Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Ventures Play The Batman Theme/TV Themes [2 On 1]
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Why does it get only three stars?
COMPUTERJAZZMAN | Cliffside Park, New Jersey United States | 06/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'll tell you why. the first CD, "Batman" is GREAT. Recorded in 1966, it captures the Ventures at the height of their creativity. It has all spy-themed songs, on it, including quite a few originals that fit into the whole "BATMAN" genre (SOCKO, THE JOKER, ETC.). BUT the second CD, which is called TV Themes, cannot even truly be called a Ventures CD. It was recorded in 1977 (!), and doesn't even feature Nokie Edwards on guitar!. This CD is the lamest Ventures album ever made (I kid you not, I NEVER thought they could make a BAD album, but this one is it). If the BATMAN CD was issued by itself, or with another good Ventures album ,then it would get four or five stars, but the second half of this CD is unlistenable (do you really want to hear the thme from Starsky and Hutch?)"
Themes like old times
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 05/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These two albums by The Ventures were paired together because they both have a "television theme song" theme. "Batman" is from 1966 and "TV Themes" is from 1977. "Batman" features five superhero or spy related themes, plus seven original compositions. It's solid work, and it's pretty much a typical Ventures album. "TV Themes" features 12 televison theme songs. This one has more of a "70s" feel to it, partly on account of the guest guitar work of John Hunt, who plays with a rasping fuzz sound. The Ventures hit "Hawaii Five-0" is resurrected here, but it's the same recording they originally released eight years earlier. The album on the whole is pretty fun. Recommended to Ventures fans."