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  • Tricky – Pre-Millennium Tension (Remastered+Expanded Edit.)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1601848 1996 veröffentlichte der britische Musiker und Trip-Hop-Pionier Tricky sein zweites Studioalbum “Pre-Millennium Tension”. Die Neuauflage dieses Album-Klassikers erscheint jetzt als Remastered-Expanded-Edition auf Cherry Red Records. Zu den Album-Highlights zählen die drei Hit-Singles “Christiansands”, “Makes Me Wanna Die” und “Tricky Kid”. Plus fünf zusätzlicher Bonustracks. Das umfangreiche Booklet bietet informative Sleeve Notes. Ein Muss für alle Urban-, Trip-Hop- und Tricky-Fans! Einmalige Nachpressung! Erhältlich ab 23.03.2018

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  • The Moments – On Top

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1622321 The Moments' "On Top" ist ein perfektes Beispiel für Symphonic Soul. Unter den Diggern gilt dies als das wertvollste aller ihrer Alben, eine Originalkopie dieser LP, wenn man sie findet, beginnt bei etwa 75 Dollar. Neben zeitgenössischen Acts aus den frühen 70er Jahren - The Chi-lites, The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Futures, Blue Magic und The Main Ingredient - strahlten The Moments alles aus, was von einer tiefen, harmonisch durchdrungenen, streichelnden Seele überzeugt.

    Das Besondere hier ist zweifellos der Song "To You with Love", eine schwebende, zarte Ballade von Harry Ray, die die patentierte Handclap-Tamburin-Kombination der Gruppe, süße Streicher, ruhige Gitarren und ein sanftes Klavier enthält. Der Track wurde von J. Dilla für "Last Donut Of The Night" - das herzzerreißende Finale seiner bahnbrechenden Donuts - berühmt gesampelt.

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    The Moments’ On Top is a perfect example of symphonic soul. Amongst true heads, this is considered the most valuable of all their albums, an original copy of this LP, if you can find one, starts at around $75. Alongside contemporaneous acts from the early 70s - The Chi-lites, The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Futures, Blue Magic and The Main Ingredient - The Moments exuded all that was compelling about deep, harmony-drenched, string-laden soul.

    The standout here is undoubtedly "To You with Love", a floating, tender ballad sung by Harry Ray that features the group’s patented handclap-tambourine combo, sweetly repetitive strings, serene guitar and gentle piano. It was famously sampled by J Dilla for “Last Donut Of The Night” - the gut-wrenching finale to his seminal Donuts. Concentrating solely on its sampled history would do The Moments a huge disservice, but its crucial appearance at the climax of Donuts directed fresh generations of pre-disposed soul fans to the absolute canon. Judged entirely on its merit, it’s one of the most heart-breaking songs of any decade and worth the price of admission alone. It’s the sweetest, most goose-bump inducing 3 minutes of aural bliss you’re ever likely to be exposed to. 

    If that wasn’t enough, On Top spawned two minor R&B hits: "All I Have" and "Lucky Me", each featuring Billy Brown's ice-melting falsetto. Opener “All I Have” is a sumptuous introduction to the album. With melancholic, understated guitar licks, twinkling keys and heartbeat drums, it’s a gem. The triumphant “Lucky Me” is simply gorgeous, all gentle chimes, swirling strings and, again, scarcely believable falsetto soaring atop proud horns.

    Also included are two singles that are different from anything the group had ever done, "I Can't Help It" and "That's How It Feels." The former features thundering kicks and crashing cymbals underneath floating flutes, progressively stabbing strings and horns. The yearning vocals embody an almost Temptations-like delivery at times. "That's How It Feels” is a two-parter wherein Brown's voice bestrides a bed of rhythms on a tune more aptly defined as a love suite than a song. Dripping in breakbeats, piano and strings, Brown describes the devastation of losing the one you love before the track brilliantly switches up with a sweeping string-led chorus and heavenly harmonies. 

    The only genuine uptempo number, where anomalous happiness reigns, is "Sweeter As The Days Go By," led by Brown in his natural, gospel-inspired tenor. A charming but sorrow-filled "I Lost One Bird In The Hand" is an impressive, slow lamenter crooned by Ray, with horns and strings dominating the lushly arranged backdrop. Appropriately, we end on that down-lifting note that we've all come for: "Candy Shack."

    The audio for On Top comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the memorable cover art, handling the reproduction duties with the utmost attention to detail.

