Music from the TV Series
The music of Globe Trekker is an eclectic blend of field recordings from locations in the series and the inspired work of the composers, whose backgrounds range from cool jazz, punk, electro pop, ambient and classical. The Globe Trekker (also known as Pilot Guides) TV shows have become the most popular travel shows in the world over the last decade, inspiring many to explore the wonders of this diverse place we call Earth.
Join us on a unique journey from a Saharan Desert Storm into Aboriginal Dream Time via a Tokyo Bullet Train and far beyond, utilising a glorious collection of global sounds from Indian Percussion to speed guitar. Includes Globe Trekker theme tune, by Ian Ritchie.
THE TELEVISION SERIES
The Pilot Guides programmes, or Globe Trekker, as they are known in different parts of the world, have become the most watched travel shows in the world over the last decade, inspiring many people to explore the wonders of this diverse place we call Earth.
The music of Globe Trekker is an eclectic blend of field recordings from locations in the series and the inspired work of the composers, whose backgrounds range from cool jazz, punk, electro pop, ambient and classical. Michael Conns career has spanned being a virtuoso classical guitarist signed to Decca right through to working on pop and dance hits. Ian Ritchie has produced Roger Waters and Laurie Anderson, plays Jazz saxophone and various ethnic instruments. Stephen Luscombe was a member of eighties chart stars, Blancmange and with the brilliant Indian percussionist, Pandit Dinesh created the ethno-dance and trance production team The West India Company. Paul Inder joined them in this project on guitar.
1. GLOBE TREKKER THEME - featuring the Kubing, a bamboo instrument from the Philippines
2. MOUNTAIN GIRL - inspired by the voice of a little girl from the Vietnamese village of Bac Ha.
3. SINTIR SONG recalling two Moroccan musicians on the harbour wall at Tangier. Tim Garside (percussion).
4. DESERT STORM Following a disorientating night in the Sahara.
5. POOL - A reflective moment on the landscapes of Brazil.
6. SHINKANSEN - Inspired by the Japanese bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka.
7. MY EYES - reflecting the devotion of Shah Jeahan for his wife. Asha Bohsle (vocals), Ustad Sultan Khan (sarangi) and Ronu Majumdar (flute).
8. SAIGON sounds from the streets of Saigon. Brian Willoughby (speed guitar).
9. DOLPHIN FEVER on swimming with the dolphins in Port Phillip Bay, Australia. Paul Inder (guitar and bass).
10. MAROC DANCE - features the voice of Mohammed, who guided the film crew team through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
11. LACE MAKER Recalling lace making In Prainha, Brazil.
12. RAIN DREAMING - The Australian Aborigines believe the world was sung into existence.
13. YONI OF THE UNIVERSE A Hindi tribute to the place in the Himalayas from which all life springs.
14. VANUATU VOICES - Created from the voices of the mysterious Rom dance on the island of Ambrym in Vanuatu. Tim Garside (percussion)
15. SOONO HUMORO - The men and women of Nepal call to each other from fields across the valleys. Asha Bhosle &MC Kinky (vocals).
16. ZIMBABWE The drunken but happy voices of women celebrating in the village of Chitobe near the Victoria Falls. Emil Ogoo (highlife guitar).
17. DREAMTIME Echoes the voices of the ghosts of the aboriginals driven from the outback of South Eastern Australia. Paul Inder (guitar).
18. WILLYS HYMN - Sung by Willy, a cab driver from Sulphur Bay, in Vanuatu.
19. SOLOMON SONG blending ideas and voices from the Solomon Islands and Fiji. Tim Garside (percussion), Brian Willoughby (guitar).