Impress

Impress

Profile:
London UK based Mood Music library label. Acquired by Joseph Weinberger (JW Media Music) in the mid-1950s.

The library was formed by entrepreneur Gordon Barnes with the backing of a rich postcard manufacturer. The name Impress was invented by music editor Richard Taylor, later a director—the 'Imp' stood for Inter-Art Music Publishers.

In the 1950s, as television became increasingly popular, programmes made on thin budgets needed fresh background music. Practically overnight, companies like Impress assembled vast libraries by recruiting young composers to write action, suspense and comedy themes for them. Not only were the composers first-rate, Impress's music had the luxury of being performed by a large orchestra in Stuttgart, Germany (driven by the union ban on library performance in England).

The music was written with no specific visuals in mind: the libraries would simply request the styles and the composers would be left to their own devices and imaginations, producing cues that ran anywhere from four seconds to four minutes. These would then be catalogued by genre (dramatic, suspense, romance, and so on) that directors and music editors could sample at their leisure and cut together as they wished; some libraries even listed the musical keys of their pieces, making it easy for editors to cut an E-flat action cue to a compatible bridge.

In the mid-1970s, Inter-Art went out of business. The Impress library was picked up via a quit-claim by Weinberger Ltd in England who still licenses the cues when the need arises. Copyrights were renewed by the composers themselves when the original Inter-Art registrations expired.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
IA 130 Broad Horizon  album cover The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra Broad Horizon(10") Impress IA 130 UK 1956 Sell This Version
IA 143 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Synchro-Stings(10") Impress IA 143 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IA 144 The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra Eerie Vaults(10") Impress IA 144 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IA 149 Accordeon Solos  album cover Henry Krein, Barry Gray Henry Krein, Barry Gray - Accordeon Solos(10") Impress IA 149 UK 1956 Sell This Version
IA 174 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra French Leave(10") Impress IA 174 UK 1956 Sell This Version
IA 184 Unknown Artist Space Music(10") Impress IA 184 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IA 185 Space Music  album cover Unknown Artist Space Music(10") Impress IA 185 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IA 189 Riot / The Tall Ship  album cover The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra Riot / The Tall Ship(10") Impress IA 189 UK 1956 Sell This Version
IA 192 Cathedral Parts 1 & 2   album cover The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra Cathedral Parts 1 & 2 (Shellac, 10") Impress IA 192 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IA 193 The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra Cathedral Parts 3-5(Shellac, 10") Impress IA 193 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IA 203 Wedding In The Black Forest / Farmers' Polka   album cover The Lansdowne Band* Wedding In The Black Forest / Farmers' Polka (10") Impress IA 203 UK 1959 Sell This Version
IA 222 Overland To Oregon  album cover Unknown Artist Overland To Oregon(10") Impress IA 222 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 224 Off-Beat Story  album cover The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra Off-Beat Story(10") Impress IA 224 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 226 I Love Popsy / The Little People  album cover Unknown Artist / The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra* Unknown Artist / The Lansdowne Concert Orchestra* - I Love Popsy / The Little People(10") Impress IA 226 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 227 Dark Thoughts - Afterthoughts / Gyroscope - General Alarm  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Dark Thoughts - Afterthoughts / Gyroscope - General Alarm(10") Impress IA 227 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 228 Silent Movie Rag / Sophisticated Afternoon  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Silent Movie Rag / Sophisticated Afternoon(10") Impress IA 228 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 229 Maori Suite / I Remember  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Maori Suite / I Remember(10") Impress IA 229 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 230 Maori Suite  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Maori Suite(10") Impress IA 230 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 231 Six Bizarre Episodes  album cover Unknown Artist Six Bizarre Episodes(10") Impress IA 231 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 232 Pizzicato Gavotte - String Pastoral / Dramatic Cameo - Plaintive Trumpet Link  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Pizzicato Gavotte - String Pastoral / Dramatic Cameo - Plaintive Trumpet Link(10") Impress IA 232 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 233 Sportman's Chance / Folies Parade  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Sportman's Chance / Folies Parade(10") Impress IA 233 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 234 Break Out / Murder Mile  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Break Out / Murder Mile(10") Impress IA 234 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 235 Whip Lash / Cobra  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Whip Lash / Cobra(10") Impress IA 235 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 236 Crisis / Chain Gang  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Crisis / Chain