Sunday, 24 May 2009

Updates to the Deighton Dossier website

I've now added a page to the main Deighton Dossier website - in the section called 'The Rest' - about a piece of music I came across on eBay, of which I'd heard nothing before, called The Seahorse. This is a concept album by Robert Green and Carl Barber from 1996, and is in the form of a 'mock' soundtrack for an unseen film - in this case, Deighton's Horse Under Water. After mentioning this CD on the blog - and giving it an initial equivocal review - Robert Green got in touch and gave me some of the background to this album, which on some of the tracks has a definite 'John Barry' sixties film feeling to it. Check out the brief interview on the website. It's a very rare CD - no longer available through conventional means - but it has curiousity value and in the absence of any Harry Palmer film based on the book, it is the nearest thing we have to pictures of Harry Palmer driving down the Algarve in search of heroin smugglers. Keep an eye out for this album...definitely something to have on in the background when you're reading the book that inspired it.

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