James Vertigan Founding member
Just read this in this week's Radio Magazine:

Winchester Hospital Radio is to launch an album that brings together music from daytime tv and radio from the 60's and 70's. The CD compilation, Intermission Impossible, is a collection of cult tunes featuring themes, interludes and Test Card tracks, many previously unreleased to the public.

The CD is the brainchild of WHR volunteer Steven Wills and his friend Lucy Reeve and has been launched on WHR's own record label to help fund the charity's work. Steven's previous compilations have proved to be much sought after, a used CD of his limited edition; Girl in a Suitcase fetched 155 on eBay earlier this year.

Much of the music on the present collection was originally written as ready-made tunes for film, TV and radio companies to use as themes or incidental music. Steven and Lucy spent a great deal of time tracing and sourcing the music. With the assistance of Ann Dawson, Media Manager of Cavendish Music, they compiled and produced the music for the CD. All pieces were sourced from original quarter-inch tape, found in immaculate condition, allowing excellent recording quality.

WHR's producer of Intermission Impossible, Steven Wills said: "I remember hearing these tunes the first time round, they were great then and they still are! These recordings stand the test of time and deserve to be made available to the public for the first time, together on one CD.

All proceeds from the sale of the CDs will help to ensure that Winchester Hospital Radio can continue to provide its service to the patients at the Royal Hampshire county Hospital. For more information about Intermission Impossible, including a full track listing, go to the station's website at http://www.whr.org.uk/intermission.html

The track listing is included here for your convenience:

Two-Way Stretch
Cheyne Walk
Friday's Theme
Let's Skip
Joe's Talk
See You Soon
Out of the Blue
Viva Vicente
Pronto for Paul
For Jane
It Takes Nine to Mambo
Travellers' Joy
Little Ridsdale
Soft Satin Nights
Drop Out
Let's Go Metric
Softly, Softly
Any News
Waltz in Jazztime
These Foolish Things
You Take It From Here
Back to Square One
Early Hours
Early Riser
In and Out of Fashion
El Hombre Solo
The Count's in Town
Easy Come, Easy Go
A Gentle Stroll

Intermission Impossible costs 10.50 (inclusive of P&P).