Themes for TV Drama: Music of Robert Earley


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# Track   Duration
Side A
1.Man at the Top: Main Title0:54
2.Man at the Top: Commercial Break In0:13
3.Man at the Top: Commercial Break Out0:35
4.Man at the Top: End Title Short0:49
5.Man at the Top: End Title Medium1:04
6.Man at the Top: End Title Long1:17
7.The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Main Title1:03
8.The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Commercial Break In0:12
9.The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Alternate0:21
10.The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: End Title Reduction1:03
11.The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: End Title Long1:19
12.Public Eye2:02
 10:52
# Track   Duration
Side B
1.Special Branch (1969): Opening Reduction 11:13
2.Special Branch (1969): Opening Reduction 21:14
3.Special Branch (1969): Commercial Break In0:12
4.Special Branch (1969): Commercial Break Out0:18
5.Special Branch (1969): End Titles Reduction1:36
6.Special Branch (1973): Main Title0:54
7.Special Branch (1973): Incidental 11:20
8.Special Branch (1973): Commercial Break In0:11
9.Special Branch (1973): Incidental 20:42
10.Special Branch (1973): Commercial Break Out0:21
11.Special Branch (1973): Incidental 32:52
12.Special Branch (1973): End Titles1:01
 11:54
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Themes For TV Drama: The Music of Robert Earley

Network presents: Themes For TV Drama: The Music of Robert Earley. Themes for TV Drama brings together some of Earley's best-known compositions, ranging from the smokey, jazz-tinged Public Eye (perfectly encapsulating the down-at-heel milieu of investigator Frank Marker) to the brassy, urgent aggression of Special Branch.

Lancashire-born Robert Sharples is probably best remembered as the musical director of prototype TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, where he was frequently name checked on screen by host Hughie Green, but it was under the pseudonym Robert Earley that he provided memorable themes and incidental cues for a range of ITV drama series during the late 60s and early 70s.

Themes for TV Drama brings together some of Earley's best-known compositions, ranging from the smokey, jazz-tinged Public Eye (perfectly encapsulating the down-at-heel milieu of investigator Frank Marker) to the brassy, urgent aggression of Special Branch.

This EP is presented on 80g virgin vinyl featuring new transfers from original analogue tape elements. Mastering engineers Ray Staff and John Webber at Sir George Martins legendary AIR studios mastered the audio for this and cut the lacquers. The high quality pressing was done by the renowned Pallas pressing plant in Germany.

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