Barry Gray FIREBALL XL5 [LP] Barry Gray’s soundtrack LP to the 1962 series “Fireball XL5” from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson will be released on vinyl early in 2021 on Silva Screen Records, the next in a series of Anderson releases which has so far featured UFO, Supercar and Thunderbirds. Fireball XL5 was set in 2062 and followed the exploits of the eponymous spaceship commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. It was produced, like most other Anderson productions, in Supermarionation, using puppetry techniques that captured the imagination of a generation. Composer Barry Gray collaborated with the Andersons on all the Supermarionation series, his jazzy style supplemented by the use of an electronically augmented keyboard, the Ondes Martenot, creating the other-worldly atmosphere which became synonymous with the sci-fi series. Silva Screen LP
Barry Gray SPACE 1999 OST Barry Gray's original 1975 soundtrack to the UK Sci-fi/ Space Television series which ran from 1975 to 1977 repressed on vinyl LP. Original Television Soundtrack music by composer Barry Gray, sourced from Year 1 of the seminal seventies series. The first recording session for Space 1999 took place on Dec 11th 1973 with a 52-piece orchestra performing the opening and closing titles music. For the series' incidental music, between 32 and 38 instruments were utilised at any one session, all conducted by Barry Gray. RCA Records LP
Thunderbirds OST Barry Gray Following releases of the UFO and Supercar soundtracks, Thunderbirds is the third in the series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic TV shows. It is newly compiled, mastered and designed by the creative team at Fanderson (The Official Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Appreciation Society), who have access to Barry Gray's original studio tapes. The album features 37 tracks from 19 episodes (series 1 and 2), including the Thunderbirds main theme and closing titles. The tracks were not programmed to follow the episode order but to achieve an integrated listening experience. The best bits of the sixties’ soundscapes are here. The Thunderbirds soundtrack is an effective time capsule as Gray’s music veers into British spy genre, Latin pop, exotica, urban jazz and military marches. Beautifully composed and conducted, the score reflects the moods of the scenes, from dangerous to romantic and no-nonsense to silly. Barry Gray was a classically trained composer and a versatile musician, and was amongst the first composers to use electronic instruments in music for television. Best known for creating the music for most of the Gerry & Sylvia Anderson television series in the 1960's and 70's (Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, UFO, Space:1999), Barry Gray’s complete musical opus is still not commercially available in its entirety. Silva Screen LP
UFO - OST Barry Gray 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. Silva Screen LP
FIREBALL XL5 [7"] Barry Gray / Don Spencer Barry Gray’s soundtrack LP to the 1962 series “Fireball XL5” from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson will be released on vinyl early in 2021 on Silva Screen Records, the next in a series of Anderson releases which has so far featured UFO, Supercar and Thunderbirds. This 7” single features two tracks from the upcoming album: Side 1 – Fireball (Don Spencer and the XL5), Side 2 – Zero G (Barry Gray and his Spacemakers) Don Spencer’s original 7” single release on His Masters Voice in 1962 reached number 32, remaining in the UK charts for twelve weeks. The original B side was another Don Spencer track, “I’m All Alone Again”, replaced on this release with “Zero G”. Fireball XL5 was set in 2062 and followed the exploits of the eponymous spaceship commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. It was produced, like most other Anderson productions, in Supermarionation, using puppetry techniques that captured the imagination of a generation. Barry Gray collaborated with the Andersons on all the Supermarionation series, his jazzy style supplemented by the use of an electronically augmented keyboard, the Ondes Martenot, creating the other-worldly atmosphere which became synonymous with the sci-fi series Silva Screen 7"
Barry Gray Orchestra No Strings Attached - TV themes This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2018. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 28th April, strictly one per customer. “Calling International Rescue”, “Stand By For Action” and “This Is the voice of the Mysterons, we know that you can hear us earthmen” all became catch phrases from the classic Gerry Anderson puppet series of the 1960s. Almost as iconic as the actual programmes themselves was their accompanying theme music. The Barry Gray Orchestra Presents No Strings Attached contains the original theme music to Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and Joe 90 plus a selection of incidental music that would be used during certain episodes. Not forgetting Lady Penelope’s ode to her faithful butler & chauffeur; “Parker, Well Done”. This is being released as a 10” single LP in light blue vinyl with the outer and inner sleeve design containing original images of key characters and crafts from these classic series. Pye 10" RSD 2018
Gerry Anderson / Barry Gray Thunderbirds / Captain Scarlet / Joe 90 Extremely limited Gerry Anderson 4 x 7” coloured vinyl + flexi 7" + Poster + Display stand. The full set of Silva Screen Gerry Anderson theme tune 7"s, plus display stand. The set contains the same individual number of all the records, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet , Joe 90, Space 1999 and Cass Carnaby Five. Each is taken from the COLOURED VINYL, NUMBERED, LIMITED edition of 700 copies originally made. The sets are made from the first 200 numbers issued, and each set has the exact same numbered copy for each 7" (so, if your Thunderbirds 7" is number 176, the other four 45s will be number 176 as well)! Silva Screen 7" Out of Stock