In September 1965 a dramatic countdown, 5-4-3-2-1, echoed on television sets across the United Kingdom. The steely voice of Jeff Tracy showcased a remarkable collection of spacecraft and an equally remarkable set of brothers. Thunderbirds were go!
Producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson had launched a programme that has now become part of the British psyche, embedded for all time in our culture. The leap from 30 minute episodes of previous productions Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray into an hour long slot enabled their marionette puppetry to enter into a new miniature world packed with fully developed characters, a wide array of vehicles on the ground, air and sea plus a stunning repertoire of special effects.
A major beneficiary to these new extended adventures was accomplished regular, Anderson composer, Barry Gray, who now had the canvas to work his magic across a wider spectrum of drama, thrills and themes. From the cascading strings which dance around the melody of the main theme’s title march, to the brooding and foreboding brass which effortlessly added drama to many tense unfolding rescues, Barry Gray’s distinctive score composed for Thunderbirds is as much of a character in the series as one of the Tracy brothers.
This third release follows the success of the UFO and Supercar soundtracks issued in conjunction with Fanderson and brings together music from series one and two. Delving deep into the Barry Gray music archives, this collection of 37 tracks features a wide range of material from the composer’s original source tapes.
1. Thunderbirds Main Titles
2. The Hood and London Airport – Trapped in the Sky
3. Tracy Island and Thunderbirds Are Go!
4. Fireflash Landing – Trapped in the Sky
5. Tracy Lounge Piano – Trapped in the Sky
6. Penny in Paris – The Perils of Penelope
7. International Rescue to the Rescue – The Perils of Penelope
8. Monorail Drama – The Perils of Penelope
9. Espionage on the French Riviera – The Man from MI5
10. Sidewinder – Pit of Peril
11. The Pit – Pit of Peril
12. Recovery – Pit of Peril
13. A Night in Spoke City – 30 Minutes After Noon
14. Expedition – Desperate Intruder
15. The Hood vs International Rescue – Desperate Intruder
16. Evil Plan – Edge of Impact
17. Tower of Terror – Edge of Impact
18. Avalanche – End of the Road
19. Eddie on Tracy Island – End of the Road
20. The Rescue – End of the Road
21. Christmas with the Tracy Family – Give or Take a Million
22. San Miguel Bridge – Move and You’re Dead
23. Finding the Fireflash- Operation Crash Dive
24. KLA Collision – Ricochet
25. The Launch – Sun Probe
26. Heading for the Sun – Sun Probe
27. The Cass Carnaby Set – The Cham-Cham
28. Dangerous Game – The Cham-Cham
29. Jeremiah – The Impostors
30. The Pyramid of Khamandides – The Uninvited
31. The Vault – Vault of Death
32. Light-Fingered Fred – Vault of Death
33. San Martino – Path of Destruction
34. World Exclusive Foiled – Terror in New York City
35. Ned Cook in Trouble – Terror in New York City
36. Thunderbird 4 – Terror in New York City
37. Thunderbirds End Titles