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May 12 @ 15:00 - 16:30

St Mary’s Church
Church Street
Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 United Kingdom

Jason Frederick Presents

The Music of John Barry

A Solo Piano Performance

Website

Enjoy An Afternoon Of Music Written By Multiple Oscar winning Composer John Barry

Including Themes From Out Of Africa, Diamonds Are Forever, Born Free, Dances With Wolves, Goldfinger and Many More…

Tickets £6 On The Door

Refreshments Available

Jason Frederick Is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and award winning composer of music for films and television.

it s all happening blu ray sShortly before he left EMI for Ember, John Barry appeared as himself in It's All Happening.  This film musical was basically a vehicle for Tommy Steele and quite likely part of the lure to acquire him from his lengthy stay with the rival record label, Decca.

In the film, Barry is seen conducting an orchestra which accompanied fellow EMI artistes Johnny De Little (a Barry protege) and American visitor Dick Kallman in (mock) studio recording sessions.

Apart from this on-screen appearance, Barry also arranged and accompanied songs by Tommy Steele and Marion Ryan.

Also appearing in the film were EMI artistes Shane Fentone (later better known as Alvin Stardust), The Clyde Valley Stompers, Carol Deene, Russ Conway, Danny Williams and Geoff Love.  Barry did work with Conway and Williams on record, but not on this occasion.

N.B. Both DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order, but are only available while stocks last!!

More information on the Network website

Blu-ray version on Network website

Blu-ray release for Boom!

Friday, 19 April 2019 09:41

Boom BRShout Factory are releasing Boom! on Blu-Ray on May 28, 2019.

Info from the Shout Factory website:

113 min, 2.35:1, English, Region A,    Subtitles: English

Taylor and Burton are explosive in this "heady serio-comic brew [from] Tennessee Williams ..." — Time Out

Cinema icons (and twice-married couple) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton light up the screen in what acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) described as the best film adaptation of his work he'd ever seen. Sissy Goforth (Taylor), the world's richest woman, has retired to her lavish island estate to dictate her memoirs. Her reclusive lifestyle is thrown into upheaval when roguish poet Chris Flanders (Burton) washes up on her beach. With the mysterious habit of calling upon a lady one step before the undertaker, Flanders has become known as "The Angel Of Death" — but an undaunted Goforth opts to tempt fate when she chooses to take Flanders as her next — and last — lover.

A notorious bomb on its initial release, Boom! has since built up a cult following for its one-of-a-kind mixture of camp, lyricism, and the highly combustible chemistry of its two leads. More than fifty years after Boom!'s debut, Shout! Factory invites you to light the fuse on a re-examination of this highly unusual drama.
Bonus Features

    NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker John Waters
    NEW "The Sound Of A Bomb: Contextualizing Boom!" With Film Critic/Author Alonso Duralde
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Vintage Photo Galleries

One More Time is a work in progress documentary which tells the story of the musicians who worked on studio sessions during the sixties and seventies. Several former members of The JB7 have taken part.

Project director Alan Boyd would very much appreciate it if you would check out the website at

https://www.onemoretimedocumentary.com/

and also visit, like, and share the facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/onemoretimedocumentary

Les Reed O.B.E. has passed away

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:07

We were extremely sad to hear that Les Reed O.B.E., passed away on Monday 15th April, aged 83.  Les was a valued and influential member of The John Barry Seven between 1959 and 1962, and went on to a highly successful career as a  composer/arranger, which included writing hit songs for such as Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Applejacks, The Fortunes, Lulu, Herman's Hermits and Des O'Connor.

In particular, songs such as Delilah, It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones), The Last Waltz (Engelbert Humperdinck), and There's a Kind of Hush (Herman's Hermits and The Carpenters) were huge sellers and known worldwide.

On a personal note, Les was so patient and helpful in answering our many questions during the writing of the book about the JB7, and we were looking forward to reciprocating regarding his own book on which he had been working for some time.
 
A wonderfully talented, kind and generous man, he will be badly missed by his family and all who knew him.  Our sincere condolences to his sister Celia, daughter Donna, and grandsons Alex and Dom.

It's All Happening DVD/blu-ray

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:55

Coming soon from Network is a DVD/blu-ray of It's All Happening, the 1963 film musical in which John Barry is seen conducting recording sessions by Johnny de Little and Dick Kallman.

The blu-ray is apparently only available while stocks last, which makes it a limited edition of a sort, so probably best to order now if interested.

https://networkonair.com/coming-soon/3023-it-s-all-happening-blu-ray-

Lolita My Love 2019 - Programme

Thursday, 11 April 2019 08:38

TLolilta My Love 2019 programme 01he Lolita My Love 2019 Programme is now available in our dedicated musicals section.

Lolita My Love 2019 - Programme

Thursday, 11 April 2019 08:34

Thanks to Tony W.

Signed copy of Stringbeat - 1999

Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:56

Stringbeat signed copyRichard L. sent us a scan of his copy of "Stringbeat" and told us:

"When I met the great man at the HMV signing in 1998, he also signed my original stereo copy of the Stringbeat LP."

They Might Be Giants - Blu Ray

Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:03

11 June 2019
Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Color, 91 Minutes 1.85:1, Rated G, Optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary with Director Anthony Harvey and Film Archivist Robert A. Harris
• Madness… It's Beautiful - Featurette
• Special expanded version, featuring additional footage not seen in the original theatrical release.
• Theatrical Trailereaturing additional footage not seen in the original theatrical release. • Theatrical Trailer

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May 12, 2019 @ 15:00 - 16:30

St Mary’s Church
Church Street
Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 United Kingdom

Jason Frederick Presents

The Music of John Barry

A Solo Piano Performance

Website

Enjoy An Afternoon Of Music Written By Multiple Oscar winning Composer John Barry

Including Themes From Out Of Africa, Diamonds Are Forever, Born Free, Dances With Wolves, Goldfinger and Many More…

Tickets £6 On The Door

Refreshments Available

Jason Frederick Is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and award winning composer of music for films and television.