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Mr

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[Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:33:09 AM »

Did you know Carlin had a vinyl library? Yeah, me neither!

I don't know the story with these, but both this and the only other LP from the label currently known seem to be vocal ones, something of an oddity in the library sphere. My guess is these were specially-recorded pop tunes/cover versions for library licensing, similar to what you'd find on a few other library LPs of the time, like Bruton's "Pop Vocals", Music-De Wolfe's "Pop Sounds by the Cool", etc.
The preceding LP features soon-to-be Hi-NRG queen Hazel Dean singing Burt Bacharach/Hal David tunes (though not in a dance pop way!), whereas this one features cover versions of two known tunes (Ritchie Valen's "Oh Donna" and the Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset") alongside original compositions, written and performed by a few somewhat known performers including Bruce Woolley and Rod Thompson (perhaps) known for their work with the Buggles, Karen Kay of the Gymslips as well as 'regular' library composers Mike Battison and Philip Jap - and a few people of which little is apparently known.

The styles broadly span both folk pop, adult contemporary, pop/rock, disco, reggae, soul and even a bit of synth pop(!), making this a varied listen - as suggested by the title, of course.

A side note; interestingly, the two cues "Pure Imagination" and "Jewelette" feature a collaboration of composer/vocalist otherwise only ever featured on a single 7" each; Linda Jardim (hidden behind poorly disuguised alias or typo "Lind Jardin") and Rod Thompson on a promotional 7" advertising the Northampton Development Corporation and Karen O'Connor and Philip Jap on O'Connor's only pop single, "Girl in the Uniform".


Enjoy! :)
casu://www101.zippyshare.com/v/L5qbPpYY/file.html (FLAC)

For the UK:
conv://mega.nz/#!YJ50nYRR!ma9Z1pdtH86ghvB-hyWPwHyBW4ySX7B7k5k8ClmYIjw


ps. - Brits, have you ever heard any of these tunes before?
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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 10:20:24 AM »
Thank you, Mr!

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 05:53:12 PM »
Thanks a lot for sharing this rare album, Mr.
A pleasant listen. The cover version of "Waterloo Sunset" is very nice.

JR

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 04:20:02 PM »
Do you have a photo from the cover please? (Bits and Pieces and The Sound of Bacharach)

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 04:38:04 PM »
Do you have a photo from the cover please? (Bits and Pieces and The Sound of Bacharach)
Best I've got:

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 08:53:36 PM »
Looks cool, thank you Mr.  :)

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 01:21:28 AM »
Two unsuspected offerings Mr...quite nice to hear Hazell Dean singing Bacharach/David standards...Bits and Pieces is an apt title for the other one......a very nice and competent Pop postcard of the 80's...Thank you Mr!
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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 02:57:21 PM »
Thanks, Mr!

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 06:34:11 PM »

Did you know Carlin had a vinyl library? Yeah, me neither!

I don't know the story with these, but both this and the only other LP from the label currently known seem to be vocal ones, something of an oddity in the library sphere. My guess is these were specially-recorded pop tunes/cover versions for library licensing, similar to what you'd find on a few other library LPs of the time, like Bruton's "Pop Vocals", Music-De Wolfe's "Pop Sounds by the Cool", etc.
The preceding LP features soon-to-be Hi-NRG queen Hazel Dean singing Burt Bacharach/Hal David tunes (though not in a dance pop way!), whereas this one features cover versions of two known tunes (Ritchie Valen's "Oh Donna" and the Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset") alongside original compositions, written and performed by a few somewhat known performers including Bruce Woolley and Rod Thompson (perhaps) known for their work with the Buggles, Karen Kay of the Gymslips as well as 'regular' library composers Mike Battison and Philip Jap - and a few people of which little is apparently known.

The styles broadly span both folk pop, adult contemporary, pop/rock, disco, reggae, soul and even a bit of synth pop(!), making this a varied listen - as suggested by the title, of course.

A side note; interestingly, the two cues "Pure Imagination" and "Jewelette" feature a collaboration of composer/vocalist otherwise only ever featured on a single 7" each; Linda Jardim (hidden behind poorly disuguised alias or typo "Lind Jardin") and Rod Thompson on a promotional 7" advertising the Northampton Development Corporation and Karen O'Connor and Philip Jap on O'Connor's only pop single, "Girl in the Uniform".


Enjoy! :)
casu://www101.zippyshare.com/v/L5qbPpYY/file.html (FLAC)

For the UK:
conv://mega.nz/#!sUp03awT!831bkfimKAIaBcLNozT_29c1pw7IBdEWcNdzgBdn8XM (FLAC)


ps. - Brits, have you ever heard any of these tunes before?

Does the mega link have more than 11 tracks? I don't see the Waterloo Sunset song that was mentioned?

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Re: [Carlin Music Library] CMC 1005 - Bits and Pieces (1982)
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 11:04:04 PM »
I suspect the Hazel Dean album was intended as a non-needletime album for radio stations - there seems to have been a bit of an upsurge in these kind of albums at around this time, what with the Great British Music Library, Intersong and Radio Clyde labels, the one-off Standard Music album of Richard Niles arrangements of pop hits, and the similar Tony Hatch Orchestra 'Heritage Of Hits' one from Chappell.  I suspect it coincides with an increase in commercial radio stations in the UK, and a need for non-needletime music for particularly the overnight shows.

It seems there was also a BBC Radioplay release, and a CD version which has liner notes by Hazel herself (which I can't read as the photos on Discogs are too small, but it looks like they might yield some useful information).