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OUT OF PRINT SINCE 2001, A CLASSIC TRUNK RECORDS RELEASE GETS A RARE REPRESS. THIS IS PASTORAL BRITISH JAZZ FILM MUSIC AT ITS VERY BEST, WITH SLEEVENOTES BY JARVIS COCKER.
Kes by Ken Loach is one of the greatest British films of all time. It also has one of the finest soundtrack of the period. Put together by the incredibly talented John Cameron (the arranged for Donovan etc) this score sums up beautifully the freedom, innocence and tragedy put across in the film. With a crack British jazz line up including flute legend Harold McNair, Ronnie Ross (Bass Clarinet), Tony Carr (Drums), Danny Moss (Clarinet) and David Snell (Harp) this score not only appeals to the soundtrack collectors but also followers of the classic British jazz sound.
'The sound of long-lost childhood…The smell of a damp school cloakroom, from an age when comics were still printed on newsprint…But this is more than just a product of the nostalgia industry - put on this album and immediately you’ll be soaring through the air, free of your earth shackles; for this is the sound of a human soul in flight. A beautiful daydream antidote to an all too real South Yorkshire nightmare. This is the real thing. This is beauty so fragile it hurts.' Jarvis Cocker (from sleevenotes).