SILVA SCREEN: Thunderbirds vinyl


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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.
The Vinyl version is a double LP in a gatefold sleeve on Sky Blue Coloured Vinyl.


“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


Side A

  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

Side B

  1. Espionage on the French Riviera
  2. Sidewinder
  3. The Pit
  4. Recovery
  5. A Night in Spoke City
  6. Expedition
  7. The Hood vs International Rescue
  8. Evil Plan
  9. Tower of Terror

Side C

  1. Avalanche
  2. Eddie on Tracy Island
  3. The Rescue
  4. Christmas with the Tracy Family
  5. San Miguel Bridge
  6. Finding the Fireflash
  7. KLA Collision
  8. The Launch
  9. Heading for the Sun

Side D

  1. The Cass Carnaby Set
  2. Dangerous Game
  3. Jeremiah
  4. The Pyramid of Kahmandades
  5. The Vault
  6. Light-Fingered Fred
  7. San Martino
  8. World Exclusive Foiled
  9. Ned Cook in Trouble
  10. Thunderbird 4
  11. Thunderbirds End Titles

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