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Simon May: Doof Doof – The Autobiography Collection

Various Artists

Simon May: Doof Doof – The Autobiography Collection

Various Artists

Simon May: Doof Doof – The Autobiography Collection

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 28/08/2015 Cat#: DOOFBOX01 • Barcode: 5014797893498 • Genre: Easy Listening, Pop

Track Listing

  1. Eastenders Theme (Original 1985 BBC Recording) – The Simon May Orchestra
  2. Howards’ Way Theme – The Simon May Orchestra
  3. Don’t Let Life Get You Down – Simon May
  4. Born With A Smile On My Face – Stephanie De Sykes with Rain
  5. Summer Of My Life – Simon May
  6. We’ll Gather Lilacs/All My Loving – Simon May
  7. More Than In Love – Kate Robbins & Beyond
  8. Anyone Can Fall In Love – Anita Dobson & The Simon May Orchestra
  9. Always There – Marti Webb & The Simon May Orchestra
  10. Every Loser Wins – Nick Berry
  11. Holiday Suite (From Holiday ’86) – The Simon May Orchestra
  12. The Olympic Track – The Simon May Orchestra
  13. The Dawning – The Simon May Orchestra
  14. People Like You – Melody & The Simon May Orchestra
  15. More To Life (Theme from the TV Series ‘Trainer’) – Cliff Richard
  16. When You Go Away (Vocal Theme from TV Series ‘Eldorado’) – Johnny Griggs & The Simon May Orchestra
  17. Julia’s Theme – The Simon May Orchestra
  1. Step By Step – Glenesk School Choir & The Simon May Orchestra
  2. I’ll See You Again – Aldro School Choir & The Simon May Orchestra
  3. Ever Since That Night – Mimi
  4. It Hurts To Say Goodbye – Mimi
  5. Castaway 2000 (Main Theme from the TV Series) – The Simon May Orchestra
  6. Castaway 2000 (Reflective Theme from the TV Series) – The Simon May Orchestra
  7. Animal Park (Main Theme from the TV Series) – The Simon May Orchestra
  8. Animal Park (End Titles from the TV Series) – The Simon May Orchestra
  9. In The Warm Light Of A Brand New Day – Matthew Paddon & The Simon May Orchestra & Choir
  10. One More Chance – Jack Duxbury
  11. All Of Me – Blake
  12. Non Siamo Isole (We Are Not Islands) – Allan Adams
  13. We Love Who We Love – Dave Willetts & Carol Woods
  14. When You Are Beautiful – Simon May
  15. By The River – James Keogh
  1. I’m Drowning – James Keogh
  2. Wolfgang – Simon May
  3. Glory Be (To God On High) (Eastenders Hymn) – The Simon May Orchestra & Choirs
  4. Barracuda (From the TV Series ‘Howards’ Way’) – The Simon May Orchestra
  5. Abbey’s Theme (From the TV Series ‘Howards’ Way’) – The Simon May Orchestra
  6. Frere (From the TV Series ‘Howards’ Way’) – The Simon May Orchestra
  7. Howards’ Way (Reflective Variation) – The Simon May Orchestra
  8. Peggy’s Theme – Simon May
  9. Pat’s Theme – Simon May
  10. EastEnders Theme (Instrumental Soul Version) – The Simon May Orchestra
  11. Summer In February – Simon May & John Brant
  12. Grantchester 1 (Demo Of Main Theme 1) – Simon May & John Brant
  13. Grantchester 2 (Demo Of Reflections Theme 1) – Simon May & John Brant
  14. Grantchester 3 (Demo Of Theme 2) – Simon May & John Brant
  15. Safe Haven – Simon May & Simon Lockyer
  16. EastEnders Theme (Original Demo) – Simon May
  17. You’re Gonna Have A Good Time – Johnny Griggs & Rosanna Black
  18. If You Have A Dream – Johnny Griggs & Rosanna Black
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About this release

Simon May’s music is probably better known than he is! One of his compositions has been heard on TV more than twice a week
for the last 30 years…‘EastEnders’! Two of his legendary TV theme compositions both celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2015; ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Howards’ Way’.

This 3CD/50-Track box set features many of Simon’s most famous compositions from the last 40 years. This collection goes back to the early-70s and follows Simon May’s career up to the very recent past and includes hits by Cliff Richard (#23), Stephanie De Sykes (#2), Kate Robbins (#2), Marti Webb (#13) and Anita Dobson (#4), as well as his own 1976 Top 10 hit ‘Summer Of My Life’ (#7), the 2011 Royal Wedding-aligned single by Blake and a debut EXCLUSIVE of the ORIGINAL demo of the ‘EastEnders’ theme.

Also included is the Million-Selling UK No. 1, ‘Every Loser Wins’ by Nick Berry. Other themes include ‘The Dawning’, ‘Castaway 2000’, ‘Animal Park’, ITV’s 1988 Seoul Olympics coverage theme, as well as several selections from the musical ‘Smike!’.The booklet features a 24,000 word self-penned abridged version of his forthcoming autobiography. Special DVD-sized clam-shell packaging, for the perfect listening and reading experience.