Thanks for picking this out ... I wasn't aware of it. I have the original 1964 release by Jack Parnell and it is indeed a lovely, pastoral, melodic theme, flute led with sumptuous strings. Listening to this Geoff Love recording, it's hard to tell the difference but it runs almost 20 seconds shorter.
Although I bought a number of GL's albums, none of them were the TV collections as I considered the choices of themes too hit and miss despite including known favourites.
I do really enjoy this stuff, have already bought a few Geoff Love CD's in recent years, especially the LP's rereleased by the excellent English label Dutton Vocalion. Thanks a lot Hercule Platini for pointing at the Discogs links toward the two LP's of TV themes, two items I didn't know yet. They're just superb and pleasant throughout. Let's hope that Vocalion or another label will possibly gather both albums on one CD some day.
Count me in on the Geoff Love-fest. His Big Western Themes CD gets a lot of play on my Ipod.
Yes I have this cd too - usually play it when doing the ironing. Just to point out - in case some people do not know - The Big Western Movies CD is an abridged combination of Big Western Movie Themes, Big Western Movie Themes No 2 and Big TV Western Themes. So there was originally a lot more - including Sabata, Ole Turkey Buzzard from Mackenna's Gold, A Man, A Horse and A Gun and Bonanza. All 3 albums are well worth tracking down. Of the 3, The TV album is my overall favourite not because the music is better, because the artwork is stunning. Right up there with Big War Movie and the original Big Bond Movie sleeves. I also like Geoff Love's impression of Satchmo on the MFP version of High Society. Shane Rimmer takes the Sinatra Role. He would have been very pleased to know that, for many years, my Aunt was totally convinced that the album was the film soundtrack. FAB Regards CC