19 May 2006
SHUT IT ! - THE MUSIC OF THE SWEENEY
The Sweeney was obligatory viewing for me as a teenager in the 70s and monday night was the night - 9pm on ITV. Probably the best show about coppers british tv ever produced with a fantastic soundtrack to match. Most of the music has never been issued before save for brief sound library compilation appearances. The tunes on the set have a similar library funky approach but they've also got more of an "action" bent, as you'd expect.Its the usual suspects at work from De Wolfe in the main - Keith Mansfield ,Brian Bennet ,Barbara Moore ,Harry South of course and many more-even the great Jack Arel gets in there.What puts the icing on the cake with this set is the short sections of dialogue between Regan and Carter interspersed amongst the music which ranges from bloody hilarious to just poignant.
"Get your trousers on - you're nicked !"