JOE 90

5014929172125 2023-04-04
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First appearing on TV screens in September 1968, Joe 90 was a unique nine year old boy with the ability to absorb the brain patterns of top experts enabling him to become the most special agent of W.I.N. (World Intelligence Network).

Whilst there are arguably better-known scores amongst Barry Gray's sublime catalogue of work with the Andersons, the composer's work for Joe 90 is in many ways the most consistent and inventive selection he ever wrote. Developing a theme for the new series was always the musician's starting point, and for Joe 90, the pop charts breezed into Gray's studio, with an opening tune featuring a genuine groove. Mixing Gray's inventive electronics with 60s "surf rock" guitars was an inspired decision. It is no wonder that this piece has gone on to enjoy a second life as a Northern Soul disco floor-filler.

For episodic incidentals, Gray was freed from the detached unearthly premise of Captain Scarlet and able to bring back a playful sensibility and a more mature musical palette which are amply illustrated in this 24 track collection. 


1. The Most Special Agent - Joe 90 Main Titles

2. The Most Special Agent - A Dream Come True

3. Hijacked - A Wolf in the Fox's Den

4. Splashdown - Air/Sea Rescue

5. Colonel McClaine - Wagon Train of Fear

6. Colonel McClaine - Running the Gauntlet

7. Big Fish - Tragedy Aboard the U85 / Porto Guava

8. Three's A Crowd - A Song and Dance of Death

9. Three's A Crowd - The Tangled Web

10. The Race - Race of Intelligence

11. The Race - Taking the WIN

12. The Fortress - Fleming in the Fortress 

13. The Fortress - Breakout and Pursuit

14. Arctic Adventure - Nuclear Winter

15. Double Agent - Boy with a Suitcase

16. The Unorthodox Shepherd - Church Rats

17. The Unorthodox Shepherd - Divine Intervention

18. International Concerto - Agent Sladek

19. International Concerto - Sladek's Recital

20. Talkdown - Trapped in the Sky

21. Project 90 - The Alpine Clinic Waltz

22. Project 90 - Balloon Ride

23. Relative Danger - The Mine Rescue

24. Joe 90 End Titles

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Data pubblicazione 2023-04-04
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