Alan ParkerThe Sound Of SoulLP

Be With Records
BEWITH047LP
Due for release 16th of November 2018
 £ 20   £ 16.67 

"Unobtrusive musical backings in various rhythmic styles. These tracks have been issued without melody and are therefore particularly suitable for use behind commentary. Female vocal versions of these tracks are issued on TIM 1021 THE VOICE OF SOUL and it is possible to edit from vocal version to instrumental version or vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur."

To celebrate the wonderful KPM catalogue and mark their 75th anniversary, Be With finally make available 10 of the most sought-after library recordings, alongside the vinyl edition of the hugely anticipated Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett LP, Full Circle.

The scarcity of these incredible records is well known and, accordingly, this officially licensed reissue campaign has been warmly received. With remastered audio from the original analogue tapes by the esteemed Simon Francis and iconic artwork lovingly restored by trusted KPM regular Richard Robinson, you can be assured these limited edition releases have been executed to the highest standards.

Release Notes

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.