Tour De France Theme Tune

by farrell   January 13, 2012  

Can anybody find a decent length version of the original Channel 4 TdF Theme tune?

I think this is the longest on YawToob http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IMjb6sU5Mg

I'd love to have a proper three or four minute version of this tune, its been an infection in my life since I was a small child. Is there anyone out there of a cyclist bent who can remix this into a 12" version for me?

I know that Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks fame is responsible for it so.

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That brought back memories!

I had this as my ringtone until I changed to an HTC phone which won't allow it to play Crying

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b9RSV9p8Vo&feature=related

posted by Super Domestique [1600 posts]
13th January 2012 - 10:02

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I believe and may be wrong, that Pete composed this especially for the program/TDF and it was only around a 30-40 second piece?

Here is an MP3 is thats any help to you

http://tourdetwit.com/ringtone.html

*edit*

After a bit more searching and listening to a few things

It seems its a mash up from ZIP's song's Give it to me and Your Love

http://youtu.be/kkASxKgoE1g
http://youtu.be/QRCcm9-mkkM

Some more info here http://sportisatvshow.blogspot.com/2009/07/hissing-of-summeruhroads.html

and here

http://freespace.virgin.net/pete.shelley/france.htm

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posted by Gkam84 [8853 posts]
13th January 2012 - 13:24

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Tried that mp3 version on my HTC phone too and it won't save - any ideas?

posted by Super Domestique [1600 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:07

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Which HTC have you got? Its strange, Why not download it on your computer and transfer it via usb to your memory card?

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posted by Gkam84 [8853 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:32

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Desire.

Same thing happened with Itv ringtone. It says it saved to memory card but you can't access it let alone assign as a ringtone. With the Itv one I emailed them at the time and they said many HTC owners had the same issue so refunded me.

posted by Super Domestique [1600 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:54

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Cheers Gkam8!

I have a Desire and can set the MP3 as a ringtone from either 'downloads' or from the menu when it plays on the HTC music player.

Downhill bikes don't make you cool.

www.beestoncc.co.uk

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posted by charliemac74 [168 posts]
13th January 2012 - 17:30

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charliemac74 wrote:
Cheers Gkam8!

I have a Desire and can set the MP3 as a ringtone from either 'downloads' or from the menu when it plays on the HTC music player.

My phone will let me play the track but not select it as a ringtone.

posted by Super Domestique [1600 posts]
13th January 2012 - 17:58

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Have you tried it through the ringtone trimmer Super Domestique? If it didn't come as standard on your phone it should be downloadable?

Downhill bikes don't make you cool.

www.beestoncc.co.uk

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posted by charliemac74 [168 posts]
13th January 2012 - 18:58

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I got it. My wife has a wildfire s which allowed the download then I sent to my phone via Bluetooth.

Thanks.

posted by Super Domestique [1600 posts]
13th January 2012 - 19:02

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