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Music From Mission: Impossible (1966-1973 Television Series) [Soundtrack]

Lalo Schifrin, Mission: Impossible (Related Recordings)Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (October 8, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: October 8, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • ASIN: B000002PG3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,305 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mission: Impossible
2. Jim On The Move
3. Operation Charm
4. The Sniper
5. Rollin Hand
6. The Plot
7. Wide Willy
8. Cinnamon
9. Barney Does It All
10. Danger
11. Mission: Accomplished
12. Intrigue
13. Self-Destruct
14. More Mission

Editorial Reviews

It's not often that a TV show's soundtrack boosts its ratings, but that was the case for Mission: Impossible and Lalo Schifrin's intoxicating music. This reissue adds bonus tracks.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really a soundtrack, but still entertaining. April 13, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you're looking for a series soundtrack that encompasses Schifrin's excellent TV scoring, you haven't found it. What you *have* found is a selection of interesting music with a jazzy beat that encompasses the feel of the series, if not necessarily the series itself. This will disappoint some, but the music selection is peppy and high-quality if somewhat repetitive in places and will delight many listeners.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Jazz Album June 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I was turned onto this album while in college in 1969. I've been a jazz freak since childhood and played music professionally since I was 14, and this just blew me away. Yes, this is a soundtrack album, but it's also a great jazz album. Best of all are the absolute heavyweights on the session. Though only some of the players are listed on the cover, I have seen a more complete listing...the best of the best. This big band (with strings and things, like sitar and harpsichord)includes two of the greatest jazz deities, Bud Shank (formerly with Kenton, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne ad inf.) on alto and flute, and Stu Williamson (formerly with Herman, Kenton, Frank Rosolino, Shelly Manne, etc.) accompany a band of Olympian musical peers. They play with a combination of musical artistry and screaming precision that I've only heard from assemblies such as Shorty Rogers' Giants, another all star team that included some of the same players here. Though their solos are often short, there's no mistaking the sound of Bud's flute and alto (theme from Mannix, Daktari, etc.) and Stu's trumpet. In fact, it was hearing Stu Williamson for the first time,(Shelly Manne & His Men Vol.4) at 15, that made me forever obcessed with continually improving my improvisation. Though I have always been inspired by the phrasings of Jack Montrose, Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Bud Shank and Charley Mariano, I was amazed, once, when listening to recordings of myself, to realize how much Stu Williamson has influenced my playing. Possibly the greatest valve trombone player, I consider him the greatest trumpet soloist I have ever heard. They should hve let him do more. Borrowing from the best is the highest compliment you can give. Read more ›
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mission:Impossible LP July 13, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is a Cd edition of the two Mission Impossible album LP's released in the 60's. The original titles of the LP where "Mission: Impossible" and "More Mission:Impossible". Almost all the tracks are composed by Lalo Schifrin except "Cinamon" by Jack Urbont, "The Chelsea Memorandum" by Shorty Rogers and "Foul Play" by Richard Hazzard. While is not the original soundtrack it has all the themes of the show expanded in a theme format, and is the perfect companion for "The Best Of Mission Impossible" (Crescendo) that contains original recordings.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait April 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Although it took someone awhile to get around to re-issuing Lalo Schifrin's classic soundtrack album from the hit 60's TV show (the first of two ST albums he recorded), the wait was worth it. Here we have not only the great title tune, but alot of great incidental music as well, which Schifrin culled from the background scores he wrote for the weekly adventure. A special bonus are the extra tracks from the followup album, "More music from Mission: Impossible."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC SCORE March 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I would say that i am fanatic with everything related with the words "TV SERIES","SIXTIES".

This album is a great example that we had great TV SERIES with great music scores produced in the USA -not only in UK.

Jazz music,lounge music,even classic music mixed in a brilliant way in this O.S.T.

In this cd you can hear the original and the best by far,famous version of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE theme.

It is a cd that you will hear from beggining to end,again and again.With how many albums that are produced these days can you do the same?A very few i pressume.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT music from the television series August 13, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Beware: This is a nice 60s-era LA big band album, but none of these tracks ever appeared in the actual television series. A more accurate title for this one would be "Music Inspired by Mission: Impossible." I remember buying this LP in 1968, and trying to return it because I was incensed that it contained no music from the series itself. It seemed to me to be misrepresentation. Even the theme is an expanded and jazzed-up arrangement. A lot of interesting and creative music from different composers was used in the series and was never made available in any format. The newly released DVD Season 2 has the music remixed and remastered in stereo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous and Fun April 4, 2008
By RomiLee
Format:Audio CD
I still have the vinyl record of this great soundtrack and decided I needed to finally buy the CD. Boy, am I glad I did! Hearing any track on this album instantly puts me in a good mood and even transports me to new places (as I sit in carpool line!). If you want great music from an old friend, don't hesitate to get this CD. There is not one bad song! Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mission Enjoyable March 11, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Since I received my cd, I have listened to it quite often. I like it even more than the soundtracks to the more recent "Mission Impossible" films! It really swings!
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