    TRACKLISTING

    1. All I Have
    2. I Can't Help It
    3. To You With Love
    4. That's How It Feels
    5. Lucky Me
    6. I Lost One Bird In The Hand (While Reaching For Two In The Bush)
    7. Sweeter As The Day Goes By
    8. The Ice Is Melting
    9. Candy Shack Erhältlich ab 30.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett – Full Circle

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621950 Alan Hawkshaw (Piano/Hammond) und Shadow's Schlagzeuger Brian Bennett sind verantwortlich für einige der schicksten, funkysten und begehrtesten Library-Platten, die je in Großbritannien produziert wurden, insbesondere solche, die auf dem legendären KPM-Label aufgenommen wurden. Ihre Arbeit ist heute zum begehrten Ort für Sampling in der Musik geworden. Künstler wie Dilla, Nas und the xx bis hin zu den Milliarden verkauften Kanye & Drake haben Hawkshaws und Bennetts makellose, beatgesteuerte Klanglandschaften für ihren eigenen Gebrauch genutzt. Ihr neues Album, komplettes, ikonisches KPM-Cover, ist eine Rückkehr zum entspannten Jazz-Funk, der Alan und Brian half, ihre Library-Choops zu demonstrieren. Das Album ist der Klassiker Hawkshaw/Bennett. Es schwingt, es groovt, es bewegt sich und begeistert mit einem Flair, das diese beiden über Jahre hinweg perfektioniert haben. Standout-Tracks wie "Hole In One", "In The Clouds", "Interchange", "Oasis", "On The Nile" und "Corcovado" sind keine bloßen Exkursionen in die Nostalgie, denn sie tragen viel geschickte Studioarbeit, für die mancher Produzent den rechten Arm geben würde. Hawkshaws Arrangements lassen Schlagzeug, Gitarre, Bass, Streicher, Hammond, Flöte und Blechbläser elegant um die 12 Originalspuren wirbeln, eine Meisterklasse für Aufnahmen.





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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Flying 2.Hole In One 3.Reignited 4.Straight Up 5.Serengeti 6.Open Road 7.In The Clouds 8.Corcovado 9.On The Nile 10.Marrakech 11.Oasis 12.Midnight Jazz

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • James Clarke – Mystery Movie

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621948 James Clarke's Mystery Movie erschien 1974 als "moderne, kleingruppige Kompositionen in verschiedenen Stimmungen". Ideal geeignet für den neuen amerikanisierten Stil des Fernseh- und Kinofilms, bei dem Musik verwendet wird, um die Stimmung zu erzeugen und die Aktion zu tragen". Diese Sammlung deckt also viele Grundlagen ab, aber sie macht das brillant und hat absolut kein Recht, von Anfang bis Ende ein so fantastisches Hörerlebnis zu sein. Mystery Movie ist vor allem bekannt für die glatten Drumbreaks, die das erstklassige Jazz-Funk-Chase-Thema "Car Patrol", das Fuzz-Riffing und das ARP-Solo von "The Heavies" und das Slow-Mout-Streben von "Mystery Moll" untermauern. "Study In Fear" und "Empty Streets" sind Horror-Soundtrack-Futter vom Feinsten. Aber es sind die dezenten, klagenden Stücke, die wir am meisten belohnen. Ambient fühlt sich an und langgestreckte Fried-Folk-Leckereien, voll von zyklischen, naiven Melodien. Musik, die an die heruntergekommenen" Ronnie Lane und Ron Wood-Instrumente ihrer großartigen Mahoney's Last Stand LP erinnert, sowie an das schöne Soundtrack-Werk von Jack Nitzsche und Ry Cooder. Vielleicht erkennen Sie "Waiting Game" auch daran, dass Sie von melodischen Downbeat-Meistern Express Rising gesampelt werden.

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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Mystery Prelude 2.Car Patrol - Title Sequence 3.Breathless 4.Breathless - Short Version 5.Waiting Game 6.Mystery Moll 7.Mystery Movement 8.The Heavies 9.Dirty Scene 10.Study In Fear 11.Empty Streets 12.Night Watch 13.Foot Patrol 14.Quiet Girl 15.Relaxed Scene 16.Routine Procedure 17.Quietness Sustained

