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It’s time for another of TVC’s musical reimaginings.
Once again we’ve dipped into the bountiful back catalogue of Sir Derek Griffiths and come up with the unofficial BBC 12″ remix of everyone’s favourite toe-tapping ode to the rules of adding “ing” to verbs, as featured on Look and Read.
The original song, which is only about 60 seconds long, is here presented in a brand new four-and-a-half minute version replete with, naturally, Maestro Griffiths plus Charles Collingwood, the TV Cream Symphony Orchestra* and, erm, some scratching.
It all makes musical sense, honest, but why not hear for yourself.
You can download our arrangement of the sublime ‘Why don’t you build yourself a word?’, or listen to it right here:
*Funding for the TVCSO was cut by George Osborne this week, but as it’s a fictional orchestra not a penny will be saved, so tough luck George. Here’s a decidedly non-fictional two fingers in your general direction.
Welcome to the TV Cream Songbook: a sonic soufflé we’ll be helping ourselves to now and again during the next few months, and whose contents have been sourced, cured and garnished by some of the biggest names in the telly signature tune world.
TV Cream has gone back to some of its favourite TV themes, given them a fine musical polish and created a catalogue of – hopefully – entertaining arrangements, mixing the essence of the old with a dash of the new.
A couple of picks to begin with.
First up, a tune given the treatment it so long deserved: the theme to Dark Towers, off the schools’ drama series Look and Read, rendered in a suitably epic fashion courtesy of the massed ranks of Derek Griffiths, Charles Collingwood, Gary Russell, a girl, and the entire TV Cream Symphony Orchestra. It’s a six-minute odyssey, and is the BBC Records 12″ remix that never was.
You can download it, or listen to it right here:
Second, something TV Cream first made available a year and a half ago, to absolutely no response whatsoever: an alternative version of Simon May’s Howards’ Way replete with O’Mara, Masters and megaphones. It rhymes “boats” with “throats” and features the sound of a storyline being surprisingly, and expensively, twisted.
Once again you can download it, or listen to it here: