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LP 263: Ray Davies Orchestra – Flashpoint (Philips, 1975)

23 Jul

Side 1
01 The Man With The Golden Gun
02 Big Boss
03 Earthquake
04 Mr Majestick
05 Love Said Goodbye (from Godfather II)
06 Kojak

Side 2
07 Magnum Force
08 Gold
09 Live And Let Die
10 Airport ’75
11 We May Never Love Like This Again (from The Towering Inferno)
12 Fist Of Fury

We pick up the Ray Davies story in 1975.
Fresh from a successful venture into film themes (Themes From The Exorcist etc – LP 215 on the original Spiral site), Ray’s next outing for Philips saw him repeat the trick (and up the ante) with the consistent and groovy Flashpoint.

It features a hard and fast take of The Man With The Golden Gun, two fiery Bruce Lee themes – Big Boss and Fist Of Fury and short sharp blasts of cop action like Kojak and Magnum Force. Airport ’75 is nicely ominous too.

Chuck in funky romantic stuff from The Towering Inferno and The Godfather II, plus the booming sensurround of Earthquake and you’ve got yourself a classic film themes LP.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

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