Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Good Ol' Themes from U.N.C.L.E.


If you like spies (and I know you do), then you like The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

And if you like U.N.C.L.E., then you like the theme music.  Well, here you go.

From about ten or more various covers in the 1960s to differering versions heard on-the-air at different parts of the same season, this is a clump of U.N.C.L.E. music!  There are more than a dozen covers of Jerry Goldsmith's theme, plus a few 1960s recordings of incidental music arranged to help publicize the show.  And as for "official" versions of Jerry Goldsmith's GREAT theme:

For example, on-air, there were at least TWO different versions of the fourth-season theme, and at least THREE versions of the third-seaon theme.  I don't the musical "sting" extensions for guests stars, but variations on the saxophone or ogran or whatever "solos" that lasted only a few seconds in the middle bars.

"Psycho completists" like me notice things like that.  It's a validation of our beliefs that surely SOMETHING in this big confusing world is knowable.  It's like the guy who knows all the stats of his favorite team.  At least he's accomplished at this one thing!

Yeah, that's a part of it.  But also, listening to music from your favorite shows or movies is also a way to bring back all the good memories that go along with the show.  Kind of like looking at a photo of your favorite uncle.

Here are the tracks:
1 First Season Main Title revised Original television score 0:55
2 First Season End Title Original television score 1:14
3 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Roland Shaw and His Orchestra 2:36
4 "The Deadly Decoy Affair" Main Title Original television score 1:135 The Man from Thrush Lalo Schifrin 2:55
6 Roulette Rhumba Lalo Schifrin 2:06
7 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Dick Hyman 2:29
8 To Trap a Spy - Meet Mr. Solo-End Title Original film score 1:54
9 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes 1:43
10 Illya The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes 2:30
11 Night People The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes 2:37
12 Second Season Main Title (arr Lalo Schifrin) Original television score 0:36
13 Second Season End Title (arr Lalo Schifrin) Original television score 0:48
14 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme New Original TV Themes 3:09
15 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Hugo Montenegro 1:59
16 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Al Caiola 2:00
17 One of Our Spies Is Missing Main Title Original film score 3:07
18 Third Season Main Title (arr Gerald Fried) Original television score 0:30
19 Third Season End Title (arr Gerald Fried) Original television score 0:38
20 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Teddy Randazzo 1:33
21 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Challengers 1:38
22 One Spy Too Many Main Title Original film score 2:49
23 "The Candidate's Wife Affair"  Main Title Original television score 0:2824 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Jazz All-Stars 2:07
25 The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Main Title Original television score 0:33
26 The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. End Title Original television score 0:39
27 The Spy in the Green Hat Main Title Original film score 2:08
28 "The Five Daughters Affair" Original television score 0:4129 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Billy Strange 2:28
30 Fourth Season Main Title Original television score 0:31
31 Fourth Season End Title Original television score 0:36
32 The Karate Killers Main Title Original film score 0:29
33 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Swingin' Themes for Secret Agents 2:21
34 The Helicopter Spies Main Title Original film score 2:02
35 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Man from UNCLE Cult TV Classics 2:41
36 Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Main Title Original film score 1:17
37 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Man or Astro-Man? 1:31
38 Love Ya Illya Alma Cogan 2:27
39 Man from Uncle Moskow 3:30


And here is the link:   http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HJN2CXX6


 Also included is a two-page legal-sized insert with notes on every track.  Have fun!  And if you know of any OTHER "covers" of the theme, or songs referring to the show, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Your themes sound great but Megaupload is no more. Where else can I find it?

    ReplyDelete