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James Clarke - Mystery Movie
Tracklist
A1Mystery Prelude
A2Car Patrol - Title Sequence
A3Breathless
A4Breathless (Short Version)
A5Waiting Game
A6Mystery Moll
A7Mystery Movement
A8The Heavies
A9Dirty Scene
B1Study In Fear
B2Empty Streets
B3Night Watch
B4Foot Patrol
B5Quiet Girl
B6Relaxed Scene
B7Routine Procedure
B8Quietness Sustained

James Clarke
Mystery Movie

Be With | Item No: 616126
Vinyl LP | 1974 / UK – Reissue | New
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Item Description
James Clarke’s Mystery Movie was released in 1974 as “modern, small group compositions in various moods. Ideally suited to the new Americanised style of T.V. and cinema film where music is used to create the mood and carry the action”.

So this collection covers a lot of bases, but it does so brilliantly and has absolutely no right to be such a fantastic listen from start to finish.

Mystery Movie is best known for the slick drum breaks underpinning the top-notch jazz-funk chase theme “Car Patrol”, the fuzz riffing and ARP soloing of “The Heavies” and the slow-mo strut of “Mystery Moll”. “Study In Fear” and “Empty Streets” are horror soundtrack fodder of the finest sort.

However, it’s the understated, plaintive pieces that we find the most rewarding. Ambient feels and strung-out fried-folk treats, full of cyclical naïve melodies. Music that evokes the ‘downlifting’ Ronnie Lane and Ron Wood instrumentals from their great Mahoney’s Last Stand LP, as well as the beautiful soundtrack work of Jack Nitzsche and Ry Cooder. You might also recognise “Waiting Game” from being sampled by melodic downbeat masters Express Rising.

Check “Relaxed Theme”, “Quiet Girl”, “Routine Procedure” and “Quietness Sustained” for a melodic, melancholic set, with the last three performed on just acoustic guitar and harp. Gorgeous work.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for Mystery Movie 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.
Item Details
Item No:616126
Artist:James Clarke
Titel:Mystery Movie
Label:Be With
Katalog-Nr:BEWITH049LP
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Reissue
Release Date:1974
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:16.11.2018
Condition:New
Price:23,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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