I wish all soundtrack releases could get the FSM treatment.
Their packaging and presentation, sleeve notes and attention to detail always
The music presented here for the popular sixties adventures series
I Spy is a perfect example of the kind of
jazzy, pop-based scoring that was so much in evidence on American television
in the mid to late 1960s. However one of the most remarkable things about
the soundtracks for the series was that each of its eighty-two episodes had
original music, expressly written for each individual show. And although Earl
Hagen's work was the mainstay of the series, other composers such as Hugo
Friedhofer and Nathan Van Cleave also contributed (with occasional examples
also included here).
The CD itself is broken up into several different episodes, representing
the globe trotting nature of the series, featuring sections depicting Hong
Kong, Japan, Mexico, Burma and Spain. This provides a wealth of variety rarely
found on this kind of television based compilation and makes this particular
release very worthwhile.
Another success story for FSM with many to follow I'm quite sure.