Goodies (The): The Cricklewood Tapes

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Since the early days of television, programme-makers have used music to enhance their visuals – but few did it as well as The Goodies. So intrinsic is the show’s music that it is impossible to imagine its absence – it isn’t in the show, it’s of the show. And yet, due to the production policies of the time, the source recordings were disposed of once the show itself was completed. Most of these reel-to-reel audio tapes were recycled for other productions, but five original session tapes have survived and are presented here as a unique artefact of the recording process used on this world-famous comedy series.

Written by Bill Oddie in partnership with Michael Gibbs and Dave MacRae, the series’ specially-composed music was eclectic in scope and covered a wide range of styles and formats (including jingles and fake adverts). The sessions on this set feature some fan favourites – Dumb Animals, Berserk, Working the Line, Bonecrusher – as well as the only remaining element from the original version of Kitten Kong not to be included in the remake: the fake advert soundtrack for the meat/chocolate bar Universe (“So full of cow it almost moos...”).

DISC ONE (58:33)
01 Away from it All (06:54)
02 The Philharmonic Glee Club Rock'n'Roll Band (6:12)
03 Fun Palace (4:47)
04 The One That Got Away (3:09)
05 Travelling Theme (4:28)
06 Jungle Drum Link (0:37)
07 Land of Hope and Glory (1:44)
08 Dumb Animals (5:30)
09 Changed (4:57)
10 Square Dance (5:59)
11 Far Away (6:02)
12 50 Men in My Life (aka Dreaded Wheat) (0:34)
13 Kitten Kong (1:06)
14 Universe (0:25)
15 Superman (6:09)

DISC TWO (40:27)
01 Bad Bad Lot (5:19)
02 Spacehopper (5:09)
03 Berserk (5:20)
04 Sunny Morning with You (3:50)
05 One More Chance (5:33)
06 Maybe (4:51)
07 Down on the Farm (4:56)
08 A Woman's Work (5:29)

DISC THREE (68:23)
01 Big Brave Bold Hunka Man (5:02)
02 Crazy Man (5:34)
03 Les Girls (0:49)
04 Waltzing Matilda (4:21)
05 Front Page News (4:44)
06 Working the Line (5:05)
07 Bonecrusher (6:02)
08 Bonecrusher (alternate mix) (6:03)
09 Bunfight (3:46)
10 Shiny Shoes (2:23)
11 On the Road (1:46)
12 Rock Goodies (0:12)
13 Goodies Split (0:10)
14 Meanwhile (0:09)
15 A Few Days Later (0:12)
16 Punky Business (1:52)
17 I'm in Love for the Very First Time (1:15)
18 Stretching (1:10)
19 Dodo's Theme (4:42)
20 Sad Dodo's Theme (3:11)
21 Slave Chase Music (3:25)
22 War (5:15)
23 Max Wall Drums (0:36)
24 Bless This Horse (0:20)
25 Cotton Fields (0:19)

One of our 'Early Christmas Goodies'.


Reference
7959056
Barcode
5027626905637
Number of Discs
3
Sound
Mono
Time
167