John Barry related news items in the current year - for news older than late 2019 please check our Archives, going back to 2001.
"Kritzerland is proud to present a new 2-CD set, a live soundboard recording of the infamous musical:
LOLITA, MY LOVE - Music by John Barry Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.
Back in the 1970s, producer Bruce Kimmel came into possession of a complete soundboard tape in pretty decent sound. And it is from that tape, possibly first generation, from which this CD has been mastered. For this release, all the major songs have separate tracks and all the dialogue has separate tracks. That way, one can program the CD however they like � just the score or hearing it all. Mastering engineer, James Nelson, has worked his magic, smoothing out the levels and making it all of a piece."
"Quartet Records, in collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Capitol Records, Universal Music Enterprises and the Phil Ramone estate, present an expanded 2-CD edition of the iconic score for the landmark film MIDNIGHT COWBOY, directed by John Schlesinger in 1969, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, and winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
For this new Quartet release, the classic 1969 soundtrack album has been mastered from first-generation master tapes on Disc 1 and supplemented with new mixes made from recently discovered multi-track tapes, that includes some alternate song versions, different vocals of the Nilsson song, and alternate and single versions prepared by John Barry of his famous original theme. On Disc 2 we have included the music (both songs and score) as it appears in the film, mastered from mono elements vaulted at MGM. Score and album were in part different recordings; the harmonica solos, played by Toots Thielemans in the film, were played by Tommy Reilly on the album.
This collection has been produced, restored, mixed and mastered by Chris Malone, and the 24-page booklet includes authoritative and exclusive in-depth liner notes by Jon Burlingame."
Occasionally, he does a throw to music from the cinema. He wanted to do a John Barry episode for a long time, where he could share some of Barry's stage music with his audience.
This episode can be found on various platforms at: https://broadwaytomainstreet.libsyn.com/john-barry
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The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry
Now available, 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.
The box-set is limited to 500 copies and is only £16.99 post-free in the UK, so don’t miss out! It is available direct from this website!
£16.99 post-free in the UK
£19.99 anywhere else in the world
Let us know if you aren’t able to do this and we’ll work out another way.
1. Tall Paul (Roberts-B & D Sherman) – The Three Barry Sisters 1959
2. Till then (Seiler, Marcus, Wood) – The Three Barry Sisters 1959
3. Jo-Jo the dog-faced boy (D & B Sherman-Roberts) – Three Barry Sisters 1959
4. I ay ove-lay oo-yay (Brout-Lasky) – The Three Barry Sisters 1959
5. Nowhere in this world (Hart) – Derry Hart and The Hartbeats 1959
6. Come on baby (Baldock-King) – Derry Hart and The Hartbeats 1959
7. Ah, poor little baby! (Falk-Koury) – Adam Faith 1959
8. I vibrate (Twitty) – Adam Faith 1959
9. She said yeah (Jackson) – Roy Young 1959
10. Baby talk (Schwartz) – Bill & Brett Landis 1959
11. Say mama (Earl-Meeks) – Adam Faith 1959
12. C’mon everybody (Cochran-Capeheart) – Adam Faith 1959
13. Believe what you say (J & D Burnette) – Adam Faith 1959
14. I go ape (Sedaka-Greenfield) – Roy Young 1959
15. It’s late (Burnette) – Vince Eager 1959
16. Fallin’ (Sedaka-Greenfield) – Sylvia Sands 1959
17. Slippin’ & slidin’ (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) – Roy Young 1959
18. It doesn’t matter anymore (Anka) – Vince Eager 1959
19. Good rockin’ tonight (Brown) – Roy Young and Company 1959
20. What do you want? (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1959
21. From now until forever (Nesbitt-Venis) – Adam Faith 1959
22. Moonbird (Barry) – Des Lane 1959
23. The Clanger march (Braden) – Des Lane 1959
24. Big blon’ baby (Roberts-Jacobson) – Larry Page 1959
25. I vibrate (Twitty) – Larry Page 1959
26. Throw all your lovin’ my way (Barry) – Larry Page 1959
27. How’m I doing, hey, hey (Fowler-Redman) – Larry Page 1959
28. Little old fashioned love (Barry) – Larry Page 1959
29. Marilyn (White) – Larry Page 1959
30. Poor me (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1959
31. The reason (Barry) – Adam Faith 1959
32. Be mine (Menke-Panas-Luth-Stellman) – Lance Fortune 1959
33. Action (Barry-Peacock) – Lance Fortune 1959
34. Made you (Barry-Peacock) – Adam Faith 1959
