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Sydney SamuelsonIt has come to our notice that a collector of film memorabilia has acquired a reel-to-reel tape recording of the 1972 Filmharmonic concert; which featured music by Miklós Rózsa and John Barry, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composers themselves.

Details are sparse at this early stage, but we understand the original owner was in the habit of travelling the world, armed with a portable tape-recorder, and may have recorded this concert himself from his seat in the Royal Albert Hall – however difficult or unlikely that might appear to us all now.

It’s also possible that he acquired a copy of the recording made for Sir Sydney Samuelson, who produced the concert. Obviously without hearing the recording it’s impossible to comment on the quality, but hopefully the current owner will investigate the possibility of a digital transfer.

Naturally, fans of both composers will be keen to learn about the possibility of the music getting a commercial release, and although this would be an intriguing prospect, it’s likely there will be major obstacles.

Firstly, since the members of the RPO would only have been paid for their original performance, not for a live recording, a re-use fee would be payable in the event of a commercial release. Bearing in mind the size of the orchestra, and in excess of 90 minutes of music, the re-use cost is certain to run into thousands of pounds; making a release by any of the dedicated soundtrack labels extremely unlikely.

Secondly, will be the recording turn out to be of sufficient quality that the RPO management would be happy to approve such a release?

Having said this, in the event of the quality being OK, there still might be a way of getting a commercially legal release. The RPO management might be prepared to release it themselves, and turn over any profits to their orchestra benevolent fund – assuming there is such a thing – and tracking down those who played during the 1972 concert proves impossible.

If and when we receive more information we will update this story, but in the meantime the phrase “never say never” comes to mind once again!

Barry signs at RAH 1972 Concert
Barry signs at RAH 1972 Concert

By Raymond Benson.

"... It shows off John Barry’s Oscar-winning score (play it loud!)..."

Read the review here...

 

Talking Pictures to screen The Last Valley

Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:45

Talking Pictures will be screening The Last Valley in May -- a very rare TV screening in the UK.

The Party's Over is also being repeated at some stage that month.

Never Let Go, Beat Girl & Mix Me a Person are all on during April.

The Best of James Bond

Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:00

South Bank Centre
Part of Classical Season 2017/18
7:30 pm
Fri 23 Mar 2018

Website

Celebrate the UK’s most famous secret service agent as this musical tribute to James Bond returns – an exciting concert with an explosive 28 piece orchestra.

Hear all the iconic music and songs from over 50 years, plus a tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world.

Performers
London Concert Orchestra
John Rigby conductor
Louise Dearman guest singer
Oliver Tompsett guest singer

Repertoire
Programme includes: -
-: From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, Nobody Does It Better, You Only Live Twice, Skyfall, All Time High, The World is Not Enough, Thunderball, Another Way to Die, Writings on the Wall

The Music of Bond

Thursday, 22 March 2018 15:53

The Music of BondRoyal Albert Hall
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Starts: 7:30pm

Website

Presented by Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace). Over fifty years of timeless James Bond themes from all your favourite 007 films.

Hits from Goldfinger, Licence to Kill, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, Spectre, From Russia with Love to name just a few, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Gareth Hudson Conductor
Alison Jiear Vocalist
Matthew Ford Vocalist

"A timid schoolteacher (Michael Crawford) tries to join the 60s sexual revolution in this Woodfall comedy."

BFI

Thursday 05 April 2018 20:55
NFT3
Thursday 12 April 2018 18:20
NFT2

The Music of Bond

Friday, 16 March 2018 13:57

RThe Music of Bondoyal Albert Hall
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Starts: 7:30pm

Website

Presented by Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace). Over fifty years of timeless James Bond themes from all your favourite 007 films.

Hits from Goldfinger, Licence to Kill, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, Spectre, From Russia with Love to name just a few, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Gareth Hudson Conductor
Alison Jiear Vocalist
Matthew Ford Vocalist

http://halloffame.classicfm.com/2018/

and vote for a John Barry piece!

"The Classic FM Hall of Fame is the world's biggest poll of your favourite classical music. We want to know which are your three favourite pieces..."

 

We have received sheet music transcriptions of Chaplin and Who Will Buy My Yesterdays (OHMSS). Our thanks for this.

See our sheet music page...

Almost Love - Inside MovesStaggering to hear this song after 36 years -- many thanks to Peter Greenhill and Andrew John.

Almost Love – Music by John Barry, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Recorded by Catherine Howe on Breeze BI 113 (1981)
Arranged by Bobby Patrick. Side B – Inside Moves Theme (Bobby Patrick Band)

Lyrics through our Lyrics page...

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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


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
Live James Bond Concerts

Sun 6th May 18
New Victoria Hall, Woking
with Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Details: www.QTheMusicShow.com/newvictoria


The Music of BondThe Music of Bond
Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Starts: 7:30pm

Website

Presented by Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace). Over fifty years of timeless James Bond themes from all your favourite 007 films.

Hits from Goldfinger, Licence to Kill, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, Spectre, From Russia with Love to name just a few, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Gareth Hudson Conductor
Alison Jiear Vocalist
Matthew Ford Vocalist


James Bond fans are in for a treat in January 2019, as renowned Band, the popular Q The Music Show, are putting on a special concert - performing all the music from Moonraker on

26th January 2019

at the

Wycombe Swan Concert Hall,
High Wycombe,
Berkshire
United Kingdom.

You can back the project and buy tickets here

They are drafting in professional musicians from London to create a 100-piece Orchestra and Choir to recreate all of John Barry’s iconic cues from the 1979 film. As there is only around 50 minutes of music in the film, they will perform the best of the James Bond songs in the second half in true Q The Music style, but with full orchestra.

Because of the nature of this concert, and the huge costs involved, they are crowd funding it, so tickets have to be purchased by 6th May this year for the concert to go ahead on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Q The Music Show are popular with James Bond fans all around the World thanks to their dedicated and authentic versions of the music and were chosen to perform at Sir Roger Moore’s Memorial Event at Pinewood Studios in October last year. The concert will be compered by Bond girls Madeline Smith and Caroline Munro, who have been working with Q The Music this year on their theatre tour of the UK.

The concert will not be available to buy on recording after the show, and the Moonraker score has never been performed live, so this is a unique opportunity for fans to see it. If the project is a success, Q The Music plan to go on a do a different Barry/Bond score each year.

You can back the project and buy tickets here

*Please note, this is a music only performance – no images or footage from the film will be shown, and Q The Music are not associated with EON, Danjaq LLC, or the James Bond Films in any way.

Warren Ringham
Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band
The London Showband - Party & Covers Band