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Peter Thomas Sound Orchester – The Tape Masters Vol.1 – Library Music (Mocambo)

25 killer library music cuts by the German film music maestro on audiophile pressing in deluxe 2×10″ set. Uberrare and never released before material from 1968-1976, sourced from Peter Thomas’ personal reel-to-reel tape archive. Limited edition of 500 pieces.

From brassy big band funk, space jazz, krauty synth experiments to proto-hiphop, cosmic schlagers, heavy easy listening, soulful soundtrack moods and absurdly dreamy LSD ballads, this compilation encompasses the composer’s most obscure and yet most transcendent work.

Peter Thomas is widely acknowledged as Germany’s most inventive film music composer of the 1960s and 1970, best known for his iconic soundtrack work. He scored over 600 films and episodes, from the crime blockbusters of Jerry Cotton and Edgar Wallace to indie arthouse films like Playgirl, Bruce Lee’s The Big Boss and the extraterrestrial Space Patrol and Chariot of the Gods.

His recordings for music libraries often provided an even more leftfield approach. Their visionary ‘dope beats’ appeal provoked a keen interest from vinyl aficionados, beatmakers and rare groove DJs alike. Unavailable for the public, the original “for professional usage only” albums are now sought-after collector’s items that fetch astronomic prices on the 2ndhand market.

This double 10″ album is the definite selection of Thomas’ best library cues from the Golden Ring Records, KPM and DeWolfe catalogues, many of them available publicly for the first time – plus four recently unearthed “lost” tracks from Warner Chappell’s CPM Archive series that have never been released on vinyl before. All music was carefully transferred from Peter Thomas’ private master tapes and cut in full dynamics, housed in a beautiful fold-out cover with liner notes and private pictures. The compilation was realised in cooperation with Peter Thomas’ son Philip who takes care of the Peter Thomas Sound Orchester catalogue after his father’s death in 2020.

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