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Poll

Tuesday, 23 December 2003 13:09 Written by

Some time ago we ran a poll about whether John Barry would finish The Incredibles and or Brighton Rock. It started with "If in good health, John Barry will finish..." and then the titles.

People have picked up this "in good health" bit and misinterpreted it as meaning something. No. Nothing at all. So, let's just forget about it.

Sid Margo dies

Friday, 12 December 2003 13:08 Written by

Sorry to say I just heard that Sid Margo died a Sunday November 23. The information came by way of Sheldon Hall, who is writing a book on the making of ZULU. He was given the news by Michael Firman, whose father, Alec, often led John Barry's orchestras. I have no further details.

Sid was a charming man, and for those who don't know, he 'fixed' John Barry's orchestra (and many others) for recordings for around 25 years. I met him only once when he spent a couple of hours describing in some detail how he worked with JB. He also told me how he once solved a problem for Michael J. Lewis when they were recording 'The Man Who Haunted Himself', by purchasing a number of bottles from a local Woolworth store and partly filling them with water. I'll leave it to the experts to decide what part of the score they appeared in and how they were played!!

Incidentally, Sheldon hopes to cover every aspect of the film's production, including of course the score, and has already interviewed John Barry about this.

Which is more than I have .....

John Barry's 70th birthday concert Carnegie Hall

Thursday, 11 December 2003 13:07 Written by

Tuesday, May 25, 2004, 8:00 PM

Crown Imperial: Music and the Movies

Sergei Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible

John Barry: The Lion in Winter

in celebration of the composer's 70th birthday

Live music with film

7:00 PM Pre-concert conversation

An Interview with John Barry

The screening of two classic films will be accompanied by a live performance of the music for each: Prokofiev's elaborately scored music to Ivan Grozny (Ivan the Terrible), Sergei Eisenstein's spectacular final film of 1945; and, to celebrate his 70th birthday, John Barry's Oscar-winning score from James Goldman's 1968 film The Lion in Winter, starring Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Hopkins, and Timothy Dalton. Both films feature stunningly beautiful and vivid music for chorus.

More information here:

http://www.collegiatechorale.org/Schedule.htm

Mind you: "All Carnegie Hall concerts will be conducted by Music Director Robert Bass and feature The Orchestra of St. Luke's. "

John Barry's role on Incredibles unclear

Sunday, 30 November 2003 13:06 Written by

Following composer Michael Giacchino's announcement that he is scoring The Incredibles, John Barry's role has become unclear. When we have any official news we will add it.

Michael Giacchino composer The Incredibles

Monday, 24 November 2003 13:02 Written by

Please have a look here:

http://www.michaelgiacchino.com/EPMnews.html

It says: "November 24th, 2003 Upcoming Projects... Michael has been officially signed as the composer of PIXAR's next animated feature, The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird (Iron Giant). The film is set to be released November 5th, 2004. "

According to Film Score Monthly (forum), the expanded Dances With Wolves CD is expected in the first quarter of 2004.

Sony re-releasing Dances with Wolves

Friday, 15 August 2003 12:58 Written by

In October, Sony will re-release Dances with Wolves with additional music. The running time will be closer to 75 minutes, compared with the original of 53 minutes. The noted writer, Jon Burlingame, has written substantial liner notes to accompany it, approved by the composer.

Sony is also planning to re-release "The Chase", though no news is yet available as to whether this might have extra music or of a likely release date.

There is also breaking news of another, rather unexpected, John Barry CD release, but as yet we can say no more about this project. Let the speculation begin, but don't expect anything to be confirmed or denied by your web-site hosts!!

John Barry is in the recording studios next week finishing off an un-named project. There is a good chance he will be conducting a suite of his music from 'The Lion In Winter' (with chorus) at a charity event in New York, later in the year.

He and Laurie are currently reading a copy of the book, 'John Barry - The Man With The Midas Touch' and will be making suggestions, answering questions and providing photographs from their personal collection.

Meanwhile, work on 'The Incredibles' and 'Brighton Rock' continues. The latter is likely to open next year at the Almeida Theatre, Islington, London, where Michael Attenborough (son of Richard) is artistic director. It is hoped that it will eventually transfer to the West End of London and then to Broadway.

In a startling development, David 'Sherlock' Stoner at Silva Screen has tracked down the current ownership of the film of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.

It is controlled by a London-based company known as London Films. That's the good news. The less good news is that it was among a package of films they leased out to another UK DVD company a few years ago, who, to date, have shown no sign of actually releasing it.

The slightly better news is that the lease will expire in a year or two and in the meantime London Films are trying to retrieve it on the grounds that if the company concerned aren't going to issue it, they could market it elsewhere.

So, watch this space for future developments.

More concrete news on Brighton Rock

Friday, 04 July 2003 12:42 Written by

With more concrete news of Brighton Rock, the musical, we thought this was an appropriate time to create a page dedicated to John Barry's stage musicals. We hope this will prove both entertaining and informative.

