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Steve Gray, Johnny Pearson, & Keith MansfieldGood Life – Sophisticated Sounds From The Bruton Music Library 1978 to 1985 ... CD
Bruton Music/Vocalion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Sophisticated sounds, indeed – pulled from a time when the British sound library scene was really moving to the next level – and finding a strong identity that was all their own! There's plenty of sound library funk in the mix here, but there's also some deeper sophistication too – a shift that's almost like the change that CTI brought to jazz funk in the 70s – collected from some of the best Bruton Music library albums of the late 70s! Keyboard lines abound, and the horn passages are pretty darn great too – often cool and compressed, and soaring out nicely with the music. Composers include Keith Mansfield, Steve Gray, Robert Folk, Johnny Pearson, David Lindup, and others – and titles include "Night Games", "Sunshine Drive", "Hazy Days", "Golden Groove", "Flying Bird", "Vacation", "Honeymoon", "Early Riser", "Billowing Sails", "Chique", and "Voulez Vous". CD

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VariousChoral Experience ... CD
KPM (UK), 1993. Used ... $2.99
Pieces from David Farnon, Paul Prichard, Christopher Norton, Patrick Gower, Graham Preskett, Stanley Myer, Robert Foster, Richard Harvey & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDrones + Soundscapes – Modern Culture + Documentaries + Atmospheric Diversities ... CD
KPM (UK), 1999. Used ... $4.99
Tracks from Rupert Gregson-Williams, Guy E Fletcher & Rupert Gregson-Williams, Robert N Daspit, Nicholas Hooper, Scott LeFanu & Richard Lacy, Christian Henson & Marcos D'Cruze, David J Reading, Gerard McConnell & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFilmusic ... LP
Filmusic, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $6.99
A weird (unofficial?) collection of 70s film music – with tracks that include "Our Time" by Michel Legrand, "Coogan's Bluff" by Lalo Schifrin, "Harry & Walter Go To New York" by David Shire, "Reincarnation Of Peter Proud" by Jerry Goldsmith, "Victory At Entebbe" by Charles Fox, "Midway" by John Williams, "The Marseille Contract" by Roy Budd, "Scorpio" by Jerry Fielding, "All The President's Men" by David Shire, and "Up The Sandbox" by Billy Goldenberg. (Soundtracks, Sound Library) LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Still sealed, but with a frayed and split spine.)

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VariousTime To Fly – Easy Listening From the KPM 1000 Series 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Soaring grooves from the legendary KPM Sound Library – a set of tunes that sparkles with all the charm and glamour of early 70s air travel! The title and cover really fit the spirit of the music here – as most of the tracks are upbeat and sky-flying – the sorts of numbers that go way beyond the sleepier side of easy listening, and really show the way that Easy maestros of the 70s were picking up plenty of funky elements in their music! There's no hard funk tracks here – as you might find on other sound library sets – but there's definitely an undercurrent of groove, thanks to some well-chosen rhythms, strong use of electric bass, and an overall sense of flow in most of the orchestrations – a feel that reminds us a lot of some of the excellent Brigade Mondaine compilations from a few years back. The package really offers up a different look than usual at KPM – and the tunes are as classy as anything we might have loved years ago, on the legendary Sound Library collections. Titles include "Sun Lover", "The Great Outdoors", "Husky Birdsong", and "Towards The Sun" by Keith Mansfield; "Holiday People", "Soft Memories", "Gentle Breeze", "Summer Dreams", "Summer Season", and "Friendly Faces" by James Clarke; "Paradise Found" by Dick Doerschuk, "Silk Stream" by David Gold, "Busy Spectacle" and "Fun In The Sun" by Neil Richardson, "Sunseekers" by David Lindup, and "A Tender Touch" by Steve Gray. CD

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