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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Trunk
  • ASIN: B00005S0QV
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,622 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Intro and dialogue 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Start Of "Music" 4:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. From "Visiting friends"0:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Clangers Running Around the Planet0:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. From "Fishing" 1:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. From "Treasure"0:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Useful Musical Sequences 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. From "Goods" 1:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. An End Title0:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tiny Clanger's Radio Hat0:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Oliver's Special Effects0:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. From "The Rock Collector"0:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. From "Glowhoney" 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. From "Teapot" 1:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. From "Cloud"0:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. From "The Seed" 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. From "The Bags" 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. From "Blow fruit" 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. From "The Pipe Organ"0:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. From "The Music Of The Spheres" 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. A Short Silent Interval0:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. A Clangers Opera11:340.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

The enchanting world of the Clangers conjured much of its magic from the music that accompanied the series. The music was initially "drawn" by series creator Oliver Postgate and then turned into compositions by Vernon Elliot. It has been extremely well remastered here, and is, quite simply, lovely--it would make wonderful bedtime listening for tots. Separated from the pictures, it is possible to appreciate the music for itself, with its Debussian strains and gentle harp and flute exchanges. As the series progressed we can see the music's development into more complex pieces. Particularly beautiful are tracks 13 (from "Glowhoney") and 17 (from "The Bags"). Other favourites are tracks 10--"Tiny Clanger's radio hat" and 21--"A short silent interval". In addition, Oliver Postgate has compiled one act of A Clangers Opera, with singing from the little guys themselves and guest appearances from the Iron Chicken and the Soup Dragon. The story is the legendary episode of the the Iron Chicken and the Music Trees and is vocally well served by all the cast--Tiny Clanger displays particularly effortless coloratura--and is ably supported by Vernon Elliot in the pit. --Antonia Couling

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect music to chill out to. 7 Jan 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I grew up with the Clangers and the music always seemed an integral part of the programme. This CD conjures up everything - the planet, the characters and the wonderful voice of Oliver Postgate. Get a glass or two of wine, light some candles and watch the sun set whilst you listen. I guarantee that you will feel better for it afterwards.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane. 1 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Clangers sound track is a collection of all the music and sounds from the TV programme. The music has not been re-mastered and is in its original form. There is a 12 page booklet containing original drawings, photos and information. It's well worth every penny. If you watched The Clangers as a child I recommend you buy yourself a copy of the CD, sit back and relax to the sounds of the Clangers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Creative 60s 3 May 2010
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The Clangers is obviously a very well known example of the work of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. The 60s was a time of burgeoning creativity, and television was accessible to people like Smallfilms, which made passionate, delightful and entertaining programmes for an audience of children it reated with respect.
Watching the shows today, it is impossible to ignore the impact of the evocative, perfect musical accompaniment. As the creator of this soundtrack, Vernon Elliot's contribution to the series is overlooked, but listening to the music today in isolation from the shows, you cannot ignore its impact and ability to conjure up a place far, far way.
The inclusion of sound effects and outtakes is great for music obsessives like myself, and just playing the cd really takes you on a journey to a time of innocent childhood. Or maybe it's just me!
Can I also recommend Vernon Elliot's music for Ivor the Engine and Pogles Wood available on one disc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny clanger's radio hat 30 Sep 2005
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This is lovely stuff; it's a minimalist, happy set of curious soundscapes, performed mostly on clarinet, harp, tinkly noises and bassoons. The production is very simple - it seems to have been recorded is a disused dance hall, and the sound is quite appealingly raw because of it - and although it's naughty to do so, it sounds even nicer if you add a lot of reverb.

The sleevenotes are as copious and ample as a nurse's bosom, and have a couple of photographs of the sadly late Vernon Elliot and lots of photographs of the clangers (plus two drawings). Elliot kept bees, and the impression I get throughout is of frightfully well-educated, clever types who became enthralled with stop-motion animation and children's television. It's fortunate that Elliot and series deviser Oliver Postage turned their talents to something harmless, rather than inventing poison gas or self-igniting petrol bombs or what-have-you.

I have to give it five stars, because it does exactly what it sets out to do; what appears to be all of the original music from the series, untouched and unaltered. To listen to it's quite pleasant as background music, and would work brilliantly coming out of an old valve radio at moderate volume, but it's rather monotonous, and the "Clangers opera" - which is essentially a short Clangers story without the visuals - doesn't really work, although if you leave it on in the background whilst entertaining guests they will probably ask you about it, and that could start up a conversation which might lead to romance and eventually marriage.

Of course, as I am not yet thirty the Clangers were years before my time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely CD 15 Dec 2013
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Great item, came really quickly! Perfect nostalgia gift for one of our muso friends - very much looking forwards to giving this!
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