THE TRIPODS Soundtrack Remixes from the BBC TV Series
A HISTORY of the Tripods Soundtrack
Ken Freeman's music for ‘The Tripods’ came about after producer Richard Bates spotted an unusual TV commercial for BMW called “Dead Cars”. The music had an extraordinary quality - a mix of sounds, some cacophonous, some musical, some unworldly, the sort of music that would fit perfectly and create the eerie atmosphere required for ‘The Tripods’.
The use of recurring thematic melodies in the soundtrack was a departure from the BBC's traditional approach to science fiction television, namely Doctor Who which ‘The Tripods’ had replaced in its peek Saturday night prime time broadcast slot.
The television series went on to win its plaudits and criticisms around the world, but whatever its shortcomings nobody has ever questioned the quality, originality and appropriateness of Ken Freeman's exceptional music track.
THE TRIPOD Soundtrack Remix CDs - both versions explained
THE TRIPODS: The Remix
New re-arrangements and instrumentation of The Tripods Main Theme tune featuring several of the popular sub themes, created by original series composer Ken Freeman in 1997. Sleeve art by original Tripods titles designer Charles McGhie and Victor Martinez.
Tripods: The Remix
THE TRIPODS: The Remix Limited Silver Edition
The Tripods Limited Edition completes the set with a further three remixes including a full length version of the Eloise theme. CD label features metallic-silver printed artwork including schematic drawings of the BBC Tripods as a base, and with an exquisitely printed silver-grey sleeve.
Tripods: Limited Edition Remix