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CHiPs Vol. 2: Season Three, 1979-80 (1979-1980)
Music by Alan Silvestri
CHiPs Vol. 2: Season Three, 1979-80 CHiPs Vol. 2: Season Three, 1979-80
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Price: $19.95
Limited #: 10000
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Line: Silver Age
CD Release: October 2008
Catalog #: Vol. 11, No. 10
# of Discs: 1

Released by Special Arrangement with Turner Classic Movies Music

Previously on the CHiPs soundtrack album....

Volume 1 of the CHiPs soundtrack album (FSMCD Vol. 9, No. 10) featured music from the show’s second season (1978–1979), the first for composer Alan Silvestri. Volume 2 features Silvestri’s best themes from season three (1979–1980), the heyday for the television classic starring Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox.

Years before Back to the Future, Forrest Gump and his dozens of other famous feature film scores, Silvestri was a young composer cutting his teeth with disco music for NBC’s hit series. Silvestri wrote a new melody for each weekly installment, making the scores translate well to a compilation due to the variety of themes.

Notable entries on this volume two include Silvestri’s arrangement of John Parker’s “CHiPs” theme for season three’s main and end titles—although essentially the same as that of season two (presented on our earlier volume), these recordings were replaced by the aforementioned year two versions and have never been heard outside a few NBC promo spots.

Sure to bring smiles to the faces of disco and CHiPs fans are the discovery of vocals for the first three produced episodes of season three: “High Octane,” “Counterfeit” and “Valley Go Home!” Silvestri wrote and recorded vocal versions of several score cues at the behest of executive producer Cy Chermak but the network nixed the idea. Nearly three decades later, the song versions make their premiere on FSM’s CD.

Like Volume 1, FSM’s second CHiPs CD is entirely in stereo from the first-generation 1/2” master tapes and features liner notes by Lukas Kendall along with a Ponch-a-riffic package designed by Joe Sikoryak. Seven-Mary-Three, report to headquarters to pick up your copy today!

Alan Silvestri Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Alan Silvestri (b. 1950) is one of the most successful composers in modern-day Hollywood, enjoying a long collaboration with Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and scoring box-office hits like Predator, The Mummy Returns and Night at the Museum. While he is best-known today for his symphonic scores, he began his career as pop/R&B guitarist and many of his early scores for film and television are in pop styles—including his fan-favorite disco scores to the 1977-1983 CHiPsIMDB

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At last all Chips seasons are coming out as Soundtracks! I always dreamed that many years ago! I even searched everywhere for soundtracks of this serie.
What I don´t like is that some of the best titles are missing on the Cds! For example in Vol.1 there is only one title from the episodes: Grudge(the music of the CHIPS-Drill-team on their cycles, is missing) and Repo Man (the music when Jon saves the bus, is missing!)
Perhaps You bring on the last CD of the Series the missing titles? That would be wonderful, so far I´m happy that the other titles are available and for that I´m very thankful to Your team!

Track List
Instruments/Musicians
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For more specific musician lists for the scores on this album, go here:
CHiPs Sea. 3: Christmas Watch
CHiPs Sea. 3: Counterfeit
CHiPs Sea. 3: Death Watch
CHiPs Sea. 3: Destruction Derby
CHiPs Sea. 3: Drive Lady Drive Pts. I & II
CHiPs Sea. 3: Dynamite Alley
CHiPs Sea. 3: Hot Wheels
CHiPs Sea. 3: Jailbirds
CHiPs Sea. 3: Kidnap
CHiPs Sea. 3: MT, ET, High Octane
CHiPs Sea. 3: Nightingale
CHiPs Sea. 3: Off Road
CHiPs Sea. 3: Return of the Supercycle
CHiPs Sea. 3: Roller Disco (1)
CHiPs Sea. 3: Roller Disco (2)
CHiPs Sea. 3: Second Chance
CHiPs Sea. 3: The Strippers
CHiPs Sea. 3: Thrill Show
CHiPs Sea. 3: Tow Truck Lady
CHiPs Sea. 3: Valley Go Home
CHiPs Sea. 3: Watch Commander
CHiPs Sea. 3: Wheeling

Leader (Conductor):
Alan Silvestri

Violin:
Murray Adler, Arnold Belnick, Charles Blackman, Bobby Bruce (aka Robt. Berg), Herman Clebanoff, Assa Drori, Irving Geller, Reginald Hill, Richard Kaufman, Ezra Kliger, Murray Korda, Bernard Kundell, Joseph Livoti, David L. Newman, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Don Palmer, Christopher Reutinger, Sheldon Sanov, Ross C. Shub, Marshall Sosson, Robert "Bob" Sushel, Harold Wolf, Kenneth Yerke

Bass:
Charles C. Berghofer, Abe Laboriel, Neil Stubenhaus, Ken Wild

Flute:
Peter Christlieb, Gary L. Herbig, Donald Menza, C. E. "Bud" Shank

Clarinet:
Peter Christlieb, Gary L. Herbig, Kim Hutchcroft, Donald Menza, Ray Pizzi, Larry Williams

Saxophone:
Peter Christlieb, Gary L. Herbig, Kim Hutchcroft, Donald Menza, Ray Pizzi, C. E. "Bud" Shank, Larry Williams

Trumpet:
Charles Davis, Gary Grant, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey, Oliver Mitchell, Dalton Smith

Trombone:
Richard "Dick" Nash, William Reichenbach, George M. Roberts, Thomas Shepard, Ernie Tack, William Tole, Lloyd E. Ulyate, Chauncey Welsch

Piano:
Randy Waldman

Keyboards:
Tom Garvin, Ralph E. Grierson, Craig Huxley (Hundley), Ian R. Underwood, Randy Waldman

Synthesizer:
J. Peter "Pete" Robinson

Guitar:
Mitchell L. "Mitch" Holder, Tim May, Thomas A. Rotella

Fender (electric) Bass:
Charles C. Berghofer

Harmonica:
Bernie Fields

Drums:
Hal Blaine, Alan C. Estes, Ed Greene, Joe Porcaro, Steve Schaeffer, Robert J. Zimmitti

Percussion:
Larry Bunker, Gary L. Coleman, Alan C. Estes, Ralph S. Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Jerry D. Williams, Robert J. Zimmitti

Orchestrator:
Alan Silvestri

Orchestra Manager:
Harry W. Lojewski

Supervising Copyist:
Harry W. Lojewski

Copyist:
Willard W. Jones, Ray Mace, Donald J. Midgley

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