01 Finding My Feet (Steve Gray
02 Pretty Colours (Keith Mansfield)
03 Côte d'Azur (Keith Mansfield)
04 Just Another Day (David Lindup)
05 Airport People (James Clarke)
06 Clean Air (Keith Mansfield)
07 Fond Farewells (James Clarke)
08 Liquid Sunshine (John Cameron)
09 Leisure Complex (David Gold; Gordon Rees)
10 Like Summer (David Gold; Gordon Rees)
11 Summer Setting (Keith Mansfield)
12 Sweet Summer (Alan Parker; Alan Hawkshaw)
13 Cine Mobile (James Clarke)
14 Sunny Speed (John Cameron)
15 Je Reviens (Keith Mansfield)
16 American Express (David Gold)
17 Scenic Journey (Keith Mansfield)
18 Scenic Route (Dick Doerschuk)
19 Nice Feelings (Keith Mansfield)
20 Taste for Living (John Fiddy)
21 Love De Luxe (Keith Mansfield)
22 Travel Theme (a Alan Downey)
23 High Life (David Gold)
24 Sun Goddess (Keith Mansfield)
25 Natural Blonde (David Gold)
26 Diamonds on Velvet (David Gold)
27 Light Preparation (Nick Ingman)
28 English Rose (James Clarke)
'Liquid Sunshine' is cut from the same cloth as Vocalion's other KPM collection 'Time To Fly' and an express way to banish the winter blues. The mood is contagiously upbeat and should inspire you to leaf through some holiday brochures for a winter break. As on 'Time To Fly', I find myself gravitating towards James Clarke's compositions, especially the groovy 'Cine Beat' and the atmospheric 'English Rose'. Another exciting discovery is Keith Mansfield's exotic and ever so slightly erotic 'Sun Goddess' - you might actually leave your seat for this and have a gentle shuffle round the living room. Other standouts include Keith's effervescent 'Pretty Colours' and John Cameron's 'Liquid Sunshine' over which a female voice gently purrs.
I'm not as keen on this as 'Time To Fly' - it's a tad too over easy for my palette, but a compilation brimming with so much talent should never be marked down by one man's taste. Easy lovers, you will adore every minute.
A word of warning to anyone searching for funky KPM beats: you will not find any here.
The sound is pristine and the booklet informative.