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August 12, 2011
TarzanFilter: how come the old tv series has 2 different
- It's puzzled me as to what the name of the first tune is , because to me it's much better.
Does anyone know ?
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The theme song is often the first thing to get retooled in any TV show. It's an incredibly easy and inexpensive fix, so if the numbers show a drop-off during the opening titles (because they don't suck the viewers in), changing the music is always worth a try.
on August 12, 2011
If it was broadcast in other countries, the original music copyrights might have been a problem, so the local broadcaster edited in different music.
on August 12, 2011
It looks like the second theme was composed by Nelson Riddle, who began scoring the series in the second season. I couldn't find a specific statement anywhere to that effect, but Riddle or the producers may simply have wanted to replace the theme to go with the other music.
The first one seems to be known as "Tarzan's March" (or "March of Tarzan"), by Sydney Lee (also sometimes co-credited to Walter Greene, the first composer on the series). I think you're right, and it seems to have been sampled and
a few times whereas I can't find evidence that Riddle's version has. I also think it sounds just a little bit like "Apache", especially in that cover version.
on August 13, 2011
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