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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6: Remote Control Best of, Soundtrack
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Television's Greatest Hits, Vol.6: Remote Control. 65 TV Themes! From The 70's And 80's.
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Themes like "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Alf" and "The Golden Girls" are really refreshing and a reminder of the old familiar innocence and laid back atmosphere of TV family comedy, while "Airwolf", "Doctor Who" and "People's Court" and "Monday Night Football" give a lively and yet serious feel.
However, I think there might be an error in the CD liner notes; they describe the theme to "James at 15" as vintage 70s pop/rock, and say the song itself is called "It's all up to you."
I never saw this show, and the words "It's all up to you" do not appear in the song. I would like to know if anyone can enlighten me as to whether or not this was a mistake, as with the exception of this theme being vaguely reminiscent of Elton John's piano and harmonica style of pop/rock, I find this hard to believe.
But, I did discover a few downsides to owning this recording, one being the fact that none of the closing credits music to the shows are included. I was hoping to get the end themes from 'Knight Rider' and 'Airwolf', which were slightly extended (and in my opinion superior) versions of their opening counterparts. It also sounds like a few of the tracks, including 'Hunter' and 70s/80s rendition of 'Monday Night Football', have had a few seconds cropped from them (syndiaation cuts, perhaps?). Then there's my disappointment over the exclusion of the themes to 'The A-Team', 'Magnum P.I.', and 'Taxi'. Instead, they throw in the opening numbers to 'Fish' and 'Angie', whose combined prime-time endurance was a mere 2.5 seasons! Finally, I was somewhat miffed by how pricey this CD was. If I hadn't received this as a gift, I doubt I would've plunked down the couple of sawbucks necessary to purchase this platter. Thank goodness for the holiday season...
I used to record TV themes off of the TV back in the early and mid-80's and it's great to have a CD with two of my favorites - Knight Rider and Doctor Who(1963-1979 version, with a better stereo enhancement than I'd heard before) My only complaints - they used the lame cable USA-Network Version of AIRWOLF (the original network version used several arrangements over the 1.5 seasons it lasted, going from horns at the beginning to the stylish synthesizers at the end, but the USA version had some tacky embellishements on it that I don't care for) Also, I'd have liked the Incredible Hulk to have been taken from the original soundtrack, with the voice-overs, instead of the instrumental-only version they used.
Despite those minor complaints, this one is, by far, my most favorite of all the TV Tunes CD's,and deserves 5 stars.
Most recent customer reviews
This CD along with Vol 7 is the best in the Television's Greatest Hits collection! Vol 6 has some very good themes, Night Court, Growing Pains, Charles In Charge, Who's The Boss,... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2001
This is another installment of TV's Greatest Hits. I enjoyed this one very much, especially since this CD features all of the shows I grew up with. Read morePublished on June 8 2000 by Michael Mathena
Love most of the songs, but I specifically bought it for the theme to "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" only to find out it's a shortened instrumental only version... Read morePublished on March 2 2000 by Carl Neyer
I really bought this for the Super Vehicle (mid-80s) themes such as Airwolf (1st Season Opening Theme - no 'Lady' rotors at the start! Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2000 by Mark J.Cairns
Listen, this isn't the strongest entry in the television theme song pantheon, but for including "Mr. Read morePublished on Dec 5 1999 by Amazon Customer
FOR ALL OF THE SHOWS LKE BJ AND THE BEAR,DUKES OF HAZZARD,FALL GUY,SILVER SPOONS,AND THE OTHERS SHOWSPublished on Sept. 8 1999
You people watching television out there do you remember all these classic TV themes from every beginning episodes during the first and ending credits like "Too Close For... Read morePublished on June 29 1999
I own this specific CD in addition to Television's Greatest Hits (70's & 80's). In my opinion, volume 6 is the best in the entire series. Read morePublished on March 12 1999 by webmaniaamazon
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