• Thunderbirds Are Go For Xmas
    (PRT Records  1986  DOWX3)
    UK Pressing

    Picture Disc Vinyl in Nr MINT condition


    Thunderbirds is a 1960s British science-fiction television series, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, made by their production company AP Films, and distributed by ITC Entertainment. Filmed between 1964 and 1966, it was produced using marionette puppetry interwoven with scale-model special effects sequences, in the form of a mixed technique dubbed "Supermarionation". Two series, totalling thirty-two 50-minute episodes, were filmed; production was cancelled after the Andersons' financial backer, Lew Grade, failed in his bid to sell the programme to American network television. Thunderbirds premièred in the UK on ATV's franchises in 1965, and has since been broadcast in more than 30 other countries.

    Succeeding the previous Supermarionation productions Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray, Thunderbirds is set in the 21st century. It follows the exploits of International Rescue, a top-secret organisation established to save people from mortal danger with the aid of technologically advanced land, sea, air and space rescue vehicles and equipment, launched from a hidden island base located in the South Pacific Ocean. The main puppet characters are multi-millionaire, retired astronaut Jeff Tracy (the founder of International Rescue) and his five adult sons, who operate the machines of the Thunderbirds fleet.

    Periodically repeated since its original 1965–66 broadcast by the BBC and on other channels, Thunderbirds has influenced numerous TV programmes (including one re-make), films and other media. It has entailed various merchandising campaigns, and has been followed by three feature-length films and a mimed stage adaptation. Generally considered the most successful and most popular series to have been created by the Andersons or produced by AP Films, Thunderbirds has received particular praise for its effects (supervised by Derek Meddings) and score (composed by Barry Gray). The affirmative call code used by the main characters, "F.A.B.", has been defined in the Collins English Dictionary. A new re-make, Thunderbirds Are Go!, will be broadcast in 2015 on CITV, 50 years after the original.


    A1 Barry Gray Orchestra, The Thunderbirds (Main Theme) 2:35  
    A2 Barry Gray Orchestra, The Captain Scarlet Theme 1:54  
    A3 Barry Gray Orchestra, The Hijacked 1:59  
    A4 Barry Gray Orchestra, The Feat Garry Miller* Aqua Marina
    Soprano Vocals – Joan Brown Vocals – Garry Miller*
    B1 Barry Gray Orchestra, The Feat. Garry Miller* Stingray
    Vocals – Garry Miller* Vocals [Uncredited] – Mike Sammes Singers
    B2 Barry Gray Orchestra, The The Mysterons Theme 2:19  
    B3 Barry Gray Orchestra, The Joe 90 2:16  
    B4 Barry Gray Orchestra, The With Sylvia Anderson, David Graham (7), Peter Dyneley Parker, Well Done
    Vocals – David Graham (7), Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson


    • Composed ByBarry Gray


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