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5.0 out of 5 stars The Prisoner soundtrack, 4 Nov. 2011
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For a comprehensive collection of the most original compositions for the series The Prisoner this is a very good release indeed.
The music score for the series comes from more than one composer and this gives us richness in music texture and styles. This release is excellent. It contains a wealth of music form across the entire series. The sound is mono but it is very good and it is also the original music used on the TV series and not a re recording.

The Prisoner soundtrack has music from more than one composer. The main theme is from Ron Grainer. This is a fabulous theme and it is now iconic in its own right.
Ron Grainer had previously composed music for TV including Doctor Who. He later worked on other British shows such as Man in a suitcase, Tales of the unexpected and he also composed for films,
The rest of the music comes from mainly Albert Elms an English composer who worked mainly in TV and films. His music for this show appears in 14 of the 17 episodes. He also worked on other shows such as incidental music for Man in a Suitcase and the Champions.
Robert Farnon was from Canada but later made Britain his home. He wrote music cues for orchestra and was an arranger as well as composing classical music. Wilfred Josephs is another English Composer and there are many great contributions to the Prisoner from both composers here on this set.

In the TV series there were other pieces of music that were already established compositions by various composers and they were not original to the Prisoner. Most of these came from library stock and are not included here. This release focuses mainly on the original compositions.
Also during the actual TV series only short extracts of some pieces were used but here you get the full version of the pieces.
The TV series is very original in its concept and the music is equally original in this format on this CD set.
This wonderful CD brings together some of the best pieces from the fantastic series The Prisoner.
This release makes a good album in its own right and it is a must have CD for any fan of the Prisoner.
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