Forty years on, new life for Pearl & Dean jingle
Say the words Pearl & Dean to any filmgoer and the chances are that they will know the famous "pa-pa, pa-pa, pa-pa" signature tune.
Nearly 40 years after it became the musical ident of the most famous name in British cinema advertising, "Asteroid" was digitally rerecorded yesterday when Pete Moore, who wrote the piece in 1968, joined singers and a 30-piece orchestra at the Abbey Road studios in north London.
While cinemas will continue to use the original, the new recording will be made available to download from iTunes and as a mobile phone ring tone. Pearl & Dean also plans to license it for commercial use.
"Cinemagoers over the years have loved our theme tune, and we're now giving fans the chance to get their hands on it," said Kathryn Jacob at Pearl & Dean. "The massive popularity of our theme tune and brand is all part of cinema tradition and I'm delighted to see it's got as many fans today as it had in yesteryear."
Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
Strewth mate. Aussies wave goodbye to Britain as it becomes too pricey to stay
World news in pictures
X marks the spot: The find that could rewrite Australian history
At least 91 feared dead including 20 children as massive tornado rips through Oklahoma
- 1 Tottenham to smash pay scale with £150,000-a-week contract in attempt to tie Gareth Bale to club
- 2 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
- 3 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 4 Be more professional! GCHQ staff rapped as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reveals messages that he says point to 'fit up'
- 5 Top A&E doctors warn: 'We cannot guarantee safe care for patients anymore'
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens: Progressive Recruitment: Drupal/PHP Develope...
Travel and lunch expenses: ESI Media: Rare work experience opportunity for asp...
£28000 - £36000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...
£350 - £400 per day: Progressive Recruitment: Agile Java Developer London