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Film Score Monthly's two original-soundtrack CD sets of music from The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the show that launched television's '60s spy craze, have been among the fastest-selling, best-reviewed titles in the history of the label.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of U.N.C.L.E. this fall, FSM completes its trilogy of U.N.C.L.E. albums with another 2-CD set of music from both the original series and its 1966 spinoff, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. For one season, globetrotting agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) and U.N.C.L.E. chief Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) were joined by April Dancer (Stefanie Powers) and Mark Slate (Noel Harrison) in their battles against the bad guys of Thrush.
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. featured some of the earliest dramatic work of composer Dave Grusin-who would go on to Oscar-winning film-music fame and commercial success as a jazz artist-as well as music by Man from U.N.C.L.E. favorite Richard Shores and Munsters composer Jack Marshall.
Supplementing the jazzy, fun Girl From U.N.C.L.E. scores are a wide variety of selections from all four seasons of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., including unusual (and, in one case, previously unused) Jerry Goldsmith tracks and more music by Morton Stevens, Walter Scharf, Lalo Schifrin, Gerald Fried, Robert Drasnin and Richard Shores; stereo mixes of the first-season main title and the Girl From U.N.C.L.E. titles; music from four of the U.N.C.L.E. movies; and perhaps most exciting, 37 minutes of Jerry Goldsmith's best first-season U.N.C.L.E. music as re-recorded for the series' 1967-68 season in stereo!