NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV
by Various Artists

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  • Released: December 9, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Tvt


  • 1.I'll Be There for You
  • 2.Seinfeld
  • 3.Where Everybody Knows Your Name
  • 4.Thank You for Being a Friend
  • 5.Will & Grace
  • 6.Mad About You
  • 7.Night Court
  • 8.The Streetbeater
  • 9.Chico and the Man
  • 10.Jeannie
  • 11.Get Smart
  • 12.Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs
  • 13.The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • 14.Kiss Me
  • 15.Ready for Anything
  • 16.Without Us
  • 17.A Different World
  • 18.My Opinionation
  • 19.It Takes Diff'rent Strokes
  • 20.Saved by the Bell
  • 21.In the Heat of the Night
  • 22.Hill Street Blues
  • 23.The Rockford Files
  • 24.The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie
  • 25.Police Woman
  • 26.Ironside
  • 27.Danger Ahead
  • 28.Peter Gunn
  • 29.Knight Rider
  • 30.Miami Vice
  • 31.St. Elsewhere
  • 32.L.A. Law
  • 33.Law & Order
  • 34.Wagon Train
  • 35.The Virginian
  • 36.Little House on the Prairie
  • 37.Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 38.Fame
  • 39.Theme 2002
  • 40.Unsolved Mysteries
  • 41.The Mission
  • 42.Dateline NBC
  • 43.The Tra la la Song
  • 44.Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
  • 45.It's Howdy Doody Time
  • 46.Inquisitive Tango
  • 47.Saturday Night Live
  • 48.Tonite
  • 49.Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • 50.Johnny's Theme AKA the Tonight Show Theme - Doc Severinsen / Tonight Show Band

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Tom Brokaw.
Liner Note Author: Tom Brokaw.
Arranger: Admiral S. Clay Wilson.
One of the more impressive collections of TV music released in recent memory, NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV collects the themes from virtually all of the network's noteworthy shows, spanning five decades' worth of television. Unlike some TV music compilations, which seem to take no consideration in how their songs are ordered, this collection is almost absurdly organized. The themes are grouped into very specific show categories -- "The Best Themes from a Sitcom (Adult/Workplace)" or "The Best Themes from a Drama (Police/Detective)"; while this might be a little too rigid, it does ensure a consistent mood and good flow from track to track, which is important considering that the longest themes only clock in at just over a minute. Some of the tracks here, such as the theme to "Saved by the Bell" and "Access Hollywood (Theme 2002)," were probably included more for the shows' popularity instead of the themes' musical merit, but by and large the collection offers a very strong collection of TV themes, including some all-time classics. Many of these come from the "Best Themes from a Drama (Police/Detective)" category, which boasts the "Hill Street Blues," "Rockford Files," "Dragnet (Danger Ahead)," "Peter Gunn," "Night Rider," and "Miami Vice" themes alone. "The Best Themes From a Sitcom (Adult/Workplace)" also feature some of the collection's most memorable themes, including "Seinfeld," "Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)," "I Dream of Jeannie," and "Get Smart." As expected from almost any TV music collection, the work of television composer extraordinaire Mike Post is well-represented, with his themes for "L.A. Law," "Law & Order," and the aforementioned "Hill Street Blues" and "Rockford Files" themes making him the most prolific composer on the album. Quincy Jones' cutting-edge theme for "Ironside" and excellently funky "Sanford and Son (The Streetbeater)" are also standouts. As nice as it is to have these classic and more current TV themes collected, the album's real finds are the slightly less well-known songs, like Jos‚ Feliciano's "Chico and the Man" theme, as well as the themes to "The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie" and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." Both comprehensive and diverse, NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV plays less self-serving than the title implies, and ends up being a strong collection of pop culture memories. ~ Heather Phares

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