Retro key changes

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Started watching Fireman Sam with my young son… it’s a computer animated children’s programme… and as a musician I was surprised to hear so many key changes in the theme song – seemed unusual for this day and age. Then through YouTube it all made sense because we started watching the old Fireman Sam that was made from 1987 until about 1993. The theme song was very 80′s, very Level 42, with key changes, slap bass, synthesisers and a soothing vocal top line reminiscent of Mike Lindup (L42!). So, the modulations in the modern Fireman Sam theme now make sense!

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