Keith Mansfield and John CameronVoices In HarmonyLP

Be With Records
BEWITH041LP
Due for release 16th of November 2018
 £ 20   £ 16.67 

"A selection of contemporary pop titles featuring voices, brass and rhythm."

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

A string-laced, harmony-drenched KPM classic: warm, effervescent soul music presenting dreamy, idyllic moods. From the bright, lilting harmonies of “Liquid Sunshine” to the melting flutes of “Loving Touch” and “Gentle Persuasion”, we’re treated to sublime beauty throughout. The supreme “Husky Birdsong” is deceptively smooth, featuring an unrelenting bossa bassline and warm keyboards whilst the sweeping, gorgeous grandeur of “Half Forgotten Daydreams” is wordless groove incarnate.

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.