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Danger Man credits

Danger Man ("High Wire")

by Edwin Astley
Recorded by Zanilonia
Mechanical royalty rights secured through Easy Song Licensing.

Keyboards, video editor: David Zee
Beat included from:
Audio mix/master: Mike Potter
Zanilonia logo: Ashley Pound

Photo credits - full list coming soon

Editor's note: This theme music for the original Danger Man series in the U.K. was also titled "High Wire." Whe the series was introduced to the U.S., "High Wire" was replaced with the well-known theme song, sung by Johnny Rivers "There's a man who lives a life of danger..." But the U.K version retained the original theme. Zanilonia's version is based on the original instrumental.

Danger Man background, excerpted from Wikipedia:

Danger Man (retitled Secret Agent in the United States for the revived series, and Destination Danger and John Drake in other overseas markets) is a British television series that was broadcast between 1960 and 1962, and again between 1964 and 1968. The series featured Patrick McGoohan as secret agent John Drake.

…After [the] two-year hiatus, two things had changed; Danger Man had subsequently been resold all around the world, whilst repeat showings had created a public clamour for new shows. … Danger Man's creator, Ralph Smart, rethought the concept; the second series' (1964) episodes were 49 minutes long and had a new musical theme, Edwin Astley's "High Wire".

…The revived Danger Man was broadcast in the U.S. as Secret Agent, first shown as a CBS summer-replacement program. It had a new U.S.-only theme song, "Secret Agent Man”, sung by Johnny Rivers, which became a success in its own right. In other parts of the world, the show was titled Destination Danger or John Drake…