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Parker – The Sound Of Soul

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621946 Als Alan Parker 1976 die Killer-Bibliothek Soul-Funk-LP 'The Voice of Soul' mit der Session-Sängerin Madeline Bell aufnahm, entschied sich ein kleiner Funke bei Themes, auch alle Backing-Tracks als separate und ebenso harmlose Titel-LP 'The Sound of Soul' zu veröffentlichen. Gott sei Dank für diese hellen Funken. Die Originalbeschreibung der LP, die als Sammlung von "unaufdringlichen musikalischen Backings in verschiedenen Rhythmen" veröffentlicht wurde, erklärt trocken: "Diese Tracks sind ohne Melodie erschienen und eignen sich daher besonders für den Einsatz hinter Kommentaren. Weibliche Gesangsversionen dieser Tracks werden auf TIM 1021 The Voice Of Soul ausgegeben und es ist möglich, von Gesangsversion zu Instrumentalversion oder umgekehrt zu bearbeiten, wenn Kommentare oder Szenenwechsel auftreten". Madeline Bell wurde von The Rhythm Section unterstützt, die im Grunde genommen die The The Themes International Music House Band waren. Was wir hier also haben, ist ein ganzes Album von instrumentalen Workouts einer Band, die sich aus den gewaltigen Talenten von Alan Hawkshaw am Keyboard, Alan Parker an der Gitarre, Barry Morgan am Schlagzeug, Les Hurdle am Bass und Frank Ricotti an der Perkussion zusammensetzt. Ohne Bells Gesang erhalten diese Backing-Tracks den nötigen Raum zum Atmen. Jeder von ihnen steht mehr als allein auf. The Sound of Soul ist ein echtes Baggervergnügen und, wenig überraschend, ein unverzichtbares Gegenstück zu The Voice of Soul. Wie bei allen zehn Neuausgaben stammt der Ton für The Sound of Soul von den originalen analogen Bändern und wurde von Be With regular Simon Francis für Vinyl remastered. Mit der gleichen Sorgfalt haben wir auch bei den Ärmeln gehandelt und die Reproduktionsaufgaben an Richard Robinson übergeben, den heutigen Verwalter der Markenidentität von KPM.



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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Love Is All 2.Mr. Smooth Man 3.You've Got What It Takes 4.You're A Winner 5.Your Smile 6.Time Goes By 7.Move And Shake Your Body 8.Love Doctor 9.Soul Slap 10.Crumpet 11.That's What Friends Are For 12.Flying High

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett – Synthesizer And Percussion

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621949 Der Synthesizer und das Schlagzeug von 1974, der im selben Jahr wie Synthesis auf KPM veröffentlicht wurde, ist sein unverzichtbares Begleitstück. "Diese Platte enthält die vielen unverwechselbaren Sounds des ARP Synthesizers plus Percussion in verschiedenen Stimmungen und Tempi" ist die noch unterwältigendere als die übliche Plattenvermarktung für Alan Hawkshaw und Brian Bennetts zweite Sammlung von im Grunde minimalem G-Funk mit Obertönen eines primitiven Acid House. Das ist lächerlich gut. Dies ist einer der wilderen Gelenke und Äonen von Hawkshaw und Bennett seiner Zeit voraus. Bennetts harte Drums bilden die Grundlage für die markanten Bässe, Keyboards und sprudelnden Synths hoch oben im Mix, zusammen mit Hawkshaws gestörtem Clavinet-Funk-Rock. Es gibt viele himmlische Break-Loops. Opener "Mon Amour" ist ultra-smooth Funk, alle verflochtenen melodischen Linien, während das bahnbrechende "Oddball" ein unglaublich hartes Elektro-Federbein mit klopfendem Break ist. "Mile High Swinger" ist ein ruhiges Spaghetti Western Whistling Thema über Double Tempo rhythmische Bewegung und der pulsierende "Auto Pilot" hat einen perkussiven Groove, der durch E-Piano und Synthesizer erhöht wird. Überprüfen Sie "Driving Force", "Home Run" und "Pacesetter" auf elektroide Prog-Funk, die in Säure-Rauschgifte tropfen.

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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Mon Amour 2.Oddball 3.Daytripper 4.Mile High Swinger (Vers. A) 5.Mile High Swinger (Vers. B) 6.Auto-Pilot 7.Pacesetter 8.Home Run 9.Driving Force 10.Action Man 11.Funky Chicken 12.Jolly Roger 13.Dumbo 14.Plain Song 15.Fanfair

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Alan Parker & Madeline Bell – The Voice Of Soul

