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About Airwolf Extended Themes
About Airwolf Extended Themes

Airwolf Extended Themes tracklist, listen to teasers, find out how it was created and learn about the people behind the brand new 2CD soundtrack.

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About the original Airwolf Themes 1999 2CD and 2007 Digital Re-release
About Airwolf Themes
The original Airwolf Themes soundtrack & digital re-release.
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StarFleet soundtrack from the Airwolf Themes producers
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StarFleet Soundtrack from the Airwolf Themes producers.
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About the Music from AIRWOLF™ and its original ‘Airwolf Themes’ soundtrack music scores

‘AIRWOLF THEMES’ is a 2CD soundtrack album score, later joined by a sequel preview EP called 'AIRWOLF MAIN THEMES' EP, with a further expanded 2CD official sequel called ‘AIRWOLF EXTENDED THEMES’ which was released at the end of March 2014 for the high-flying, mid 1980s, American, action adventure, television series called 'Airwolf' (1984-1986) which starred Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, Jean Bruce Scott and Deborah Pratt.

The Music from Airwolf
Airwolf was a show that concerned an iconic, shark-like, supersonic, military helicopter, codenamed AIRWOLF (or known affectionately as 'The Lady' by the characters on the show ) and her crew as they undertook various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme. The series ran for 55 episodes on CBS in the United States in 1984 through 1986, and an additional 24 episodes (called 'AIRWOLF II' aka Season 4), created by a new Canadian cast and production company, aired on the USA Network in 1987, for a total of 79 episodes.

But it was the amazing music on Airwolf, composed by Sylvester Levay and Udi Harpaz, that has stayed with the show's fans to this day and especially the memorable main theme tune used in both the opening and closing title sequences and during the aerial battle scenes between the real-life aircraft used on the show, which to many people nowadays symbolizes anything to do with helicopters!

When that iconic Main Theme Tune song kicks in, you just know a baddie is going to get it -- from that Blackbird of Death Amalgam of Lone Ranger, Mighty Mouse and God! Airwolf.

Tune of the Week approach
What made the episodic music so different to other peer television shows of its day like 'Knight Rider' was that both composers, Sylvester Levay and Udi Harpaz (and the other stand-in composers Ian Freebairn-Smith and Bernardo Segáll) utilized a more "tune-of-the-week" approach to their episodic scoring for Airwolf's music score (used in addition to the show's Main Theme Tune every week) rather than the bland, background, orchestral music score traditional to shows of the 1970s + 1980s by their contemporaries, that today are very difficult to listen to the music in their own right without all the dialogue, visuals and foley sound effects layered on top.

The Helicopter Theme
Airwolf's legacy is that the music, and especially the Airwolf Main Theme Tune stands out simply due to that so-called, tune-of-the-week approach to the music score which transports you to specific scenes, in specific locations, in specific Airwolf episodes, from specific seasons of the show – giving a very unique selling point and quality that makes these collections of Airwolf Themes, especially ‘Airwolf Extended Themes’ or ‘Airwolf Main Themes EP’ such an enjoyable escape to both synthesizer and orchestral music aficionados. The Main Theme song itself really is a piece of iconic music that has transcended above its original intention and stood the test of time by being known by millions of people around the world, both young and old, as the traditional tune (compared to 'Blue Thunder') to sum up the entire, high-flying world of helicopters and some will even say, some of the greatest synthesiser music ever created, especially from the pioneering days of the mid-1980s.

The Airwolf Theme on your smartphone
How many of you have the Main Theme Tune song on your mobile or smartphone like an iPhone or Google Android cell phone especially? A lot of you we'd bet. Well, both the ‘Main Themes EP’ and the new 2014 ‘Extended Themes’ 2CD release have now begun the defacto recordings from the series. So make sure you update your old Mono recordings that you have now, with the real thing from this website.

Airwolf Themes Original Soundtrack Cover

Airwolf Themes: 2CD Special Limited Edition Soundtrack Score
The original ‘Airwolf Themes: 2CD Special Limited Edition’ shipped during February 1999 to those who had reserved them six months beforehand, mostly ‘Airwolf Appreciation Association’ members, although afterwards remaining copies shipped to many other countries purely from direct sales over the internet.

Only 1000 copies were ever made. It was later re-released and re-mastered in Summer 2007 as a Digital Downloads only AAC / MP3 release via Apple iTunes and Amazon, and later via 7Digital.com.

It is currently unavailable as it's between digital distributors at present.


Airwolf Main Themes EP Airwolf Main Themes: EP
This was a 4-track prequel release in 2009 to show the progress on the bigger 'Airwolf Extended Themes' album of which these four music tracks have now been integrated. Released via online digital distributor, 7Digital, it provided an initial vehicle the talent of Orchestrator & Associate Producer, Jan Michal Szulew to show the Airwolf fans that he could perfectly recreate certain main themes from the TV series, including a brilliant combination of the aerials from Season 2 episodes, 'FALLEN ANGEL' and 'HX1', as well as other longer variants of the show's theme song originally composed by Sylvester Levay.

It is currently unavailable as it's between digital distributors at present.

Airwolf Extended Themes: 2CD Special Limited Edition Soundtrack Score
Released at the end of March 2014, five years after the prequel release for 'Airwolf Main Themes' EP, the full-length 2CD album features music from the original three CBS aired episodes from the show, with the first CD "Main Themes" featuring 22 brand new recordings of variants of the Main Theme song performed and producer by Orchestrator & Associate Producer, Jan Michal Szulew; and the second CD "Episodic themes" by producer, Mark J.Cairns concentrating on the non-Main Theme works by Levay, Harpaz, Freebairn-Smith and Segáll.


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AIRWOLF™ is a Trademark of, and licensed to NBC Universal Television Studios © 1984. All images and multi-media content of this website are Copyright Mark J.Cairns © 2014. Under NO circumstances must any images or digital content be used from it on any other websites or media without the express written consent of the Copyright / Intellectual Property owner. All MP3 theme tune files remain the Copyright of Mark J.Cairns, Sylvester Levay and Jan Michal Szulew © 1999 / 2014. The Airwolf Themes soundtrack is the officially licensed score based on the original CBS episodes of the Airwolf TV series.