Famed arranger, music director, producer Keith Mansfield has arranged top tunes for the likes of Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Georgie Fame, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Robert Plant.He has also been a star of UK TV for 40 years. Wimbledon tennis, Grandstand, Athletics, The Big Match, The Sweeney all enhanced by Mansfield’simpact on their soundtrack. The Big Match theme was recorded as The Young Scene for KPM in 1968, the same year as Mansfield also turned in the seminal arrangement for the Love Affair’sbreak-through hit Everlasting Love. Also released then was his own solo record Soul Confusion, an organ led groove with a storming fuzz guitar break in the middle. So too the All You Need Is LP for CBS , where Mansfield was a staff producer for a time.This LP, here in its entirety, forms the backbone of our release to highlight the Mansfield sound, following on from our previous excursions in to the sounds of Brian Bennett and Alan Hawkshaw. In fact keyboard maestro Alan Hawkshaw is the provider of the extra-funky piano and Hammond organ work on All You Need Is. The other regular contributors are backing vocals from Sue & Sunny. In addition we have top picks from other CBS LPs Mansfield worked on. The recordings span 1968-1972.
Everlasting Love / Rainbow Valley / Lovin’ things / Soul Thing / Love For Sale / Alan Haven / Am I The Same Girl (Soulful Strut) / Salena Jones / What Is This Thing Called Love / Salena Jones / Take Five / Walk On By / Moanin / The Serpent - Maynard Ferguson / Boogaloo / Soul Confusion - Keith Mansfield / Spinning Wheel – Maynard / Ferguson / All You Need Is Love / Whiter Shade Of Pale / You’ve Lost That Lovin Feeling / Reach Out (And I’ll Be There) / Rainbow Valley - Love Affair / Everlasting Love - Love Affair