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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Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Original TV Themes

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Kiddies, you can't get any manlier than this!

As to the cover art, it's copied from other places.  I cannot find the source pose for the Green Hornet's slugfest as shown here, but I DID immediately recognize the slightly a-kilter depictions of Tarzan and our friends from U.N.C.L.E.

Here's an ad for Aurora's model kit for the character, released to tie into the 1966-1968 NBC-TV show starring Ron Ely.  It is the obvious template for the center panel of the album art.

The right-hand panel's art was also cobbled together from model kit box art.  Notice how Solo is standing in an odd position?  He's kneeing some bad guy in the chin whilst one arm holds his gun and the other is held straight down at his side?


That's because in Aurora's model, Solo is leaping over a wall!  On the other hand, Illya's pose from the box looks more natural to the position he's drawn in, on the LP cover.



Here're views of the completed models.



And here are the breathless liner notes from the back of the album.  I leave it to various fanfic writers to continue with the image of these guys "all under one cover."

Of course, most of these selections are generic "filler" given relevant-sounding names.  For example, Track 2, "Britt Reid Revenge," is actually an arrangement of Debussy's "Claire de Lune."

01 - Green Hornet Theme
02 - Britt Reid Revenge (“Claire de Lune”)
03 - Kato's Warning
04 - The Black Beauty
05 - Theme From Tarzan
06 - Jungle Bongo
07 - Cheetah Do
08- Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
09- The Thrush Tune
10 - Illya's Walk


Text Box: The unbelievable has happened!  Wyncote Records has captured in this one fantastic recording the three most powerful beings in creation.

Just think of it. . . . The Green Hornet, Tarzan, and the Man from U.N.C.L.E., all under one cover.  The savage power of the jungle, the authority of the law, and the bravery and spirit of the Secret Service are all trapped under this cover.

This album is dynamite, please handle it with care … BOOOOOOOM ! ! !
Now you too can do the Illya Walk!

Here ... use the stick.

  


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