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Producers Ralph Titterton and Tim Mallett have assembled 40 tracks representing the best of TV and film music genius Barry Gray, capturing some of the very best of his theme work that graced many classic 1960s shows produced in the UK.

Beginning with their earliest television programmes, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s series featured the distinct musical compositions of Barry Gray, an unassuming but innovative genius who was responsible for the themes and incidental music for shows like Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, UFO, Stingray, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and more.

Some of the best of Gray’s unforgettable music has been collected in one album by Silva Screen Records, available from 4 May physical and MP3 format. Many of the tracks have never been offered commercially before, with highlights including music from The Secret Service and UFO, different title themes and library tracks used for Supercar and Fireball XL5.

This release celebrates the career of one of television’s greatest composers and features an extensive collection of music from 10 of his Gerry Anderson collaborations. Also included is unreleased material, newly discovered mixes and an extensive booklet packed with memorabilia and track by track notation from Barry Gray archivist Titterton.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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