Album: Various artists, TV Sound and Image (Soul Jazz)


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If you half-remember the 1970s – or even just its TV repeats – you can't help getting a kick out of this two-CD digest of theme music co-compiled by retro-specialist Johnny Trunk.

But did you realise that Tony Hatch's Man Alive synth-warble was acid house before its time? All 36 tracks are well-crafted, but you won't necessarily want to hear them more than once. Roy Budd's theme for Get Carter (not a TV programme) is the exception that proves the rule.