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Peter Greenhill found an hour long interview with John Barry at the website of new York radio station WYNC which looks as if it was recorded in August 1992 and repeatet several times since. The real audio link is: http://www.wnyc.org/story/113213-john-barry-the-1992-interview/?hc_location=ufi

John Barry and family were present at the Royal World Charity Premiere of the latest James Bond film Die Another Day. Jonpatrick Barry presented the souvenir brochure to The Queen.

Book delayed until 2003

Sunday, 10 November 2002 10:59 Written by

Revised John Barry book "John Barry - A Life In Music" delayed until 2003.

First CD release for Cool Mikado

Monday, 26 August 2002 10:55 Written by

The Cool MikadoFirst CD release for "The Cool Mikado". "The Legendary el Records Returns To celebrate the forthcoming reactivation of el records, the label is pleased to be instigating a programme to re-release authentic, stylish, highly regarded and long deleted original film soundtracks from the sixties beginning with Michael Winner's 1962 Gilbert & Sullivan film parody 'The Cool Mikado' (ACME 34CD).

The soundtrack features original music by the John Barry Seven, songs performed in characteristic style by Frankie Howerd and comic sketches involving Tommy Cooper, Mike & Bernie Winters, Pete Murray and Stubby Kaye.

Initially released on Parlophone, has been deleted almost four decades and is a highly prized collectors item with original copies (if they can be found at all) fetching in excess of £100.

Therefore, this stylish re-issue of 'The Cool Mikado' is sure to be welcomed by film buffs, el aficionados and (indeed) the record-buying public alike.

Click to enlarge"More official information in this Word document: The Cool Mikado

The cd is available through the online ordering service on the Cherryred website.

It is of course available in all good record shops as well (information provided by Cherryred).

Honorary Freeman of York

Tuesday, 25 June 2002 10:54 Written by

John Barry was back in York today where he became an Honorary Freeman of York, the city's highest honour. (We hope this link lasts. I have been updating it three times now. Please, let us know if it doesn't).

"The 2002 James Bond Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 28th June at the prestigious Stoke Poges, Stoke Park Club." The Variety Club (click on 'News', then 'News Stories') "will be presenting the prestigious GoldenEye award to John Barry, one of the most well-respected and successful film composers of all time, for his contribution to the music of Bond."

For those interested, sleeves and tracks list for THE IPCRESS FILE and MASQUERADE are now on the Silva Screen web-site, although the IPCRESS FILE is not quite correct as the dialogue tracks are not as yet listed. James Fitzp.

"Don't support this release, wait until the SILVA CD of IPCRESS FILE comes out. And maybe in two or three years someone will be able to revisit BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN." Ford A. Thaxton.

More from James FitzPatrick about The Ipcress File: the "official" re-release of THE IPCRESS FILE - remastered with a few choice dialogue extracts - is being released on the Silva Screen Records label in August. This is the first release in Silva Screen long-term deal with Carlton TV who own not only all the Rank catalogue of titles but all the ITC TV.

Beware of an Ipcress File/Billion Dollar Brain CD. This is a bootleg.

News on Masquerade

Sunday, 07 April 2002 10:50 Written by

Luc vd Ven has news on Masquerade. MASQUERADE will be released around 17 june, at the same time as the latest issue of SOUNDTRACK magazine: "a new magazine, a new Prometheus 'club' CD". The CD has 25 tracks (56 minutes). Keep an eye on http://www.soundtrackmag.com/ Also see below.

EMI planning to re-issue Bond soundtracks

Thursday, 04 April 2002 10:49 Written by

Stephen Woolston just heard that EMI are planning to re-issue the Bond soundtracks in November, they will be remastered with new artwork but at the moment there are NO plans for extra music.

James FitzPatrick of Silva Screen Records announces that after two years of negotiation with Carlton, Silva Screen have concluded a deal which includes THE IPCRESS FILE.

Flick confirms JB is feeling well after hip op

Saturday, 02 March 2002 10:46 Written by

Vic Flick spoke to John the other day and he confirms JB is feeling very well after a successful hip operation!

Messrs Leonard, Bramley & Walker are now hard at work on re-editing their book "John Barry - A Life In Music". Set to be published to coincide with the release of "Die Another Day", the new Bond.

We would like to wish John all the best for a speedy recovery after his recent hip operation.

Masquerade

Sunday, 03 March 2002 10:25 Written by

3rd March 2002: Ford A. Thaxton reported to the John Barry discussion group that next week he is going into the studio and edit and master the album. Right now the plan is to have the CD contain the entire score and then a suite of original source cues that Barry composed for the film (i.e like the HAMMETT CD).
After it's assembled, he is going to submit to both MGM and John Barry for their approval.
Assuming they wish no changes, work begins on the artwork and such. The CD will sound great!!! The the original 32 Digital masters were discovered, so it will sound better then ever.

James FitzPatrick wrote: Having now spoken to "the horse's mouth" - namely Luc of Prometheus Records, I can inform you that MAY will be the official release month for Masquerade and that it is more likely to be late May rather than early.

This is because Prometheus are releasing FLESH & BLOOD in March and they like to have a bit of a gap between each release. This also makes perfect economic sense as being a small label there is always the cinsideration of outgoings, cashflow etc...

James Fitzp.

This is because Prometheus are releasing FLESH & BLOOD in March and they like to have a bit of a gap between each release. This also makes perfect economic sense as being a small label there is always the cinsideration of outgoings, cashflow etc...

James Fitzp.

 

source: The Guardian

Ford A. Thaxton reports on the John Barry discussion group "After a rather long search we just this week found the digital multi-track masters to the score and production on the master started on Friday.

It will be coming out very shortly, it will be the next release from the PROMETHEUS Club right after the expanded CD release of FLESH + BLOOD by Basil Poledouris.

The sound is INCREDIBLE!!! It will be well worth the wait."

Keep an eye on http://www.soundtrackmag.com/

Silva Screen "have no plans this year (2002) to record any more John Barry. Silva Screen have now recorded about all the Barry music that they want to (in excess of 600 minutes worth). So it will need a generous benefactor, ala Geoff Leonard, to get any more Barry albums done." (James FitzPatrick, Silva Screen.)

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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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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


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