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NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV
Original Soundtrack/Original TV Soundtrack
1. NBC Chimes (Peacock Theme) / Friends (I'll Be There For You)
3. Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)
4. Golden Girls, The
5. Will & Grace
6. Mad About You
7. Night Court
8. Sanford and Son Theme
9. Chico and the Man
10. I Dream of Jeannie
11. Get Smart
12. Frasier (Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs)
13. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
14. Cosby Show, The (Kiss Me)
15. Gimme a Break (Ready For Anything)
16. Family Ties (Without Us)
17. Different World, A - (featuring Phoebe Snow)
18. Blossom (In My Opinionation)
19. Diff'rent Strokes (It Takes Diff'rent Strokes)
20. Saved by the Bell
21. In the Heat of the Night
22. Hillstreet Blues
23. Rockford Files, The
24. NBC Sunday Mystery Movie, The
25. Police Woman
27. Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
28. Peter Gunn
29. Night Rider
30. Miami Vice
31. St. Elsewhere
32. L.A. Law
33. Law & Order
34. Wagon Train
35. Virginian, The
36. Little House on the Prairie
37. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
39. Access Hollywood (Theme 2002)
40. Unsolved Mysteries
41. NBC Nightly News (The Mission)
42. Dateline NBC
43. Banana Splits, The (The Tra la la Song)
44. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
45. Howdy Doody
46. Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in (Inquisitive Tango)
47. Saturday Night Live
48. Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The (Tonite)
49. Late Night With Conan O'Brien
50. Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (Johnny's Theme A.K.A. The Tonight Show Theme
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6690
Includes liner notes by Tom Brokaw.
Liner Note Author: Tom Brokaw.
Arranger: Admiral S. Clay Wilson.
One of the more impressive collections of TV music released in recent memory, NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV collects the themes from virtually all of the network's noteworthy shows, spanning five decades' worth of television. Unlike some TV music compilations, which seem to take no consideration in how their songs are ordered, this collection is almost absurdly organized. The themes are grouped into very specific show categories -- "The Best Themes from a Sitcom (Adult/Workplace)" or "The Best Themes from a Drama (Police/Detective)"; while this might be a little too rigid, it does ensure a consistent mood and good flow from track to track, which is important considering that the longest themes only clock in at just over a minute. Some of the tracks here, such as the theme to "Saved by the Bell" and "Access Hollywood (Theme 2002)," were probably included more for the shows' popularity instead of the themes' musical merit, but by and large the collection offers a very strong collection of TV themes, including some all-time classics. Many of these come from the "Best Themes from a Drama (Police/Detective)" category, which boasts the "Hill Street Blues," "Rockford Files," "Dragnet (Danger Ahead)," "Peter Gunn," "Night Rider," and "Miami Vice" themes alone. "The Best Themes From a Sitcom (Adult/Workplace)" also feature some of the collection's most memorable themes, including "Seinfeld," "Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)," "I Dream of Jeannie," and "Get Smart." As expected from almost any TV music collection, the work of television composer extraordinaire Mike Post is well-represented, with his themes for "L.A. Law," "Law & Order," and the aforementioned "Hill Street Blues" and "Rockford Files" themes making him the most prolific composer on the album. Quincy Jones' cutting-edge theme for "Ironside" and excellently funky "Sanford and Son (The Streetbeater)" are also standouts. As nice as it is to have these classic and more current TV themes collected, the album's real finds are the slightly less well-known songs, like Jos Feliciano's "Chico and the Man" theme, as well as the themes to "The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." Both comprehensive and diverse, NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV plays less self-serving than the title implies, and ends up being a strong collection of pop culture memories. ~ Heather Phares
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