Original Television Soundtrack

The Stu Phillips Scores: Knight Rider

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Calling all Germans! Stu Phillips' electronic score for the kitsch-classic David Hasselhoff TV series Knight Rider proves a surprisingly engaging and innovative listen. While squarely rooted in the shimmering synth textures and percolating rhythms of the mid-'80s, the music perfectly captures the show's flair for over-the-top action and suspense as well as its high tech sheen. Phillips' gripping title theme was the first series theme to eschew traditional instrumentation in favor of synthesizers, and while some individual episodes do employ strings, big-band brass, and rock-influenced arrangements, it's the electronic passages, while somewhat dated, that set the score apart. For all of Hasselhoff's cheesiness, Knight Rider was a show ahead of its time in many respects, and Phillips deserves significant credit for making it so. You will believe a car can talk.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
1:32 Amazon
2
1:25 Amazon
3
2:28 Amazon
4
0:59 Amazon
5
2:16 Amazon
6
2:12 Amazon
7
4:02 Amazon
8
1:37 Amazon
9
3:07 Amazon
10
2:25 Amazon
11
2:19 Amazon
12
2:14 Amazon
13
1:52 Amazon
14
1:40 Amazon
15
2:02 Amazon
16
1:58 Amazon
17
1:53 Amazon
18
1:31 Amazon
19
1:04 Amazon
20
1:21 Amazon
21
3:03 Amazon
22
0:57 Amazon
23
1:16 Amazon
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