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The Incredible Hulk
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1999 Super Tracks/ 2008 Five Jays
2008 JHCD-24
Album 2 Cover Art
2009 JHCD-26
Album 3 Cover Art
2009 JHCD-27
Album 4 Cover Art
2009 JHCD-29
Album 5 Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, Co-Orchestrated and Produced by:
Joe Harnell

Co-Orchestrated by:
Don Davis
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Super Tracks Music Group (Promo)
(November, 1999)

Five Jays Records (Promo)
(May, 2008) JHCD-24 (Promo)
(June, 2008) JHCD-26 (Promo)
(March 2nd, 2009) JHCD-27 (Promo)
(March 31st, 2009) JHCD-29 (Promo)
(October 21st, 2009)
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No commercial release has ever existed. All albums are limited promotional releases, available only through soundtrack specialty outlets for an initial price of $20 each. Other, rougher promos were leaked in 2007 with different cover art.
Nominated for an Emmy Award.
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Buy it... only if you still have a soft spot for the lonely piano theme that usually accompanied David Banner on his quest for a cure to his maddening problem, its melody prevailing as the lasting identity of the concept.

Avoid it... if you expect that solitary theme for the scientist, as well as the pretty theme for his love interests, to be capable of carrying the otherwise badly dated action cues and disco music from the series.
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WRITTEN 11/15/99, REVISED 6/21/18
The Incredible Hulk: (Joe Harnell) Long before two major feature films re-introduced the concept to a new generation in the 2000's, the Marvel character of "The Incredible Hulk" became famous in the classic CBS television show. Offered in 83 episodes over five seasons from 1978 to 1982, followed by three "reunion" movies from 1988 to 1990, "The Incredible Hulk" stuck to a successful formula in nearly each typically hour-long story. Having overdosed on gamma radiation, the scientist David "Bruce" Banner is an outcast who glumly hitchhikes to avoid a tabloid reporter because, as we all know, if the scientist gets mad, he turns into a buff, green giant in the form of bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno. The entire point of the series was to follow the scientist's plight to return to a normal life, but when CBS surprisingly cancelled the successful show only a few episodes into its fifth season, no satisfyingly conclusive episode was ever made possible. The later television movies left no solace for Banner, either, the last entry finally killing the character for good. Ratings for that conclusive movie, understandably, were poor! Composer Joe Harnell was brought into the production in part due to his involvement with the concurrent series involving "The Bionic Woman," and he provide specific episodic music for "The Incredible Hulk" that would eventually yield an Emmy nomination after the cancellation of the show in 1982. Harnell's career is highlighted by similar science fiction efforts of the era, though the initial five years of "The Incredible Hulk," as well as its related television films, represent a large portion of that career. As with the scores for such series as "V" and "Alien Nation," fans of Harnell's television music had been patiently awaiting an album of music from "The Incredible Hulk," and, in 1999, one year after a lengthy release of "V" in promotional form, the SuperTracks Music Group presented a full CD of music with a variety of the most memorable material from the series. In 2008 and 2009, Harnell produced a number of promotional albums re-issuing the 1999 product and adding a handful of others to flesh out important episodic work.

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Average: 2.9 Stars
***** 98 5 Stars
**** 119 4 Stars
*** 163 3 Stars
** 143 2 Stars
* 118 1 Stars
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Audio Samples   ▼
1999 Super Tracks/2008 Five Jays Albums Tracks   ▼Total Time: 73:59
• 1. The Incredible Hulk: Main Title - Version #1 (1:32)
• 2. Love Theme from The Incredible Hulk (3:05)

The Incredible Hulk: The Pilot:
• 3. Gamma Ray Treatment (5:50)
• 4. Growing Anger (3:18)
• 5. First Hulk Out/Second Hulk Out (7:35)
• 6. Growing Tension/Explosion/Hulk Rescue and Susan's Death (8:40)
• 7. The Lonely Man Theme (1:33)

Music from the Series:
• 8. The Incredible Hulk: Main Title - Version #2 (1:12)
• 9. Married: The Wedding (2:48)
• 10. Prometheus: Arrival at Project Prometheus (5:13)
• 11. Ricky: Montage (2:19)
• 12. Stop Susan Williams: Suite* (6:36)
• 13. Homecoming: Suite (2:10)
• 14. The Secret Empire: Suite* (7:51)
• 15. Prometheus: Through The Floor/Hulk on the Rampage (3:48)
• 16. Married: Prelude to Tragedy/Death Scene (3:48)
• 17. Pilot: Graveyard Farewell-Lonely Man Theme Reprise (3:11)
• 18. Theme from The Incredible Hulk (Disco Version) (3:29)
* also heard in the TV Series "Cliffhangers"
2008 JHCD-24 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 67:12
2009 JHCD-26 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 64:36
2009 JHCD-27 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 48:55
2009 JHCD-29 Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 69:12

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The inserts of the promotional products include notes about the television show, the subsequent TV films, and Harnell's career.
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