During the recording of the 30 something songs that would become "Glamour & Fame" I wrote a tune that to me, sounded like a lost 60's John Barry soundtrack. The Idea of "Hyde & Seek" grew from there. I expanded on the main theme and like most spy movie soundtracks of the 60's did several versions of the same theme in different styles. I decided to spice up the collection of tracks by writing and performing a few scenes of dialogue & sound effects from this never-made movie - possibly making the whole thing a little cheesy and detracting from the feel of the music... I am however happy with the result as a whole. I love soundtracks so I think I was destined to record this - now I just need someone to make the movie...
Here's a review:"Hyde & Seek is the "original motion picture soundtrack" of the fictional 1960's spy thriller of the same name. The album (using instrumental songs, dialogue & sound effects) pieces together the story of special agent Roland Hyde - smug over-achiever turned double-O-agent. The main theme takes on various styles, from dreamy/psychedellic lullaby to beat club rave-up to jazzy walking bass spy-blues. Hyde & Seek, as a soundtrack album, suffers little from the lack of an actual motion picture, the music conjures the drama and the B-Movie style dialogue acts as an interesting segue to the variations on the main theme. Hyde & Seek is for fans of John Barry, Roy Budd, Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn and 60's spy movie soundtracks in general."
1. Hyde & Seek (Opening Titles)/Dialogue
2. Twisting With Roland (Discotheque)3. Theme From Hyde & Seek (Love Theme)/Dialogue
4. Roland Hyde 1: Hyde on The Beat/Dialogue
5. The Latin Quarter
6. Roland Hyde 2: Follow Me
7. Powder & Silk (Night Club)/Dialogue
10. Count To 99 (Main Theme)
11. Roland Hyde 3: Street Beat/Dialogue
12. Chase Through The Carnival
13. Roland Hyde 4: Return To Base/Dialogue
14. Hyde & Seek (Closing Titles)
Total run time: 26:53
Count To 99 (Main Theme) by The Jimmy C
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