Sunday, December 26, 2010


Track 1 - Next Stop L.A  / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 2 - Miraculous Dream / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 3 - Collect / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 4 - Tryst / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 5 - Sunny Monday / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 6 - Oh! Militia / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 7 - The Vamp / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 8 - The Night Of The Garter / Alan Hawkshaw
Track 9 - Choctaw / Alan Parker
Track 10 - Melody And Lace / Alan Parker
Track 11 - Black Pearl / Alan Parker
Track 12 - Blue Shadow / Alan Parker
Track 13 - Monochrome / Alan Parker
Track 14 - No Return / Alan Parker

It may have been released on the famous library music label De Wolfe and feature two of the biggest names in the genre but this album has little, if anything, to do with production music. These compositions sit more in the realm of dramatic and dreamy soundtrack scores, with the exceptions being Tracks 7 and 8 which sound like they have come straight from a wild west saloon in the 1930's. It's not often Hawkshaw gets overshadowed but I really dig the Alan Parker tracks on this one, they have such a wistful and timeless quality to them. Apart from discovering the release year was 1972, I could hardly find any information on this album which is a shame because it is clearly a very sought after piece of work (and rightly so).

1 comment:

Ian Van Groove said...

Delicious looking blog you have here Mr. C. Glad I stopped by & extra glad I spotted this little chestnut! I'll be back + cheers!