Part One of Two. 2012 double vinyl LP compilation that provides an overview of British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century. Aside from John Barry, the majority of composers featured here remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognizable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television. This album is not however a stroll through the TV memories of the mind, but an exploration of the serious contribution that these creative musicians have on the landscape of popular music in Britain. Most of the music featured here was commissioned by music libraries such as KPM, de Wolfe, Chappell, Bruton, Themes International, Peer International, Conroy and Amphonic. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the music featured here is that despite library or commissioned music being on the one-hand the ultimate 'faceless music', with composers often un-credited, it's widespread use in film and television makes it simultaneously some of the most recognizable in the world. Soul Jazz.
Barry Stoller- Condition Red
Pentangle - Light Flight (Theme from Take Three Girls)
Geoff Love and his Orchestra - Three Days of the Condor
The Tony Hatch Sound - Man Alive
Richard Denton and Martin Cook - Tomorrow's World
Brian Fahey and his Orchestra - At The Sign Of The Swingin' Cymbal
Bullet - The Contract Man
Syd Dale - Man Friday
The Laurie Johnson Orchestra - Echo Four-Two
Keith Papworth - Hard Hitter
John Barry - The Persuaders
Roy Budd - Getting Nowhere in a Hurry
The Simon Park Orchestra - Dawn to Dusk
The Marylebone Orchestra - Fiesta Numero Uno
Sort of Soul - Bird 'n Brass
Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra - The Avengers
Johnny Harris - Fragment of Fear
Roy Budd - Get Carter
Neil Richardson - Guide Path
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