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Last updated
9 April 2009

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THE MUSIC SESSIONS

The music sessions were recorded at several different studios, and on a variety of formats. Fortunately most of the original tapes still exist in the Granada Media library, and a commercial CD was released by Silva Screen on May 15th 2006.

Not every episode was scored. Some used music from earlier episodes; even earlier series! Barry built a collection of six library music tapes culled from the sessions, which would then be used where appropriate.

Some of the music can be remixed in "stereo", as it was recorded on ½" 4-track tape. Sadly, Barry was frugal with his pennies, and would often re-use these tapes after they had made a "mono reduction" onto ¼" tape - so some of the original session tapes are lost forever, recorded over with sessions for The Secret Service and UFO.

N.B. If an episode is listed as having been recorded on ½" 4-track tape, this does not necessarily mean that the original session tapes still exist - the only remaining copies may be ¼" mono reductions.

Date Studio Episode(s) Format
18th January 1968
1900-2300
Olympic Sound Studios,
Barnes, Greater London.
The Most Special Agent
(including opening/closing titles)
½" 4 track
16th February 1968
1400-1800
C.T.S. Studios,
London W2.
Hi-Jacked
Operation McClaine
¼" mono
20th March 1968
0900-1300 & 1400-1800
(double session)
Olympic Sound Studios,
Barnes, Greater London.
International Concerto
The Unorthodox Shepherd
Splashdown
Big Fish 
½" 4 track
26th March 1968
2030-2230
Barry Gray Studio,
"Red Gables", Esher, Surrey.
The Unorthodox Shepherd
(supplementary session)
 
18th April 1968
1400-1800
C.T.S. Studios,
London W2.
Relative Danger
King For A Day
¼" mono
12th May 1968
1900-2200
Barry Gray Studio,
"Red Gables", Esher, Surrey.
Double Agent
Most Special Astronaut
½" 4 track
22nd May 1968
1930-2330
Barry Gray Studio,
"Red Gables", Esher, Surrey.
Arctic Adventure
The Fortress
½" 4 track
16th June 1968
1900-2300
Barry Gray Studio,
"Red Gables", Esher, Surrey.
Colonel McClaine
Project 90
 
22nd June 1968
0900-1300
Barry Gray Studio,
"Red Gables", Esher, Surrey.
The Professional
Three's A Crowd
 
16th July 1968
1400-1800
C.T.S. Studios,
London W2.
The Race
Talkdown
¼" mono
23rd August 1968
1900-2300
C.T.S. Studios,
London W2.
Lone-Handed 90  
27th September 1968
0930-1030
C.T.S. Studios,
London W2.
See You Down There
(aux. session - trumpet tracks)
¼" mono
3rd October 1968
1900-2200
C.T.S. Studios,
London W2.
"Joe 90/Hi-jacked" single Multitrack

With thanks to Ralph Titterton and Cathy Ford.


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