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621947 Der erfahrene Library Musiker Alan Parker nahm mit der Session-Sängerin Madeline Bell für sein Label The Themes International Music auf und das Ergebnis war 1976 The Voice of Soul. Der sensationelle Uptempo-Tänzer "That's What Friends Are For" ist wahrscheinlich der bekannteste Track auf der Platte und ein großer Hit in der seltenen Groove-Szene, aber es ist keineswegs eine Anomalie. The Voice of Soul ist im Wesentlichen ein perfektes, anspruchsvolles Soul-Album mit einer Menge Swagger und Sass von Anfang bis Ende. Der einst generisch klingende Titel ist nun zu Recht endgültig. Und die ganze LP versprüht Sex. Es versprüht Sex so sehr, dass es einen Pornofilm aus der Zeit hätte filmen können. In der Tat, Teile davon taten es. "Love Is All" und "You've Got What It Takes" waren beide auf den berüchtigten, verbotenen Pretty Peaches aus dem gleichen Jahr zu sehen. Wie bei Bibliotheksaufzeichnungen üblich, war The Voice of Soul selbst bei ihrer ersten Veröffentlichung schwer zu bekommen. Es ist jetzt fast unmöglich. Hier ist also Ihre Gelegenheit, eine der unserer Meinung nach besten seltenen Soul-LPs der späten 70er Jahre zu besitzen, und ein hervorragendes Beispiel für Madeline Bells hervorragende Gesangstalente.

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    TRACKLISTING
    1.Love Is All 2.Mr. Smooth Man 3.You've Got What It Takes 4.You're A Winner 5.Your Smile 6.Time Goes By 7.Move And Shake Your Body 8.Love Doctor 9.Soul Slap 10.Crumpet 11.That's What Friends Are For 12.Flying High

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Keith Mansfield & John Cameron – Voices In Harmony

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621935 Be With Records hat mit dem heiligen KPM zusammengearbeitet, um zehn ihrer Favoriten aus der gesamten KPM 1000 Serie und dem Themes International Music Katalog, der derzeit unter der Leitung von KPM steht, neu aufzulegen. Voices In Harmony wurde 1973 als "eine Auswahl zeitgenössischer Pop-Titel mit Stimmen, Bläsern und Rhythmus" veröffentlicht. Wir beschreiben diese Sammlung von Werken von Keith Mansfield und John Cameron als "einen streichergeschnürten, harmonisch durchdrungenen KPM-Klassiker".

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    Voices In Harmony was released in 1973 as “a selection of contemporary pop titles featuring voices, brass and rhythm”. We choose to describe this collection of works by Keith Mansfield and John Cameron as “a string-laced, harmony-drenched KPM classic”.

    From the bright, lilting harmonies of “Liquid Sunshine” to the melting flutes of “Loving Touch” and “Gentle Persuasion”, this is warm, effervescent soul music for dreamy, idyllic moods. The supreme “Husky Birdsong” is so, so smooth, with its unrelenting bossa bassline and warm keyboards. “Half Forgotten Daydreams” is a gorgeous wordless groove.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Voices In Harmony comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.The Joys Of Spring
    2.Play The Game
    3.Ode To A Rock Opera
    4.Young Generation
    5.Swingle Song
    6.Roller Coaster
    7.Fly Away
    8.Sweet Summer
    9.Husky Birdsong
    10.Gentle Persuasion
    11.Sundown
    12.The Loving Touch
    13.Loving Spoonful
    14.Half Forgotten Daydreams
    15.Liquid Sunshine

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Nick Ingman – Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621936 Be With Records hat mit dem heiligen KPM zusammengearbeitet, um zehn ihrer Favoriten aus der gesamten KPM 1000 Serie und dem Themes International Music Katalog, der derzeit unter der Leitung von KPM steht, neu aufzulegen. Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement wurde 1976 veröffentlicht und ist der legendäre Arrangeur Nick Ingman, der die beiden unterschiedlichen Ideen von "beeindruckenden Themen, die sich im Stil von Basie bis Elgar unterscheiden" und "einer Studie über den Druck und die Belohnungen von Leistungen" untersucht.

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    Released in 1976, Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement is legendary arranger Nick Ingman exploring the two distinct ideas of “impressive themes varying in style from ‘Basie to Elgar’” and “a study in the pressure and rewards of achievement”.

    Distinctive Themes is a veritable indulgence of variously-tempoed, full orchestra, big band workouts, from relaxed swing to more propulsive themes. The progressively building “Expanding Markets” is a true highlight, with its rolling pianos, contemplative electric guitar solos and moody horns over skipping beats. The dramatic “Against The Odds” is another stand-out.

