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UFO


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After a decade of creating pioneering puppet series made for children, Gerry & Sylvia Anderson took their first steps into live-action, with the 1969 feature film Doppelgänger re-titled outside Britain as Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun). This science-fiction film approached its outer space subject matter with a gritty realism, and would set the tone for what was to be their first live-action television series: UFO.

This new series took as a starting point the pioneering work of Dr Christiaan N. Barnard, the surgeon who performed the world’s first heart transplant operation. In UFO a dying race of aliens travel across vast distances of space to harvest organs from human beings to help ensure their own survival. To combat this threat the United Nations created SHADO, a top-secret organisation utilising the latest technology available to defend the Earth.

To complement the series, the Andersons frequent musical collaborator Barry Gray created a multifaceted score that gave the programme its own musical identity. Elegantly crafted and a firm favourite with Barry Gray fans, the sound of UFO, particularly its ethereal “World Music” closing credits is, quite simply, a joy. Includes a bonus track, Trampoline performed by The Spencer Davis Group from the episode Ordeal.

Tracklist
01. UFO Main Titles
02. S.H.A.D.O.
03. E.S.P. from “E.S.P.”
04. Flashback from “Confetti Check A-O.K.”
05. The Choice from “Confetti Check A-O.K.”
06. Space Junk from “Conflict”
07. Straker and the General from “Conflict”
08. A Rose for Sylvia from “Ordeal”
09. Harlington Straker from “Identified”
10. Alien from “Identified”
11. Travelling Home from “Ordeal”
12. The Trip from The Long Sleep
13. Taken from Ordeal
14. Crash Landing / Dreambox from Ordeal
15. The Leisure Sphere from Survival
16. Enemy my Friend from Survival
17. The Affair from The Square Triangle
18. A Day at the Studio from A Question of Priorities
19. Who Are You? / John’s Death from A Question of Priorities
20. UFO End Titles
21. Bonus Track – Trampoline from “Ordeal” – The Spencer Davis Group


Vera


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Award winning composer Ben Bartlett’s poignant score to top-rating ITV drama based on the bestselling books by Ann Cleeves (Shetland, Inspector Ramsay) and starring Brenda Blethyn.

BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actress Brenda Blethyn stars as the eccentric but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope. Unconventional and unglamorous, Vera faces the world with her caustic wit, guile and courage and what she lacks in charm she makes up for in wisdom and insight.

Ben Bartlett’s soundtrack perfectly complements the atmospheric Northumberland landscapes that the series is set in. Vera’s music theme started from a very simple idea of four chords, originally used to score the heartrending opening scene of the very first episode. The sweeping melody enveloping these four chords became more prominent as the music developed, and has gradually formed into the instantly recognizable, haunting and elegant theme of the series.

The score for Vera is full of musical miniatures that have become part of the fabric of the show, and some of the dramatic highlights have been selected for the album here. On this album, and in the score, the piano is played by Ben Bartlett.

Ben Bartlett is a London based TV and concert composer known for his prolific music output for drama, comedy and documentaries. Recently, Ben’s music was featured in SKY 1 hit series Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, ITV’s The Loch, Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed The Tunnel. For his score for Walking with Dinosaurs Ben won a BAFTA in 2000 and was nominated for Primetime Emmy. He was also nominated for RTS (The Ghost Squad, The Mark of Cain, Mutual Friends) and Ivor Novello Awards (Fiona’s Story). Ben also writes for concert hall and theatre. He received critical acclaim for his mini-opera El Tigre, based on a poem of Pablo Neruda, and his piano work Caprice was performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Tracklist
1. Hidden Depths
2. Ashes
3. Spyhole
4. Telling Tales
5. Polytunnels
6. Luxury
7. Poster Child
8. On Harbour Street
9. Reservoir
10. Boatman
11. Lazarus
12. Crow Trap
13. Castles In The Air
14. Eucalyptus
15. Old Wounds
16. Changing Tides
17. Creche
18. Sundancers
19. Natural Selection
20. Freshwater
21. Arrest
22. Cuckoo
23. Gone To Ground
24. Death Of A Family Man
25. Blood And Bone
26. Tyler
27. Farewell Bethany
28. Syringe
29. Clobber
30. Vera End Credits


Music From The How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy


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Featuring 14 exhilarating themes from John Powell’s scores, performed by London Music Works.

