Artist: 
Barry Gray

Joe 90 (Original Television Soundtrack): Limited Jet Car Green Vinyl 2LP

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First appearing on TV screens in September 1968, Joe 90 was a unique nine year old boy with the ability to absorb the brain patterns of top experts enabling him to become the most special agent of W.I.N. (World Intelligence Network).

Whilst there are arguably better-known scores amongst Barry Gray's sublime catalogue of work with the Andersons, the composer's work for Joe 90 is in many ways the most consistent and inventive selection he ever wrote. Developing a theme for the new series was always the musician's starting point, and for Joe 90, the pop charts breezed into Gray's studio, with an opening tune featuring a genuine groove. Mixing Gray's inventive electronics with 60s "surf rock" guitars was an inspired decision. It is no wonder that this piece has gone on to enjoy a second life as a Northern Soul disco floor-filler.

For episodic incidentals, Gray was freed from the detached unearthly premise of Captain Scarlet and able to bring back a playful sensibility and a more mature musical palette which are amply illustrated in this 24 track collection.

Tracks:

The Most Special Agent - Joe 90 Main Titles
The Most Special Agent - A Dream Come True
Hijacked - A Wolf in the Fox’s Den
Splashdown - Air/Sea Rescue
Colonel McClaine - Wagon Train of Fear
Colonel McClaine - Running the Gauntlet
Big Fish - Tragedy Aboard the U85 / Porto Guava
Three’s A Crowd - A Song and Dance of Death
Three’s A Crowd - The Tangled Web
The Race - Race of Intelligence
The Race - Taking the WIN
The Fortress - Fleming in the Fortress
The Fortress - Breakout and Pursuit
Arctic Adventure - Nuclear Winter
Double Agent - Boy with a Suitcase
The Unorthodox Shepherd - Church Rats
The Unorthodox Shepherd - Divine Intervention
International Concerto - Agent Sladek
International Concerto - Sladek’s Recital
Talkdown - Trapped in the Sky
Project 90 - The Alpine Clinic Waltz
Project 90 - Balloon Ride
Relative Danger - The Mine Rescue
Joe 90 End Titles

Formats: 
Vinyl LP
Label: 
Silva Screen
Cat#:
SILLP1721