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REMASTERED FROM ORIGINAL ANALOGUE TAPES
They Say: “Composite themes and incidental cues for dramatic application”.
We say: Well, it’s definitely dramatic. No wonder this LP was mined by a multitude of 70s and 80s crime shows. Much like Beat Incidental, this true gem includes a raft of enjoyable sub-ten second incidental cues alongside satisfyingly stretched out, hard-knocking sleuth-funk.
The Hunter (Drama Suite) / Adventure Story is a real library-head’s library album. We’re treated to some of the best works of no less than five different heavyweights of the genre: drummer Brian Bennett, guitarist Clive Hicks (of The Gentle Rain), saxophonist Duncan Lamont, rock bassist Dave Richmond and keyboard session giant Steve Gary! Something of a dream line-up, they each contributed stellar efforts to create one of the most sought-after of the legendary KPM albums.
Both sides of this LP are dripping with insidious grooves and dramatic spy-score themes, bursting with heavy guitars, swirling flutes, creeping piano-funk and drum breaks galore. Originally released in 1975, it’s clear that these library heroes were heavily influenced by the tough funk and street soul sonics emerging from the cutting edge Blaxploitation soundtracks.
Dave Richmond’s taut swagger and wah-wah guitar licks of “Nightwatch”, Steve Gray’s sleazy horn and clav-funk on the A-side opener “Theme For A Hunter” and Brian Bennett’s rolling strut of “The Investigator” are just three of the highlights here. That last one being sampled by Jeff Jank under his Captain Funkaho guise on “My 2600” for Stones Throw back in 1999.
As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Hunter (Drama Suite) / Adventure Story 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!The Hunter (Drama Suite)
A1 Steve Gray - Theme For A Hunter 2:13
A2 Steve Gray - The Hunter (Link 1) 0:09
A3 Steve Gray - The Hunter (Link 2) 0:07
A4 Steve Gray - The Hunter (Link 3) 0:06
A5 Dave Richmond - Heavy Lead 1:43
A6 Duncan Lamont - Uneasy Silence 2:05
A7 Brian Bennett - Hideout 2:55
A8 Brian Bennett - Hideout (Shock) 0:05
A9 Brian Bennett - Hideout (Let Down) 0:12
A10 Clive Hicks - Approach 1:59
A11 Clive Hicks - Approach (Shock) 0:05
A12 Clive Hicks - Approach (Sting) 0:05
A13 Clive Hicks - Approach (Exclamation) 0:05
A14 Steve Gray - Flashing Knives 1:19
A15 Clive Hicks - Solid Pursuit 1:04
A16 Brian Bennett - Flying Squad 1:07
A17 Dave Richmond - Nightwatch 2:43 Adventure Story
B1 Brian Bennett - Adventure Story 1:22
B2 Brian Bennett - Adventure Story (Link 1) 0:08
B3 Brian Bennett - Adventure Story (Link 2) 0:08
B4 Brian Bennett - The Investigator 3:22
Clive Hicks - Passing Hours Suite (4:17)
B5a – Pt. 1 1:19
B5b – Pt. 2 1:28
B5c – Pt. 3 0:55
B5d – Pt. 4 0:35
B6 Steve Gray - The Set Up 2:00
B7 Duncan Lamont - Stake Out 2:18
B8 Dave Richmond - Knife Edge 1:35
B9 Brian Bennett - Speed Trap 0:53
B10 Brian Bennett - Speed Trap (Link) 0:10
B11 Duncan Lamont - Battle 1:00
B12 Duncan Lamont - Battle (Link 1) 0:04
B13 Duncan Lamont - Battle (Link 2) 0:15
B14 Steve Gray - Attack 0:50
B15 Dave Richmond - Casing The Joint 1:30
B16 Dave Richmond - The Foil 1:28
B17 Brian Bennett - Scream 0:07
B18 Dave Richmond - Meanwhile 0:07
The Hunter (Drama Suite) / Adventure Story LP
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