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Craig-UK

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APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:00:07 PM »


Here are my recordings of the APM 1987 Demo Cassette

Side A: hxxps://mega.nz/#!xApBnYoQ!hEdprB-aXA-ChZtv60Wu92SGE9sYydpGK_Jxm-UbJts
Side B: hxxps://mega.nz/#!JMpHEK5J!mqw1sL_3E0yn8gYE8g148mGKXZWHv25wUbsuxPI1XoM

Enjoy!

Edit: Not sure why the picture is sideways, but it should be straight
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Mr

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 01:56:24 PM »
Cool find! Odd format.
Any photos of the booklet/cover?

Craig-UK

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 12:39:37 AM »

MrXmusic

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 01:53:22 AM »
Nice one!  Reminds me of the demos they had before the myAPM/etc search engine

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 03:26:34 AM »
So aside from KPM and Bruton (the "premier" labels), were Sonoton and Selected Sound also part of their catalog at that time or later on? And does the brochure mention other labels that used to be licensed by APM, but no longer are? Carlin, I assume, didn't start producing their own stock music catalog until afterwards (and, sadly, moved to Warner/Chappell many years later).

Moleoman

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 02:13:38 PM »
So aside from KPM and Bruton (the "premier" labels), were Sonoton and Selected Sound also part of their catalog at that time or later on? And does the brochure mention other labels that used to be licensed by APM, but no longer are?

Contrary to Sonoton's site, APM has been distributing the library in the United States since at least... 1988: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Recording-Engineer/80s/Recording-1988-10.pdf (page 56, 87).
However, in Canada, Sonoton became available from APM only somewhere in March 2003. Before then it was distributed in this country by The Music People Ltd.: http://web.archive.org/web/19990901022757/http://www.musicpeople.net/librari.htm

Carlin, I assume, didn't start producing their own stock music catalog until afterwards (and, sadly, moved to Warner/Chappell many years later).
Originally, Carlin Recorded Music Library was distributed in the United States by TRF Music Library:
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1990/BC-1990-04-02.pdf (page 88)
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Broadcast-Engineering/BE/90s/BE-1991-03.pdf (page 202)

Actaully, I'm not sure when APM took over distribution rights. (TRF still distributed Carlin in 1991, while APM already distributed the label in 1994): https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/90s/1994/BB-1994-10-08.pdf (page 60)

JimAth

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 11:18:03 AM »
Totally enjoyed it! I don't know, but somehow the theme played at 8.05' reminded me of the Nyan cat theme... :P ;D
Excellent rip by the way! For a medium so lossy, the quality is more than tolerable!  ;)

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 03:26:35 PM »
Finally getting around to listening to this -- good times. Thanks, Craig!
The opening narration is a bit too much, but a great snapshot of the business in the late 80s.

Craig (or anyone else who might have this) can you take a clearer picture of the APM logo on the packaging? A straight shot of the front, perhaps? I'd like something to use for a cover image.

Cheers!
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Craig-UK

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 04:05:32 PM »
Here are more pictures I have taken. Hopefully the picture is good enough for you to use stackjackson
http://dl.craig-uk.com/apm/

JimAth - Most (if not all) the tracks playing on this demo are from KPM. The track at 8:05 is "American Odyssey" by Graham Donald Harry Preskett from KPM 1340. Also thanks for the compliment, I simply used a Cassette/CD portable player and a guitar double male lead, one in the headphones and the other in the "Line-In" on the PC, adjusted the sound between the two and recorded.

Kablamatic - The only libraries it mentions are KPM, Bruton, Conroy, Themes International and Shepherds Bush.