35. I did what you told me (Barry-Peacock) – Adam Faith 1959
36. Can’t forget (Hawker-Shakespeare) – Johnny Gavotte 1960
37. It’s not too late (Sheridan) – Johnny Gavotte 1960
38. Boston Tea Party (Vandyke) – The Five Dallas Boys 1960
39. Ramona (Wayne-Gilbert) – The Five Dallas Boys 1960
40. The Beat Girl song (Barry-Peacock) – Adam Faith 1960
41. It’s legal (Barry-Maccoby) – Shirley Anne Field 1960
All tracks in mono
1. Someone else’s baby (Vandyke-Ford) – Adam Faith 1960
2. Big time (Bart) – Adam Faith 1960
3. Youthful years (Napper) – Danny Williams 1960
4. It doesn’t matter (Raysor-Barrett) – Danny Williams 1960
5. You’re my only girl (O’Mahoney) – Danny Davis 1960
6. Love me (Stoller-Leiber)- Danny Davis 1960
7. Johnny comes marching home (Trad. arr. Barry-Maitland) – Adam Faith 1960
8. Carve up (Bart) – Adam Faith 1960
9. Little child (Cowen) – The England Sisters 1960
10. Heartbeat (Montgomery-Petty) – The England Sisters 1960
11. How about that! (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1960
12. With open arms (Bacharach-David) – Adam Faith 1960
13. Wonderful time (Howard Guyton) – Adam Faith 1960
14. Diamond ring (J & R Isle) – Adam Faith 1960
15. Summertime (Gershwin-Heyward) – Adam Faith 1960
16. Piper of love (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1960
17. A girl like you (Bacharach-Croswell) – Adam Faith 1960
18. Turn me loose (Pomus-Schuman) – Adam Faith 1960
19. So many ways (Stevenson) – Adam Faith 1960
20. Singin’ in the rain (Freed-Brown) – Adam Faith 1960
21. Fare thee well my pretty maid (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1960
22. I’m a man (Pomus-Schuman) – Adam Faith 1960
23. Hit the road to dreamland (Mercer-Arlen) – Adam Faith 1960
24. Lonely pup (in a Christmas shop) (Alexander) – Adam Faith 1960
25. Greenfinger (Lewis) – Adam Faith 1960
26. Pepe (Wittstart) – Russ Conway 1960
27. Matador from Trinidad (Boyd-Stanford) – Russ Conway 1960
28. Not guilty (Peacock) – Johnny De Little 1960
29. They (Barry-Russell) – Johnny De Little 1960
30. Who am I? (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
31. This is it (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
32. Big wheel (Vandyke) – Gerry Dorsey 1961
33. Over and over (Bart) – Bobby Shafto 1961
34. I want my bed (Bart) – Bobby Shafto 1961
35. Django’s Castle (Reinhardt) – Diz Disley and The Downbeats 1961
All tracks in stereo, apart from nos. 3-6, 9, 10, 28, 29, 32-35
1. Where you are (Ornadel-West) – Dennis Lotis 1961
2. Love’s a secret game (Wakley-Inman) – Dennis Lotis 1961
3. Easy going me (Bart) – Adam Faith 1961
4. Wonderin’ (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
5. What a Whopper (Vandyke) (film version) – Adam Faith 1961
6. The Time has Come (Vandyke) (film version) – Adam Faith 1961
7. Don’t you know It? (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
8. My last wish (Barry-Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
9. I haven’t got you (Bart) – Anita Harris 1961
10. Mr. one and only (Lordan) – Anita Harris 1961
12. I’ve just fallen for someone (Askew) – Adam Faith 1961
12. I’m coming home (Johnson-Rado) – Adam Faith 1961
13. All these things (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
14. It’s all over now (Whyton) – Adam Faith 1961
15. Come to me (Cenci-Carr) – Adam Faith 1961
16. If I had a hammer (Hays-Seeger) – Adam Faith 1961
17. Sho’ know a lot about love (Mize-Paxton) – Adam Faith 1961
18. Second time (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
19. I’m gonna love you too (Maudlin-Sullivan-Petty) – Adam Faith 1961
20. Little yellow roses (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1961
21. As long as you keep loving me (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1961
22. You and me and the gang (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1961
23. The time has come (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961
24. A help-each-other romance (Singleton) – Adam Faith 1961
25. Lonesome (Pellish) – Adam Faith 1961
26. Watch your step (Parker) – Adam Faith 1961
27. You’re following me (Hilliard-Bacharach) – Peter Gordeno 1962
28. I got eyes (Smith-Jones-Dixon-Keyes) – Peter Gordeno 1962
29. You know what I mean (Vandyke) – Johnny Worth 1962
30. All these things (Vandyke) – Johnny Worth 1962
31. Stalemate (Martin-Rocco) – Tony Rocco 1962
32. Keep a walkin’ (Sedaka-Greenfield) – Tony Rocco 1962
33. As you like It (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962
34. Face to face (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962
All tracks in stereo apart from nos. 1, 2, 5-8, 23, 25, 27-30, 32-34
1. Uptown (Mann-Weil) – Peter Gordeno 1962
2. The makings of a man (Stallman-Jacobson) – Peter Gordeno 1962
