RESL 158 The tripods - Opening theme

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Catalogue numberRESL 158
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 158 The tripods - Opening theme by artist Ken Freeman from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleThe tripods - Opening theme
ArtistKen Freeman
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionVery Good Plus
BBC records label codeE
BBC Records label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records
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Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL - 158 - A1DAMONT MT.1
RESL - 158 - B1 DAMONT MT.1
Lacquer cut at and byDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating5
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1The tripods - Opening theme [Ken Freeman]2.50
B1The tripods - Closing theme [Ken Freeman]2.45
Total length of media 5:35.


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The Tripods, a series often on Sunday afternoons I think. Very memorable soundtracks are these and as a result get a 5 from me.
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts

The tripods is based on a trilogy of novels by John Christopher. The year is 2089 - but the style of life on earth is more reminiscent of 1789. There are no great cities now; people live in small country villages where the pace of everyday life is dictated by the only means of power - the horse. The tripods have ruled mankind through the dreaded 'cap' for over one hundred years and have evil plans for his total destruction, but the uncapped free-thinking children of the world have their own plans.

Can they destroy the tripods ? Will they be able to save the world ?

The series stars John Shackley, Jim Baker and Ceri Seel and is produced by Richard Bates.
Record production by Ken Freeman.

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