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Red Sands Radio

(July 2007 - July 2014)

The Red Sands Radio Station Daily Opening Theme is by the French Band ‘Air’ entitled ‘La Femme D’Argent’ (The Silver Woman/The Money Girl)

This comes from their album ‘Moon Safari’ recorded in Paris between April – June 1997

I was given an advanced copy by Fiona at Virgin when running Medway FM, used as a bed to promote the daily during the ‘Medway FM Café Live Lunch’ ahead of it becoming popular with a wider audience

Air - La Femme D’Argent: Moon Safari album Virgin Records CD 7243 8 44978 2 (January 1998)

Air - Moon Safari album

Red Sands Radio Closedown Daily Theme Tune is by ‘Franck Pourcel’ entitled ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’. The track from the Musical of the same name was composed in 1929

The late French Orchestral leader ‘Franck Pourcel’ recorded the track originally in 1965 with vocals for the ‘Overture’ LP

Re-recorded in 1970 ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ can be found on the ‘This is Pourcel’ vinyl album: Columbia STWO 7

Franck Pourcel Orchestra - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: This is Poucel album Columbia STWO 7 (1970)
ranck Pourcel Orchestra - This is Poucel album

We played the track in tribute to the original Radio 390 theme, a KPM library piece by the ‘Telecast Orchestra’ called ‘Sentimental’, sounding very similar & often confused with ‘On a Clear Day’

There’s no evidence, although some believe Frank Chacksfield recorded the track

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‘Robert Goulet’ did though record 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ for his ‘On Broadway‘ album, Columbia CL 2418 (1965) which Offshore Radio Essex used as a ‘Tender Call’

It also was released as a 7" single Columbia 4-43394

Robert Goulet - On Broadway album
Robert Goulet - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 45

It appeared again in France on a compilation Music Cassette called ‘Unforgettable Melodies’ featuring the orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love & Manuel & His Music of the Mountains (1977)

‘Unforgettable Memories’ on CD was released in UK on the EMI Music for Pleasure Label: CD-DL- 1120 (1991) Readers Digest included it on ‘Melodies Moods & Memories’, an 8 vinyl LP set: GMMM-A-215 (1992)

'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ can also be found on the double sampler CD ‘This is Pourcel/Plays The Cole Porter Story’: Studio 2 Stereo CDP498147 (1999)
Franck Pourcel - This is Pourcel/Plays The Cole Porter Story album

 

Finally, The Phil Green Orchestra recorded a version of 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ on 'The Romantic Sounds of Yesterday' album, State Records, ETMP13 (1979)
The Phil Green Orchestra - The Romantic Sounds of Yesterday album V1
The Phil Green Orchestra - The Romantic Sounds of Yesterday album V2

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Carefully selected 'Filler' tracks were designed to re-enforce station imaging & branding

Starting with a haunting voice repeating the station name three times, edited & remixed to various lengths, overlaid with ‘live’ atmospheric recordings of the resident Red Sands Fort Seagulls, the North Redsands Buoy & the sound of waves lapping around the Forts legs, were primarily produced to create ‘bumpers’ to top of the hour commercials & News

All Saints - Pure Shores Instrumental: The Mixes, London Records LXDJ 444 (2000)

All Saints - Pure Shores mixes

 

 

 

 

Adam F – Circles: 12” Section 5 Records, Section 11 (1995)

Adam F – Circles

 

 

 

 

Andronicus – Make You Whole: 12” Promo Ffrreedom TABXDJ 107 (1992)

Andronicus – Make You Whole

 

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Ocean – Waterfall: 12” Pegasus Records PG004, Netherlands (1993)

Atlantic Ocean – Waterfall

 

 

 

Axwell ft Max C – I Found U: 12” Axtone Records, AXT003 (2007)

Axwell ft Max C – I Found U

 

 

 

 

Banda Sonora - Guitarra G (G Club Mix): Defected, DFECT36 (2001)
Banda Sonora - Guitarra G

 

 

 

Blonde ft Charlli Taft – Higher Ground: The Mix 2015, ANTS 082619 4315528 (2015) *

Blonde ft Charlli Taft – Higher Ground

 

 

 

 

Bonobo – Antenna: North Borders album, ZEN915(2013)

Bonobo – Antenna

 

 

 

Bonobo – Kota: 7” Tru Thoughts – TRU7 020 (2001)
Bonobo – Kota

 

 

 

 

Booka Shade ft Frtz Kalkbrenner – Crossing Borders: Blaufield Music, BMB003, Germany (2014)

Booka Shade ft Frtz Kalkbrenner – Crossing Borders

 

 

 

Calvin Harris – Cuba: Flyeye Records, FLYEYE129 (2014)

Calvin Harris – Cuba

 

 

 

 

Chicane – Offshore: Modena Records, MOD003 (1996)

Chicane – Offshore

 

 

 

Citrus Jam – Beach Café: Best of Ibiza Chill Session 2005-2011 album, Manifold Records, DIV12042 (2016) *

Citrus Jam – Beach Café

 

 

 

 

Claude von Stroke – The Clapping Track: Dirtybird, DB109 (2013)

Claude von Stroke – The Clapping Track

 

 

 

 

Daft Punk – Voyager: Discovery album, Virgin Records, CDVX2940, 8100882, 7243 8100882 9 in Film Interstella 5555. The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2001)

Daft Punk – Voyager

 

 

 

David Holmes – Rodney Yates: Go Beat!, Let’s Get Killed album, 539 100-1 (1997)

David Holmes – Rodney Yates: Go Beat!

 

 

 

 

Deadly Avenger – Day One: Deep Red album, Illicit Recordings, Ill LP 002 (2002)

Deadly Avenger – Day One

 

 

 

Deepest Blue – Deepest Blue: EQ Music, EA 70745 (2004))

Deepest Blue – Deepest Blue

 

 

 

 

Ded Good Music Library – Coast: Essential Downtempo, CDGML 6200 (Undated)

Ded Good Music Library – Coast

 

 

 

Ded Good Music Library – Ivory Blush: Tranquil Beats CD, CDGML6400 (Undated)
Ded Good Music Library – Ivory Blush

 

 

 

Disciples – Circles: Remedy EP, New State Music NEW135BDBEA (2013)

Disciples – Circles

 

 

 

 

Disciples – They Don’t Know: FFRR 825646210961 (2014)

Disciples – They Don’t Know

 

 

 

Distant Fragment & Steve Mill – Utopia: TUSOM Recordings USM003 (2006)

Distant Fragment & Steve Mill – Utopia

 

 

 

 

Enigma – Sadness: Virgin Records 90648 (1990)

Enigma – Sadness

 

 

 

Eric Prydz – Pjanoo: Catchy Tunes, CATCHY109 (2008)

Eric Prydz – Pjanoo

 

 

 

 

EDX – Embrace: Toolroom Records, TOOL117/01Z (2011)

EDX – Embrace

 

 

 

Faithless – Insomnia: Cheeky Records, 12” CHEK 12010 (1995)

Faithless – Insomnia

 

 

 

 

Faithless – Drifting Away: Reverence Album, Cheeky Records, CHEKCD500 (1996)
Faithless – Drifting Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format B – Chunky: Formatik Records, FMKdig011 (2014)
Format B – Chunky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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