I first met the Men From UNCLE when I was about eight years old through ITV's easter and summer holiday morning schedule (of the same name) which plopped the ready made UNCLE films in amongst cartoons and strange and often disturbing black and white imports from eastern Europe. Already a big Bond fan with a growing collection of John Barry LP's, I loved the music as much as the movies and used to audio record them with a tiny (and rather tinny) little cassette recorder I had been bought as birthday present. For years, I ached for an original motion picture soundtrack to these UNCLE adventures and was very disappointed when some time later I stumbled across the Hugo Montenegro releases of the day, which were absolutely nothing like the original sound. Now, almost 40 years on, I own this and the 3 double CD's of UNCLE TV music (all in limited release from FSM)and am overjoyed to finally be able to listen to these groovy sounds of romance, action and derring-do in their full glory. On reflection, there are actually some really interesting experimental jazz gems amongst the TV collections and the various takes on Jerry Goldsmiths theme as used in the movies (especially 'The Spy in the Green Hat') go unsurpassed. Times have changed and a certain innocence of that era has been lost, but these CD's still bring a smile to my face and for anybody yearning to globe trot across green-screened locations, booted, suited and carrying a talking pen, this is the business!