Based on Cressida Cowell’s popular children’s book, set in a mystical Viking world, the animated trilogy follows the story of teenager Hiccup, and dragon Toothless. Aspiring to be a dragon slayer, Hiccup captures his first dragon, but instead of killing Toothless, he befriends him. This rousing epic mixes comedy, touching moments and action sequences and John Powell’s masterful score perfectly complements it. The trilogy proved to be both a critical and commercial success, grossing $1.6 billion worldwide.

In How To Train Your Dragon series, John Powell relies on the tradition of Wagnerian leitmotifs. The themes representing different characters, concepts and locations are spread across the trilogy and are varied and developed, orchestrated in different ways. Often, the tempos and moods change and the themes play in counterpoint to one another.

John Powell has scored several excellent animated films before the How To Train Your Dragon series, including Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda, and the Ice Age. With How To Train Your Dragon series Powell earned his first Academy Award nomination and his third BAFTA nomination. The score also won the IFMCA 2011 Awards for Best Original Score for an Animated Feature and Film Score of the Year.

On this album, London Music Works skilfully brings together a selection of the very best themes from Powell’s consummate and game-changing animation score.
Sci-Fi Online review 10/10
“This compilation has been thoroughly researched by someone at Silva Screen Records who not only loves Powell’s music, but also has an incredible ear for structuring a compilation album. This flows incredibly well, with one track seamlessly following on from the next as though they were originally designed to work this way.

London Music Works do an incredible job of pretty much representing the original score. The recording is as professional as the original recordings.”

Tracklist
1. This is Berk (From “How to Train Your Dragon”)
2. Forbidden Friendship (From “How to Train Your Dragon”)
3. Test Drive (From “How to Train Your Dragon”)
4. Romantic Flight (From “How to Train Your Dragon”)
5. Coming Back Around (From “How to Train Your Dragon”)
6. Dragon Racing (From “How to Train Your Dragon 2”)
7. Flying with Mother (From “How to Train Your Dragon 2”)
8. Hiccup and Valka (From “How to Train Your Dragon 2”)
9. Stoicks Ship (From “How to Train Your Dragon 2”)
10. Toothless Found (From “How to Train Your Dragon 2”)
11. Two New Alphas (From “How to Train Your Dragon 2”)
12. Legend Has It Cliffside Playtime (From “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”)
13. As Long As He’s Safe (From “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”)
14. Once There Were Dragons (From “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”)


Joe Stilgoe: The Heat Is On


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“What if all these songs from all these life-changing movies were actually big band classics?”

On June 28th Silva Screen Records will release Joe Stilgoe’s album of 80s movie hits arranged in a 50s big band style. To celebrate the album release, Joe and his Mighty Big Band will be performing at Ronnie Scott’s in London on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July.

This is the first time Joe has collaborated with Silva Screen on a solo album. Speaking about the project, he says “this album basically is my childhood. Mixing the movies I was obsessed with and the big band music I felt such an affinity when everyone else was listening to A-Ha.”

The album continues Joe’s much loved and critically acclaimed style of combining great songs from the past with an exciting and relevant new spin. Connecting the dots between the 50s and 80s, THE HEAT IS ON! shines a spotlight on some of the greatest movie songs from 80s blockbusters – Beverly Hills Cop, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Batman, Short Circuit, The Karate Kid and many more. Using the great arrangers of the 1950s as inspiration – Nelson Riddle, Robert Farnan, Sammy Nestico – these classic songs are almost unrecognisable in their new guise as perhaps the lost standards from the decade of swing and rock ‘n’ roll.

