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 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I would like to know if we have all the music from the classic tv series. We have 2 cds in those box with marches + the one with Tara King. Is it all there is or the music is also lost ?

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 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I would like to know if we have all the music from the classic tv series.

There's only the one cd in "50 Years Volume 1" (3-cd set) with THE AVENGERS music, and it's very incomplete.
The Howard Blake cd is crediting the main theme to Johnson.
I don't know if The New Avengers has old Avengers music, unless it was re-orchestrated for that series.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

I really hope one day, soon some label will be willing to dig deeply into Laurie Johnson and Howard Blake's archives and release a comprehensive edition of the whole show. Like they did for "The Prisoner".
"the New Avengers" is a grail to me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I would like to know if we have all the music from the classic tv series.

Not even close. Not sure why you linked the Howard Blake cd if you're asking about Laurie Johnson.

GUILTY
So i guess people are only interested to those New Avengers, hum... i am not talking of THE NEW AVENGERS, i am talking about the new AVENGERS on film with music by ... whatever !

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

You would think this is the go-to collection, but very disappointing. Many classic cues omitted in favor of source music.


yes, I know I'm hotlinking

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I would like to know if we have all the music from the classic tv series.

Not even close. Not sure why you linked the Howard Blake cd if you're asking about Laurie Johnson.

GUILTY
So i guess people are only interested to those New Avengers, hum... i am not talking of THE NEW AVENGERS, i am talking about the new AVENGERS on film with music by ... whatever !


And i am not talking about 1998 THE AVENGERS movie based on the classic tv series with Sean Connery. I like this film and its score.

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 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

I'm offering vol. 1 for sale

https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/333067765916

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I have the 62-track New Avengers CD and this vintage Varese CD:


 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I have the 62-track New Avengers CD and this vintage Varese CD:


Yes, the very first album with some tracks from the series by STARLOG RECORDS. I love this one ! There is also the music from THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON that sould be back on cd. Those are not original score but i think its better than the original.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

You would think this is the go-to collection, but very disappointing. Many classic cues omitted in favor of source music.


yes, I know I'm hotlinking


if only they had put the cds THE NEW AVENGERS + THE PROFESSIONALS in this 3 cds set...

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Would love to have some of Johnson's original recordings from the Peel years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_E1PXafWY4&t=29s

This channel has uploaded some of the episode music ripped from the show--not the greatest quality but it's still a nice trip down memory lane. There was some fantastic music on that show

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

There's always Howard Blake's music...

https://www.amazon.com/Avengers-Original-Tara-King-Season/dp/B0056YRE2C

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

NO. There are no decent soundtrack albums released of this music.

There are various releases, including those Starlog/Unicorn Canchana things in the 1980s, and then those strange three disc efforts a few years ago, where loads of previously released tracks on those above albums (and others) were released alongside 'proper' tv soundtrack selections. The one disc in each case (The Avengers, The New Avengers, and The Professionals) were extremely tantalising, and showed us that the tracks we all want seem to be still in existence.

What we need is someone to get to Laurie, or his estate and give us a series of really good well thought out releases.

I personally want the sixties Rigg and Thorson episodes composed by Laurie Johnson. Not that bothered about the rest (although I would include Johnny Dankworth's single release of his Honor Blackman era series theme). I would get a decent New Avengers collection, but that Howard Blake release a few years ago reminded me that there's no replacement for Laurie Johnson. Not only did he give us a lot of atmospheric almost dissonant (but pretty entertaining) stuff, but also a lot of melodic music too. Plenty of harpsichord and jazz infused cues that can very pleasantly waft in the background like nothing else.

I absolutely love his stuff for the Cybernauts (in all three episodes featuring them) and Never Never Say Die (I think the one with Christopher Lee). But a lot is really dynamic or loungey (and cute in places) in equal measures.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Would love to have some of Johnson's original recordings from the Peel years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_E1PXafWY4&t=29s

This channel has uploaded some of the episode music ripped from the show--not the greatest quality but it's still a nice trip down memory lane. There was some fantastic music on that show


Thanks. That's some of the stuff we want isn't it? There's so much more as well. The Gravediggers has got a great little theme in it. There's plenty of great music.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I guess it's just a matter of who owns what, but a definitive Avengers release would be a perfect fit for Network.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I really hope one day, soon some label will be willing to dig deeply into Laurie Johnson and Howard Blake's archives and release a comprehensive edition of the whole show. Like they did for "The Prisoner".
"the New Avengers" is a grail to me.


I never understood why The Prisoner (which has alot of library music) was somehow deemed more worthy of soundtrack releases than The Avengers. But yeah, would love a comprehensive release ala Network's The Prisoner.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I really hope one day, soon some label will be willing to dig deeply into Laurie Johnson and Howard Blake's archives and release a comprehensive edition of the whole show. Like they did for "The Prisoner".
"the New Avengers" is a grail to me.


I never understood why The Prisoner (which has alot of library music) was somehow deemed more worthy of soundtrack releases than The Avengers. But yeah, would love a comprehensive release ala Network's The Prisoner.


Well, The Prisoner's run was a lot shorter...

And, again, it's probably a rights issue. Network has put out just about the full ITC catalog. The Avengers was ABC.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I have the 62-track New Avengers CD and this vintage Varese CD:


Yes, the very first album with some tracks from the series by STARLOG RECORDS. I love this one ! There is also the music from THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON that sould be back on cd. Those are not original score but i think its better than the original.






I agree... a very enjoyable CD. The original LP did not include the Avengers tracks, which were recorded a year after the rest of the LP content.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2019 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   NUMBER 6   (Member)

I have the 62-track New Avengers CD and this vintage Varese CD:


Yes, the very first album with some tracks from the series by STARLOG RECORDS. I love this one ! There is also the music from THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON that sould be back on cd. Those are not original score but i think its better than the original.


I agree... a very enjoyable CD. The original LP did not include the Avengers tracks, which were recorded a year after the rest of the LP content.


No, at the time there was 1 lp with THE AVENGERS/THE NEW AVENGERS/THE PROFESSIONALS and another lp a year later with the music of FIRST MEN IN THE MOON/CAPTAIN CRONOS and others. Years later, when Varese made the cd, they put The Avengers from the 1st lp and the complete 2nd lp instead of doing 2 cds ! So, the music from The Professionals was out !

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 Posted:   Feb 27, 2019 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Catweazle   (Member)

Also for some reason they almost always put the "Tara King Version" of the Avengers Theme (which is itself a variation of a Laurie Johnson track that already existed named "The Shake") on those compilations, or the commercially released Emma Peel era Version, but never the original Diana Rigg TV Version. Anyways, here is the original TV arrangement from Emmas era in full length.

 
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