Barry Gray - UFO (Original Television Soundtrack)

UFO (Original Television Soundtrack)

Barry Gray

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Description

Barry Gray - UFO (Original Television Soundtrack)

The long awaited release of Barry Gray's freshly remastered score for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's
1970 live action series, available worldwide from 13th September in CD, digital and vinyl formats.
2019 would have been Gerry Anderson’s 90th birthday. To celebrate his Legacy, Silva Screen Records
will release a series of freshly remastered and compiled soundtrack albums from the iconic TV
shows. Starting with UFO on 13th September, the Silva Screen releases will feature unforgettable TV
themes and will cover all the major, worldwide popular series that Gerry Anderson produced. All the
releases in this series are being newly compiled, mastered and designed by the creative team at
Fanderson - The Official Gerry And Sylvia Anderson Appreciation Society.
Moving away from his signature militaristic sound which relied heavily on the brass and percussion
sections, for UFO, Barry Gray produced a Jazz tinged period score, rooted in lounge style. The softer
sound, with extensive use of leitmotifs, follows Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s first live action sci-fi
series. Featuring 26 episodes set in the futuristic 1980s, the series is inspired by the two big topics of
the 60s, extra terrestrials and the first successful heart transplant. The timing was perfect for a story
about the Earth community defending themselves from aliens intent on harvesting human organs
and the storyline follows the constant battle of SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence
Organisation) a secret organisation defending earth against the invaders from space.
Barry Gray was both a classically trained composer and a versatile musician who worked as musical
arranger for Vera Lynn, Eartha Kitt and Hoagy Carmichael’s , resident conductor of the RAF camp
dance band and a TV composer. Indeed it was Vera Lynn who introduced Barry Gray to Gerry
Anderson. Equally at ease composing for big ensembles, electronica, military bands and jazz
ensembles, Barry Gray is best known for creating the music for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's
Supermarionation television series Fireball XL5, Thunerbirds, UFO, and Space: 1999 and his influence
on the TV score genre is still evident today.

Reviews

"For many fans, the long wait for music from UFO is finally over. There have been some tantalizing excerpts on a few earlier Silva releases, now out of print, so this 70-minute outing is a very welcome addition indeed for any fan of Barry Gray’s music."
FSM 4*

Tracklisting

Download Album (SILED1597)
  1. Barry Gray - UFO Main Titles
  2. Barry Gray - SHADO
  3. Barry Gray - E.S.P.
  4. Barry Gray - Flashback
  5. Barry Gray - The Choice
  6. Barry Gray - Space Junk
  7. Barry Gray - Straker and the General
  8. Barry Gray - A Rose for Sylvia
  9. Barry Gray - Harlington Straker
  10. Barry Gray - Alien
  11. Barry Gray - Travelling Home
  12. Barry Gray - The Trip
  13. Barry Gray - Taken
  14. Barry Gray - Crash Landing / Dreambox
  15. Barry Gray - The Leisure Sphere
  16. Barry Gray - Enemy my Friend
  17. Barry Gray - The Affair
  18. Barry Gray - A Day at the Studio
  19. Barry Gray - Who Are You? / John’s Death
  20. Barry Gray - UFO End Titles