“Growing up in the 80s in Southern England wasn’t much like the movies, but on the daydreamy days I would imagine I was Tom Hanks in Big, Michael J Fox in Back To The Future, Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club and sometimes even Mary Stuart Masterson in Some Kind Of Wonderful. I fell in love with the music from American films, as they seemed to have everything I longed for – the wide streets with white clapboard houses, perfect front lawns and strangely amenable older residents with hoses, the bikes with armchair seats ridden by the kids in ET, the sense of adventure and stories in Stand By Me, the massive drums and massive choruses from those ballads that only the 80s knew how to deliver. All that was missing for a boy who would go on to dream of singing with a big band was that – big bands. I don’t remember any big band music from the 80s, or at least, none that reached me. So, for this album, I thought we’d bring it all together. What if all these songs from all these life-changing movies were actually big band classics?”

Tracklist
01. The Heat Is On – Beverly Hills Cop
02. Back In Time – Back To The Future
03. Partyman – Batman
04. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going – The Jewel Of The Nile
05. Walk The Dinosaur – The Flintstones
06. Play With Me – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
07. St Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) – St Elmo’s Fire
08. Glory Of Love – The Karate Kid
09. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You – Stakeout
10. Hungry Heart – Risky Business
11. In Your Eyes – Say Anything
12. Come And Follow Me – Short Circuit


Good Omens


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Music by David Arnold

Composer David Arnold’s soundtrack to the highly anticipated TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 comic fable that packs a punch.

Following the odd couple, angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) in their quest to sabotage the end of the World. Amazon Prime’s six episode miniseries delivers a tongue in cheek adaptation of this powerful and funny story.

From the Award-winning composer of Sherlock and Casino Royale comes a soundtrack that perfectly complements the Good Omens’ drama and visual sensibilities. At times nostalgic and eerie but always varied, beautiful and full of excitement, this robust, yet funny music entity has become another character in the story. Here, Arnold has created a contemporary soundworld for heaven and hell.

The closing song is Tori Amos’ version of A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, a British wartime favourite referenced at the end of the book. Conjuring feelings of separation and pining for untroubled times, and including the lines “There was magic abroad in the air. There were angels dining at the Ritz. And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square”.

Good Omens is produced by BBC Studios, Amazon Studios, Blank Corporation and Narrativia. The series is directed by Douglas Mackinnon and features the all-star cast including Michael Sheen, David Arnold, Frances McDorman, Brian Cox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Hamm. David Arnold is one of the UK’s leading film composers, composing scores for blockbusters including Stargate, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Independence Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Casino Royale.

CD 1
1. Good Omens Opening Title
2. Chattering Nuns
3. Three Card Switch
4. Warlock
5. Adam
6. Lullaby
7. Hell Hound
8. Wrong Boy
9. We’re Doomed
10. End Titles – The Theme That Got Left in
the Car
11. Witch
12. Newt
13. Anathema
14. The Them
15. Anathema Meets Them
16. Paintball
17. Anathema Investigates
18. Sleeping Adam
19. I Should Cocoa
20. Crucified
21. The Black Knight
22. The Globe
23. St.James Park
24. Holy Water
25. Adam and Dog
26. We’re Not Killing Anybody
27. Atlantis
28. Gabriel
29. Bad Angel Michael
30. Delivery for Pollution
31. Message for Mr Death
32. Aliens!

