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Monday, March 04, 2013

Welcome Back, with MA-01 - The Themes from U.N.C.L.E.


Here's the first in a series of compilations of versions of Jery Goldsmith's classic theme to The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with songs ABOUT the show, and songs reflecting its popularity an influence in pop culture from the 1960s to today.

These are the tracks:

1 First Season Main Title revised Original television score 0:55
2 First Season End Title Original television score 1:14
3 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Roland Shaw and His Orchestra 2:36
4 “The Deadly Decoy Affair” Main Title Original television score 1:13
5 The Man from Thrush Lalo Schifrin 2:55
6 Roulette Rhumba Lalo Schifrin 2:06
7 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Dick Hyman 2:29
8 To Trap a Spy - Meet Mr. Solo-End Title Original film score 1:54
9 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes 1:43
10 Illya The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes 2:30
11 Night People The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes 2:37
12 Second Season Main Title (arr Lalo Schifrin) Original television score 0:36
13 Second Season End Title (arr Lalo Schifrin) Original television score 0:48
14 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme New Original TV Themes 3:09
15 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Hugo Montenegro 1:59
16 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Al Caiola 2:00
17 One of Our Spies Is Missing Main Title Original film score 3:07
18 Third Season Main Title (arr Gerald Fried) Original television score 0:30
19 Third Season End Title (arr Gerald Fried) Original television score 0:38
20 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Teddy Randazzo 1:33
21 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Challengers 1:38
22 One Spy Too Many Main Title Original film score 2:49
23 “The Candidate’s Wife Affair” Main Title Original television score 0:28
24 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Jazz All-Stars 2:07
25 The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Main Title Original television score 0:33
26 The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. End Title Original television score 0:39
27 The Spy in the Green Hat Main Title Original film score 2:08
28 “The Five Daughters Affair” Main Title Original television score 0:41
29 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Billy Strange 2:28
30 Fourth Season Main Title Original television score 0:31
31 Fourth Season End Title Original television score 0:36
32 The Karate Killers Main Title Original film score 0:29
33 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Swingin' Themes for Secret Agents 2:21
34 The Helicopter Spies Main Title Original film score 2:02
35 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Man from UNCLE Cult TV Classics 2:41
36 Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Main Title Original film score 1:17
37 Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Man or Astro-Man? 1:31
38 Love Ya Illya Alma Cogan 2:27
39 Man from Uncle Moskow 3:30

This first compilation tried to collect most (if not all) of the various on-air versions of the theme. As an example, there were at least two versions of the sax riff in the third-season's opening credits.


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