The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry
Coming soon, a 4-CD box-set comprising of 144 tracks, a 24-page booklet (replete with period photographs and comprehensive notes) and including ten bonus tracks (among them the CD debut of the first ever cover version of a John Barry instrumental composition).
Featuring – for the first time – the film versions of ‘Mix me a Person’, ‘The Time has Come’, and ‘What a Whopper’ (slightly shortened). There’s also an unique opportunity to hear the original version of ‘Ah, Poor Little Baby’, making its premiere appearance on CD.
post-free in the UK
The box-set is limited to 500 copies and is only £16.99 post-free in the UK, so don’t miss out!
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The End Of The Affair
Wrote demo theme, presumably rejected. It's now a track on Eternal Echoes.
Composer: Michael Nyman
The Horse Whisperer
Wrote and recorded several demo themes but disagreements with director Robert Redford led to him leaving the project. He did not compose and record a complete score, as has been suggested.
Composer: Thomas Newman
Wrote a theme as a demo, which was rejected.
Composer: George Fenton
Seven Years in Tibet
Hhad conversations with director but never signed.
Composer: John Williams
Barry recorded some violin pieces that were played on set while filming, but a scheduling problem led to him being unable to do the score in the end.
Composer: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Tomorrow Never Dies
Wanted proper fee, full creative control (the song), both of which he was refused.
Composer: David Arnold
The English Patient
Was approached but refused.
"I met with the director, Brian Gibson, and told him how I work. I would give him themes, and then I go off and work, and then go to Los Angeles, he's finished shooting, we spot the movie. I did a few things which he really liked a lot, and which Columbia liked. Then he said, "Well, what about the rest of the music?" and I said, "What about the rest of the music?" He said, "I want to hear it." I said, "This is not an audition, Brian. This is your second movie. If there's anything at the end of the day that you don't like, then we have a little session."
Composer: James Newton Howard
Was asked to score but was too busy on other projects and also wanted to spend time with his very young son.
Composer: Eric Serra