Finally, Tony Banks's soundtrack album to The Wicked Lady is out on CD officially 31 years after it first appeared on vinyl via the Atlantic label in a different sleeve! Tony's sleeve notes say the film didn't do so well at the time, and it has since appeared on TV - surely a DVD release must be in the offing? It has equally as much boob shots as, say, The Look Of Love, and I'd say it was set in the same era as A Cock & Bull Story (yes, I do wish Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's Tristan Shandy adaptation had had some of Tony's music in it!).
The orchestral settings by Christopher Palmer make it more bona fide film music than the keyboard demoes Tony did, but it's the keyboard versions I like best because they are so much HIM. Caroline's theme and Kit are my standout tracks.
Tony said these tracks were recorded around the same time as The Fugitive, his second more song-based album; and I loved that too. TWL is the more English country garden side of him while The Fugitive is more city based. Love the label logo too - it combines the Fugitive character and Wuluwait from A Curious Feeling in his shadow!