Edit April 2015 for the new site: we later added our Special Brighton Rock page itself of course.

 

The Appointment on CD

Thursday, 26 June 2003 12:41 Written by

Fascinating to read that Film Score Monthly is releasing the score, or should I say scores, to Lumet's 1969 film, The Appointment.

As a Barry fan I've always known that there were two versions of this film in circulation, one with a Barry score and another containing music and songs by Stu Phillips. However, apparently, the real story is that Michel Legrand wrote the original score which was tossed out by the studio (sound familiar?) and Barry then wrote some themes which were adapted and orchestrated by Don Walker before Harry Rabinowitz conducted the recording in London - a bit like the arrangement Barry had with Ken Thorne a year or so later. This was Lumet's approved version.

However, when the film finally got a US release, in 1972, it was a shortened version which premiered on TV. For whatever reason, they got Stu Phillips to write something more contemporary for it.

Anyway, FSM's release contains all 3 scores for a total running time of 77 minutes. It will be fascinating to hear which works out the best and particular to hear what Legrand wrote. How curious that 7 years later he once again had a score replaced by JB, with Robin and Marian.

More details about the CD can be found on the FSM website.

English Heritage Picnic Concerts Highlights this summer will a James Bond night hosted by Honor Blackman at Audley End: official website page .

AUDLEY END, SAFFRON WALDEN - Music from the Movies – A James Bond Night Sunday 3rd August 7.30pm.

BBC Proms concerts have a little bit of Barry in one of their concerts, Saturday 16 August.

More about The White Buffalo

Wednesday, 28 May 2003 12:38 Written by

Click to enlarge - The White Buffalo - coverMusic Composed, Conducted, and Produced by John Barry. Performed by The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra.

J. Lee Thompson directs Charles Bronson in this strange western variation on Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Bronson plays a man named James Otis, who is disturbed by dreams of a giant white buffalo. He returns to the west under his new name --Wild Bill Hickok.
Amongst his travels, he meets Chief Crazy Horse (Will Sampson), who is roaming the plains in an obsessive search for the giant white buffalo that killed his young daughter.
Chief Crazy Horse wants to slay the beast in revenge for his daughter's death, and Wild Bill Hickok teams up with him to hunt down the giant white buffalo.

Also stars Kim Novak, John Carradine, and Slim Pickens.
1977

1. THE WHITE BUFFALO 2:15
2. MAIN TITLE 3:59
3. MR. OTIS 0:27
4. CHARLIE ONE-EYE 1:40
5. BUFFALO RAMPAGE 0:53
6. MOURNING WORM/BUFFALO BONES 1:59
7. DEAD MINERS/FETTERMAN 1:36
8. UP FRENCH CREEK/BEIN AFRAID 2:07
9. EATIN' CROW/SNOW WALK 1:53
10. 'OL" NICODEMUS 1:02
11. KILLER FIRES 1:08
12. HANG A WOODEN SUIT/CAPITAL EXPANSION 2:02
13. NIGHT VISITOR 1:17
14. STILL BEIN AFRAID 2:05
15. THE PLACE/BUFFALO CHARGE 2:06
16. OHINYAN/END CREDITS 4:57

Bonus Tracks
17. JENNY WEEDS 0:32
18. LOST MY BET 1:19

Source Cues
Arranged, Conducted and Produced by David Shire
19. CAMPTOWN MEDLEY #1 1:53
20. CAMPTOWN MEDLEY #2 1:37

Total Time: 37:37

New musical by former JB7 pianist Les Reed

Sunday, 18 May 2003 12:36 Written by

"The Beautiful And The Damned".

John Barrowman, Helen Anker, Patti Boulaye, David Burt, Jo Gibb, Sarah Lark and Jane Lucas are to star in the premiere of The Beautiful And The Damned, a musical about the troubled life of writer F Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda.

It will play a prospective pre West End season at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford from 16th to 28th June.

The book is by Kit Hesketh Harvey, and music and lyrics by Roger Cook and Les Reed, with additional material by Phil Willmott, who also directs.

The show is produced by Laurence Myers and Charles and Mary Dobson.

White Buffalo CD release on Prometheus

Monday, 28 April 2003 12:34 Written by

Click to enlarge - The White Buffalo - coverAnnounced on the screenarchives website:

JUNE 1ST FOR NEXT PROMETHEUS CLUB RELEASE:

John Barry's THE WHITE BUFFALO,
Label: Prometheus PCR 518,
total time TT of this release is 37:37 mins.
Prometheus Records

 

Actor Adam Faith dies

Saturday, 08 March 2003 12:32 Written by

poster thanks to Geoff TurnerActor Adam Faith dies. Sixties actor and pop star Adam Faith has died from a heart attack, his agent has said.

More on BBC website

Adam Faith, Tributes (BB3C)

Our own Adam Faith website

About the James Bond soundtracks: EMI will be releasing the new series in the UK and Europe on March 31st.

Latest Releases

  • Improved sound quality.

News

PIA website

Have a look at our old "Play It Again" label website here.

Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

Contact the JB site

If you wish to send an email, for example with content for the website, please contact Geoff Leonard:

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Location
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Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

This website is not endorsed by the composer's family.
Use of copyrighted materials and logos are for promotional purposes only.

All files on this website are for personal use only and cannot be bought or sold.

 

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A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist


  30 Jun 2017

   United Kingdom   Sheffield James Bond: The Music of 007

Sheffield City Hall
Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall
James Bond: The Music of 007

from £22.50

Booking Fees May Apply
Friday, 30 Jun 2017
Start Time: 19:30
Doors Open: 19:00

Website

The music that capture a world of pulse-pumping action, glamorous femmes fatales, villainous arch enemies and, of course, unforgettable tunes. With roaring brass, lush orchestrations and sensuous songs, these movies have produced hit after hit all over the world. The list of credits includes the thrumming James Bond theme itself, 'Diamonds are Forever', 'Moonraker', 'Thunderball', 'From Russia with Love', 'Goldfinger', 'For Your Eyes Only', 'Skyfall' and many more.

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell, the Hallé's suave, sophisticated maestro leads the world-renowned Hallé Orchestra as they celebrate the ultimate British hero – James Bond. Immerse yourself in the spine-tingling sounds that gave musical voice to the films in catchy title sequences and haunting songs performed here by star vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

An evening packed with some of cinema's most iconic themes, come dressed as your favourite Bond character, knock back a Vodka Martini and be prepared to be shaken and stirred!

Tickets for The Music of James Bond with The Hallé' (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.


James Bond Spectacular
August 18, 2017
Time: 19:30

The Harlington Theatre
236 Fleet Road
Fleet
Hants
GU51 4BY

Website

Back by popular demand, popular Q The Music Show is coming back to The Harlington, Fleet bringing their fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success at other theatres with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians, dancers, and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show as everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.

Don’t miss this superb evening as…Nobody Does It Better!


James Bond Spectacular
August 20, 2017
Time: 19:30

Buxton Opera House,
Water Street
Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 6XN

Website

The popular Q The Music Show brings its James Bond Concert Spectacular to Buxton Opera House. The 13-piece band will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show as everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.


The Best of John Barry: Bond and Beyond
Thursday 16 Nov 2017
7:30pm
Royal Festival Hall,
Address: Belvedere Road,
London, SE1 8XX

Nicholas Dodd conductor

Barry Goldfinger (1964)
Barry Main Theme, Zulu
Barry On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) We Have All the Time in the World
Barry Somewhere in Time
Barry Moviola
Barry The Persuaders
Barry Mary, Queen of Scots
Barry Midnight Cowboy
Barry Suite, Dances with Wolves

--interval--

Barry Born Free
Barry All Time High, Octopussy (1983)
Barry Theme, Out of Africa (1985)
Barry Body Heat
Barry Chaplin
Barry Space March (Capsule in Space), You Only Live Twice
Barry The Knack
Barry Suite, James Bond

Legendary Hollywood composer John Barry won five Oscars throughout a career creating some of the most memorable music in the history of cinema. Enjoy an evening of his greatest hits – Bond themes from Goldfinger to We Have All the Time in the World, music from Zulu, Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and more.


19 Nov 2017

   Canada   Thunder Bay Shaken Not Stirred – The Music of James Bond

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James Bond Spectacular
December 1, 2017
Time: 19:30

Camberley Theatre,
Knoll Road,
Camberley,
Surrey, GU15 3SY,
GB

Website

The popular James Bond Concert Spectacular by Q The Music Show is coming to Camberley Theatre.

They will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. 

This show has been a huge success all around the World with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.
 
Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies...


 

Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 WIEN
(that's Vienna!)

Samstag 2 Dezember 2017
19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal

Sonntag 3 Dezember 2017
19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal

Dieses Galakonzert lässt 53 Jahre Bond-Movies live und auf großer Kinoleinwand Revue passieren. Von John Barrys «Goldfinger», «Thunderball» und «Diamonds Are Forever» über «Licence To Kill», «A View To A Kill» und «Goldeneye» bis hin zu «Skyfall» und dem Song des bislang letzten Bond-Streifens, «Writings On The Wall». Spezielle Arrangements für großes Symphonieorchester garantieren neben den Star-Interpreten einen unvergesslichen Abend.

Am 2. und 3. Dezember 2017 werden die legendären Songs und Scores aus den Bond-Movies von den Star-Interpreten Maya Hakvoort, Nazide Aylin und Sandra Pires im Wiener Konzerthaus präsentiert. Dabei werden sie von einem großen Symphonieorchester, ergänzt durch Top-Instrumentalsolisten für den speziellen Bond-Sound, begleitet, während die berühmten Filmszenen auf eine Leinwand projiziert werden. Die Arrangements stammen vom musikalischen Leiter der Galakonzerte, Alex Johansson. Als besonderes Highlight wird Stargast Conchita ihre Lieblings-Bondsongs interpretieren.