CD 2
1. Ambassador Arrives
2. Ansaphone
3. Adam Ascending
4. Shadwell Breaks In
5. Bookshops On Fire
6. Is That You?
7. Four Horsemen
8. Thundergun
9. Adams Changed
10. Horsemen to the Airfield
11. On Your Bikes
12. Requiem for a Bentley
13. The Gathering
14. Despatch the Horsemen
15. Computers Down
16. End of This Story
17. Ineffable Plan
18. They’ve Told His Father
19. Another Place
20. Life After Death
21. Adams Bedroom
22. Restoration
23. Newt and Anathema Wake Up
24. Hell and Holy Water
25. Lawyer With a Box
26. Shadwell and Tracy
27. Together
28. All’s Well that Ends
29. All Change
30. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Tori Amos


Otra Mirada – Tangos De Camara


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OTRA MIRADA (ANOTHER LOOK)

From Award Winning film composer Daniel Tarrab, comes a fresh and innovative, jazz-influenced, Tango album.

Performed by Nestor Marconi (Bandoneon), Pablo Agri (Violin), Daniel Tarrab (Piano / Contrabass) and string orchestra comprised from the members of Orquesta Filarmonica Nacional.

Aptly naming the album Otra Mirada (Another Look), Tarrab carefully avoids the powerful musical influence of the unforgettable Piazzolla. Composing 8 original Tangos in song format and preserving the passion of the style, Tarrab is also bringing in the influence of Jazz through harmonies. His dramatic, modern interpretation of Tango stems from the music form’s constant evolution. As observed by John Pareles of the New York Times in the year 2000 – “Jazz and tango have parallel histories. Both came out of the slums and the underworld, were denounced as salacious and were then embraced as dance music. Both moved from clubs to concert halls, evolving into more ambitious forms. Both conjure romance, exhilaration and tension; both use improvisation. Yet they are as different as Argentina and the United States. Tango has a European formality and a sense of tragedy; jazz prefers openness and a sense of humor, the underlying optimism that lets the blues transcend hard times. Still, it was inevitable that jazz and tango would meet”.

In the spirit of cosmopolitanism, Otra Mirada is written as concert music that is open to improvisation and local influences. The Worldwide tour will feature the original trio backed by local string orchestras, bringing vernacular flavour to the Buenos Aires Tango. Presently, Tango is experiencing a revival in Japan, Korea, Germany, France, Finland, countries far from Argentina.

Daniel Tarrab was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Music Composition at the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) and Film Composition at The Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). In the 2000s Daniel established himself as a film composer. Known for the Broken Silence Series (produced by Steven Spielberg in 2002) and The Whore and the Whale (2004), in 2007 Tarrab won the World Soundtrack Awards Discovery of the year for the Cannes Film awarded XXY. He is also a recipient of several other awards from the Academy of film of Argentina-Gran premio SADAIC for Film Music (society of Argentinean Composers).

One of the great musicians of the 70s, Nestor Marconi is a leading player of the bandoneón, the small accordion-like instrument that is a prominent part of the traditional sound of the Argentine tango. Since the 90s, he has joined the international classical music circuit as a soloist performing pieces from the bandoneon and orchestra repertoire such as the “Concert by Bandoneón” or the “Tres Tangos” by Astor PIazzolla. He has appeared on the stages throughout Europe and USA, as well as at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and has performed with leading classical music artists Gidon Kremer, Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, and Charles Dutoit on Tango cross-over projects. Currently, Marconi is the leader of his own tango trio with Leonardo Marconi on piano and Oscar Giunta on bass.

Son of Antonio Agri, Pablo Agri, like his father is a leading violinist of the Tango genre. Focusing early on classical violin studies, Pablo developed his own style. He has been a member of the National Symphony Orchestra since 1992, he took classes with maestro Szymsia Bajour and was awarded a scholarship by the Antorchas Foundation to study at the Conservatorio Edgard Varese, in France, with maestro Ami Flammer, obtaining the Premier Prix in July 1997. He has also worked with the best Tango musicians, from Mariano Mores to Horacio Salgán through Néstor Marconi, Susana Rinaldi and Osvaldo Berlingieri.