Gang(10") Impress IA 236 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 237 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Sinister Street / The Slasher(10") Impress IA 237 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 238 The Lawman / Bluebird Express  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra The Lawman / Bluebird Express(10") Impress IA 238 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 239 Highlight - Blue Riband / Sport's Match - Espanolita  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Highlight - Blue Riband / Sport's Match - Espanolita(10") Impress IA 239 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 240 Dance For A Square - Padam / Roulette  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Dance For A Square - Padam / Roulette(10") Impress IA 240 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 241 Victory - Good Sport / Starlight - Latin Lou  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Victory - Good Sport / Starlight - Latin Lou(10") Impress IA 241 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 242 Toby's Walk - Strictly Two / Reminiscing - Up-Beat  album cover The Lansdowne Dance Orchestra* Toby's Walk - Strictly Two / Reminiscing - Up-Beat(10") Impress IA 242 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 243 Westcoast Bongo - Lullaby Of Danceland / Various Titles  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Westcoast Bongo - Lullaby Of Danceland / Various Titles(10") Impress IA 243 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 244 Various Titles (Musical Bridges)  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Various Titles (Musical Bridges)(10") Impress IA 244 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 245 Piano Practice - The Circus Comes To Town / Rotation Machines - Dramatic Fugue  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Piano Practice - The Circus Comes To Town / Rotation Machines - Dramatic Fugue(10") Impress IA 245 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 246 The Sex Kitten - Terror - Mock Detective / Thoughtful Melody  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra The Sex Kitten - Terror - Mock Detective / Thoughtful Melody(10") Impress IA 246 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 247 Burlesque Loco  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Burlesque Loco(10") Impress IA 247 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 248 Musique Electronique   album cover Eric Siday Musique Electronique (10") Impress IA 248 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 249 Musique Electronique  album cover Eric Siday Musique Electronique(10") Impress IA 249 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 250 Musique Electronique  album cover Eric Siday Musique Electronique(10") Impress IA 250 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 251 Musique Electronique  album cover Eric Siday Musique Electronique(10") Impress IA 251 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 252 Romantic Links  album cover Unknown Artist Romantic Links(10") Impress IA 252 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 253 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 253 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 254 Summer Moon - Sweet Night / Prelude To Romance - Now And Forever  album cover Unknown Artist Summer Moon - Sweet Night / Prelude To Romance - Now And Forever(10") Impress IA 254 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 255 Dear One - End Of A Dream - Some Other Time / Anna - To Our Love  album cover Unknown Artist Dear One - End Of A Dream - Some Other Time / Anna - To Our Love(10") Impress IA 255 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 256 Three Onions - Our Gang - Three Steps To Hades / Retrospect - To Helen - Never To Know  album cover Unknown Artist Three Onions - Our Gang - Three Steps To Hades / Retrospect - To Helen - Never To Know(10") Impress IA 256 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 272 Van Phillips Twenty Shock Curtains(10") Impress IA 272 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 275 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Power Drive / November Fog / Closing Time / No Place Like Home(10") Impress IA 275 UK 1960 Sell This Version
IA 284 Frenzy / Double Vision / Vertigo / The Neurotic / Delerium / Hysteria  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Frenzy / Double Vision / Vertigo / The Neurotic / Delerium / Hysteria(10", Mono) Impress IA 284 UK 1961 Sell This Version
IA 293 Bobsleigh  album cover The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Bobsleigh(10") Impress IA 293 UK 1961 Sell This Version
IA 295 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Bushfire(10") Impress IA 295 UK 1961 Sell This Version
IA 298 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Pot Luck(10") Impress IA 298 UK 1961 Sell This Version
IA 304 Passport For Soho  album cover The Lansdowne Concert Jazz Orchestra Passport For Soho(10") Impress IA 304 UK 1961 Sell This Version
IA 307 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Dissonance(10") Impress IA 307 UK 1962 Sell This Version
IA 327 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Cool As A Cucumber(10") Impress IA 327 UK 1962 Sell This Version
IA 330 Freddie Phillips Tribal Warriors(10") Impress IA 330 UK 1962 Sell This Version
IA 338 Tele Cha Cha  album cover The Lansdowne Rhythm Group* Tele Cha Cha(10") Impress IA 338 UK 1963 Sell This Version
IA 339 The Lansdowne Rhythm Group* Hillbilly Wedding(10") Impress IA 339 UK 1963 Sell This Version
IA 344 Unknown Artist Desolate Land(10") Impress IA 344 UK 1963 Sell This Version
IA 349 For Someone Special / Stop Doing That  album cover The Lansdowne Dance Band For Someone Special / Stop Doing That(10") Impress IA 349 UK 1963 Sell This Version
