It's the mid 1960s. No DVDs, no videos (Well, maybe Elvis had one), and
no Sky Plus. How do you get to replay all the exciting moments from the
Super 8 films? Yeah, did that, but
they were expensive.
Everyone had a Dansette or
something similar. So, record the programme & add extra dialogue, edit
it down to 21 minutes & stick it on a 7" 33 R.P.M. vinyl E.P. Which is
exactly what Century 21 Productions did.
The Mini- Albums series wasn't
just limited to
E.Ps. All your TV favourites were there, XL5, Stingray, Captain
Scarlet, The Daleks, Tingha & Tucker?, Topo Gigio ?? and
Barry Gray got to indulge himself.....
Most of the
related E.Ps were based on the TV episodes, however a few were
specially written stories and some just contained music.
The front of the cover usually
featured a photograph of something relating to the contents.
The white back featured a written
synopsis of the contents, details of the (voice) artistes and
advertisements for more Century 21 products.
Rear sleeves are pictured only
when there is a track listing or something else of interest.
By the way, the greatest Thunderbirds tune was not
written by Barry Gray and no, not even Busted.
It's by these guys.
You can find it on the Sire CD "Can't Stand The Rezillos".
Originally available on the vinyl LP " Mission
Accomplished... But The Beat Goes On".
Click here to play:
Not the full version - buy the CD.........
"I'm glued each week to my TV screen
My favourite show, the best that I've seen
Oh yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah............" Absolutely..............
"Sat right down on the edge of my seat
For the TV show that's never been beat
Oh yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah......."