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Inspector Morse

Barrington Pheloung, Inspector Morse (Related Recordings) Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (13 Mar 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Music
  • ASIN: B001M1SHKQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collection That Evokes Place and Time 25 Aug 2000
Format:Audio CD
In 1994, I was fortunate enough to spend 6 weeks taking courses on the grounds of Balliol College, Oxford University. In that beautiful, halycon summer, I felt as if all my days were accompanied by Barrington Pehloung's haunting theme from the Inspector Morse series.
I had been a big fan of the series from the beginning, more than half in love with the paradoxally sensitive and irrascible Morse. But while watching the series, I found my *true love* in the City of Oxford itself. Morse without the dreaming spires of Oxford is like Holmes without his foggy, Victorian London... only a shell of his true personality. During my sojourn there, I found that Pheloung's music intimately captured that symbiotic relationship between person and environment.
Imagine my delight when I found the music of man and city available on CDs. I bought all three and have nearly worn them out. I really cannot review them individually (though Vol. 2 is the one I play most often), since it is the entire collection that contains the paradoxal nature of the man and City it captures. And, like that paradox, the music soothes and uplifts, makes melancholy and inspires. Always, it haunts my dreams and my imagination and vividly recaptures my entire Oxford experience whole and alive for me.
I have only to hear the first few bars of the evocative theme to be transported back to Oxford. I am again walking the narrow streets and admiring the sun-washed palantine stone of Oxford's glorious buildings. The memory shines through my darkest days and lightens winter gloom. I can catch, just from the corner of my eye, the glimmer of a red Jag rounding the corner of the Broad or see a glimpse of a greying head entering the White Horse Pub.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Many familiar songs 31 Mar 2014
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very happy with the response time for receiving this cd and its contents, most of the music can be recognised from the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Morse Music 6 Mar 2014
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If you enjoyed the TV series, you'll enjoy this CD. I can't recommend it highly enough. It'll bring back memories of this fantastic programme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty.... 2 Jun 2013
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For people witch love Morse - must have! Barrington Pheloung composed one of the most memorable themes all times. Good CD.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Inspector Morse CD 17 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I wanted to have the theme tune of Inspector Morse on CD - and got it - however have to put with other tracks which I am not so keen on.
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