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The Bees Knees (The EMI Years 1957-1964) (3CD)

Saturday, 19 February 2011 12:59

Following hard on the heels of the Adam Faith box-set news, EMI has announced a John Barry box-set. That's the good news. The not so good news is that this appears to be an exact reissue of the three volumes of "The EMI Years" from the early 90s. So no additional tracks and no new remastering.  It does look to be cheap, though! 

The Bees Knees (The EMI Years 1957-1964) (3CD)
Due for release on 11 April 2011

Track Listing   

 Disc 1

   1. Let's Have A Wonderful Time (1993 - Remaster)
   2. Rock-A-Billy Boogie (1993 - Remaster)
   3. Zip Zip (1993 - Remaster)
   4. Three Little Fishes (Remake)
   5. Every Which Way (1993 - Remaster)
   6. You've Gotta Way (1993 - Remaster)
   7. Big Guitar (1993 - Remaster)
   8. Rodeo (1993 - Remaster)
   9. Pancho (With Latin American Accompaniment) (1993 - Remaster)
  10. Hideaway (With Latin American Accompaniment) (1993 - Remaster)
  11. Farrago (1993 - Remaster)
  12. Bee's Knees (1993 - Remaster)
  13. When The Saints Go Marching In (1993 - Remaster)
  14. Pancho (1993 - Remaster)
  15. Long John (1993 - Remaster)
  16. Snap 'N' Whistle (1993 - Remaster)
  17. Little John (1993 - Remaster)
  18. For Pete's Sake (1993 - Remaster)
  19. Bee's Knees (1993 - Remaster)
  20. Little John (1993 - Remaster)
  21. Rebel Rouser (1993 - Remaster)
  22. Mab Mab (1993 - Remaster)
  23. Good Rockin' Tonight (1993 - Remaster)
  24. Twelfth Street Rag (1993 - Remaster)
  25. Christella (1993 - Remaster)
  26. Beat Girl (1993 - Remaster)
  27. Hit And Miss (1993 - Remaster)
  28. Rockin' Already (1993 - Remaster)
  29. Beat For Beatniks
  30. Big Fella (1993 Digital Remaster)
  31. Blueberry Hill (1993 - Remaster)
  32. Never Let Go (1993 - Remaster)
  33. Walk Don't Run
  34. I'm Moving On
  35. Saturday's Child (1993 - Remaster)
  36. Black Stockings
  37. Get Lost Jack Frost

 Disc 2

   1. The Magnificent Seven (1993 - Remaster)
   2. Skid Row
   3. Dark Rider
   4. Iron Horse
   5. The Menace (1993 - Remaster)
   6. A Matter Of Who
   7. Rocco's Theme
   8. Spinneree (1993 - Remaster)
   9. It Doesn't Matter Anymore (1993 - Remaster)
  10. Sweet Talk (1993 - Remaster)
  11. Moody River (1993 - Remaster)
  12. There's Life In The Old Boy Yet (1993 - Remaster)
  13. A Handful Of Songs (1993 - Remaster)
  14. Like Waltz (1993 - Remaster)
  15. Rodeo (1961 Version) (1993 - Remaster)
  16. Donna's Theme (1993 - Remaster)
  17. Starfire (1993 - Remaster)
  18. Baubles Bangles And Beads (1993 - Remaster)
  19. Zapata (1993 - Remaster)
  20. Rum-Dee-Dum-Dee-Dah (1993 - Remaster)
  21. Spanish Harlem (1993 - Remaster)
  22. Man From Madrid (1993 - Remaster)
  23. The Challenge (1993 - Remaster)
  24. Watch Your Step
  25. Twist It (1993 - Remaster)
  26. Watch Your Step (1993 - Remaster)
  27. Satin Smooth
  28. The Agressor

 Disc 3

   1. The James Bond Theme (1995 - Remaster)
   2. The Blacksmith Blues (1995 - Remaster)
   3. Cutty Sark (1995 - Remaster)
   4. Lost Patrol
   5. Theme From 'Roman Spring Of Mrs Stone'
   6. Tears (1995 - Remaster) (Edit)
   7. Blueberry Hill (1995 - Remaster)
   8. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (1995 - Remaster)
   9. Smokey Joe
  10. Unchained Melody
  11. The Party's Over
  12. The Lolly Theme
  13. March Of The Mandarins
  14. The Human Jungle (Alternate Version)
  15. The Big Safari (1995 - Remaster)
  16. Mouse On The Moon (1995 - Remaster)
  17. Twangin' Cheek
  18. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (1995 - Remaster)
  19. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) (1995 - Remaster)
  20. The Human Jungle (1995 - Remaster)
  21. Onward Christian Spacemen
  22. Seven Faces (1995 - Remaster)
  23. Twenty-Four Hours Ago (1995 - Remaster)
  24. Theme From 'A Jolly Bad Fellow' (1995 - Remaster)
  25. Oublie Ca (1995 - Remaster)
  26. Theme From 'Seance On A Wet Afternoon' (1995 - Remaster)
  27. That Fatal Kiss (1995 - Remaster)            

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Sun 6th May 18
New Victoria Hall, Woking
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Wednesday 19 September 2018
Starts: 7:30pm


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.

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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.

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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.

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*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.

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