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Title The Tripods Remix
Rating 7/10
Composer Ken Freeman
Label, Year Gercd 1.1, 1997 (Maxi Single)


The Tripods


The Tripods” was a revolutionary cult TV series by the BBC, and this is a remix maxi single with of parts of the score

Freeman re-arranged parts of his score in a surprisingly new way. He describes it as an “upbeat remix of the Tripods music”. Ingenious idea to produce such a release, which turns out all-new aspects of the original compositions. The short re-arrangement of the main theme and the alternative version of “Escape from the City” are very much appreciated. The tracks 2 and 4 are, unfortunately, quite repetitive. Too bad this CD did not hit the UK charts, as Freeman's “Oxide/Neutrino garage version” of his Casualty theme did in 2000. 

This CD comes recommended for any hardcore fan of series, or of synthesizer music with a certain “cult” factor. 


Track Rating

  Title Time  
1 Main Theme • Revolution 2:51
2 Main Theme • Resolution 6:38
3 Escape from the City • Retribution 3:41
4 Ozymandias • Moonlight 7:46


Overall Rating

Criteria Weight Rating
Selection 30% 7
Instrumentation 15% 7
Performance 25% 7
Sound quality 15% 7
CD length (Maxi) 15% 6
Final Score 100% 7/10


Related Links

Interview with Ken Freeman
Composer's web site

Review of the original music
Review of the Tripods Remix Limited Edition

Tripods Forum (in German)