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 artist.
Kevin Peek is a highly regarded session guitarist having
worked with a great many musicians on sessions over
the years notably for Cliff Richard. He was also a
founder member of the Classical Rock band Sky and
recorded many best selling albums with them. Still
Waters is an album comprising of instrumental pieces
Kevin wrote and recorded for film and television. As a
whole the music works well together and as an instrumental
album many rock fans will enjoy the breadth and depth
of style contained on the album.