    Race To Achievement is all rugged funk with stabbing chords and strutting horns and it’s probably our favourite side. Of course we have to acknowledge the fantastic “Tense Preparation”, sampled by Prince Paul and Dan The Automator for Handsome Boy Modeling School’s seminal “Magnetizing” with Del Tha Funky Homosapien. But the whole side’s range from tense underscores to fast and punchy chase themes makes this is a gem of the KPM catalogue.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Distinctive Themes / Race To Achievement comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.Happy To Be Alive 2.Basie 77 3.It's Easy 4.Expanding Markets 5.Land Of Opportunity 6.Against The Odds 7.Ooops! 8.Pride In Purpose 9.Winner Takes All - Opening 10.Winner Takes All - Closing 11.The Road Forward - Opening 12.The Road Forward - Closing 13.Trademark 14.Tense Preparation 15.Light Preparation 16.Under Pressure 17.Speedway 18.Double Quick 19.Made It 20.Pick Up 21.Accolade

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Various – Hot Wax

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621937 Be With Records hat mit dem heiligen KPM zusammengearbeitet, um zehn ihrer Favoriten aus der gesamten KPM 1000 Serie und dem Themes International Music Katalog, der derzeit unter der Leitung von KPM steht, neu aufzulegen. Hot Wax ist eine garantierte KPM-Meisterklasse aus einer Dream-Team-Besetzung von Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw und John Fiddy. Hier erfahren wir, was passiert, wenn alle drei beschließen, "die neuesten Trends in der Produktionsmusik" zu erkunden. Spätestens seit 1976, natürlich.

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    Hot Wax is an assured KPM masterclass from a dream team line-up of Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw and John Fiddy. Here we’re treated to what happens when all three decide to explore “the latest trends in production music”. The latest as of 1976, of course.

    John Fiddy’s numbers are sumptuous, string-led and light. Floaty soft-psych underpinned by a solid groove, particularly on “Taste For Living” and "Fresh Start". If you're into Koushik and those early Manitoba/Caribou records - and you should be - you’ll appreciate these.

    For us, the Bennett and Bennett/Hawkshaw stuff is on another level. “Capitol City” oscillates between driving funk and downbeat sentiment. “Name Of The Game” is tough, smokin’ funk, famously sampled in 2007 by Madlib for Percee P’s “Who With Me”. “Bop On The Rocks” knocks hard and “Full Throttle” features a guitar solo with some of the nastiest, about-to-explode fuzz you’re ever likely to hear.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Hot Wax comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.Capitol City 2.Wallop 3.Full Throttle 4.Dossier 5.Big Haul 6.Name Of The Game 7.Taste For Living 8.Fresh Start 9.Hot Boppin 10.All Time Greats 11.Bop On The Rocks 12.Corn Ball

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Various – Big Business / Wind Of Change

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621938 Be With Records hat mit dem heiligen KPM zusammengearbeitet, um zehn ihrer Favoriten aus der gesamten KPM 1000 Serie und dem Themes International Music Katalog, der derzeit unter der Leitung von KPM steht, neu aufzulegen. Die beiden Seiten von 1973's Big Business / Wind of Change sind hauptsächlich das Werk des großen Keith Mansfield, aber es gibt jeweils einen Killer-Cameo von Alan Hawkshaw und David Snell, um "eine thematische Suite, vielfältig in der Stimmung, anwendbar auf dramatische und ökologische Situationen" zu liefern. Ein Be With Favorit und wirklich einer für die Heads.

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    The two sides of 1973’s Big Business / Wind of Change are mainly the work of the great Keith Mansfield but there’s a killer cameo each from Alan Hawkshaw and David Snell to help deliver “a thematic suite, diverse in mood, applicable to dramatic and environmental situations”. A Be With favourite and truly one for the heads.

    The Big Business of side A is all the work of Keith Mansfield. It’s heavy on the suspense and features the vital “Hot Property”, an insistent groove so good that Madlib sampled it to lace the ace “Long Awaited” by Lootpack with Dilated Peoples.

    “Sleeping Giant 1” is a more fleshed out version of the equally-dazzling “Fatal Error”, evoking the orchestral magic of David Axelrod. Indeed, it conjures images of Diamond D falling over himself in the early-to-mid 90s to loop its intoxicatingly eerie soundscape. Complete with guitar fills that recall Paris, Texas-era Ry Cooder, you need this record for this piece alone.

    The horn-and-flute-led "Tycoon" is a head-nodder and "Power Complex" has some fantastic percussion. Other highlights include the breezy glide of “Whistle Stop Tour” and its sister groove “Clean Air.”

