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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.)

Latest Releases

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Windmill Publications

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Specialising in book publications and CD releases about John Barry and our book "Hit ans Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven.

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.

OUR OTHER SITES

Geoff Leonard writes CD booklet notes, articles, and occasionally books, in partnership with Pete Walker. You can read more about this here:

SCREENTHEMES

Lots of CD's, LPs, cassettes for sale, new and used. Decent prices.

Gareth Bramley's Aladdin's cave of television and film themes; the ones you missed and the ones you need.

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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Geoff Leonard writes CD booklet notes, articles, and occasionally books, in partnership with Pete Walker. You can read more about this here:

 

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John Barry related Events or Concerts


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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


Monday 13 July 2020
7.30pm

New Victoria Theatre, 
The Ambassadors, 
The Peacocks Centre, 
Woking GU21

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-james-bond-concert-spectacular/new-victoria-theatre/

With Madeline Smith (Live and Let Die)


Friday 17 July 2020
7.30pm

The Beck Theatre, 
Grange Road, Hayes, 
Middlesex UB3 2UE

https://becktheatre.org.uk/Online/tickets-james-bond-concert-hayes-2020

With Madeline Smith (Live and Let Die)


Saturday 25 July 2020
7.30pm

Longfield Suite, 3 Longfield Centre, 
Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AY

https://bury-mbc.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13350925

With Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)


Sunday 2 August 2020
7.30pm

Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, 
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QA

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/the-james-bond-spectacular-2020-315557/

With Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)


Sunday 9 August 2020
7.30pm

Weston Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, 
Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AJ

http://www.westonwintergardens.co.uk/events/james-bond-concert-comes-to-weston-super-mare/

With Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)


Sunday 16 August 2020
7.30pm

Buxton Opera House, Water Street, 
Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN

https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/boxoffice/ticket/469191

With Caroline Bliss (The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill)


Sunday 30 August 2020
7.30pm

West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-On-Sea, 
Tower Road, Clacton CO15 1LE

http://www.westcliffclacton.co.uk/livemusic/james-bond-concert-spectacular/

With Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)


Friday 25 September 2020
7.30pm

Kings Theatre, 24 Albert Road, 
Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2QJ

https://www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk/whatson-event/the-james-bond-concert-spectacular/

With Caroline Bliss (The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill)


Sunday 11 October 2020
7.30pm

Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, 
Folkestone CT20 2DZ

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-james-bond-concert-spectacular/leas-cliff-hall/

With Caroline Bliss (The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill)


Friday 16 October 2020
7.30pm

St. George's Hall, Bridge St, 
Bradford BD1 1JT

https://www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-james-bond-concert-spectacular-178147#scr-booking

With Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)


Sunday 18 October 2020
5pm

Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London WC2R 0NS

https://tickets.lwtheatres.co.uk/en-GB/events/the%20james%20bond%20concert%20spectacular/2020-10-18_17.00/adelphi%20theatre/2?hallmap

With Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Caroline Bliss


Thursday 12 November 2020
7.30pm

The Princess Royal Theatre, Civic Centre, 
Port Talbot SA13 1PJ

https://npttheatres.co.uk/princessroyal/events/james-bond-concert-prt/

With Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me)