Most TV theme compilations fall down by being too eclectic a mix of styles.
To follow that analogy I'd have to say that this one just about stumbles,
but recovers itself without too many people noticing. Twenty tracks range
from the sublime vocals of Duncan Browne's "Salve Me" (from Shadow Of
The Noose) to the now rather dated throatiness of David Mackay and Ken
Ashby's "That's Livin' Alright" (from Auf Wiedersehen Pet).
There's a heavy George Fenton leaning, covering: Beyond The Clouds,
Bergerac, The Trials Of Life, Shanghai Vice, and The
Monocled Mutineer. Otherwise it's quite a throwtogether of artists. Standouts
include: The Music Sculptors' "Friends In Hibernation" (from The First
Snows Of Winter), Andy Price's The Union Game, and Bill Connor's
Resort To Murder.
Basically, it's one of those cases of finding enough themes you like to warrant
the chance of liking some of the others. It's certainly better than most
put which are seemingly put together arbitrarily.