Barry Gray : UFO, Space 1999 [reblog]

from Oannes * tribute to «cosmic» songs

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Τα sci fi serials των ‘60s με πρωταγωνιστές μαριονέτες [Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds κλπ.] είχαν την περιορισμένη αλλά όχι ευκαταφρόνητη πλάκα τους. Άρχοντας του είδους ο παραγωγός Gerry Anderson και βασικός συνθέτης των scores ο Barry Gray. Έχοντας γράψει μουσική και για κινηματογραφικές ταινίες στη διάρκεια της δεκαετίας του ’60, στα ‘70s θα φιλοτεχνούσε τα soundtracks σειρών επιστημονικής φαντασίας όπως UFO [1970-1973], Space 1999 [1975-1978] από τα οποία ακούμε αποσπάσματα.

Sci fi serials of the ’60s with marionettes [Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds etc.] had a relatively limited, but not insignificant amount of fun. Producer Gerry Anderson was the master of the genre, and Barry Gray the main composer of their music. Having also written music for films during the 1960s, in the ’70s he would compose soundtracks for sci-fi series such as UFO [1970-1973], Space 1999 [1975-1978] from which we hear excerpts.


00:00 UFO Main Titles 01:10 A Rose For Sylvia 02:44 The Trip 05:06 UFO End Titles 06:16 Space 1999 Main Titles 07:27 Breakaway 8:53 Ring Around



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!