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Seriously in-demand instrumental versions of the killer Alan Parker library soul-funk collaboration with Madeline Bell. Madeline was backed by The Rhythm Section - the Themes International 'house' band - which comprised the formidable talents of Alan Hawkshaw (keyboards), Alan Parker (guitars), Barry Morgan (drums), Les Hurdle (bass guitar) and Frank Ricotti (percussion). Without Bell’s vocals, we’re treated to the full rhythmic backing tracks with room and space to breathe – a diggers’ delight.

Originally produced exclusively for use by film and TV studios and never commercially released, library records have long been a goldmine for the collector and sampler alike. The music was created to evoke moods, situations and emotional responses and, at it’s best, it was truly extraordinary. Creative and futuristic, it is now regarded as some of most inventive music of its time.

Crafted by the some of the greatest musical minds of the late 20th century, these expert musicians and innovative composers revelled in the freedoms offered, paradoxically, by this most corporate of fields, indulging themselves in ways they couldn’t on records made for general release. The calibre of the musicians certainly raised the bar, too. Robin Phillips, who ran KPM in its heyday, wanted only the best. “You couldn’t do an album of the quality Robin demanded without the A-team,” as Brian Bennett recently recalled.