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Col Wolfe

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James Clarke
« on: August 01, 2020, 12:51:56 PM »
Very sorry to hear of the recent passing of James Clarke.

He was one of the first names I fiended for when I began this obsession with the mysterious, eclectic and surprising world of library music.
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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 01:05:54 PM »
I havenít heard about this.  Same here.  His KPMs were a big part of my introduction.  And his films were a treat too!  Expose, anyone?

Lord Thames

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 10:15:34 PM »
Oh no, immensely sad news - what a nice chap he was.  A great composer and a fascinating life.

Hope you'll excuse the plug, but if there's anyone who's not heard it yet, here's the result of when my podcasting chum Eldiabolik and I went to the great house in Norfolk to chat about his music and career - still one of my favourite things I've ever done:  archive.org/download/JKCSpecial/JKC%20Special.mp3

longjohnsilver

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 11:15:26 PM »
I would like to listen some albums of Clarke any recommendations?

Porn Library

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 04:27:51 AM »
I didn't even hear about this. A great loss. Loved his music and his films. Hardcore (known as "Fiona" in the US) was my favorite of his films. May he rest in peace.

Col Wolfe

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 06:03:48 PM »
I would like to listen some albums of Clarke any recommendations?

Standard have compiled a short list of lesser celebrated easier pieces.

h++p://search.standardmusiclibrary.com/#/featuredplaylist/65335cce71db8177

Admittedly, I was more into his, ahem, groovier recordings.
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Lord Thames

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 06:42:39 PM »
The Standard playlist is lovely - his KPM material from the late 60s is in simlar vein, if you like that side of things (and I do!)

The 'Girl On The Beach' LP is absolutely gorgeous, and is also the only way to hear a number of his KPM tracks in stereo, as the tapes have long since disappeared.

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Re: James Clarke
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2020, 01:41:07 AM »
 :'( I am saddened to hear this! I know his works quite well!

Time to finally listen to the James Clarke podcast I have had on my HDD for quite a while among the other episodes.

I have the "Girl On The Beach" album on CD, it was reissued by Dutton Vocalion a while back and is still available there: https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/
If you search for "James Clarke", there are even more publications of his material, mainly in form of library compilations. The great "Time To Fly" and several other great KPM compilations seem to have received a second printing, so make sure you grab a copy if you feel like it! (especially in these corona-stricken times)