Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): Original Soundtrack Selections [VINYL] Soundtrack
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Featuring new transfers from original analogue tape elements, mastering/vinyl cutting by Ray Staff (one of the best audio engineers in the world) and high quality pressing by the renowned Pallas pressing plant in Germany, this range of audiophile-level albums is presented on 180g virgin vinyl and gives superb sound reproduction.
Working from a shabby suite of offices in Central London, Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are two private detectives with a twist - one of them's a ghost! With both theme and incidental music supplied by the versatile Edwin Astley, he returns here to the harpsichord - an instrument he had previously employed to great effect in the theme for the hour-long Danger Man series. Astley furnished Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) with a minor key main title theme, the lead instrument intoning a plaintive melody over an upbeat, rhythmic brass section - perfectly matching the series' balance of drama and humour. The harpsichord recurs throughout the incidental cues, as well as providing a memorable 'sting' whenever the ghostly Marty pops in and out of the action.
1 Main Title
2 My Late Lamented Friend And Partner
3 But What A Sweet Little Room
4 For The Girl Who Has Everything
1 Who Killed Cock Robin?
2 The Smile Behind The Veil
3 All Work And No Pay
4 Money To Burn
5 Just For The Record
6 Murder Ain't What It Used To Be
7 End Title
All selections composed by Edwin Astley
Top Customer Reviews
Firstly the package. It really is superb, the record comes in a wonderful full-colour gatefold sleeve and the tranfers on the 180G vinyl sound warm and rich. Network have done a tremendous job here and the tracks sound genuinely different to that of the CD multi-disc releases from a few years ago.
The music? Well, Edwin Astley was responsible for much of ITCs musical output and the harpsichord led soundtrack to R&H is timeless. Although on first glance the number of tracks seems a little sparse it should be noted that many of the tracks are "suites" so not only do you get something fantastic to hold and listen to you also get value for money too.
I can't recommend this record (or the Man In A Suitcase one) highly enough. I look forward to 2014 when Network have promised even more vinyl releases. Five stars!
This is a Lush package, Soundtrack vinyl collectors dream, gatefold sleeve.