EDIT:
Excuse the long text here but I decided to go through and ID what I could
Here is Side A:
0:00 - "I'm Ready" KPM 1357
0:20 -
0:28 -
0:37 - "Chesapeake Bay" BRH 29
1:00 -
2:06 - "Viewpoints" KPM 1316
2:20 - "Pageant" KPM 1319
2:41 - "The Washington Post" KPM 1115
2:56 - "Evening News" BRA 4
3:24 -
3:30 -
3:39 - "Frogs" KPM 1332
3:44 - "The Streets Of Rome" KPM 1318
3:51 -
4:02 -
4:12 - "Network" KPM 1333
4:22 -
4:32 -
4:50 - "Move Over" KPM 1314
5:54 - "I'm Ready" KPM 1357
6:23 - "Opening Presentation D" KPM1349
6:51 - "Family Feelings" KPM 1323
7:19 - "Carnival" KPM 1346
7:44 - "Time Cycles" KPM 1344
8:03 - "American Odyssey" KPM 1340
8:30 - "Summer Lady" TIM 1041
8:58 -
9:21 - "A Moment In Time" KPM 1359
9:45 - "Money Markets" KPM 1349
10:13 - "Girl In Danger" BRM 14
10:48 -
11:52 - "International Launch" KPM 1361
12:15 -
12:36 - "The Queen's Consort" KPM 1361
13:06 - "Bringer of Darkness" KPM 1342
13:44 - (Jingle Bells)
14:04 - "Colofonia" BRI 26
14:35 - "Looking Great" KPM 1354
15:11 - "Icescape" KPM 1345
15:49 - "Spring To Life 2" BRJ 23
16:14 - "Conquest of Space" BRN 14
16:48 - "Higher Level" BRN 14
17:21 -
17:56 - "Perky Pinky" BRE 4
18:19 -
18:40 - "The New Leaders" KPM 1347

Side B:
0:00 -
0:24 - "Salute To Liberty" BRN 09
0:57 -
1:21 -
1:50 - "Reach For The Stars" KPM 1319
2:08 - "Metal Men" KPM 1313
2:25 - "Making The Break" KPM 1305
2:47 - "Winning Margin" KPM 1315
3:16 -
3:45 - "Fleeting Shadows" KPM 1303
4:10 -
4:39 -
5:06 -
5:36 -
6:01 -
6:21 - "Gospel Train" KPM 1323
6:48 - "Pageant" KPM 1319
7:20 - "Go For It" KPM 1306
7:46 - "Video Games" KPM 1303
8:01 -
8:21 - "Lumbering Giant" KPM 1312
8:40 -
9:04 - "Best Endeavours" BRG 25
9:42 -
10:06 -
10:30 - "Technicolour" BRL 7
10:59 -
11:25 - "Star Warriors" KPM 1319
11:50 - "Olympic Flame (3)" KPM 1220
12:07 - "The Leading Edge" KPM 1300
12:42 - "Summer Getaway" KPM 1285
13:18 - "Technomatics" KPM 1261
13:44 -
14:00 -
14:12 -
14:24 -
14:50 -
15:24 - "Rescue Helicopter" BRK 06
16:00 - "Louise" KPM 1274
16:38 - "Chorale" KP 1263
17:10 - "Blue Perspectives" KPM 1283
17:43 - "Jokers Wild" KPM 1285
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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 10:26:25 PM »
Thanks for the photos, Craig! These will work just fine. And the insert info about fees, etc. is also handy.

Hopefully, others can help fill out your ID list... ;)


 
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kablamatic

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2019, 06:35:41 AM »
Side A:

0:34 - 0:55 "Chesapeake Bay" BRH 29

2:46 - 3:13 "Evening News" BRA 4 I'm guessing since I couldn't find it on all the other Bruton BRA albums released before and I'm only able to access the track on APM's website under the album, "Fanfare, Links, Stings 3 (BRCD 15), which was released 5 years after the demo tape was produced.

6:04 is when "Opening Presentation" begins and it's version "D" that's being played (you listed your time markings way off for this side).

The rendition of "Jingle Bells" that plays @ 13:32 might be from the Shepards Bush album, "Christmas Feelings" (SHEP 007) (discogs.com/Alan-Hawkshaw-Christmas-Feelings/release/5324920)

15:44 - "Spring to Life 2" BRJ 23

Side B:

10:04 sounds so familiar I can't place my finger on it. I remember hearing it on APM's website under the Bruton library, but I don't remember what it is.

11:50 - "Olympic Flame (3)" KPM 1220
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Craig-UK

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 05:33:17 PM »
Thank you Kablamatic. I believe at 6:05 it is still "I'm Ready" playing.

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Re: APM Demo 1987 (Cassette)
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 01:28:20 PM »
Side 1 14.04 - Patrick Wilson - Colorfonia (Bruton Music ‎ BRI 26) One of My Favourites.
https://librarymusicthemes.net/index.php?topic=2661.msg17146#msg17146