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World in Action theme

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by jonathan, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. jonathan

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    Could anyone inform me of the artist & title of the original theme for the Granada TV programme World in Action? Thanks
     
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    It pretty sure it was Oxygene 4 by Jean Michel Jarre, but I was a bit young to be concerned by such programmes when it was on. :D
     
  3. jonathan

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    Was he around in the early late 60's when the programme (I think) was first aired?
     
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    "jam for world in action" by Johnathon Weston ?

    Definitely not Oxygene 4
     
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    World In Action had several themes over it's forty year history, which started in 1958. The firat theme was a forgetteble "dynamic" orchestral theme with lots of brass "stabs" very of it's time in the early sixties.

    However the theme that everyone remembers is, as Vonhosen says, Jam for World In Action by Jonathan Weston. That's the one with the dramatic organ chords.

    It was superceded by a stereo arrangement when NICAM started braodcasting. It was, sadly, never commercially available.
    For further info, and to hear it again try

    http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/itvnorthwest/itvnorthwestprogrammes.html

    Now, then....Weekend World anyone?....Yes.. I bought the Mountain album on the strength of it too!

    K
     
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    weekend world - Nantuckett Sleighride by Mountain. :thumbsup:
    Great song, even if it does go a little spinal tap in the middle. :laugh:
     
  7. jonathan

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    Great response, thanks! Further then to my original post does anyone happen to know whether the theme was "taken" from a longer piece or was the actual theme all their was of it?
    Referring to Weekend World's theme the Quartz version of Nantucket Sleighride is pretty good too!
     
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    You remember Quartz too! I have the single somewhere....many happy hours rummaging in Reddingtons.

    I did try to track the "Weekend World" theme down many years ago, however was told by Granada it was a special recording for the programme.

    There was a rumour that Granada / Yorkshire were going to release a compilation of great programme themes to coincide with their fortieth birthday. (Following the success of a similar BBC 60 years). But I think it was put on hold. I keep hoping that something will come out for their 50th.

    K
     
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    Brings a tear to my eye :zonked: Forgot about them, love that Hammond B4 :smashin:
     
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    Just downloaded it from iTunes :thumbsup:
     
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    I've found the original FULL 3:11 "Jam For World In Action"! Contact me at 24mgodsay3@gmail.com if you're still interested Jonathan. ;-)
     
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    What was this piece of music,
    World In Action had several themes over it's forty year history, which started in 1958. The firat theme was a forgetteble "dynamic" orchestral theme with lots of brass "stabs" very of it's time in the early sixties.
    thanks in advance
     
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    Thanks Brian but I am after the very first one theme eg
    dynamic" orchestral theme with lots of brass "stabs
     
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    That's the one I remember from my childhood! Memories flooding back. Not that I ever watched but my Dad did. Cue blurry film segments and clearer TV camera studio parts!
     
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    Guys I found the original its not the music I thought its must have been another 1960s Documentary I was thinking thanks to all.
     
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    Come on then which piece of music was it?

    Bri
     
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    Yes it did the same to me. It also brought back memories off a mate who played on a song for one of the episodes. I haven't seen him in years.

    Bri
     
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    Cheers for that.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    There use to be an other weekly documentary series called This Week which used this music.
    Sibelius: Karelia suite - Intermezzo
     
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    ^^^ which for several years from the late 70s to mid 80s was rebranded TV Eye ...

    TV Eye Opening Titles (1986)
     

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