"Those who bought the first book, but haven't bothered with The Man With The Midas Touch, that the second book is so much more comprehensive, containing such detailed information that I really don't know how the authors came across these facts. Their research is so informative.
"It's a great read of over 300 pages...and the design is much improved."
"As far as I am concerned, Midas Touch is the definitive history of John Barry. A very enjoyable read which takes a prominent pride of place in the bookcase."
"It's great for turning the conversation round to JB whenever friends pop round and (perhaps) making a few converts to the Barry's musical genius. If you don't already have this book in your collection, then shame on you. Your CD, Vinyl and whatever collection is not complete without it.
Whenever a new Barry CD hits the market, we all scramble to be the first in line to buy it. But that (unfortunately) does not happen every day. So, if you're getting withdrawal symptoms waiting for that new CD, this book is the perfect cure. An excellent investment (remember, there are only a limited number printed) and thoroughly recommended."
A must for: John Barry Fans, Film Music Fans, James Bond Fans ,In fact highly recommended for any Music or Film buff!
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.