On 30th September, John Barry's "Raise The Titanic" score will become the first in a new series of Silva Screen vinyl releases for the serious soundtrack collector.
The series will include scores of outstanding quality that for some reason or another exist in their best form as a recording made subsequently to the original soundtrack.
The film of Raise The Titanic was panned by both critics and audiences alike upon its release in 1980. However, although the music was almost universally admired, the masters were either lost or destroyed.
When Silva Screen embarked upon a series of recreations of previously unavailable Barry scores -- masterminded by Nic Raine & James Fitzpatrick -- Raise The Titanic proved a very popular release, selling thousands of copies on CD.
Now aficionados of John Barry and/or Raise The Titanic have the opportunity to own a vinyl version of this classic score, hopefully for a sensible price!
On October 14th, Sony will release a budget-priced 3-CD box-set: "The Real .... John Barry."
It's similar in content to the previous Sony box-set, Themependium, but includes at least one track that wasn't on that one: Theme from "Romance for Guitar and Orchestra". There may also be two versions of "The Ipcress File".
It appears this time all the vocals included on Themependium have been omitted, and we must hope that "Sleep Well My Darling" & "Mary, Queen of Scots" have been properly remastered!
It's a pity they have apparently not included the "b" side version of The Lion In Winter featuring Alan Haven, but then, I don't suppose they knew about it.
The full track-listing is:
1. The James Bond Theme
3. From Russia With Love
6. Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
8. The Danny Scipio Theme
9. Wednesday's Child - John Barry Orchestra
10. Sleep Well My Darling
11. You Only Live Twice
12. Space March (Capsule In Space)
13. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
15. Who Will Buy My Yesterdays
16. The More Things Change
17. Diamonds Are Forever
18. All Time High
1. The Ipcress File
2. A Man Alone (Theme from the film "The Ipcress File")
3. Barbra's Theme
4. The Syndicate
5. What a Question
7. Seance On a Wet Afternoon
8. The Knack
9. King Rat March
10. The Wrong Box
11. Main Title: The Chase
12. Born Free
13. The Whisperers
15. Theme from "Romance for Guitar and Orchestra"
16. The Lion In Winter
17. Theme from "The Appointment"
18. The Girl with the Sun in Her Hair
1. Midnight Cowboy
2. Fun City
5. Mary, Queen of Scots
6. Body Heat
8. Until September
9. The Cotton Club
10. Out of Africa
11. The John Dunbar Theme
12. Journey to the Buffalo Killing Ground
13. Chaplin - Main Theme
15. The Specialist
16. Coney Island
17. Cry, Cry the Beloved Country
18. End Title (The Scarlet Letter)
We are very sad to report that John's elder sister, June, died on 19th July, aged 86. She had been suffering from dementia for the last few years, but appeared in public in 2011 at a York concert held in memory of her brother's life and career.
Mrs Lloyd Jones was a talented oil-painter who often exhibited locally. Her husband, David was a potter of some renown, the couple having met at Guildford School of Art. Previously, like John, June had attended the Bar Convent School, before studying at York School of Art.
June and David married in York in 1955 and had four children: Simon, Caroline, Emma and Abigail. June had been widowed since the passing of her husband in 1994.
"Please note: This was screened in July 2016."
"Join us for the world premiere of this new restoration of the ultimate dysfunctional family drama The Lion In Winter, the centrepiece of Cinema Rediscovered's tribute to the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe."
On the 2nd September, the PD specialist Real Gone Music (not the US label of the same name) is releasing a box-set (4 CDs) entitled "Two Classic Albums Plus Singles" by John Barry.
No further details are provided but their track record suggests this will be Beat Girl/Stringbeat plus all the JB7 singles up to the end of 1962.
More news on this when we have it.
él Records, a division of Cherry Red, has two John Barry-related items due for release on August 19th. There are some corrections being made to the final track listing on the first of the CDs, John Barry Plays 007 & Other 60s Themes for Film & Television, but the tracks will include:
1. From Russia With Love
3. The Elizabeth Theme
4. The London Theme
5. The Loneliness Of Autumn
7. Fancy Dance
10. Tetha Leyanto
11. Monkey Feathers
12. Big Shield
13. The James Bond Theme - Stereo
14. The James Bond Theme – Mono (7” Single Version)
15. The James Bond Theme – Mono (Film Version)
16. Lovers and Browning
17. London Theme – Jazz Waltz
18. Main Title Theme - Isandhlwana, 1879
19. News of The Massacre - Rorke's Drift Threatened
20. Four In The Morning
21. Main Title - Beat Girl
22. It's Legal (Vocal - Shirley Anne Field) From Beat Girl)
23. Hit & Miss
24. Easy Beat
25. Saturday's Child
26. A Matter Of Who
27. Never Let Go
28. The Time Has Come (Adam Faith) (From What A Whopper!)
29. Tit Willow Twist
30. The Lolly Theme
31. The Magnificent Seven
32. Rocco's Theme (From Rocco & His Brothers)
34. Theme From The Roman Spring Of Mrs Stone
This is an interesting combination of tracks from both EMI & Ember, and it’s quite rare to see this released on one CD compilation. The second CD, a 2-disc affair, contains a reissue of Fool Britannia, the UK release of which was supervised, by Barry, and was a major hit at the time of its original vinyl release in 1963, plus the two tracks by Miss X, produced by Barry. Also included is Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse’s Stop the World, I Want To Get Off album, selections from the film soundtrack of Scandal (1989) plus a few tracks from the highly regarded satirical BBC TV series, That Was The Week That Was, from 1962/3.
Just when you thought there couldn't be any more re-releases:
John Barry Plays 007 & Other 60s Themes for Film & Television
Released August 19, 2016.
"This edition is an anthology of John Barry’s music for film, television and radio, spanning the first half of the 1960s."
There are other errors in the track listing.
5. THE LONELINESS OF AUTUMN (FROM BORN FREE)
No it's not!!
8. KINKY (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE)
No it's not!!!
9. NGENZENI (FROM ZULU)
10. TETHA LEYANTO (FROM ZULU)
11. MONKEY FEATHERS (INSPIRED BY ZULU)
12. BIG SHIELD (FROM ZULU)
All above were "inspired" by Zulu.
29. THE SUN'S HOORAY (FROM THE COOL MIKADO)
Nothing to do with John Barry!
32. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
From the film of the same name.
We are trying to gauge likely support for a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a new recording of John Barry's TV Scores by Nic Raine and James Fitzpatrick.
We would need £15,000 and Tadlow music would provide the other half.
We would like to be assured that there is a reasonable chance of support for such a campaign before launching it.
So if you are *likely* to contribute, please visit this Facebook page. (This is a Facebook page link to the poll itself.)
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The Music from Bond
Great Court at Blenheim Palace
PERFORMED BY THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Gates, food and drinks from 4.30pm, Music from 7pm
The line-up for this summer’s Nocturne concert series in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace is now complete.
Presented by former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton (A View To A Kill), The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, plus guest vocalists, will perform an explosive program of classic Bond music to leave you shaken, not stirred.
The Great Court, where scenes from Spectre were recently filmed, will provide the backdrop for over 50 years of iconic Bond music including Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Live & Let Die, License to Kill, Casino Royaleand the acclaimed score from Skyfall.
Article on the The James Bond International Fan Club (JBIFC) website.
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