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!
It will only be available direct from this website!
So pre-order now!
Let us know if you aren't able to do this and we'll work out another way.
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
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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.
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.
The Lolita My Love 2019 Programme is now available in our dedicated musicals section.
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
We have added sheet music (PDF) of If There Was a Man to the sheet music page
British label 101 Films has officially announced that it will release a Collector's Edition of Willard Huyck's film Howard The Duck (1986), starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale, and Chip Zien. The release will be available for purchase on April 22, 2019.
Director Emily Maltby and Actress Caitlin Cohn talk about "Lolita, My Love" and their new vision of the story and character for the NY Premiere. Performances are February 23rd-March 3rd.