Released by Film Score Monthly
A dream project, and one long in the making: the reissue of Earle Hagen’s two I Spy LPs: the original Warner Bros. album and the second volume on Capitol. FSM producer Lukas Kendall managed to do the impossible, getting permission to put both on a single disc. I interviewed Earle often over the years, and drew on his memories of working on the series along with lots of fun research watching these terrific, lighthearted 1960s spy shows with Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. I was proud to be present, with members of Earle’s family, when he was posthumously inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011. This album contains over an hour of Hagen’s terrific, jazzy, sometimes dramatic, sometimes touching music, and I highly recommend it.