The 36 track 2CD album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Johnny Trunk (Trunk Records)
The 36 track 2CD album comes with 50-page book featuring text, biographies and photography. It also comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. Compiled by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) and sleevenotes biographies by Johnny Trunk (Trunk Records).
TV Sound and Image features British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century.
Aside from John Barry, whose work on the James Bond films made him a household name, or Tony Hatch and Laurie Johnson, the majority of composers featured here - Simon Park, Keith Mansfield, Reg Tilsley, Syd Dale, Keith Papworth remain relatively unknown. And yet ironically they have created some of the most recognisable songs in British popular culture, their music widely disseminated on television.
A quick role call of these would include Neil Richardson (who composed the theme tune to Mastermind) and Barry Stoller (who wrote Match of the Day). The Simon Park Orchestras Eye Level, theme song to the BBC series Van der Valk, reached number one in 1973. CCSs cover of Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love was the theme tune to Top of the Pops. And so on.
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.
Here then is a guide to the amazing music of many of the composers (both well-known and obscure) responsible for some of the most widely known music ever to come out of Britain in the second-half of the 20th century.
1.Barry Stoller Condition Red
2.Pentangle Light Flight
3.Geoff Love Three Days Of The Condor
4.The Tony Hatch Sound Man Alive
5.Richard Denton and Martin Cook Tomorrows World
6.Brian Fahey At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal
7.Bullet The Contract Man
8.Syd Dale Man Friday
9.The Laurie Johnson Orchestra Echo Four Two
10.Keith Papworth Hard Hitter
11.John Barry The Persuaders
12.Roy Budd Getting Nowhere In A Hurry
13.The Simon Park Orchestra Dawn to Dusk
14.The Marylebone Orchestra Fiesta Numero Uno
15.Birds n Brass Sort of Soul
16.Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra The Avengers
17.Johnny Harris Fragment of Fear
18.Roy Budd Get Carter
19.Neil Richardson Guide Path
20.Brian Bennett Canvas
21.Wil Malone Death Line
22.Syd Dale Huckleberry Fine
23.The Harry Roche Constellation Spiral
24.The Ivor and Basil Kirchin Band Jungle Fire Dance
25.The Laurie Johnson Orchestra The New Avengers Theme
26.James Clarke Folk Song
27.The Reg Tilsley Orchestra Strike Rich
28.The Barry Gray Orchestra Joe 90
29.Keith Mansfield Soul Thing
30.CCS Whole Lotta Love
31.Syd Dale Artful Dodger
32.John Gregory Jaguar
33.Nick Ingman Down Home
34.Barbara Moore Steam Heat
35.Alan Parker Angels
36.Alan Moorhouse Face Up (added: 2012-07-05 11:19:02 )