And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on CD to give away.
On 29th July Silva Screen Records will release Barry Gray's soundtrack The Secret Service in CD and digital formats, with vinyl to follow soon.
This is the first ever commercial release of the soundtrack, and the 7th in the Silva Screen Gerry Anderson series - newly compiled, mastered and designed by the creative team at Fanderson, The Official Gerry And Sylvia Anderson Appreciation Society.
The origins of the series began in 1968 when working at Pinewood Studios, Gerry Anderson bumped into a familiar face of stage and screen: comic actor Stanley Unwin. With his whimsical charm and hilarious gibberish double talk (playfully christened 'Unwinese') Unwin had earned great popularity throughout the 50s and 60s and the Anderson's immediately knew that they had found someone to base their next puppet series on. For several years the Century 21 team had toyed with directly basing a puppet character on a real-life actor, now the time had come to make it a reality. In the series the lines would be blurred even further between the miniature Supermarionation world and reality, as live action footage of Stanley Unwin would also be used in the series.
To appropriately reflect the The Secret Service's premise and compliment the gentle title sequence created to introduce the series, Barry Gray decided step completely away from his usual attention-grabbing themes and write a three-part fugue in the style of the Baroque composer Bach. To perform the vocals, the Mike Sammes Singers were hired, the vocal group who Gray had used on the Supercar theme back in 1961. Once coupled with soft organ and minimalist percussion, a truly unique piece of inventive music was born to bookend Father Unwin's adventures, which perfectly captured the off-beat nature of the series.
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