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    Well?
    Does anybody know anything on this classic TV theme from our wonder-years? It certainly made an impression on me as a kid even though I never knew fully grasped the purpose or significance of the programme! The theme tune was re-modelled for TV use later on [in the 80's?] as I've got an MP3 of it, but it was awful and it didn't feature the prog-esque organ driven noodling which makes the seventies version so evocative.

    I have been told that this tune builds up into a full-on prog type blow-out, but I'm not sure if this isn't simply popular fantasy/BS which surrounds a great many seventies themes. Afterall, most people only ever heard a few seconds of these themes either side of their fave TV shows, hence the great mystery some still seem to maintain.

    I have an MP3 of the original seventies version, but it only lasts 35 secs!!!
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  • #2
    It sounds bloody close to a track by goblin on 'profundo rosso'!

    google -> 'Jam for World in Action' and is by Jonathon Weston.?
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    • #3
      I always liked the music they used in the epilogue. Both tracks are similar in relation as the two main tracks on Assault On Precint 13 - least to me anyway, always reminds me of that film... what the fuck am I on about?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] (La-Soul-Fiend @ Jan. 20 2004,23:36)]Well?
        Does anybody know anything on this classic TV theme from our wonder-years? It certainly made an impression on me as a kid even though I never knew fully grasped the purpose or significance of the programme&#33; The theme tune was re-modelled for TV use later on [in the 80&#39;s?] as I&#39;ve got an MP3 of it, but it was awful and it didn&#39;t feature the prog-esque organ driven noodling which makes the seventies version so evocative.

        I have been told that this tune builds up into a full-on prog type blow-out, but I&#39;m not sure if this isn&#39;t simply popular fantasy/BS which surrounds a great many seventies themes. Afterall, most people only ever heard a few seconds of these themes either side of their fave TV shows, hence the great mystery some still seem to maintain.

        I have an MP3 of the original seventies version, but it only lasts 35 secs&#33;&#33;&#33;
        Laurie Johnson is responsible for this beautiful, haunting them tune&#33;
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        • #5
          Great theme no doubt, but I&#39;ve always been envious of my mate Tim&#39;s OG &#39;World In Action&#39; t-shirt.. surely fashion doesn&#39;t get much better than this:

          Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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          • #6
            i might be going mad, but something is nagging away saying the proggy World in Action theme was an extract from Mountain&#39;s &#39;Nantucket Sleighride&#39;...

            yeah, pr&#39;olly goin mad...

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            • #7
              Close - &#39;Nantucket Sleighride&#39; was the theme to &#39;Weekend World&#39;.

              The prog organ World In Action theme is &#39;Jam For World In Action&#39;, as Sermad says, but Seventies Kid is also correct about Laurie Johnson - his KPM track &#39;Private Eye&#39; was used in the 1960s (and is still being used for the &#39;7 Up&#39; series too for some reason).

              I&#39;ve not been able to find the full length organ theme, though I think there is a version somewhere in the bowels of Granada TV - the only version I&#39;ve been able to track down on record is an 80s recording by Derek Hilton, which is, unfortunately, very much &#39;of its time&#39;.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Jan. 21 2004,12:34)]The prog organ World In Action theme is &#39;Jam For World In Action&#39;, as Sermad says, but Seventies Kid is also correct about Laurie Johnson - his KPM track &#39;Private Eye&#39; was used in the 1960s (and is still being used for the &#39;7 Up&#39; series too for some reason).

                I&#39;ve not been able to find the full length organ theme, though I think there is a version somewhere in the bowels of Granada TV - the only version I&#39;ve been able to track down on record is an 80s recording by Derek Hilton, which is, unfortunately, very much &#39;of its time&#39;.
                The Hilton version is the same version I have on MP3 and was very contemporary for its release date. That&#39;s the bloody problem with it&#33;

                Weston did do the version I am on about. It&#39;s so cool to check this 24 hrs after posting and find a few good men are feeling this theme too, it really was ridiculously good in a trancey organ fed proggish styling.

                This falls very squarley into the zone of those tunes you have on a loop in your head which periodically return and haunt your consciousness untill you scope it and bag a copy&#33; It&#39;s almost as if the bloody record wants to be found and persists in repeating itself to remind you of it&#39;s excellence&#33; Or is this just a psychotic episode I am languishing in?
                I am gonna get this sucker if it kills me cos it&#39;s just been too long since I&#39;ve been after it.
                Who knows tho&#39;, it might even receive a long overdue fresh release like the Sesame St. Pinball cut did last year?

                Any tips on locating this would be very much appreciated guys, ie. decent [online] TV theme specialists/dealers???

                PM me if you got any tips?
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