1. Prelude
2. La Lamparita
3. Abril
4. Encuentro
5. El Quinto
6. Entrelineas
7. En La Cornisa
8. La Lamparita (Reprise)


General Magic


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Music by Benji Merrison

Benji Merrison’s hypnotic, lyrical soundtrack to the story of General Magic, Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude‘s award winning documentary about the 1989 Silicon Valley startup.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

From the first smartphones to social media, e-commerce and even emojis, the ideas that now dominate the tech industry and our day-to-day lives were born at General Magic, a 1989 Silicon Valley startup that most of us haven’t heard of. General Magic is the story of one of history’s most talented technology teams and this documentary is a tale of how great vision and epic failure can change the world. With members of the original Mac team and the creators of the iPhone, Android, eBay and more, this is the story of one of history’s most talented teams and what happens when those who dream big fail, fail again, fail better and ultimately succeed.

Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018, General Magic has already won Best Documentary at the LA Film Awards and Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, as well as the Jury Award at Napa Valley Film Festival.

Benji Merrison is an award winning composer, known for BBC’s Dynasties, Class, Horizon and ITV’s Victoria. His distinctive musical voice is in high demand and he has scored music for hundreds of projects across film, television, installations and events. He has worked with all major UK broadcasters, along with many other networks and brands worldwide.

1. Valley of Sorrows
2. Ancient Technology
3. The Profit Leaves
4. A Vision in Time
5. Spinning out of the Core
6. Supernovas
7. Engineering Passions
8. Scheduling
9. Industry Secrets
10. Making Headlines
11. Challenges
12. Too Many Columns
13. Ship Or Die
14. Goes on Sale
15. System Crash
16. Making the Wave
17. Already in a Museum
18. Losing Everything
19. A Warning
20. The Dream


Informer


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Music by Ilan Eshkeri

Ilan Eshkeri’s soundtrack to BBC’s hit character-driven thriller set in East London featuring Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan, Bel Powley.

Informer is a complex story that explores identity and how a situation can change the perception of an individual. Raza, a young second generation British-Pakistani man from East London is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism Officer into informing for him. Gabe, who has a past he wants to remain secret, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes a threat to him. As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three, their families and relationships, get higher and higher.

Composed as five stand-alone pieces of music, the score is made up of repeating lines of melodies performed by individual instruments. This reflects the dynamic of the characters in the show, as they weave in and out of each other’s lives with their own agendas. The score is made up from variations of these pieces of music.

The album is presented with each complete piece and its variations following so that the listener can unravel the elements in the main piece.

The score features vocals by Daisy Chute, former member of the classical cross over vocal quartet All Angels. It is performed by Sinfonia Nord and conducted by Atli Örvarsson.

1. Informer 1
2. Informer 1 (Variation 1)
3. Informer 3
4. Informer 3 (Variation 1)
5. Informer 3 (Variation 2)
6. Informer 3 (Variation 3)
7. Informer 4
8. Informer 4 (Variation 1)
9. Informer 7
10. Informer 7 (Variation 1)
11. Informer 7 (Variation 2)
12. Informer 9
13. Informer 9 (Variation 1)


The Box of Delights


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Music by Roger Limb and The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Poet Laureate John Masefield’s classic 1935 fantasy was brought to TV screens in 1984 at a cost of £1 million, the most expensive children’s series to date in the history of the BBC. A forerunner to the work of CS Lewis, Roald Dahl and JK Rowling, the series remains a golden memory of 80s childhood. Starring Patrick Troughton and Robert Stephens and filmed in a variety of scenic locations in the UK, it’s the story of a young schoolboy whose ownership of a magic box allows him to shrink, fly, revisit the past and experience incredible wonders and creatures. The series was renowned for its ambitious special effects scooping three BAFTA awards, one for best children’s series and two for television craft. Composer Roger Limb, a specialist in electronic music and working with The BBC Radiophonic Workshop is famed for his Doctor Who work but his range extended much further than science-fiction and includes Martin Luther: Heretic and the Look And Read serials. Much like the visuals the music matches with a truly innovative score combining real instruments with synthesised sounds. Included on this CD release is the delightful original theme, Victor Hely-Hutchinson’s Carol Symphony: Andante quasi lento e cantabile performed by the Pro Arte Orchestra.

