for orchestra~Main Theme (also with Bernard Herrmann's Theme) --
16.Twin Peaks, television score~Main Theme --
17.U.F.O., television series score~Main Theme --
18.Virginian, television series score~Main Theme --
19.Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, television series theme --
20.Wagon Train, television series themes~Main Theme --
21.Waltons, television score~Main Theme --
22.Wild Wild West, television series theme~Main Theme --
23.Young Riders, television series~Main Theme --
24.Xena, warrior princess, television score~Main Theme --
25.X-Files, television series score~Main Theme --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Diane Hunte, Keith Ferreira, Lesley Garrett (vocals).
As the title suggests, Silva's One Hundred Greatest TV Themes collects over four decades' worth of memorable theme songs, from The A-Team to The X Files. Unfortunately, the set doesn't include any original versions of themes. Instead, ensembles such as the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Daniel Caine Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra do their best to recreate the sound of the originals, but the results are mixed. Predictably, the songs that were more orchestrally-based to begin with, such as the sweeping, string-driven themes to Dynasty and Dallas sound great, while some of the more rock or electronic-based pieces like the themes to Batman, M*A*S*H, Knight Rider, and The X-Files are clearly inferior to the versions that open each of these shows. However, most of the themes work pretty well; highlights include the themes from The A-Team, Perry Mason, Peter Gunn, Hawaii 5-0, Taxi, Twin Peaks, and Magnum, P.I.. The collection also features lots of great themes from British shows such as Thunderbirds, The Avengers, The Prisoner, and Red Dwarf. It also pays extra attention to the music of science fiction series over the years, collecting the themes to the first Star Trek series, as well as Deep Space Nine and Voyager, not to mention the themes to Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and The Outer Limits. While its emphasis is definitely on quality rather than quantity, One Hundred Greatest TV Themes still has enough worthwhile moments that diehard TV geeks might appreciate it. ~ Heather Phares
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