Publishers with Music Libraries, or Production Music Libraries
as they are now known, commissioned composers to write
music specifically for this media. At that time, the Publishers
were all members of a Licensing Society, and the Library
music could thus be made available at affordable rates.
Library Music did provide - and still does - a great variety
of musical compositions not available on commercial records.
Amongst the best known of these are some members of
the bands Soft Machine and Curved Air, and Anthony Phillips,
co-founder of Genesis. Kevin Peek a major session musician
and member of classical/rock band Sky also recorded many
pieces of music for both film and TV. Many of these Library
recordings had only a limited release at the time, making
them quite rare and very collectable for the fans of a particular
Daryl Way will be best known as the founder member of
British progressive rock band Curved Air. With them Daryl
recorded a number of best selling albums and also a hit
single with back Street Luv. He was also the founder of
another post Curved Air band in the seventies called Wolf.
Daryl has recorded a number of solo albums and is a
member of the re formed Curved Air.
Classical Rock is an album of pieces recorded for film and
television and reflects both the classical and rock elements
of his composing and playing. It goes without saying that
fans of Curved Air will also be interested in this instrumental