December 6, 2022

SPY VIBE RADIO: HUNTER

Greeting, Spy Vibers! I've had a busy time in the Spy Vibe lair getting my art students ready for their annual fall exhibit. But I'm happy to report that I've also been making good progress on the upcoming Spy Vibe book! I'll share more on that when I can. I've been meaning to mention that my latest episode for the Cocktail Nation radio show is up. In this segment I introduced the rare Sixties TV program, Hunter, and played some of the soundtrack. Almost a year before the debut of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service starring Aussie, George Lazenby, Crawford Productions in Melbourne produced its own home-grown spy show. Hunter was steeped in espionage, from missiles and code phrases to assassination plots, and its dynamic action was grounded in Cold War Australia. This provided the Crawford team with a chance to situate stories within the unique local landscape and around cultural centers, as well as to do some memorable filming in Singapore. Hunter followed the adventures of a counterespionage agent (Hunter 5), portrayed by Tony Ward, who worked for a subdivision of C.O.S.M.I.C. (Commonwealth Office of Security & Military Intelligence Co-ordination). Hunter’s characterization also had a local quality, with a natural and outgoing disposition; while Bond sniffed at disappointing brandies, Hunter happily shared bottles of beer with his mates -and his enemies. The baddies in the piece were the Council for the Unification of the Communist World (A.K.A. “The Council”). Their top operative was an enigmatic agent named Kragg, played by Gerard Kennedy, whose icy exterior and many disguises made him a popular character among viewers. I've included Hunter in the upcoming book, so more to come. Check out music bits on Cocktail Nation. Enjoy!

 

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November 29, 2022

007 OST

New release: Bond fans might be interested in a new remaster CD release of the soundtrack from Tomorrow Never Dies. From the press release: "La-La Land Records, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Geffen Records proudly present the remastered and expanded 2-CD re-issue of the original motion picture score to the 1997 feature film TOMORROW NEVER DIES, starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007, Michelle Yeoh and Jonathan Pryce, and directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Renowned composer David Arnold (STARGATE, DIE ANOTHER DAY, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH) unleashes a triumphant score -- his acclaimed debut in the James Bond canon. It’s a breathtaking and sophisticated epic work that propels Bond through an exciting globe-spanning adventure teaming with action, dramatic intrigue and romance. Arnold brings a contemporary edge to Bond, expertly melding orchestra with electronics in robust fashion, but he simultaneously preserves and honors the series’ classic musical legacy, often bringing it thrillingly front and center. Remastered and expanded with a treasure trove of previously unreleased music, this deluxe 2-CD set showcases Arnold’s legendary score as well as the movie’s opening and closing songs, “Tomorrow Never Dies” performed by Sheryl Crow and “Surrender” performed by k.d. lang, along with additional bonus music featuring alternate score cues and the previously unreleased source cues “It Had To Be You” performed by Simon Greenaway and “Adrift” and “Shaken But Not Stirred” performed by Simon Greenway and Sacha Collisson. Also here, a never-before-released alternate opening for “Surrender”! Produced by David Arnold and Neil S. Bulk, and mastered by Doug Schwartz, from original stereo digital tapes provided by MGM, this special release is limited to 5000 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Tim Greiving, which include new comments from the composer. The sharp art design is by Dan Goldwasser." More info here

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