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 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)


Dear Guys:

Of the Six Million Dollar Man series, which episodes should have their cues/soundtracks come out on a CD?

My biggest two are:
The original Bionic Woman (two-parter). Loved the shmutzy love themes, including Lee Majors singing "Sweet, Jaime," which had better be on any upcoming soundtrack release.

The original Secret of Bigfoot (two-parter). Loved the cues when Steve and Bigfoot went at it.

What episodes would you choose?

==jthree

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Hands down

Population: Zero by Oliver Nelson (First One Hour Episode)

Also
THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN Pilot (Gil Melle)


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN. COMPLETE!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Season 1, 2, 3 scores only because of Oliver Nelson's original leaning.
Also the three proto-telefilms scored by Gil Mellé and Stu Phillips.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

"The Bionic Woman" Parts 1 and 2 are my favorite. But Oliver Nelson's scores in general are great.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2019 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

I seem to remember some great music when Austin fights the John Saxon robot, (my uncle used to play an audio copy of it quite a lot) or is it just using music already composed for such sequences? I would imagine the Venus probe fight scenes might be good too. It's a long time since I've seen any SMDM.

Also, am I the only one who quite likes the Dusty Springfield song? I'd like to see that on a disc. I thought it gave it a kind of Bond feel to the show, which I suppose is what they were after for those tv movies at the start.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2019 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)



Also, am I the only one who quite likes the Dusty Springfield song?

No.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2019 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)



Also, am I the only one who quite likes the Dusty Springfield song?

No.


Excellent.

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Most of any episode from the first few seasons, but the score for The Seven Million Dollar Man is f'n amazing. The fight scene when Barney Miller (later Hiller so as not to conflict with the Hal Linden tv series) beats the snot out of a bunch of spies on the side of the road is my favorite piece of SMDM music.

The Pioneers and Eyewitness to Murder are also excellent.

There's a nice piece at the starts of The Thunderbird Connection in year 4 that's pretty great, as we first see the planes just before the opening credits.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2019 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

There are a few threads about this but there was a music mixer on Youtube called STIKS1969 who produced some brilliant recreations of music from both the shows.

Fortunately I managed to download most of it so i have a great collection now but I don't know where STIKS1969 is now.

Here's a link to one of his tracks though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCushlqSLE

I can't understand why these haven't been released though. They would make great tracks to listen to for runners.

 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2019 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Just looked him up via an internet search and he's got lots of covers of other cues from other series, over at a Soundcloud page:
https://soundcloud.com/stiks1969

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2019 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Ah, he finally did Day of the Robot! But where's part 2?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

LLL amazed me for a long-while - so what-ever released it gets my backing, but If I could choose that's hard.

The Moon Desert
The Solid Gold Kidnapping
Death Probe - part 1-2
Return of Death Probe - part 1-2

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 8:35 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Most of any episode from the first few seasons, but the score for The Seven Million Dollar Man is f'n amazing. The fight scene when Barney Miller (later Hiller so as not to conflict with the Hal Linden tv series) beats the snot out of a bunch of spies on the side of the road is my favorite piece of SMDM music.

The Pioneers and Eyewitness to Murder are also excellent.

There's a nice piece at the starts of The Thunderbird Connection in year 4 that's pretty great, as we first see the planes just before the opening credits.


"The Thunderbird Connection" (season 4) is a rework of a previous score called “The Deadly Test" (season 3).
Both deal with planes and the Air Force.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2019 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN. COMPLETE!

I don't think they will release a complete boxset but a sampler:
it cost too much and the selling might not be that easy because it's too old.

I wish they could release Oliver Nelson's corpus only because he was the soul of the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2019 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)


Question:

If you were do a "suite" from a particular episode, how long do you think it would be?

--James

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2019 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I just rented s. 4 but all the original score is
by J.J. Johnson.frown

Are the previous 3 seasons all Oliver?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2019 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I just rented s. 4 but all the original score is
by J.J. Johnson.frown

Are the previous 3 seasons all Oliver?


Yes, indeed. By the end of season 3, Nelson was dead and they hired replacements like Bobby Bryant, Luchi de Jesus, Benny Golson and J.J. Johnson. By season 4, it was all about J.J. Johnson emulating Nelson.
Watch the early season 3 only.

Find the list of Nelson's essential scores for season 3
The Return of the Bionic Woman
The Price of Liberty
The Song and Dance Spy
The Deadly Test
One of Our Running Backs Is Missing
Clark Templeton O’Flaherty


***Snow White Out***

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2019 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Thanks!

(Only on this board....wink )

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2019 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Yes, above all it would be great to have a selection of the wonderful Oliver Nelson cues. There are some fantastic action pieces throughout the first few seasons, not just generic TV stuff, but long sequences showcasing what sounds to me like Artie Kane (?) on keyboards.

And the Gil Mellé (POR SUPUESTO) for the Pilot Movie (later re-edited to make it part of the "normal" series. That became "The Moon and the Desert", didn't it? Amazing stuff, but it didn't fit with the later Six Buck Man sound template. I love it anyway, por supuesto.

And now a question - There were three feature-length "movies" before the series proper began, is that right? First the one which became "The Moon and the Desert" (the original TV Movie is sometimes referred to, I'm not sure if erroneously, as CYBORG). Then there was WINE, WOMEN AND WAR, scored - I think - by Stu Phillips (?). Then Mellé was back for THE SOLID GOLD KIDNAPPING.

That last one really interests me, because when I saw it (and taped it off the telly in the mid-'70s) it had the Mellé score as written. It's great too, with passages that could be right out of THE ORGANIZATION. And yet when the series went into syndication, that one was re-cut and replaced with an Oliver Nelson score. I think I read in an old thread that the Mexican (?) DVD set (EL HOMBRE NUCLEAR) has the two versions of THE SOLID GOLD KIDNAPPING. Is that right? And is it the only way to hear the Mellé score nowadays?

Actually here's another question - I believe that THE SOLID GOLD KIDNAPPING had the Mellé score jettisoned because by then, in syndication, it jarred with what people had become used to, which was the Oliver Nelson sound. And yet the original Mellé-scored Pilot, and the subsequent Phillips-scored (?) WINE, WOMEN AND WAR retained their original scores. Any more info on this?

 
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