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Inner city beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (3 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Soul Jazz Records
  • ASIN: B00HZSNQC4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,330 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Soul Jazz Records new release “Inner City Beat! Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers” is a unique music album that comes with an exclusive limited edition, specially created 60-page graphic novel (by the mysterious cult 1960s pulp-fiction writer Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham).
The music is a killer selection of funky, deep, rare, exciting and dancefloor heavyweight ‘spy themes’, ‘detective music’ and thrillers from the 1960s and 1970s. It spans heavyweight break-beat funk, deep and heavy jazz, super-catchy mod themes, imaginary super-charged orchestral soundtracks and more.
These tracks are put together from British library music companies (DeWolfe, KPM, Conroy, Amphonic), all of whom supplied music regularly to television and films around the world during this period, often for use in detective and spy programmes, series and films. Many were never broadcast and have thus remained unheard, stored in the vaults for many years.
To accompany this unique album, Soul Jazz have also commissioned the creation of a special 60-page graphic novel which features the stunning artwork of the elusive illustrator John C. Patterson, in partnership with the celebrated 1960s pulp fiction cult novelist Mark ‘Badly’ Antringham. The graphic novel is set in the imaginary seedy streets of East London in the 1960s in a world full of corrupt police, political intrigue and violent sadistic criminals.
This unique limited-edition graphic novel comes free with the initial run of the album Inner City Beat.

"The collection demonstrates how some short theme tunes and pieces of incidental music also received serious play as standalone tunes. Most of the artists and composers are not too well known, but there’s quite a kick and bite" The Irish Times

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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Good vinyl pressing, lovely artwork, download code (hooray thank you SoulJazz) and bizarre graphic novel but, as someone else mentioned, not enough music and much of it a touch - er - mediocre. I know, it's a compilation of old library music that's been forgotten about precisely because no one used it for a Sweeney or a Professionals or a Harry Palmer etc. but I can't help feeling that a little distillation has been missed here and we've got some slightly under-brewed material along with a few real gems. Glad I bought it nonetheless and glad to support SoulJazz as they are a great bunch but it's not quite to the standard of many of their other releases.
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Featuring 24 tracks recorded for British Library music labels KPM, De Wolfe, Amphonic and Conroy between 1967 and 1975, all of this music was intended for use by TV & film studios and radio stations and was never commercially available. None of the music here was made to order. Instead, Library labels would commission music and send out vinyl demonstration copies of it to production companies, who would then use any of the music that was suitable under license from the labels.

Music wise, this is a good compilation from Soul Jazz Records and it's almost a companion piece to their TV Sound and Image album from a couple of years ago. A combination of easy listening, jazz, and funk usually underpinned with solid bass and percussion and featuring orchestration, brass, keyboards and even the occasional flute break, there are some very good tracks. However, some of the music is very average and could not really be considered suitable for the 'Detective Themes, Spy Music and Imaginary Thrillers' that the subtitle implies.

Like most Soul Jazz Records releases, the CD is housed inside a jewel case alongside a 60 page booklet and together they're housed inside a slip case. SJR booklets are usually filled with archive photos and information about the music but with this release the concept behind the booklet is lost on me. It consists solely of "A graphic novel of death, murder and revenge in an urban and industrial landscape" featuring rudimentary black and white art work and a pulp fiction text that I gave up reading after a couple of minutes.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I'm a huge fan and collector of soundtracks, library music and all related stuff on vinyl. I was really looking forward to this release but ended up a little disappointed. The packaging is great, the included graphic novel is fine to flick through once and the download code is a nice touch.

Whilst some of the music is great, some of it is a tad mediocre and has appeared many compilations. Soul Jazz have missed a trick here, I feel. There is a wealth of material out there so it would have been nice to not only include some of the "big hitters" of the library scene, but to also give us a chance to experience some gems from the faults.
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