    Over on Side B is the more expansive Wind Of Change, which includes the David Snell and the Alan Hawkshaw contributions. But these ain’t no filler. Snell’s shuffling “International Flight” sounds like a smooth Dorothy Ashby track tossed from the heavens. Hawkshaw’s “Road And Rail” is about as luxurious and strung-out as the great man gets and it might just be the highlight of this whole set.

    Not to be outdone, if Mansfield’s “Balance Of Power” doesn’t make you feel like king of the world then you must be playing it wrong. Oh, and did we mention “World In Action”?!

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Big Business / Wind of Change comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING

    1.Tycoon 2.Hot Property 3.Whistle Stop Tour 4.Power Complex 5.Research Establishment 6.Clean Air 7.Fatal Error 8.Sleeping Giant 1 9.Sleeping Giant 2 10.World In Action 11.World In Action (Composite) 12.Balance Of Power 13.Motorail Express 14.Road And Rail 15.International Flight 16.Quality Fair 17.Summer Location

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Francis Coppieters – Piano Vibrations

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621939 Be With Records hat mit der heiligen KPM-Library zusammengearbeitet, um zehn ihrer Favoriten aus der gesamten KPM 1000 Serie und dem Themes International Music Katalog, der derzeit unter der Leitung von KPM steht, neu aufzulegen. Piano Viberations’ "small group jazz featuring piano and vibes with rhythm" sorgt für eine wunderschönes Francis Coppieters Schau, sicherlich eines der bestgehüteten musikalischen Geheimnisse Belgiens. 1975 veröffentlicht, und wohl die leiseste der KPM- und Themes-Platten, die gerade neu aufgelegt werden, ist dies mit Sicherheit ein aktueller Favorit.

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    Piano Viberations’ “small group jazz featuring piano and vibes with rhythm” makes for a gorgeous Francis Coppieters showcase, surely one of Belgium’s best-kept musical secrets. Released in 1975, and arguably the most low-key of the KPM and Themes records we’re re-issuing, this is easily our current favourite.

    “The Open Highway” is the appropriately-named opener, and immediately demonstrates Coppieters’ dexterous interplay between piano and vibes in assured, joyous fashion. The shuffling bossa of “Sales Notes” is a jaw-dropper, well-mined by samplers with impeccable taste. The mellow head-nod drum-break that is “Funky Chimes” brilliantly demonstrates Coppieters’ quiet majestic side with its slow-motion funk rhythm with beautifully reflective notes throughout.

    The upbeat and joyful “Cross Talk” closes out side A. Vibes and piano are definitely at the heart of the arrangement here. The quick cut movement of “Piano In Transit” is another gem, driven principally by piano but those vibes along for more than just the ride. On a more gentle, elegiac note, “To Shearing With Love” is a warm, slow, romantic piece in the style of George Shearing. It’s plaintive and sublime.

    Piano Viberations is one of those rare library records the original description of which makes as much sense now as it did when it was first released. Piano and vibes with rhythm indeed.

    As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Piano Viberations comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    TRACKLISTING
    1.The Open Highway 2.Funky Chimes 3.Bright Blue Note 4.To Shearing With Love 5.Cross Talk 6.Waltz On The Off Beat 7.Blues In The Basement 8.Piano In Transit 9.Sales Talk 10.Kings Road Chelsea 11.Samba De Negra

    Be With has worked with the hallowed KPM to re-issue ten of our favourites from across the KPM 1000 Series and the Themes International Music catalogue, currently under KPM stewardship.

    Whether it’s killer soul-funk, sweet jazz-samba, skuzzed-up guitars or accidental Balearic beauty, these records include some of the most innovative work from some of the most talented composers and musicians of the 20th century.

    These records were never readily available, being originally released as a ready-made, affordable alternative to commissioning music for television and radio. Consequentially the originals have been unobtainable for decades by all but the most dedicated collectors.

    The audio for all ten re-issues comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity. And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

    But we didn’t just get a bit giddy and find ourselves re-issuing classic work from Alan Parker, Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett, Nick Ingman, James Clarke, Francis Coppieters, Keith Mansfield, David Snell and John Fiddy. In the middle of the project KPM also asked Be With to be responsible for the vinyl version of Full Circle, an entire LP of new material from Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett. Who were we to refuse.

    So that makes eleven records in total, all released on the 16th of November, and available for pre-order ordering now... Erhältlich ab 23.11.2018 Getaggt mit:

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