Episode 145: TV Themes Special

January 14, 2015 at 11:17 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 145th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here. As a change of pace and before I begin on my review of 2014 I thought I’d present you with a TV themes special. To reflect this, this show’s feature album is ‘Legend’ by Clannad, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, classical, electronica, eccentric pop, post rock, trip hop, ambient and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 mins. Downloaded file is 122.2 MB.

1. The Muppet Show Theme (0:55) – The Muppets (Taken from the album The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem & More!; see muppets.disney.com/)

2. Stingray (1:58) – The Barry Gray Orchestra with Gary Miller (Taken from the album The No.1 Sci-Fi Album; see www.barrygray.co.uk/BG/Home.html & www.fanderson.org.uk/fanderson.html)

3. Ecce Homo (Theme from Mr Bean) (1:40) – Howard Goodall (Taken from the album ‘Inspired’; see www.howardgoodall.co.uk/)

4. The Professionals Theme (1:57) – Laurie Johnson/London Studio Symphony Orchestra (Available on assorted TV theme compilation albums; see www.imdb.com/name/nm0006145/)

5. The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Journey Of The Sourcerer (4:17) – Bernie Leadon/Mark Lambert & Ian Hu (Taken from ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.eaglesband.com/)

6. Battles (1:03) – Clannad (Taken from the album Legend; see www.clannad.ie/ & www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

7. Life On Mars? (3:54) – David Bowie (Taken from the album Hunky Dory’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

8. Angela (Theme from Taxi) (5:42) – Bob James (Taken from the album ‘Touchdown; see www.bobjames.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/bob-james/id368630 & www.facebook.com/BobJamesJazz)

9. The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) (1:28) – The Banana Splits (Taken from the album ‘We’re The Banana Splits’; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-banana-splits/id287802526 & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Banana_Splits)

10. Oliver Postgate Intro and Main Ivor Theme (2:09) – Vernon Elliott (Taken from the album ‘Ivor The Engine And Pogles’ Wood’; see www.trunkrecords.com/turntable/pogles_ivor.shtml)

11. Are You Being Served? (0:53) – Death By Chocolate (Taken from the album ‘Bric-a-Brac’; the album can be purchased via darla.com/ amongst other places; see also www.last.fm/music/Death+By+Chocolate)

12. Energy in the Home (2:28) – The Advisory Circle (Single available as a free download via ghostbox.greedbag.com/buy/energy-in-the-home-0/; see also www.ghostbox.co.uk/artist/artist_theadvisorycircle.htm)

13. For Pete’s Sake (2:11) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

14. (i) The Birth of the Odyssey (ii) Monkey Magic (4:59) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

15. Havoc in Heaven (3:35) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

16. House Of The King (2:53) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Hocus Pocus: The Best of Focus’; see www.focustheband.com/index2.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

17. Teardrop (5:31) – Massive Attack (Taken from the album ‘Mezzanine’; see www.massiveattack.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/massiveattack)

18. Scarlet Inside (5:10) – Clannad (Taken from the album Legend; see www.clannad.ie/ & www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

19. Love Theme From Twin Peaks (5:04) – Angelo Badalamenti (Taken from the album ‘Twin Peaks’; see www.angelobadalamenti.com/)

20. Tenderly (2:00) – Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem (Taken from the album The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem & More!; see muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Teeth_and_the_Electric_Mayhem & muppets.disney.com/)

21. In New Orleans (3:40) – The Banana Splits (Taken from the album ‘We’re The Banana Splits’; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-banana-splits/id287802526 & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Banana_Splits)

22. The Chain (4:30) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album ‘Rumours’; see www.fleetwoodmac.com/ & www.facebook.com/FleetwoodMac)

23.  Songs Of Love (3:26) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Casanova’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

24. Fear (2:23) – The Ventures (Taken from the album ‘The Ventures in Space’; see www.theventures.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ventures/143153765738241)

25. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Theme (1:05) – Nerf Herder (Taken from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album; see www.nerfherder.com/ & www.facebook.com/nerfrock)

26. Edge Of Darkness (Live) (6:30) – Eric Clapton (Taken from the album 24 Nights/Recorded Live At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 1990-1991; see www.ericclapton.com/planestrainsandericwww.facebook.com/ericclapton & www.michaelkamen.com/)

27. Twilight Zone: Theme And Variations (3:38) – Marius Constant, arr Stu Phillips/John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (Taken from the album The No.1 Sci-Fi Album; see www.classicthemes.com/50sTVThemes/themePages/twilightZone.html)

28. Another Green World (1:37) – Brian Eno (Taken from the album Another Green World; see www.enoshop.co.uk/, music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/ & www.facebook.com/brianenomusic)

29. Battlestar Galactica (3:28) – Stu Phillips/John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (Taken from the album The No.1 Sci-Fi Album; see www.stuwho.com/)

30. The Great Egg Race (3:12) – Phil Lewis (Taken from the album ‘All Things Hidden’; see phillewis.bandcamp.com/album/all-things-hidden & www.phillewisguitar.com/)

31. Robin (The Hooded Man) (2:49) –  Clannad (Taken from the album Legend; see www.clannad.ie/ & www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

32. Dear Delia (Doctor Who Theme) (2:40) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Online Gig 22.7.14′ – unfortunately this album is no longer available but see also shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/track/dear-delia for a free download version of the same track & also www.shemakeswar.com/ & www.delia-derbyshire.org/)

33. Doctor Who – Latin Version (6:39) – Keff McCulloch (Taken from the EP Doctor Who: Variations On A Theme; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keff_McCulloch & tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Who:_Variations_on_a_Theme)

34. Wizard Motor (4:41) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I’ll be back in February with part 1 of my review of 2014, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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