3. My tears will turn to Laughter (Askew) – Darren Young 1962
4. I’ve just fallen for someone (Askew) – Darren Young 1962
5. Opposites (Bart) – Bill Cotton and Kathie Kay 1962
6. If the young ones can be happy (Bart) – Bill Cotton 1962
7. The coffee grinder (Manzo) – Van Doren 1962
8. La Bamba (Valens) – Adam Faith 1962
9. You can do it if you Try (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962
10. The river’s run dry (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962
11. I know what I want (Unknown) – Adam Faith 1962
12. That’s what love will do (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1962
13. Mix Me a Person (Vandyke) (film version) – Adam Faith 1962
14. Someone nice like you (Newley-Bricusse) – Kathie Kay and Bill Cotton 1962
15. No love but your Love (Scharfenberger-West-Busch) – Marion Ryan 1962
16. Caravan of lonely men (Jeff Barry-Pretlow) – Mark Tracey 1962
17. Never ending (Carr-Newell) – Mark Tracey 1962
18. Down by the riverside (Trad. Arr: Barry) – Peter Gordeno 1962
19. Lover (Rodgers-Hart) – Johnny De Little 1962
20. You made me love you (Monaco-McCarthy) – Johnny De Little 1962
21. White Christmas (Berlin) – Nina and Frederik 1962
22. Silent night (Gruber) – Nina and Frederik 1962
23. Away in a manger (Kirkpatrick) – Nina and Frederik 1962
24. Santa Claus is coming to town (Coots) – Nina and Frederik 1962
Bonus tracks composed by John Barry
25. Rock-A-Billy Boogie (Barry) – The Rock’n Rollers 1958
26. Rodeo (Barry) – Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra 1958
27. Bee’s knees (Barry) – John Barry Seven & Bob Miller and The Millermen 1959
28. Arrivederci Baby (Barry-Good) – Little Tony and his Brothers 1959
29. Made you (Barry-Peacock) – Fabian 1960
30. Easy beat (Barry) – Bert Weedon 1960
31. Made you (Barry-Peacock) – Don Duke 1960
32. Black stockings (Barry) – Stu Phillips and his Orchestra 1961
33. Trouble shooter (Barry) – Bob Miller and The Millermen 1961
34. Sweet talk (Barry) – Van Doren 1961
All tracks in mono apart from nos. 9-12
Recently published in the US is Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1950–1970: A History and Discography, by the appropriately named Derrick Bang.
It has 312 pages, and, apparently, devotes more space to John Barry than any other composer in the book!
At $45 it is not exactly cheap, but when has that ever worried anybody who browses on here. :)
There's also a companion book entitled Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen Since 1971: A History and Discography.
News has just reached us that a previously unreleased outtake from the Polydor album The Concert JB will soon be released in the Universal Music France soundtrack series Ecoutez le cinéma! (Listen to Films!).
Let the guessing begin!
Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Coming October 27th on DVD & BD!
The Ipcress File 2K Restoration Blu-ray and DVD release
THE IPCRESS FILE (1965)
• 2K Restoration by ITV
• Audio Commentary by Director Sidney J. Furie and Editor Peter Hunt
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth and Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer
• Interview with Star Michael Caine
• Interview with Production Designer Ken Adams (sic)
• TRAILERS FROM HELL with Howard Rodman
• 3:07 Theatrical Trailer in Newly Remastered in HD
• 1:07 Theatrical Trailer
• 4 Radio Spots
• Reversible BD Art
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles
Color 109 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
From Harry Saltzman, the producer of James Bond classics Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, comes a film widely recognized as one of the greatest spy thrillers of all time. The Ipcress File is the first film in the series of Harry Palmer mysteries, based on the bestsellers by Len Deighton (Funeral in Berlin), that made Michael Caine (Gambit, The Black Windmill) a star. It is the height of the cold war, and ex-thief Harry Palmer (Caine), now reluctantly working as a secret agent, has been called in to investigate a strange occurrence among a number of leading scientists. It seems the scientists have been kidnapped, but reappear only days after the kidnapping, brainwashed and useless. During the course of the investigation, a tape is uncovered with the word “Ipcress” on it. This stylish classic was directed by Sidney J. Furie (The Appaloosa), shot by Otto Heller (Peeping Tom) and edited by Peter R. Hunt (From Russia with Love), with production design by Ken Adam (Dr. Strangelove) and music by John Barry (Diamonds Are Forever). The great cast includes Nigel Green (Let’s Kill Uncle), Guy Doleman (Billion Dollar Brain), Sue Lloyd (The Bitch) and Gordon Jackson (The Great Escape).
