Following the travails of a resigned secret agent held captive in a strange resort/penal colony, The Prisoner was one of '60s TV's most enigmatic masterpieces. Powered by strong metaphorical currents about the nature of man and freedom, the cult show's irony-fueled musical scores are finally available in a series of three CD's.
This third volume is bookended by complete, sound effects free renditions of the Ron Grainer's bracing main title themes and covers the episodes "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling", "The Girl Who Was Death," and the show's exceptionally bizarre denouements, "Once Upon a Time" and "Fall Out." Split roughly evenly between existing library music and emblematic original pieces by Albert Elms and other composers, the cues gathered here are some of the show's most adventurously strange, spanning a truly dizzy melange of spacey exotica, Austin Powers-inspiring jazz-pop excursions, surreal carnival music, Indian ragas, classical toccata, electro-pop, and twisted martial tunes. Also included are key dialog snippets from the four covered episodes. --Jerry McCulley
- Product Format: 1-disc CD (jewel case)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
- Released: 2002