Jan Hammer - Snapshots
MCA Records  (1989)
80s, Jazz, Soundtrack

In Collection

CD Album    11 tracks  (42:53) 
   01   Eurocops             03:59
   02   Marina             03:42
   03   Too Much To Lose             03:47
   04   Poem             03:06
   05   One Way Out             04:14
   06   Red Dragon             03:33
   07   Skipchaser             04:42
   08   The Runner             03:30
   09   Trance             05:41
   10   Russian Night             02:51
   11   Payback             03:48
Personal Details
Purchase Date 03/08/2013
Price £4.00
Store Market Stall (York)
Location Upstairs Black Bookcase Shelf 1
Cat. Number DMCG 6039
UPC (Barcode) 5011781603927
Packaging Jewel Case
Spars DDD
Artist Jan Hammer
A CD I probably paid over the odds for, but I'd say it's worth it, seeing as I've been after one of the tracks since I was 11 years old, and that track is "Payback", the last track on the CD. I've never saw a copy of it on CD before, nor have I ever held one in my hand, and never actually owned it!

My love affair for that particular song started in 1991. I had, as I've done every year, recorded the grand national, but this year recorded some of the buildup too. The BBC used this particular track to show highlights of the previous two days racing. I'd recorded it, and instantly loved it. Obviously, back then, there was no way of being able to quickly identify a piece of music., and so it sat, rotting (literally) on the tape for years, eventually getting forgotten about.

One night, while flicking through the satellite channels, Miami Vice was starting, and would you believe it? The tune just happened to be featured in it. Naturally, armed with this information, I was able to narrow down my search somewhat, and eventually came across an MP3 of it.

Seems to be a regular story. I hear a song, ignoe it for years, hear it in a place I wasn't expecting, eventually track down on MP3, followed by a CD copy the song.