28 Oct 2020; pre-order at imprintfilms.com.au on July 31.
Australian label Via Vision Entertainment has announced from the recently launched Imprint Collection: The Day of the Locust (1975).
by Dan Barrett
May 31, 2020
"I could not have been more pleased when Mike Zirpolo contacted me, and asked me to share my memories about having played for the soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola’s film, Cotton Club. I was able to tell Mike that I happily recall many of the details about that special episode in my life..."
Dan Barrett is a professional trombonist/ cornetist, arranger, and composer.
• Brand New HD Master – 2K Scans of Multiple 35mm Prints
• Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
• Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Color 125 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG
From acclaimed writer/director James Clavell (Shogun, The Great Escape, To Sir, with Love, The Satan Bug), the stirring war epic The Last Valley stars screen greats Michael Caine (The Ipcress File, Kidnapped) and Omar Sharif (Juggernaut, Doctor Zhivago). As the Thirty Years’ War rages through 17th-century Germany, a fierce captain (Caine) lays waste to any village his army encounters. But when he arrives in an undisturbed valley where he meets a beautiful peasant girl (Florinda Bolkan, Flavia the Heretic), his long-dead memories of peace and happiness are reawakened. As war closes in, will he heed its call... or fight for the new life he has found? This powerful film is both a magnificent spectacle and an intensely personal story of love, friendship and loss. Co-starring Nigel Davenport (Mary, Queen of Scots), Per Oscarsson (Endless Night) and Arthur O’Connell (Anatomy of a Murder), with a rousing score by the great John Barry (The Lion in Winter) and top-notch cinematography by Norman Warwick (The Abominable Dr. Phibes) and John Wilcox (Dr. Who and the Daleks).
The Century Club,
61 - 63, Shaftesbury Avenue,
Soho Series at the Century
18:30 - 20:30
Wed, 27th May 2020 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Tickets from £12.00
"This salon is part of the Soho Series at London's exclusive Century Club.
Anticipating the release of the latest Bond movie, ‘No Time to Die’, pop culture commentator Travis Elborough joins us to explore the London life and loves of John Barry. Barry was the composer who has done as much as anyone else to establish the 007 brand and whose signature scores still inform the soundscape and themes of each new film - including the latest haunting title song by Billie Eilish..."
The Concordia Theatre & Community Guild Proudly Present...
Billy- The Musical
Monday 17th February 2020 - Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 7:30 PM
The Hinckley Concordia Theatre,
The musical based on Billy Liar
Billy Fisher, a Walter Mitty fantasist, lives with Mum, Dad and Gran in Stradhoughton and is an undertaker’s clerk – but in his mind he is President of Ambrosia, a film star, a scriptwriter – and anything else glamorous that happens to occur to him! BILLY is a fast-paced brassy, Broadway-style musical, with outstanding songs such as Ambrosia and Some of Us Belong to the Stars which were famously sung by Michael Crawford who starred in the title role at Drury Lane.
A musical based on “Billy Liar” by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Book by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with
Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe
Discs: Blu-ray Disc, Two-disc set (1 BD-25, 1 DVD)
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell, together with guest vocalist Matthew Ford, will perform a special concert entitled ‘A Night at the Oscars’ next Thursday, 30th of January, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin (Ireland).
When: Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 20:00h
Where: National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445922976057038/
"There are no available seats for the selected event."
The concert will include Academy Award-winning music from Star Wars, Schindler’s List, The Incredibles, Beauty and the Beast, Gravity and lots more, and to mark the anniversary of John Barry’s death on this date, 30 January 2011, it will also pay tribute to the legendary five-time Oscar winner with music from The Ipcress File, Born Free, and Out of Africa.
The program will be the following:
Network have released a Blu-Ray and DVD of Seance of a Wet Afternoon, 13 January 2020
Kim Stanley and Richard Attenborough give outstanding performances in this classy British thriller, with Attenborough winning a BAFTA for Best British Actor and Stanley scoring an Oscar nomination. Written and directed by Bryan Forbes - who also won a Writers Guild award, an Edgar and a BAFTA nomination - Seance on a Wet Afternoon is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Myra Savage, a highly-strung spiritual medium, convinces her weak-willed husband to fake a child kidnapping so she can offer her services to the parents when all seems lost. Though horrified at the prospect, he reluctantly goes along with the plan - but becomes more convinced than ever that Myra is losing her grip on reality...
Memories on a Wet Afternoon – an interview with Bryan Forbes
audio commentary with Bryan Forbes
13 August 2019
Disney Movie Club Exclusive Disney / Buena Vista, 1979, 95 min, Region free
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1, Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit), Subtitles