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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: I Spy, Vol. 2—The LPs
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Katie @ SAE   (Member)

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14985/I-SPY-VOL-2-THE-LPS/

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)



There is nobody happier about this release than me. A thousand thanks to LK and the FSM team for delivering more of some of the best '60s TV music of all time. And the wonderfulness continues...

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

An absolutely remarkable release, Lukas, especially since it involves two different recording companies. I don't know how you did it, but I, for one, am very grateful. As Cosby would say, "Here's to the wonderfulness of yourself!" (track 12).

When Warner Bros. Records released the first LP, there was another hit WB album being released the same week, so WB put its advertising behind that other album, with the result that Hagen's efforts went relatively unnoticed. A year later, the same thing happened with the Capitol Records LP and the disc went into cut-out limbo. Finally Hagen can get the recognition that he so richly deserves.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   robby bryant   (Member)

Thanks a million times, Lukas. I'm definitely on board for this one!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Yes, I've ordered this in a heartbeat.

However, I would be doing 'Vol.1' a huge dis-service if I didn't once again express my disappointment that no further volumes of the original scores would appear to be forthcoming.

That said, I can only express thanks for this release, and I look forward to receiving my copy smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I too would love more complete score releases for this show (preferably in U.N.C.L.E-style two-disc sets for $24.95 because there are SO many original scores--one for each episode!--worthy of release). For now, though, this is fantastic! These LPs were long due for CD treatment as they were brand new re-recordings. I am incredibly impressed that Lukas pulled off releasing them together considering the different owners. Major kudos!

Yavar

P.S. Now I wonder if any of Hagen's wonderful Andy Griffith scores survive at CBS since FSM has started a relationship with them...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I was listening to the sound clips, when I came across one that sounded very familiar. Track No. 7, "Away We Go to Mexico," reminded me immediately of the theme for The Bill Dana Show, a TV series that ran 42 episodes in 1963-1965. Low and behold, the Dana theme was composed by Earle Hagen. So how could I remember a theme from a forgotten TV show of 4 decades ago? Well, it was on one of the first LPs I ever purchased, called "1963's Major Motion Picture and Television Themes." In its expanded version on that LP, the Dana theme was so memorable that I recorded it onto a mix tape that I play to this day.

See for youself if you can hear the similarities. Here are the shortened TV version of the Dana theme and the FSM clip.



http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/store/MP3/1403/07_Away_We_Go_to_Mexico.mp3

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

An absolutely remarkable release, Lukas, especially since it involves two different recording companies. I don't know how you did it, but I, for one, am very grateful. As Cosby would say, "Here's to the wonderfulness of yourself!" (track 12).

When Warner Bros. Records released the first LP, there was another hit WB album being released the same week, so WB put its advertising behind that other album, with the result that Hagen's efforts went relatively unnoticed. A year later, the same thing happened with the Capitol Records LP and the disc went into cut-out limbo. Finally Hagen can get the recognition that he so richly deserves.


And you can hear one of the cues that Hugo Friedhofer composed for the series that's on the Capitol album.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

This one is ordered - just perfect to go with Vol. One.

Thanks Lukas amd FSM!...:-)

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

I was listening to the sound clips, when I came across one that sounded very familiar. Track No. 7, "Away We Go to Mexico," reminded me immediately of the theme for The Bill Dana Show, a TV series that ran 42 episodes in 1963-1965. Low and behold, the Dana theme was composed by Earle Hagen. So how could I remember a theme from a forgotten TV show of 4 decades ago? Well, it was on one of the first LPs I ever purchased, called "1963's Major Motion Picture and Television Themes." In its expanded version on that LP, the Dana theme was so memorable that I recorded it onto a mix tape that I play to this day.

Thanks, Bob. You learn something new every day. The "Mexico" cue was always a highlight of every Mexico episode that it appeared in.

According to Billboard...

http://books.google.ca/books?id=UgsEAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA33&lpg=RA1-PA33&dq=1963%27s+Major+Motion+Picture+and+Television+Themes&source=bl&ots=ROvEIZULGt&sig=XopEpAvvVOsVa3nXC3jtrFE6STI&hl=en&ei=ctJmTef-CcLOgAeZ0pXOCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

...the "1963's Major Motion Picture and Television Themes" album was conducted by Lionel Newman, on 20th Century Fox Records TFS 4105 (Stereo).



Nile/Caesar & Cleopatra Theme/Call Me Irresponsible/It's a Mad World/V.I.P.'s Theme/Irma La Douce Theme/Bill Dana Show-Jose Ole/Dick Van Dyke Show Theme/Lt. Theme/Mr. Novak-Assembly Stomp/Breaking Point Theme/Phil Silvers Show Theme

It would be interesting to hear the expanded "Bill Dana Show" cue.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I'm loving the samples, though I figure I'll wait and see if I win the contest to get it...


Is this limited? There seems to be no indication if it is.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

That quote on the back insert is hilarious.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

According to SAE, there are less than 350 copies of I SPY, Vol. 1 remaining.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

That quote on the back insert is hilarious.

That show is loaded with choice dialogue like that! Such as:

"I wish you hadn't done that, your scumship."

AND

"You had an excuse"
"What's that?"
"You were high."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2011 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   mrscott   (Member)

Thanks for bringing back an old friend, in this case, fully envisaged. I have fond memories of buying these two LP's when they were released but haven't played an LP in years. You make me feel young again. Can't wait for the CD. I Spy a winner here.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2011 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

The low number of posts in this thread saddens me, suggesting that the interest is not nearly as strong as I would hope. Hmmmph.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2011 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

I was listening to the sound clips, when I came across one that sounded very familiar. Track No. 7, "Away We Go to Mexico," reminded me immediately of the theme for The Bill Dana Show, a TV series that ran 42 episodes in 1963-1965. Low and behold, the Dana theme was composed by Earle Hagen. So how could I remember a theme from a forgotten TV show of 4 decades ago? Well, it was on one of the first LPs I ever purchased, called "1963's Major Motion Picture and Television Themes." In its expanded version on that LP, the Dana theme was so memorable that I recorded it onto a mix tape that I play to this day.

See for youself if you can hear the similarities. Here are the shortened TV version of the Dana theme and the FSM clip.



http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/store/MP3/1403/07_Away_We_Go_to_Mexico.mp3


I always loved Hagen's name for the Dana show theme, "Jose Ole." BTW: Dana's brother, Irving Szathmary, took over the scoring of the series. Szathmary would later make his mark in TV music with Get Smart.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2011 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I'm definitely picking this up. I loved the Volume 1 set!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2011 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

The low number of posts in this thread saddens me, suggesting that the interest is not nearly as strong as I would hope. Hmmmph.


Yes, I know what you mean, but I'm not sure the posting ratio means much either way these days.

Look at the number of releases from various labels - some very keenly anticipated indeed - which come and go with virtually no comment at all. It's as if the anticipation is everything, whilst when a disc is finally released it's as if the music itself......meh.

Not for the first time, I wonder if there is too much being released and people sort of suffer from 'release fatigue'. So much energy is expended wondering what the next releases are and when they're coming etc etc, that by the time anything comes out people haven't got the energy to post anymore!

I'm really looking forward to I Spy (not quite as much, admittedly, as I would be if it was another volume of original scores....) but so far, I don't think my disc has even been mailed frown

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2011 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Really loved the samples for this don't own Vol.1 so I have ordered it first will be ordering Vol.2 soon. wink

 
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