Saturday, February 12, 2011


Track 1 - Special Assignment / Dick Hyman
Track 2 - Go For Broke / Steve Gray
Track 3 - One More Time / Dick Walter
Track 4 - Downtown Skyline / Vic Flick
Track 5 - Flute Loop / Dick Hyman
Track 6 - Fat Man / Dick Walter
Track 7 - Dateline Today / Dick Walter
Track 8 - Centre Spread / Dick Walter
Track 9 - Time Out / Dick Walter
Track 10 - Run For Cover / Dick Walter
Track 11 - Soul Searching / Steve Grey
Track 12 - March On The Run / Syd Dale

Much like KPM's, the plain cover on "Special Assignment" hides the fact that there is exceptional music hidden inside. This 1975 release from Syd Dale's Amphonic label is filled to the brim with grooves that many library music fans would sell their mother for. Each track has been crafted with great skill and attention to detail by well known artists such as Dick Hyman, Steve Grey and Super Syd himself. The appeal of this record goes far beyond library fans though. Funk, easy listening and beat enthusiasts will be just as pleased by what they hear. If I had a rating system I would give it 10 out of 10 Frolics!

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