Footnotes and Highlights for the Century 21 EP's

MA 101
INTO ACTION WITH TROY TEMPEST is an 'interactive' disc, the only one 
of its kind, and a Dialogue Sheet for the listener to join in with was included.
However, as this insert is scarce, it is possible that not all of 101 originally had this included?

MA 105
1: Century 21 (Thunderbirds incidental music) * 2: Parker- Well Done!     (David Graham & Sylvia Anderson)
 3: Supercar (Mike Sammes Singers) *  4: Dr. Who (Eric Winston Orch..)  *  5: Fireball (Ken Barrie)  *  6: Stingray (Gary Miller)
All, except #4, are original BARRY GRAY compositions/ versions; this is by the Eric Winston Orchestra.

MA106
Story told by David Graham. Includes actual excerpts from "The Chase". Episode 6
2 versions issued:  
1
= Dr Who theme by ERIC WINSTON ORCHESTRA at intro / middle incidental/ end..
         ... oops; intro theme speeds up! 

                              2 = "spacey" sounds by BARRY GRAY ORCHESTRA at intro / middle incidental / end.  
This disc, and Eric's Dr Who on MA 105, being the only BBC's own concept in the C21 series.

MA 108
Intro is as commencement of programme; i.e. countdown by Peter Dyneley (Jeff), with "thunder" (no birds!)
sound effects, commencement of the Thunderbirds signature tune, leading into dialogue.

MA 109
Front cover states "THE END OF THE ROAD featuring THUNDERBIRD 2  WITH ALL YOU FAVOURITE CHARACTERS"
Label and back titled as "THUNDERBIRD 2"

MA 110
Front cover states "THE STATELY HOME ROBBERIES featuring
 LADY PENELOPE and PARKER WITH ALL YOU FAVOURITE CHARACTERS"
Label and back titled as "THE STATELY HOME ROBBERIES"

MA 111
Front cover has a mock of a Lady PENELOPE COMIC, stating
 "LADY PENELOPE opens its pages to bring you six fab music themes:' "
being:
1: Lady Penelope = David Graham  *  2: Man From U.N.C.L.E. = Instrumental  *  3: Beverly Hillbillies = Ken Barrie
4: Parker = Sylvia Anderson  *  5: Bewitched = Instrumental  *  6 = Aqua Marina = Ken Barrie.. different arrangement
                                                            to Gary Miller's rendition; more reminiscent of Gary Mill's 'Look For A Star'.

Back cover states "Lady PENELOPE THEMES By BARRY GRAY and his MUSIC (label omits ' By')
What is the obscured black and white collage on the front?

MA 112
Front cover states "SUN PROBE featuring THUNDERBIRD 3 WITH ALL YOU FAVOURITE CHARACTERS"
Label and back titled as "THUNDERBIRD 3"

MA 113
Front cover states "TERROR IN NEW YORK CITY featuring THUNDERBIRD 4  WITH ALL YOU FAVOURITE CHARACTERS"
Label and back titled as "THUNDERBIRD 4"

MA 115
Header on cover "PRESENTING MARIA PEREGO'S LOVEABLE CHARACTER TOPO GIGIO IN LONDON

MA 116
Front as "BY SPECIAL REQUEST 
 A DANGEROUS GAME - THE MAN FROM M.I.5 AND OTHER GREAT THEMES FROM
GERRY ANDERSON'S THUNDERBIRDS - BARRY GRAY AND HIS MUSIC"

1: That Dangerous Game (Cham-Cham) * 2 :Joie De Vivre (Perils Of Penelope) * 3: Let's Play Ad Lib (Cham-Cham)
4: Man From MI5 * 5: San Marino (guitar theme from Path Of Destruction) * 6: Jeremiah (Hilly-Billy theme from The Imposters)
All composed, etc, by Barry Gray.
In all honesty, the cover design is more 'exciting' than the recordings.

MA 117
Six renowned nursery songs modified by Barry Gray! Vocalists are Eula Parker and Ken Barrie.
Eula was the female singer in the 1950's vocal group The Stargazers.
Ken Barrie enjoyed a 'resurgence' in 1982 when he recorded songs for the Postman Pat album.

