SILVA SCREEN: Thunderbirds CD


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The album features 37 tracks from 19 episodes (series 1 and 2), including the Thunderbirds main theme and closing titles. The tracks are not programmed to follow the episode order but to achieve an integrated listening experience. The best bits of the sixties’ soundscapes are here. The Thunderbirds soundtrack is an effective time capsule as Gray’s music veers into British spy genre, Latin pop, exotica, urban jazz and military marches. Beautifully composed and conducted, the score reflects the moods of the scenes, from dangerous to romantic, no-nonsense to silly, fraught to fragile. The score’s musical landscape was given cohesion by Gray’s masterful use of leitmotifs. Perhaps, Barry Gray’s creative role in Thunderbirds is comparable to John Barry’s in early James Bond movies.

Barry Gray was a classically trained composer and a versatile musician and was amongst the first composers to use electronic instruments in music for television. Best known for creating the music for most of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson television series in the 1960s and 70s (Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, UFO, Space:1999), Barry Gray’s complete musical opus is still not commercially available in its entirety.

Fanderson, dedicated to the productions of Gerry Anderson, has gained access to all Barry Gray’s original studio tapes and have undertaken a major re-issue project. Together with Fanderson, Silva Screen Records is championing Barry Gray’s incredible musical opus and is releasing the material in a series of physical and digital albums and vinyl records.


“Some of Barry Gray’s best music was composed for Thunderbirds, and much of it is here – another good addition to Silva Screen’s release of his work. 8/10” Sci-Fi Bulletin

“You can buy this album with total confidence – it’ll rescue you from boredom every time you play it. 10/10” Sci-Fi Online


  1. Thunderbirds Main Titles
  2. The Hood and London Airport
  3. Tracy Island and Thunderbirds Are Go!
  4. Fireflash Landing
  5. Tracy Lounge Piano
  6. Penny in Paris
  7. International Rescue to the Rescue
  8. Monorail Drama
  9. Espionage on the French Riviera
  10. Sidewinder
  11. The Pit
  12. Recovery
  13. A Night in Spoke City
  14. Expedition
  15. The Hood vs International Rescue
  16. Evil Plan
  17. Tower of Terror
  18. Avalanche
  19. Eddie on Tracy Island
  20. The Rescue
  21. Christmas with the Tracy Family
  22. San Miguel Bridge
  23. Finding the Fireflash
  24. KLA Collision
  25. The Launch
  26. Heading for the Sun
  27. The Cass Carnaby Set
  28. Dangerous Game
  29. Jeremiah
  30. The Pyramid of Kahmandades
  31. The Vault
  32. Light-Fingered Fred
  33. San Martino
  34. World Exclusive Foiled
  35. Ned Cook in Trouble
  36. Thunderbird 4
  37. Thunderbirds End Titles

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