Following the success of previous soundtracks from Silva Screen Records including Thunderbirds and UFO, The Official Gerry Anderson Store is excited to offer a further original TV Soundtrack!
The atmospheric aquatic adventures of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASPs) provided the perfect grounds for the evolution of Barry Gray’s own musical odyssey.
After navigating otherworldly vistas with experimental minimalism in Fireball XL5, Gray anchored Stingray’s underwater exploits with a cannon of earth-bound incidentals. Employing flutes and gentle woodwind sounds to set the scene, Gray’s music drew attention to the wonder of the series premise, employing lush heavenly strings for the series’ closing theme, ‘Aqua Marina’ (a croon brought to life by in-demand vocalist Gary Miller).
The off-duty exploits of the WASP characters also allowed Gray to return to his jazzy routes, with the production team adding a loving reference to the composer in the episode Tune of Danger with a ‘Graystein’ Piano. Episodic melodrama was once again brought to life with bold brass, and driving military marches would establish the WASPs’ base, Marineville, and an unforgettable Match of the Oysters (in The Secret of the Giant Oyster).
The DNA of the which would foreshadow the iconic theme for the Andersons’ next series…
1-Stingray Main Titles
2-Stingray – Evil and Mysterious
3-Stingray – Marineville High Alert
4-Stingray – One Marine Minute
5-Plant of Doom – A Flower to Take Your Breath Away
6-Plant of Doom – Two Worlds United
7-The Golden Sea – Fool’s Gold
8-Hostages of the Deep – Trouble in Paradise
9-Hostages of the Deep – Battle for Marina
10-Sea of Oil – Atlanta’s Achievement
11-WASP’s Sessions – Friday Night at Blue Lagoon
12-The Big Gun – The Might of Solarstar
13-Countdown – Master of Infinite Disguise
14-Countdown – Home, Sweet Home
15-The Ghost Ship – No Laughing Matter
16-The Loch Ness Monster – The Legend of Loch Ness
17-Treasure Down Below – Bounty of the Deep
18-Star of the East – The Big and Small Toe
19-Search for the Tajmanon – One of Our Wonders is Missing
20-Secret of the Giant Oyster – March of the Oysters
21-A Christmas to Remember – Skating
22-Echo of Danger – Marvellous Madness
23-Emergency Marineville – For Want of a Button
24-Tune of Danger – Harmonic Homicide
25-Raptures of the Deep – Tempest’s Trip
26-Stingray End Titles – Aqua Marina