1. The Box of Delights – Opening Titles
2. The Time That Likings are Made
3. A Warning of Wolves
4. A Tosser to my Kick
5. The White Rider
6. Phoenix in the Fire
7. Out of the Cold
8. A Mountain in Switzerland
9. Last Minute Christmas Shopping
10. King Arthur’s Camp
11. King Arthur’s Camp (reprise)
12. King Arthur’s Camp (continued)
13. The Box of Delights
14. Towards Dawn
15. Scrobblers
16. Snowman
17. Herne the Hunter
18. Go Small
19. Go Swift
20. That Boy
21. In Darkest Cellars Underneath
22. Lighting the Tree
23. Kitchen Fugue / Here Comes the Posset
24. Sweet Dreams
25. On the Flood
26. Over the Weir
27. Return to Seekings
28. Maria Scrobbled
29. Kay and Peter Fly to the Chester Hills
30. Peter Scrobbled
31. A Dream
32. Kay Returns to Chesters
33. The Spider in the Web
34. Our Final Plans
35. The Key to All the Trouble
36. The Boy with No Shadow
37. Waterfall Boy
38. Under my Hand
39. Leave Us Not Little
40. Slave of the Night
41. Is it Near?
42. Know Your Fate
43. Nor Yet Dark
44. The End of Abner Brown
45. To Tatchester
46. Christmas Eve
47. Home for the Holidays
48. The Box of Delights – Closing Titles
49. Christmas Day In The Morning *
50. Carol Symphony: Andante quasi lento e cantabile *

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* Tracks 49 and 50 are available on the CD only.


Doctor Who Series 11


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Music by Segun Akinola

Bigger and bolder than ever, Series 11 marks the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor, award-winning actress Jodie Whittaker – a super-smart explorer of the universe, alongside a team of new friends and delightful characters. The new series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who, full of action and adventure, humour and heart – an unmissable high-end drama everyone will enjoy.

Segun Akinola is a multi-talented composer who has strengthened many projects with his musical acumen and is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. Segun’s work includes scoring BBC Two’s landmark four-part series Black and British: A Forgotten History, written and presented by Historian David Olusoga. He also scored Shola Amoo’s debut feature film A Moving Image, which had its world premiere at the 2016 LA Film Festival.

“Where do I even begin?! Working on series 11 has been nothing short of the experience of a lifetime. I have loved every single minute of it. From working closely with the production team, to writing the character themes to recording the New Year Special, it’s truly been so much fun”. Segun Akinola

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Volume 1

01. Series 11 Opening Titles
02. Getting That Bike
03. Long Story
04. This New Nose Is So Unreliable
05. The Warrior
06. Sonic Screwdriver
07. The Doctor
08. You Really Need To Get Out Of Those Clothes
09. Three Suns
10. Make It Through Those Ruins
11. My Beautiful Ghost Monument
12. Missing You
13. Insurance Policy
14. My Fam
15. Tsuranga
16. Resus One
17. Kerblam
18. Help In Dispatch
19. Ranskoor Av Kolos
20. The Shrine
21. Keep Your Faith

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Volume 2

01. Thirteen
02. Get Out That Door
03. Parks, Rosa Parks
04. Artron Energy
05. This Is Very Bad News
06. Fishing Take Down
07. Stand Up Now
08. A Living Icon For Freedom
09. Umbreen
10. Thijarian Hive
11. I Love You Nani
12. Yaz And Nani End Credits
13. King James
14. Tendril
15. Morax
16. Reverse The Polarity
17. Made A New Friend
18. Rebuilt
19. Me And My Mates
20. Series 11 End Credits