Saturday, January 2, 2010

LP - Steve Race - Dance To The TV Themes WRC


LP - Steve Race - Dance To The TV Themes WRC

One of the many albums ive recently aquired after downloading the album from other Blogs. (more of which later)

Wow a fantastic album with a host of British "jazz" alumni Including Johnny Scott, Tubby Haynes, Terry Walsh, Frank Clarke and more! Ive included a photo of the back cover so you can read the notes. Nice!

01 - Maigeret
02 - Corronatrion Street
03 - Naked City
04 - Startime (sunday night at the London Paladium)
05 - Z Cars
06 - Man Of The World
07 - Perry Mason
08 - Here And Now
09 Willow Waltz (world of Tim Frazer)
10 - Route 66
11 - Stranger on the Shore
12 - Dr Kildare

an FCM production
Produced By Cyril Ornadel - he composed the TV theme "Sapphire and Steel" amongst many many others
and wrote Portrait of My Love for Mat Munro (who incidentally was billed as "Ray Cathode" on Peter sellers first proper 'LP "Songs For Swinging Sellers") and he wrote Mr Secombe's perennial "If I Ruled The World" Hmmm I'll shut up now..


Anyway its a really stellar album as far as TV Theme albums go,

Now this might sound strange but im a terrible "Writer" and reviewer. So if anyone has any thoughts about this album and indeed any of the posts sofar please let me know! Ill add em here with full credits, Ta







I originally Downloaded this album as a mp3 from a mono pressing. (of course this aint mono folks!)
Like a lot of the other blogs out there hosting a myriad of forgotten albums, the quality of the rip and restoration left a lot to be desired, poor transfer (ceramic cart with plastic tonearm by the sounds of most of em) poor restoration, you know when the piano takes on a "honky-tonk" sound that means a over the top use of Noise Reduction. Great "holes" due to overuse of automatic de-clickers. And worse of all crappy Pre-Amps!
"jumps" and after extensive "restoration" lots of noise left!

Now after hearing a few thousand (while out walking to keep fit last year) of these Blog type LP to mp3's the thought struck me to do the same. but try to preserve as much "musical" content of the disc, if not,
Don't rip and present it.
If the album is a bit "worn" or badly scratched, get another. not many people "get" that simple premise and the internet is filled with poor transfers masquerading as the "real thing". When it only costs a few $ to buy another copy on Ebay and you like it, Buy it!

And don't get me started on Plastic "turntables" which rip to mp3! Indeed...
As for 78's Thats another story, I rip what I get (not many) and haven't bought any from ebay due to the high cost of older discs. But would love to rip some more, Any Offers?
Some of my albums (LP's) Ive presented here cost me pennies, I mean the Bond album cost all of 25 cents.


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LP - Steve Race - Dance To The TV Themes WRC


Oh after a couple of years stuffing around with many forms of ilumination so i could get nice clean cover and label shots ( I tried in vain with flatbed scanners) Ive finaly found the "perfect" set up.
It may sound Primitive (remember this is a brownpaper and string operation!) but two "work lights" the kind painters use when painting houses, they are 500 watt jobs and after a couple of mins "placing them" create results like the shots in this post and the last one!

6 comments:

Phillip said...

Thanks for this rip. A fun LP.

mel said...

Thanks for sharing this LP - it's not quite what I am looking for by Steve Race (I'm really after his superb piano stuff) but I appreciate having this one in the meantime.

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Anonymous said...

A bit of trivia for you. Ray Cathode is actually none other than Sir George Martin. This was his pseudonym during an early part of his production career pre Beatles. He mostly produced comedy albums, most notably , The Goons.

John Bender said...

Dear Ade, love the blog. Especially love that you know how to post a jpeg my friend - you are NOT stingy with the pixels and I appreciate that. As for your request for a reviewer, it just so happens that I write about film and TV music professionally and I would be happy to contribute to your good project. I have the Steve Race LP and so I'll write something about that. Feel free to contact me at bipcress@comcast.net

John Bender said...

Dear Ade, love the blog. Especially love that you know how to post a jpeg my friend - you are NOT stingy with the pixels and I appreciate that. As for your request for a reviewer, it just so happens that I write about film and TV music professionally and I would be happy to contribute to your good project. I have the Steve Race LP and so I'll write something about that. Feel free to contact me at bipcress@comcast.net