MA 118
Front cover states "THE VAULT OF DEATH featuring LADY PENELOPE
 AND PARKER WITH ALL YOU FAVOURITE CHARACTERS"
Label  titled as "THUNDERBIRD 3"

MA 119
Front cover states "THE DESPERATE INTRUDER featuring BRAINS and TIN-TIN"
Label and back cover titled as "DESPERATE INTRUDER".

MA 120
Front cover states "THE IMPOSTERS featuring INTERNATIONAL RESCUE WITH ALL YOU FAVOURITE CHARACTERS"
Label and back titled as "THE IMPOSTERS"

MA 121
Front cover states "DAY OF DISASTER featuring THUNDERBIRDS from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds"
Label titled as "DAY OF DISASTER

MA 122
Front cover states  "THE CHAM-CHAM featuring LADY PENELOPE from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds"
Label titled as "THE CHAM-CHAM"

MA 123
Front cover states "ALIAS MR. HACKENBACKER featuring BRAINS from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds"
Label titled as "ALIAS MR. HACKENBACKER"

MA 124
Front cover states "PARKER TELLS THE STORY OF THE ACTION-PACKED EPISODE 
                          BRINK OF DISASTER FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S THUNDERBIRDS"
Label titled as "BRINK OF DISASTER"

MA 125
Front cover states "GORDON TELLS THE STORY OF THE ACTION-PACKED EPISODE 
                          ATLANTIC INFERNO FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S THUNDERBIRDS"
Label titled as "ATLANTIC INFERNO

MA 126
Front cover states "BRAINS TELLS THE STORY OF THE ACTION-PACKED EPISODE 
                          RICOCHET FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S THUNDERBIRDS"
Label titled as "RICOCHET"

MA 127
"JEAN MORTON PRESENTS TINGHA AND TUCKER IN NURSERY RHYME TIME"
A whopping eighteen nursery rhymes, with Auntie Jean, and Uncles John Burnell, 
Peter Connah, Peter Harris. Organist is Peter Harris.
Not a Gerry Anderson/ or Barry Gray content.

MA 128
Front cover "THUNDERBIRDS PRESENTED BY GERRY ANDERSON - ONE MOVE AND YOU'RE DEAD!"
Label titled as "DAY OF DISASTER

MA 129
Front cover "THUNDERBIRDS PRESENTED BY GERRY ANDERSON - Thirty minutes after noon"
Label titled as "DAY OF DISASTER

MA 130
Front cover as "TINGHA AND TUCKER PRESENTS THE NEW WOMBAVILLE BAND"
Back as "Jean Morton Presents TINGHA AND THE WOMBAVILLE BAND"
                     
Eleven songs to include three Lennon and McCartney compositions, all sung by 
Auntie Jean, and Uncles John Burnell, Peter Connah, Peter Harris, John Pullen. Music by Derek Scott..
Not a Gerry Anderson/ or Barry Gray content.

MA 136
Only 2 tracks are Scarlet! - Title Theme and Mysterons Theme.
Others are: That Dangerous Game (from "Cham Cham") * Zero X * Monkees Theme * Man In A Suitcase
However, note that all 6 tracks are Barry Gray adaptations.
As this records contains ''fillers', it is assumed this is why the MA series ends here?
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MA 106** , 115, 127, 130 are non Gerry Anderson or Barry Gray
  115 no music.
** = except on version 2 as detailed
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Address stated on each back cover are as follows:

MA 100 ~ 108 = CENTURY 21 RECORDS, SLOUGH, BUCKS
MA 109 ~ 115 = Century 21 Records, London Coliseum, St. Marin's Lane, W.C.2
MA 115 = CENTURY 21 RECORDS, Century 21 House, May's Court, St. Marin's Lane, WC2
MA 116 ~ 120 = CENTURY 21 Records - Distributed By Pye Records (Sales (Ltd.),
                                                        A.T.V. House, Gt. Cumberland Place, London, W.1.
MA 121 ~ 127 = CENTURY 21 RECORDS, Century 21 House, May's Court, St. Marin's Lane, WC2
MA 128~ 136** = CENTURY 21 RECORDS, 167 FLEET STREET, LONDON E.C.4
                                            **(except 130 = no address stated).

Being picky but correct Dept.
Stated on the cover is: '33 r. p. m. mini album', whereas the playable speed is actually 33
1/3 rpm.
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