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 and great film score composer in his own right) 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.
Source material was the original John Cameron master, which had been slightly damaged at the front end, so there is a slight change in volume at the beginning of the LP. Nobody moaned back in 2001. Things might be different now.
The score is only 19 minutes long and therefore fits perfectly onto a one-sided LP.
1 Front Titles 2 Billy’s Paper Round 3 Dawn –Billy Sees The Tower 4 Stealing The Book 5 Midnight – Billy Climbs And Captures Kes 6 Training Kes 7 Kes First Flight