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Great Movie Sounds Of John Barry

Friday, 13 July 2018 08:15

Columbia S BPG 62402
Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve
Manufacturer: Speakers Corner
Original label: Columbia
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Status: New release, in stock

The Music of Bond

Friday, 29 June 2018 12:40

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

Buxton Opera House
Water street,
Buxton, Derbyshire, sk17 6xn

Sun 12 Aug
7:30pm

Website

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 has 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.

Image from The Quiller Memorandum

The Quiller Memorandum is showing at NFT2 at BFI SouthBank.....
21st July 2040
30th July 1820

On the BFI Website
02079283232

UK-USA 1966
Dir Michael Anderson
With George Segal, Senta Berger, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow
102min
Digital
Certificate PG

An excellent George Segal plays Quiller, a secret agent dispatched to Berlin to uncover a neo-Nazi movement. Based on a thriller by Adam Hall (aka Elleston Trevor), Pinter’s screenplay transforms the hero from a Bond-like superman to an obdurate professional, and heightens the political resonance of a story about a man caught between the insidious banality of the neo-Nazis and the manipulative coldness of British spymasters.

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

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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.

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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


James Bond Concert Spectacular at Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House
Water street,
Buxton, Derbyshire, sk17 6xn

Sun 12 Aug
7:30pm

Website

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 has 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.


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


The Bridgewater Hall - Music of John Barry November 2018

The Music of John Barry

Saturday 10 November 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS

Website

Nicholas Dodd conductor
Andrew Collins presenter
Manchester Camerata

John Barry created some of the most memorable and recognisable film scores of the 20th century, such as Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves, Zulu and of course much of the music from the James Bond series; his versatility and originality were peerless. His death in 2011 deprived cinema of a true musical great. This concert pays tribute to his life and music with a carefully selected programme, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, who collaborated closely with the composer on his later films. Nicholas Dodd is regarded as one of the leading conductors and orchestrators of Hollywood film music and is a noted expert on, and performer of John Barry’s music. In fact, every James Bond movie from the last 10 years bears his signature.