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ARTIST
TITLE
Kes OST
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
KES 001CD KES 001CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/12/2011

2011 repress, originally released in 2002. A sublime pastoral jazz soundtrack by one of the finest British jazz line-ups of the 1960s, back on CD for the first time in 10 years and with brand-new artwork based on the 1969 original Polish poster. Kes by Ken Loach is one of the greatest British films of all time. It also has one of the finest soundtracks of the period. Put together by the incredibly talented John Cameron (he 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 soundtrack collectors, but also followers of the classic British jazz sound. Originally issued by Trunk in 2001, this soundtrack quickly disappeared from view. It has now been repressed with new artwork based on the 1969 Polish movie poster from the film. Includes a 4-page booklet with sleevenotes by Jarvis Cocker. "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