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Now That’s What I Call Alan Partridge

UPDATE (02/04/17): The link below is now dead, and this album now resides here.

Found lying at the bottom of a drawer at the now-defunct Peartree Productions…

I'm Alan Partridge soundtrack cover

I’m Alan Partridge Soundtrack (142MB, 256kbps MP3)

You probably already know whether this is something you want to hear or not, although it’s hopefully a bit more interesting than a straight list of songs from the show. I think it’s nice to listen to without knowing the track listing first, so if you’re interested, try to resist clicking on the link below until you’ve heard it! (Note however that the MP3 I’m making available here is one long track rather than split.) Have fun…

Track listing: [spoiler]

  1. Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
  2. Yazoo – Don’t Go
  3. Go West – Call Me
  4. Alan’s Trip / Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
  5. Wings – Jet
  6. Gary Numan – Music for Chameleons
  7. Alan’s Love Bud / Hot Chocolate – It Started With A Kiss
  8. Carpenters – Close To You
  9. Steeleye Span – Gaudete
  10. Hairy Mary / Blue Mink – Melting Pot
  11. Peter Baxendale-Thomas
  12. T’Pau – China In Your Hand
  13. Funny Stories / Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
  14. Stop Getting Bond Wrong / Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better
  15. Brian and Michael – Matchstalk Men
  16. Legoland / The Saint Orchestra – Theme From “Return Of The Saint”
  17. Deep Phunky Clav
  18. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Joan of Arc
  19. Architecture or Morality / The King Singers – Windmills of Your Mind
  20. Fuck Off / Black Beauty

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With thanks to Seb Patrick for the album cover, and Jonathan Capps, Andrew Ellard, Tanya Jones, Seb Patrick, popdeath, Daniel Stephenson, and Ian Symes for help and feedback.

■ Posted 10th September 2010 @ 2pm in Best Of, Comedy, Television. 22 Comments.

22 Comments

Dave on 10 September 2010 @ 2pm

Nobody does it better


Paul on 10 September 2010 @ 4pm

What’s the link between Alan P and track 18?


Ridley on 10 September 2010 @ 7pm

That cover can’t fly without Wings!


John Hoare on 10 September 2010 @ 9pm

Paul: See Track 19 for the answer! (It’s from Episode 5 of the first series: To Kill A Mocking Alan.)


Phil on 14 September 2010 @ 6am

Loved it. What a beauty!


Mark X on 18 September 2010 @ 10am

Utterly marvellous! If I wore a hat, I’d tip it to you right now.


John Hoare on 20 September 2010 @ 7pm

Thanks to everyone who’s said they liked this!

Had a few requests for a sequel. I may have used up most of the music that evokes the series – your It Started With A Kiss and the like – but there’s plenty left that he mentions in the radio bits or sings a bit of, and loads of radio bits themselves which are missing too. (Can’t believe I missed out “THERE. IS. NOTHING.”)

So yeah, I’ll have a crack at a second one. Won’t be immediately, though, as I’m busy with other things at the moment.


Filip on 21 September 2010 @ 7pm

Lovely stuff. Thanks for the effort that must have gone in to putting this together.


Ant on 4 October 2010 @ 6pm

First class editing on the “Glang… glanga langa langa langa langa lang” bit. Ten on ten.


John Hoare on 5 October 2010 @ 2pm

Thanks. You’ve spotted what I found the most difficult bit on the album!

Originally, it just cut off after the first of Alan’s glangs, as the rest of them weren’t in time to the music. But it sounded a bit odd, and – after much encouragement from people who rightly thought the original was a bit rubbish – I managed to retime the rest of Alan’s glangs to fit, by chopping them up and adding audience laughter from earlier in the scene.


Charity Charlie on 8 October 2010 @ 5pm

I love you, in a way.


chris s on 3 August 2011 @ 11pm

thanks very much for this!


me on 31 March 2012 @ 5am

Thanks so much for doing this — had a great laugh, and a lot of fun. Did you ever end up making a follow up; if you did, could you link to it?


John Hoare on 31 March 2012 @ 11pm

Thanks – so pleased people are still enjoying this!

Never did a follow-up – I have a vague idea of doing one based around The Young Ones, when I get the time…


Don on 9 August 2013 @ 9pm

Ruddy marvellous – you should get a Brave award for this.


H on 11 August 2013 @ 10am

How about making a new one of Mid Morning Matters too?


John Hoare on 12 August 2013 @ 11am

How about making a new one of Mid Morning Matters too?

I’ve definitely considered it. I think I’ll wait for Series 2 to be broadcast this year, and have a go.


Steev Bishop on 24 January 2015 @ 7pm

Brilliant mix, thanks!


Barbara Kirk on 19 July 2016 @ 6pm

Yes, a Mid Morning Matters one could be good – add the acapella version of Smells Like Teen Spirit from AP’s Scissored Isle to this as I was so angry the announcer talked over it!


Miguel on 21 September 2016 @ 10pm

I’m listening now and really enjoying it. Cheers


Barbara Kirk on 3 April 2017 @ 2pm

Loved this compilation! A Mid Morning Matters one must have Are Friends Electric and Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves on.


John Hoare on 4 April 2017 @ 4am

Yeah, I definitely need to make a Mid Morning Matters one. Need to do a full rewatch and take it from there.


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