The Prisoner

 soundtrackI am not a number! I am a free reviewer! This disc contains the original recordings of this bizarre show’s suitably bizarre and distinctly 60s music. It includes both the long and abbreviated versions of Ron Grainer’s excellent theme song, and incidental pieces from Arrival, A, B & C, Free For All, The General, Fallout, Many Happy Returns, Dance Of The Dead, Checkmate, Hammer Into Anvil, The Girl Who Was Death and Once Upon A Time. Most of the incidental music is by Albert Elms, and some of the pieces 3 out of 4are rearrangements of classical or traditional music. Also included is the original, unused main theme by Wilfred Josephs. Great if you’re a Prisoner fan, but that’s really about the only group I could imagine being interested in this album; the music is adequate, but pretty much meaningless out of context.

Order this CD

  1. Main title theme (2:20)
  2. Number 6 Attempts Helicopter Escape (1:57)
  3. Band Marches Into Village Square – Radetski March (1:45)
  4. Chimes – original unused main title theme (2:17)
  5. Engadine’s Dreamy Party (1:23)
  6. MiniMoke & Speedboat Escape (2:53)
  7. Cat & Mouse Nightclub Mechanical Band (1:36)
  8. Number 6 Wins Village Election (1:28)
  9. Violent Capture of Number 6 in Rover Cave (1:45)
  10. Professor’s Wife’s Outdoor Art Class (0:39)
  11. Security Clearance for Board Members (0:50)
  12. Villagers’ Examination Results Celebration (2:02)
  13. Number 6 Encounters the General (0:38)
  14. Destruction and Final Report (2:35)
  15. Main title theme – full version from &quotFall Out&quot (3:34)
  16. Number 6 Aboard Gunrunners’ Boat (1:58)
  17. Village Square Carnival Procession (2:20)
  18. Number 6 Steals a Lifebelt (1:45)
  19. Escapers Attack Searchlight Tower (1:56)
  20. Number 2 has Number 6 Followed to the Stone Boat (2:28)
  21. Farandelle Played By Village Band (0:48)
  22. Fight Between Number 6 and Number 14 (3:59)
  23. Village Green Cricket Match (2:00)
  24. Number 6’s Regression to Childhood (2:08)
  25. Number 6’s Schooldays Revisited (0:39)
  26. Main title theme reprise – closing credits (1:09)

Released by: Silva Screen
Release date: 1989
Total running time: 49:02