Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: 70s & 80s Soundtrack
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Of course some shows updated their theme songs over the years so some songs on here may be slightly different to what you remember if you tuned in a couple of seasons in.
The Muppet Show and The Smurfs are two which later versions of exist but it is good to hear and own the initial series versions anyway. There is an official Muppet Show soundtrack with the later version on it if you really want it. I am yet to come across the later Smurf one however.
With 65 TV shows covered you really can't go wrong with this collection. Sure there are some great 70's & 80's songs from shows not included, but other shows would have had to be left off for them to be put on here and everyone has different taste. I don't know how old this CD is, I found it in a second hand music store but hopefully if there isn't already a sequel the makers will bring one out with shows like Astro Boy, Married With Children, Chips, Dukes of Hazard, Secret Valley, Round the Twist, Fraggle Rock and other classics. Also a 90's version with shows like Seinfeld, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, Law and Order, X-Files and so on would be great.Read more ›
This is the first CD in this series that has good quality sound throughout. There isn't any of the excentuated bass or highs. I noticed none of the over modulation that was apparent in the vocal tracks of several tunes on the second CD.
Since this material is newer than that on the previous two CDs, it is not surprising that the resulting CD is better. These recordings were made using reasonably modern equipment and with the expectation that the network was capable of transmitting good quality sound. Also people were demanding better quality sound as their receiving equipment improved.
Of course, it may simply be that the producers finally chose to produce the best possible collection from the available material.
My memory is far from perfect when it comes to precisely identifying music from thirty years ago, but all of these tracks seem to be the original themes from the several TV series.
This is the first CD in this series that can be highly recommended for the purist as well as those who simply want a strole down memory lane.
The themes sound quality range from OK to excellent, but this is an improvement over the first two CD's as far as sound is concerned. Also, some of the themes don't have the ending credits themes included, which would have been nice. Another problem is that some shows had different themes throughout their run and not all are included.
Over all this set is not bad, but be prepared for some disappointments. I own all 7 CD's from this set and many others, but for some reason some very cool themes aren't included. I've had to do some serious treasure hunting to find them on DVD's or VHS to transfer them to CD.
If you can find this at a reasonable price then buy it.
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This has "all" the familiar theme songs of my favorite shows (and some I didn't watch) from the 70's and 80's. I recommend it to anyone who liked those shows.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
My collection is now complete. I now have Volumes 1 thru 7, plus the commercials. The themes take me back to when Television was television.Published 7 months ago by Truck E-79
I love it! It makes me smile. I have it as some of the background music at my office and my patients and I smile when the music and memories come back. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dr. B