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Released by Special Arrangement with Turner Classic Movies Music
In December 2002, Film Score Monthly released a 2CD set of music from the classic '60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Within a matter of weeks, it became one of FSM's fastest-selling, best-reviewed and most popular titles.
Now, by popular demand, FSM has returned to the Turner/Warner Bros. vaults of classic MGM TV music and assembled a second volume of great spy music for agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) and their never-ending battle against the bad guys of Thrush.
As with the first volume, this 2CD set draws on music from all four seasons of the series, including nearly a half-hour of previously unreleased Jerry Goldsmith cues from his pilot and episode scores; plus music by Lalo Schifrin, Nelson Riddle, Gerald Fried, Morton Stevens, Walter Scharf, Robert Drasnin and Richard Shores—most in crisp-sounding mono, but more than a half-hour (fourth-season and theatrical-release music) in stereo.
This volume contains all of the remaining original versions of the music that Hugo Montenegro chose for his two RCA LPs of U.N.C.L.E. themes, plus seven different arrangements of Goldsmith's U.N.C.L.E. theme—including two (one by Goldsmith, one by Fried) that were recorded but never used on the show! The CD includes detailed liner notes by author Jon Burlingame, whose research for these two volumes has turned into the most exhaustive chronicle ever written of the music of a single television show.