Ah, the Carry On films. A British comedy institution that formed a vital part of every Bank Holiday and Christmas when I was a kid. Over the space of 20 years or so they utilised the cream of British comedy talent to turn out film after film of quality comedy.
One of the things, that for me at any rate, made the films great was the music. Almost invariably composed by Eric Rodgers and played by his orchestra, the scores were jaunty, fun, toe tappers that caught the mood of the film and provided a perfect backing for the antics of the stars on the screen.
This 2 CD set collects together music from all 20 of the classic series. Each film is represented by one track that merges the main theme, some incidental music, and most importantly some of the best lines from each film. You will find `Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!' on Carry on Cleo, and a host of other quotable and still hilarious lines that will bring back oh so many memories.
The remastering and sound quality is excellent. There is a double CD set in a fold out jewel case and a comprehensive booklet discussing the films at length. They are collected together into a card slip case, giving this a feeling of quality that was never present in the original films...
It's a great set, full of great tunes and classic lines. Five stars!