IA 352 The Lansdowne Light Orchestra Teen Brawl(10") Impress IA 352 UK 1963 Sell This Version
IA 361 Freddie Phillips Two Guitars(10") Impress IA 361 UK 1964 Sell This Version
IA 373 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 373 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 374 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 374 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 375 Industrial Suite / Light Rhythmical / Light Introductions  album cover Unknown Artist Industrial Suite / Light Rhythmical / Light Introductions(10") Impress IA 375 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 376 Panoramic-Scenic / Pastoral And Romantic  album cover Unknown Artist Panoramic-Scenic / Pastoral And Romantic(10") Impress IA 376 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 377 Harpsichord Stings And Bridges / Music In The Style Of The Masters  album cover Unknown Artist Harpsichord Stings And Bridges / Music In The Style Of The Masters(10") Impress IA 377 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 378 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 378 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 379 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 379 UK 1966 Sell This Version
IA 380 Impressions Of India  album cover The Sapna's From India Impressions Of India(10") Impress IA 380 UK 1967 Sell This Version
IA 381 Caribbean Kaleidoscope  album cover Gerald Forsyth & His Trinidadian Steel Band Caribbean Kaleidoscope(10") Impress IA 381 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IA 382 The Nation Builders  album cover Unknown Artist The Nation Builders(10") Impress IA 382 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IA 383 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 383 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IA 384 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 384 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IA 386 Choral Contrasts  album cover The Tomlinson Singers* Choral Contrasts(10") Impress IA 386 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IA 387 Small Group Sounds  album cover Unknown Artist Small Group Sounds(10") Impress IA 387 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IA 388 The Jet-Set Sound  album cover Sydney Dale* The Jet-Set Sound(10") Impress IA 388 UK 1969 Sell This Version
IA 389 The Jet-Set Sound / Softly Softly-Jazz Again  album cover Sydney Dale* / Johnny Hawksworth Sydney Dale* / Johnny Hawksworth - The Jet-Set Sound / Softly Softly-Jazz Again(10") Impress IA 389 UK 1969 Sell This Version
IA 390 Jazz Again  album cover Johnny Hawksworth Jazz Again(10") Impress IA 390 UK 1969 Sell This Version
IA 391 Classical Guitar And Ensemble / Rhythms For Guitar And Ensemble  album cover Unknown Artist Classical Guitar And Ensemble / Rhythms For Guitar And Ensemble(10") Impress IA 391 UK 1969 Sell This Version
IA 392 Sound Of The Seventies / Sounds A-Popp-In'  album cover Unknown Artist Sound Of The Seventies / Sounds A-Popp-In'(10") Impress IA 392 UK 1969 Sell This Version
IA 394 Jazz Elementals / Trivia In Jazz  album cover Unknown Artist Jazz Elementals / Trivia In Jazz(10") Impress IA 394 UK 1970 Sell This Version
IA 395 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 395 UK 1970 Sell This Version
IA 396 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Impress IA 396 UK 1970 Sell This Version
IA 397 Pictures In The Wind / Twenty Twelve-Tone Bridges And Interludes  album cover Unknown Artist Pictures In The Wind / Twenty Twelve-Tone Bridges And Interludes(10") Impress IA 397 UK 1970 Sell This Version
IA 398 Inversions / Melody In Percussion  album cover Sydney Dale* Inversions / Melody In Percussion(LP) Impress IA 398 UK 1970 Sell This Version
IA 399 Go-Go-Go! / Rhythm-Rhythm-Rhythm!  album cover Reginald G. Wale* & Art Morgan / Tony Carr Reginald G. Wale* & Art Morgan / Tony Carr - Go-Go-Go! / Rhythm-Rhythm-Rhythm!(LP) Impress IA 399 UK 1972 Sell This Version
IA 400 Beats & Ballads  album cover Projection (4) Beats & Ballads(LP) Impress IA 400 UK 1973 Sell This Version
IA 401 For Guitars Only / Skin Sounds  album cover Unknown Artist For Guitars Only / Skin Sounds(LP) Impress, Impress Record IA 401 UK 1973 Sell This Version
IA 402 Contrasts  album cover The Flying Dutchmen (3) Contrasts(LP) Impress IA 402 UK 1973 Sell This Version
IA 403 Shades Of Rock  album cover Projection (4) Shades Of Rock(LP) Impress IA 403 UK 1974 Sell This Version
IA 404 Harmony Grass/Reggae  album cover You Me & Us (2) / Oceans Eleven (2) You Me & Us (2) / Oceans Eleven (2) - Harmony Grass/Reggae(LP) Impress IA 404 UK 1974 Sell This Version
IA 405 Design In Brass And Silver  album cover Jim Parker (2) Design In Brass And Silver(LP) Impress IA 405 UK 1974 Sell This Version
IA 406 Live - Neutral - Earth  album cover Don Harper (2) Live - Neutral - Earth(LP) Impress IA 406 UK 1974 Sell This Version
IA 407 Flick's Own  album cover Vic Flick Flick's Own(LP) Impress IA 407 UK 1975 Sell This Version
IA 408 Blowing Hot And Cold  album cover Ray Davies (3) Blowing Hot And Cold(LP) Impress IA 408 UK 1975 Sell This Version
IA 409 Prime Cuts  album cover Toni Campo* Prime Cuts(LP) Impress IA 409 UK 1976 Sell This Version
IA 410 Pop Of The Tops!  album cover Zack Laurence Pop Of The Tops! (Album) IA 410 UK 1976 Sell This Version
IA 411 A Touch Of Ivory - Solo Piano  album cover Unknown Artist A Touch Of Ivory - Solo Piano(LP, Album) Impress IA 411 UK 1976 Sell This Version
IA 412 Merry Christmas  album cover Anthony Mawer And Geoff Bastow Anthony Mawer And Geoff Bastow - Merry Christmas(LP) Impress IA 412 UK 1976 Sell This Version
IA 413 Flute Meets Harp  album cover David Snell (2) Flute Meets Harp(LP) Impress IA 413 UK 1976 Sell This Version
IA 414 More Power To Your Elbow  album cover Steve March (2) More Power To Your Elbow(LP) Impress IA 414 UK 1977 Sell This Version