The Prisoner File 3
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 12.7 x 14.61 x 1.14 cm; 90.72 g
- メーカー : Silva America
- EAN : 0073857211462, 0738572114626
- オリジナル盤発売日 : 1968
- レーベル : Silva America
- ASIN : B000087DT8
- ディスク枚数 : 1
Following the travails of a resigned secret agent held captive in a strange resort/penal colony, The Prisoner was one of '60s TV's most enigmatic masterpieces. Powered by strong metaphorical currents about the nature of man and freedom, the cult show's irony-fueled musical scores are finally available in a series of three CD's. This third volume is bookended by complete, sound effects free renditions of the Ron Grainer's bracing main title themes and covers the episodes "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling", "The Girl Who Was Death," and the show's exceptionally bizarre denouements, "Once Upon a Time" and "Fall Out." Split roughly evenly between existing library music and emblematic original pieces by Albert Elms and other composers, the cues gathered here are some of the show's most adventurously strange, spanning a truly dizzy melange of spacey exotica, Austin Powers-inspiring jazz-pop excursions, surreal carnival music, Indian ragas, classical toccata, electro-pop, and twisted martial tunes. Also included are key dialog snippets from the four covered episodes. --Jerry McCulley
・これには、第９話、第１５話、第１６話、第１７話 が収録されています。第９話は、本来の順序なら[File #2]に入るべきはずのものがこちらに収録されています。
This disc three takes us through the episodes Do not forsake me oh my darling, The girl who was death, Once upon a time and Fall out.
The album has a variety of music pieces from the original series composers such as Albert Elms and Ron Grainer as well as established composers and their compositions which were not original to the series but heavily featured in it.
This CD highlights the diversity of music styles used in the series. The album begins with the opening main theme this time in its full version as it appeared on the episodes.
These releases are also unique because they include brief excerpts of dialogue from the actual TV series. We actually get Number Two saying things like "You must not grow up to be a lone wolf, you must conform" from the episode Once upon a time.
These excerpts are sandwiched between music tracks and they help to give the album an atmosphere and authority.
The CD presentation is excellent with some good photos from the series in the booklet. The sound is very good with a great programme of tracks.
There were other pieces of music featured in the series that are not included in these releases. For example The Beatles, all you need is love or Dem Bones from the episode Fall out. However there are plenty of familiar pieces to keep the atmosphere of the Prisoner alive.
This release along with volume one and two will appeal to anyone interested in the TV series the Prisoner.
I highly recommend this volume three along with volume one and two and if you are a big fan of the music to the show then I recommend the soundtrack releases from Network DVD. There are two CD versions. An expensive three disc set The Prisoner Original Soundtrack [3 disc set ] or a highlights CD. However this release it great on its own with its music and actual clips from the show.