The Hunter (Drama Suite) / Adventure Story is a real library-head’s library album. We’re treated to some of the best works of no less than five different heavyweights of the genre: drummer Brian Bennett, guitarist Clive Hicks (of The Gentle Rain), saxophonist Duncan Lamont, rock bassist Dave Richmond and keyboard session giant Steve Gary! Something of a dream line-up, they each contributed stellar efforts to create one of the most sought-after of the legendary KPM albums.

Both sides of this LP are dripping with insidious grooves and dramatic spy-score themes, bursting with heavy guitars, swirling flutes, creeping piano-funk and drum breaks galore. Originally released in 1975, it’s clear that these library heroes were heavily influenced by the tough funk and street soul sonics emerging from the cutting edge Blaxploitation soundtracks.

Dave Richmond’s taut swagger and wah-wah guitar licks of “Nightwatch”, Steve Gray’s sleazy horn and clav-funk on the A-side opener “Theme For A Hunter” and Brian Bennett’s rolling strut of “The Investigator” are just three of the highlights here. That last one being sampled by Jeff Jank under his Captain Funkaho guise on “My 2600” for Stones Throw back in 1999.

As with all of our KPM re-issues, the audio for The Hunter (Drama Suite) / Adventure Story comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!

  • Pressed on 180g vinyl
  • Remastered from the original analogue tapes

A1 : Theme For A Hunter
A2 : The Hunter (Link 1)
A3 : The Hunter (Link 2)
A4 : The Hunter (Link 3)
A5 : Heavy Lead
A6 : Uneasy Silence
A7 : Hideout
A8 : Hideout (Shock)
A9 : Hideout (Let Down)
A10 : Approach
A11 : Approach (Shock)
A12 : Approach (Sting)
A13 : Approach (Exclamation)
A14 : Flashing Knives
A15 : Solid Pursuit
A16 : Flying Squad
A17 : Nightwatch
B1 : Adventure Story
B2 : Adventure Story (Link 1)
B3 : Adventure Story (Link 2)
B4 : The Investigator
B5 : Passing Hours Suite
B6 : The Set Up
B7 : Stake Out
B8 : Knife Edge
B9 : Speed Trap
B10 : Speed Trap (Link)
B11 : Battle
B12 : Battle (Link 1)
B13 : Battle (Link 2)
B14 : Attack
B15 : Casing The Joint
B16 : The Foil
B17 : Scream
B18 : Meanwhile

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