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Lounge Legends

Tuesday, 01 January 2002 13:49

 Universal 585 317-2
 Geoff Leonard

 On the face of it, Lounge Legends seems to be yet another re-working of John Barry’s Polydor back-catalogue.  However, a more careful look through the tracks reveals a few gems.

 The advantage the German arm of Universal had in putting together this compilation was that since Polydor UK did their own early nineties release, Universal have joined forces with MCA, Decca & Polydor to form a vast empire.  By a stroke of good fortune, this re-structuring also brings into play other Barry releases from those labels.  So along with the standard fare from the ‘Play It Again’ sessions, we also get a first release on CD for Paul Williams’ unused vocal from ‘Day Of The Locust’, Scott Walker’s version  of ‘This Way Mary’ and an extended version of ‘Down Deep Inside’ from Donna Summer.

 The Cass Elliott vocal from ‘Monte Walsh’ has been out on CD, but it’s nonetheless welcome here, as is the inclusion of the theme from ‘The Ipcress File’, making its debut on a Universal compilation.

 Aside from this, we have the mixture much as before with small scale versions of ‘Play It Again’, ‘Billy’ & ‘A Doll’s House’ competing with the much richer ‘Midnight Cowboy’ (from ‘The Concert’), the delicate and haunting ‘The Whisperers’ and the two quite different TV themes – ‘Orson Welles Great Mysteries’ & ‘The Adventurer’.

 The liner notes, satisfyingly printed in English, are disappointing only in length.   There are virtually 3 blank pages out of the 8-page booklet – a shocking waste of resources.  Though it’s a nice idea to show a montage of cover artwork from some of the original sources for these tracks.

 The only real disappointment with this compilation is the absence of any tracks from ‘Americans’ with the suggestion that Polydor no longer own the rights to this sought-after album.

  1. This Way Mary
  2. Diamonds Are Forever
  3. Play It Again
  4. A Doll's House
  5. The Good Times Are Comin’ - Cass Elliott
  6. Follow, Follow
  7. Lolita
  8.Theme from The I.P.C.R.E.S.S. File
  9. Lonely Hearts - Paul Williams
 10. Sail The Summer Winds
 11. Midnight Cowboy
 12. Down Deep Inside - Donna Summer
 13. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
 14. Boom!
 15. The Whisperers
 16. Walkabout
 17. This Way Mary - Scott Walker
 18. The Adventurer
 19. Billy
 20. We Have All The Time In The World

 Geoff Leonard

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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.

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   United Kingdom   Sheffield James Bond: The Music of 007

Sheffield City Hall
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James Bond: The Music of 007

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Friday, 30 Jun 2017
Start Time: 19:30
Doors Open: 19:00

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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.

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James Bond Spectacular
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Time: 19:30

The Harlington Theatre
236 Fleet Road
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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.

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August 20, 2017
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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.


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Time: 19:30

Camberley Theatre,
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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. 

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