RCA Victor LSP-3475
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
Meet Mr. Solo
A Martini Built for Two
Solo on a Raft
Man from THRUSH
Bye, Bye Jill
Pure unadulterated adventure with a dash of madcap. Cloak-and-dagger excitement
in the cliff-hanger tradition. The good guys versus the bad guys. Of course you know
all about it if you watch "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." If you don't watch it,
a great way to duck the doldrums.
As you might surmise, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
is a weekly TV show, and you better
believe that anything in the way of spy stuff, violent villains and
he-and-she-shenanigans will happen. If your cup of T.N.T. comes out of terror and
murder and other humorous situations, you'll find your cup overflowing with goodies.
If you whistle and whew at diabolical dangers, you'll
acquire a trembling taste of
THRUSH, the worst bunch of birds you'll ever meet. THRUSH is a whole global
organization that constantly tries to do in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. They really have a
simple ambition, nothing on too grand a scale. They don't want to own the moon or
Mars or the rest of the universe. They'll be happy just dominating Earth and erasing
Solo, our hero.
Sounds most charming, and, if you haven't had your spine
tingled lately, it is.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. who gets in trouble most
frequently is Napoleon Solo. He's a
master spy and is played by Robert Vaughn. Solo plays to win and does - every
week. (Good thing, too, for if he didn't flush out THRUSH he might wind up a monkey's
Solo is the greatest escape artist since Willie Sutton. He
has girls galore, guns galore,
and, should he be trapped in a completely impossible setting, he has writers galore to
set him free.
Illya Kuryakin is the name of the Russian-born chief aid
to Solo. He's right there
through the thick and thin of most of the adventures. David McCallum plays this role
replete with derring-do. McCallum was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but plays the
Russian most naturally, with a cool, calculated sex appeal.
Leo G. Carroll is Mr. Waverly, the top man from U.N.C.L.E.
Mr. Waverly is tweedy,
absent-minded and practically unharmable. Of course, when he is about to be had by
THRUSH, Solo and Illya foil the villains at the last turn. Mr. Waverly hands out the
assignments. You'd swear he didn't like his boys when you see the jobs they get. But
they go and go and go.
One of the most intriguing elements that keeps "The
Man from U.N.C.L.E." moving
sprightly or stealthily each week is music. It sparkles or sputters. It tantalizes or
It relieves or revives. The variety of musical themes has been expanded for this album.
This original music is fascinatingly arranged and conducted by Hugo Montenegro with
a swashbuckling orchestra conjuring up images of U.N.C.L.E. escapades. Several
talented and renowned composers have contributed to the music. There is no ballad
called Hush Thrush or racy tempo entitled Rush Thrush, but there is
style and sonorous enjoyment.
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." is F.U.N. Sure it's
scary. Certainly it's romantic. Of course
it's adventurous. If you've missed Mr. Waverly coolly shipping Solo and Illya out, you're
cheating yourself. If you've missed Illya foiling a beautiful villainess, you're
underprivileged. If you haven't heard Solo, terribly tortured, say: "You sure know
to hurt a guy!", you're blasť.
You'll get an idea from the music in this album about the
life and living with the man
© 1965, Radio Corporation of America