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The Mighty Hercules (1963 Television Cartoon)
Various Artists - Soundtracks
The Mighty Hercules (1963 Television Cartoon)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

In the world of mythology, the most popular character of all is Hercules. Half man, half immortal, his father was Zeus, king of the Gods, and his mother, a mortal woman. In order to earn his place on Mount Olympus (the hom...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists - Soundtracks
Title: The Mighty Hercules (1963 Television Cartoon)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drive Archive
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 780674710824

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In the world of mythology, the most popular character of all is Hercules. Half man, half immortal, his father was Zeus, king of the Gods, and his mother, a mortal woman. In order to earn his place on Mount Olympus (the home of the Gods) he had to accomplish 12 difficult and amazing tasks! The Orininal Cartoon Cast album.
 

CD Reviews

Not So Mighty Hercules -- with an explanation
Bruce Eder | New York, NY | 08/27/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is welcome for fanatics of early 60's kiddie ersatz, but apart from the art work and some track titles has very little to offer that fans of the Mighty Hercules cartoon show from Trans-Lux will remember. Those seeking some of the lushly orchestrated music used as underscoring should look to an out-of-print Intrada CD called Creature From The Black Lagoon, devoted to the music of Hans J. Salter. The horn-laden music underscoring the scenes in which Hercules put on his magic ring and led it up to the lightning, and the heroics that followed, were all lifted from the score of the 1955 movie The Black Shield of Falworth, co-written by Salter, a suite from which -- including the "Hercules" music -- is included on the "Creature From The Black Lagoon" CD from Intrada."
Herc should save us from the fakery!
Bruce Eder | 03/21/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is not the powerful and well orchestrated music of the 60's cartoon I watched on Sunday mornings. Who was allowed to put this hoowey out?"
Don't waste your time or money!
GrandManor | Altamonte Springs, Florida USA | 02/10/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Original soundtrack from the Mighty Hercules cartoon? Not even close...what a disappointment! Fans of the popular children's cartoon will feel an urge to remove (destroy) this product as soon as they hear the opening track. If you're looking for the sweeping, powerful voice of Johnny Nash, or the full orchestration that practically defined this classic, look elsewhere. What you'll find here is a milquetoast, watered-down 40's genre mishmash that even Disney would discard. If you're a Lawrence Welk fan, then this is for you; otherwise, skip this one. What a shame!"