Network Announces The Saint Soundtrack!
Here's some great news for fans of spy music! After releasing truly fantastic, multi-disc soundtracks for just about every other ITC show out there, Network has finally gotten around to one of the most demanded series in the library: The Saint. On May 31, the company will release The Saint: Original Soundtrack, a 4-disc set containing original title and incidental music by Edwin Astley from the color years of the Roger Moore Sixties TV show. "Added to this," according to Network's copy, "are songs and tunes to fit the flamenco dances and calypsos of bars in South America and the West Indies, as well as the night clubs, hippy parties and pop scene of swinging Sixties London. Including extensive liner notes from archive television historian Andrew Pixley, this set is an essential purchase for all ITC aficionados." You can certainly say that again! We got an excellent taste of the music available for The Saint (including some of those "local flavor" tracks and songs) on the fabulous Music of ITC compilation, but many had feared that much of the music was lost. I'm thrilled that it isn't, and I hope and pray that this release might bode well for Ken Thorne's Persuaders! music as well, even though that has also been said to be mostly lost. This is a huge release, and I know I'm not alone in saying I can't wait for it. And, fortunately, we don't have long to wait at all! The Saint: Original Soundtrack retails for £34.99, but can currently be pre-ordered from Network's website for £29.99. Hurrah! This news makes my day.