Mission: Impossible

A record that tries to do the impossible... and succeeds!

Yes, it's the sound track album to TV's Mission: Impossible, composed by "sixth member of the Impossible Missions Force" Lalo Schifrin. Where else can you find not only the fabulous Mission Impossible title theme but also cool jazz tracks devoted to each IM force member? There's "Jim On The Move", "Rollin Hand", "Wide Willy", "Cinnamon", and "Barney Does It All", plus "Danger", "The Sniper", "The Plot" and "Mission Accomplished".

"This album might not self-destruct in ten seconds," warns the liner notes, "but you will likely blow your mind." I did.

Great News: If you don't have the time, the patience, or the technical expertise required to get the original Mission: Impossible record shown here, you can do the next best thing and order a copy on CD! The disc has the same Lalo Schifrin tunes as the record, and if you're under 40 you probably won't even miss the scratches.

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Mission: Impossible (MP3) The classic theme music. Light that fuse, baby...
The Plot (MP3) Even "the plot" gets its own music.
Wide Willy (MP3) A theme for every IM force member... is it possible?

See Also: Themes From Hit TV Shows

Your Comments:

OneOfThoseFrickinNewbies says:
Yeah! That's like listening to the "smooth jazz" radio station... but then again I might just be too young. Very, very, very nice page, though. Kinda the for music. Gotta love it. (04-30-2002)

Sir Droopy Drawers ( says:
Hey Gang, yes I am back...TOUGH!!!Anyway, I played this album during my honeymoon many years ago. Now when I think of all the sex I had, all I can say is "Position Impossible". Thank goodness for strokes. Now if you all excuse me, my asylum awaits for me. (03-16-2002)

fighting whitie ( says:
What I liked the best was the 60-second intro for the series itself: short, punchy, with the killer bongos. It has no equal. Is it available? (03-13-2002)

Dr Smith says:
I've got ''More mission impossible'' A Paramount Lp which seems to have some of the tracks from this one too(?) Yes we all know portishead sampled "Danube Incident" (12-03-2001)

Johnny Gee says:
For anyone interested, there is a CD available from "one-way records" called Mission: Anthology which includes both LP's. Yes, Lalo Schifrin IS a genius....just listen to soundtracks from "Bullit", "Dirty Harry", "Enter The Dragon", Rush Hour" (One & Two) and you'll see what I mean. I won't even get into the TV themes he's written ("Mannix" for one).... (11-16-2001)

Bat Guano ( says:
I think the American Bandstand kids' only choice would be to break out into a jerky modern go-go dance. They would need some heavy choreography.

--your radio friend, Bat Guano (10-31-2001)

Doc Neuman ( says:
The reason that they didn't dance to it is probably because it was written in 5/4 time. People like to dance in 4/4 time and occasionally 3/4 (waltz) time. 5/4 is a combination of 3/4 plus 2/4 mixed in. 1-2-3-1-2-1-2-3-1-2-1-2-3-1-2 etc. (I am a music teacher / composer by trade). If you liked the movie "French Connection" - Don Ellis wrote the music - also scored in a "different" time signature - 7/4. Original "Man From U.N.C.L.E" (1964) was written in 5/4. (10-31-2001)

Joseph Gallant ( says:
There's an "urban legend"--I don't know if it's true--that when the "'Mission: Imposssible' Theme" was released as a single that Dick Clark played it on "American Bandstand" and the teenage kids on that show refused to dance to it!

If anyone knows if this story is true, please post further details here. Thanks! (10-01-2001)

Ron Burns ( says:
I have this album. I am willing to sell to best offerer. I have just about all the albums listed on this site. My contact information is included. It's the way I do business: Ron Burns 550 CHILDS DR MILTON,ONTARIO,CANADA L9T 3P3 1-(905)-876-3245

p.s. Beatnik, then do us all a favor and commit sucide dumbass! (08-06-2001)

Ron Burns ( says:
I have this album. I am willing to sell to best offerer. I have just about all the albums listed on this site. My contact information is included. It's the way I do business: Ron Burns 550 CHILDS DR MILTON,ONTARIO,CANADA L9T 3P3 1-(905)-876-3245

p.s. Beatnik, do us all a favor and commit sucide dumbass! (08-06-2001)

NekkeN says:
I love the "Plot" music... It reminds me of the music (or at least the sound effects) from the movie "Doc Savage". Oh, wait, the Plot music just became '60's rock music! I'd tell you what this part makes me think of but I really don't want to remember. (07-10-2001)

The Lone Beatnik ( says:
Now I know why people commit suicide. (06-15-2001)

Jack Dawson says:
I really like that I can hear the mission impossible clips for free, but I noticed that not only it takes too long to get the audio-sream going but it takes even longer to listen for the same clip again. (05-08-2000)

Bat Guano ( says:
I am the host of a radio program called SwaG! in Kalamazoo, Mich. About once a year I select a theme song for the show. When I heard "The Plot," I knew it was perfect. It's got that sneaking-through-the-enemy-compound militaristic thing at the beginning, then it breaks into some sort of go-go craziness, then combines the two. Lalo Schifrin was a genius! I've used it as the theme for almost a year now, but I don't want to give it up. --your radio friend, Bat Guano SwaG! (04-24-2000)

Henry R. Kujawa ( says:
MUSIC FROM MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE was not actually a "soundtrack"; Lalo Schifrin re-recorded it just for the LP! There was a 2nd LP, MORE MUSIC... The 1st has been reissued on CD, with 3 tracks from the 2nd tacked on as bonuses. There is also another CD, THE BEST OF MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, THEN & NOW, which featutes entirely different recordings. This IS all "soundtrack" music; 2/3rds from the original show, the other 3rd from the '87 revival show!! It's rounded out with a Peter Graves interview-- AND, most cool, a new live recording with Schifrin conducting a full orchestra. I highly recommend both CDs!! (04-08-2000)

Charles Christopher ( says:
I don't know how many of you know it, but the song "Danube Incident" from this album was sampled by the British group Portishead for their song "Sour Times" (you know, the one that goes "nobody loves me, it's true...."). They did an excellent job constructing a really good song out of the moody guitar line. I tracked this album down because I like the sound of Portishead's song, and it was definitely worth it - I'm way too young to have watched the original series, so I really do like it for the music itself. And to answer one of the other postings here, I think it IS available on CD, but I know the song "Danube Affair" is available on the Rhino Records CD "CRIME JAZZ, Volume 2". If you like what you hear from this album, both volumes of this CD are well worth your time to check out. (and no I don't work for the record company!) (01-28-2000)

ethan ( says:
please can you find out the kind of program used by the imf team on their laptops...i mean like windows or macintosh...but i would like to know what kind of program they use...please email me back. (01-18-2000)

mary ( says:
Thanks for the Mission Impossible tracks. My kids play it for a whole new angle on their playstation games. Lara Croft jumps with a beat. MT (01-02-2000)

swcoolon ( says:
How do I get a copy? Are they going to make this available on cd? (12-14-1999)

SueBri says:
The Result: Severe Dum Dum Dum Dum! (10-01-1999)

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