Andrew Cartmel Curated The Vinyl Detective 180g Import LP

Andrew Cartmel

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180g Vinyl LP!
Classic Jazz Tracks Curated by Andrew Cartmel!

Andrew Cartmel (born 1958) is a British author and journalist. He was the script editor of Doctor Who during the Sylvester McCoy era of the show between 1987 and 1989. He has also worked as a script editor on other television series, as a magazine editor, as a comics writer, as a film studies lecturer, and as a novelist.

Andrew Cartmel's Vinyl Detective novels are a cool, quirky and contemporary series of books whose central character is a record collector turned sleuth. The Vinyl Detective, who remains anonymous, has a big love of cool Jazz, and his prized possession is his extensive collection of rare Jazz LPs. The book series now runs to four superbly entertaining titles on Forbidden Planet's own Titan Books imprint. And now, in conjunction with the Vinyl Passion record label, The Vinyl Detective has risen from the pages of Cartmel's novels to curate this album of his favorite Jazz tracks. The album begins and ends with two versions of a specially commissioned Vinyl Detective Theme by renowned film composer Joe Kraemer (who composed the scores for the hit movies Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation). These completely new pieces are unique to this album!

As for the rest of the tracks, in the knowledgeable opinion of The Vinyl Detective, this LP features some of the finest jazz ever recorded, from celebrated classics to forgotten collector's items. The album contains sleeve notes written by The Vinyl Detective himself, and the eagle eyed will spot the hidden message written in the Dead Wax! As a compilation of Jazz, this album culls some gems from the great Jazz labels, all handpicked by our hero, and they flow beautifully as a stand alone album. The record is a mixture of involving instrumental tracks (Miles Davis, Charles Mingus) and sultry vocals (Lucy Ann Polk, Joanie Sommers) that takes the listener on a guided tour through some of the best that Jazz can offer. The stunning artwork echoes the style of the original novels jackets, and this release will appeal to the fans of the novels as well as Jazz aficionados. The Vinyl Detective novels are published in the UK (several reprints), The USA, and are now launched in translation in Germany and Czech Republic. This album is an essential buy for hipsters everywhere as the Vinyl Detective myth expands into a the world of recorded sound.


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Remastered
  • Import
  • Made in the E.U.


Side A:

  1. Theme from The Vinyl Detective (Short Version) - Joe Kraemer
  2. I Could Write A Book - Miles Davis Quintet
  3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus
  4. Time After Time - Lucy Ann Polk
  5. Warm Canto - Mal Waldron
  6. Heart And Soul - Joanie Sommers

Side B:

  1. Love Theme From Spartacus - Yusef Lateef
  2. The Way You Look Tonight - Betty Carter & Ray Bryant
  3. Thou Swell - Blossom Dearie
  4. Waltz For Debby - Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans
  5. Don'cha Go 'Way Mad - Lucy Ann Polk
  6. Theme From The Vinyl Detective (Full Version) - Joe Kraemer

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