Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"The Hanged Man" OST - Alan Tew / Bullet (1975)




As a followup to the "Library Rhodes" compilation from the other day, here's Alan Tew's 1975 soundtrack to the Yorkshire TV series "The Hanged Man". This has been around the blogs in a lower bit rate, but here it is in glorious FLAC or 320-mp3, take your choice ...

Several (if not all?) of these tracks were Tew's former library tracks renamed for the series and album release, and four of them actually appeared on the above-mentioned rhodes comp under the original titles - but here's the whole thing.

"Bullet" were a studio band. No exact info is available, but I've read elsewhere that it was likely to have been library legends Alan Parker, Barry Morgan, Les Hurdle on bass, and possibly Alan Hawkshaw on keys.

My files come from a now-deleted CD re-release from 1998, but I've grabbed the images from the original vinyl version from Discogs, 'cos it's a nicer cover, love the star heads. Enjoy.

TRACKLIST

  • 1. Contract Man
  • 2. G.B.H.
  • 3. Road Runner
  • 4. The Heist
  • 5. Duluth Blues
  • 6. The Spic
  • 7. Hanged Man
  • 8. Blue Panther
  • 9. Killer Hill
  • 10. Smokey Joe The Dreamer
  • 11. Gentle In The Night
  • 12. The Peterman
  • 13. Funky Bear
  • 14. Hanged Man

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah Baby!
I have this one on vinyl.
You've saved me burinng it.
Cheers
Funkishbass

Ian Van Groove said...

Can't resist an upgrade from the master. A stone cold classic. Cheers!

the jazzstronaut said...

Well done Simon, checking this out at work, will definitely grab it as soon as I get home tonight.
Cheers,

uknowho said...

Dope tracks...

Jazzjet said...

Thanks. Great to have a top quality rip.Still find it amusing that some of this music was used to soundtrack The Two Ronnies comedy sketches. I guess that's the nature of library music.

Roby said...

so so rad, thanks!

Willard said...

VERY cool. Many thanks.

tripmaster said...

this is a blessing to have in lossless. thank you!

Anonymous said...

merci mille fois

James Auburn said...

Right up my alley - thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, great stuff!!

andrew embassy said...

NICE, this is awesome.

Arkadin said...

Thanks for your upgrade, mate! (hey, when did you became a FLAC-guy?)

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comments guys :)
hey arkadin, I hadn't really put time into finding a free FLAC-making app for Mac ... but checked it out a bit and found Max, which is pretty good ...

Robert said...

Thanks Simon,wonderful upload as always!!

nick said...

thanks, simon. I always knew this as one of those high roller's "wall pieces," but I realized I've never actually heard it. looking forward to it!

makuma said...

Obrigado Simon!

Simon666 said...

thanks Robert, Nick and Makuma :)

fritz the cat said...

lovely, thanks

Anonymous said...

You good people make it so good to be part of this, with your willingness to share the music and spred the love. Thanks

Calden said...

This is possibly the coolest soundtrack on plastic... ever.

Amazing work Simon, keep bringing us this stuff!

Anonymous said...

thanks - completely new to me, so thanks for sharing.

ovwarrior said...

thanks man! gotta love the rhodes

Winston said...

Oh yeah, seriously groovy stuff. Nice to check out this kind of stuff from the likes of you. Keep it coming.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is a magnificent, and much appreciated, blog.

anonymousremains said...

Great to have in Lossless,one less of my LP's to transfer..cheers.

Superfly said...

Great blog)) Love Rhodes piano sound)
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Cutmaster Smith said...

Great to hear the whole LP for once - Viva N.E.R.!

Anonymous said...

"The Heist" was later used as the theme music for THE PEOPLE'S COURT!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, This is very appreciated.

Anonymous said...

this is awesome!!!!1

hideo said...

just the thing for a cloistered Saturday ... cheers!

Anonymous said...

EXELLENT!

kris said...

Some tracks used in blaxploitation satire movie "Black Dynamite" along with one my favourite tracks; Alan Hawkshaw's "Name of the game". It's a real gem, i'm glad at last someone discovered and appreciated it to use in a movie but i would like to hear it in a Tarantino movie :P

Black Dynamite (2009) IMDB:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190536/

Give it a try, a quite funny movie.

Beau said...

thank you, very interested in taking a listen. THANKS!!!!!!!

s o l e p o w e r said...

FLAC !!!@#%#$^$%^%

this mustve been some serious effort !

I LOVE THIS BLOG...it took me this long to put it down in comments

Anonymous said...

thnx

Anonymous said...

thank you so very much for introducing me to more music than i can handle.

Anonymous said...

Thank you brother

Anonymous said...

Thanks you very much. Much appreciated Sir!

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your site !!!!
Keep up the good work !!! You've made an 'OF' very happy in his retirement..[12-25-46]

Hope the younger gen continues to go back, and find out what they missed...and guide them in the future.. BTW, luv the 'Rhodes' posts....

S Lyckholm
Crestline CA 92325

Brendoon said...

Oh yeah!! This is GOLD!! Thanks.

bwana said...

Hey! Thanx a million, Simon! Your blog never ceases to amaze me...

Anonymous said...

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!

Your blog is one of the greatest, keep on doing what you do.

I discovered some music here that screams to be sampled.

Anonymous said...

I picked up a copy of this on Contour in WH Smith in Blackpool in an upstairs bargain bin in when the tv series had just finished. 25pence. Bargain. Thanks for this. Now i don't have to worry about transferring it.

radioman

Simon666 said...

Hi guys, new compilation out :

LIBRARY RHODES 2

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2011/12/various-library-rhodes-2-comp-15.html

Anonymous said...

good shit..
can you please reup Flac version cause Megaupload is shut down ..

tnx a lot

Anonymous said...

Any chance of re-upping the lossless? Regardless, thanks for the rip.

mukahnlor said...

yeah, please reup the lossless link,thanks any way for your great work!!!.

Mang Deden said...

I can't download.., mediafire link please

Anonymous said...

Very nice, thank you!!

Mario Salimon said...

Style is for those who have it, not simply for those who want it!

Montage said...

Thank you very much!!!

JazzHoppa said...

TY for this....

Anonymous said...

Thanks dude.

Simon666 said...

Hi people who were looking for the lossless, there's a WAV version up now, see the post.

Also, you might be interested in my new comp "Library Rhodes 3" :

Hey guys, just letting you know that 'Library Rhodes 3" is now up :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/various-library-rhodes-3-comp-19.html

Muff Diver said...


Thank you, Simon666!

Wytse said...

Tripping out on this great funky music, thanks Simon!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for all your comments on diff. posts Wytse, nice to know people are listening and enjoying :)

Wytse said...

The more I listen to this, the more I like it. Thank you again Simon for introducing me to Alan Tew.