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John's elder sister, June, has died

Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:35

We are very sad to report that John's elder sister, June, died on 19th July, aged 86. She had been suffering from dementia for the last few years, but appeared in public in 2011 at a York concert held in  memory of her brother's life and career.

Mrs Lloyd Jones was a talented oil-painter who often exhibited locally. Her husband, David was a potter of some renown, the couple having met at Guildford School of Art. Previously, like John, June had attended the Bar Convent School, before studying at York School of Art.

June and David married in York in 1955 and had four children: Simon, Caroline, Emma and Abigail. June had been widowed since the passing of her husband in 1994.

Celebrating Slocombe World Premiere: The Lion In Winter

"Please note: This was screened in July 2016."

"Join us for the world premiere of this new restoration of the ultimate dysfunctional family drama The Lion In Winter, the centrepiece of Cinema Rediscovered's tribute to the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe."

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John Barry - Two Classic Albums plus singles 1957 - 1962  4CD

On the 2nd September, the PD specialist Real Gone Music (not the US label of the same name) is releasing a box-set (4 CDs) entitled "Two Classic Albums Plus Singles" by John Barry.

No further details are provided but their track record suggests this will be Beat Girl/Stringbeat plus all the JB7 singles up to the end of 1962.

More news on this when we have it.

Link to website

él Records, a division of Cherry Red, has two John Barry-related items due for release on August 19th. There are some corrections being made to the final track listing on the first of the CDs, John Barry  Plays 007 & Other 60s Themes for Film & Television, but the tracks will include:

1. From Russia With Love
2. 007
3. The Elizabeth Theme
4. The London Theme
5. The Loneliness Of Autumn
6. Aliki
7. Fancy Dance
8. Kinky
9. Ngenzeni
10. Tetha Leyanto
11. Monkey Feathers
12. Big Shield
13. The James Bond Theme - Stereo
14. The James Bond Theme – Mono (7” Single Version)
15. The James Bond Theme – Mono (Film Version)
16. Lovers and Browning
17. London Theme – Jazz Waltz
18. Main Title Theme - Isandhlwana, 1879
19. News of The Massacre - Rorke's Drift Threatened
20. Four In The Morning
21. Main Title - Beat Girl
22. It's Legal (Vocal - Shirley Anne Field) From Beat Girl)
23. Hit & Miss
24. Easy Beat
25. Saturday's Child
26. A Matter Of Who
27. Never Let Go
28. The Time Has Come (Adam Faith) (From What A Whopper!)
29. Tit Willow Twist
30. The Lolly Theme
31. The Magnificent Seven
32. Rocco's Theme (From Rocco & His Brothers)
3. Spinnerree
34. Theme From The Roman Spring Of Mrs Stone

This is an interesting combination of tracks from both EMI & Ember, and it’s quite rare to see this released on one CD compilation. The second CD, a 2-disc affair, contains a reissue of Fool Britannia, the UK release of which was supervised, by Barry, and was a major hit at the time of its original vinyl release in 1963, plus the two tracks by Miss X, produced by Barry. Also included is Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse’s Stop the World, I Want To Get Off album, selections from the film soundtrack of Scandal (1989) plus a few tracks from the highly regarded satirical BBC TV series, That Was The Week That Was, from 1962/3.

John Barry Plays 007 & Other 60s Themes for Film & TelevisionJust when you thought there couldn't be any more re-releases:

John Barry Plays 007 & Other 60s Themes for Film & Television
John Barry

£9.95
Released August 19, 2016.

"This edition is an anthology of John Barry’s music for film, television and radio, spanning the first half of the 1960s."

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There are other errors in the track listing.

5. THE LONELINESS OF AUTUMN (FROM BORN FREE)
No it's not!!

8. KINKY (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE)
No it's not!!!

9. NGENZENI (FROM ZULU)
10. TETHA LEYANTO (FROM ZULU)
11. MONKEY FEATHERS (INSPIRED BY ZULU)
12. BIG SHIELD (FROM ZULU)
All above were "inspired" by Zulu.

29. THE SUN'S HOORAY (FROM THE COOL MIKADO)
Nothing to do with John Barry!

32. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
From the film of the same name.

Update

We are trying to gauge likely support for a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a new recording of John Barry's TV Scores by Nic Raine and James Fitzpatrick.

We would need £15,000 and Tadlow music would provide the other half.

We would like to be assured that there is a reasonable chance of support for such a campaign before launching it.

So if you are *likely* to contribute, please visit this Facebook page. (This is a Facebook page link to the poll itself.)

What is  Kickstarter?]

The Music from Bond - Blenheim concert

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 13:17

The Music from Bond
June 25
Great Court at Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire

PERFORMED BY THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Gates, food and drinks from 4.30pm, Music from 7pm

Website Live at Blenheim Palace
Website Tickets

The line-up for this summer’s Nocturne concert series in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace is now complete.

Presented by former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton (A View To A Kill), The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, plus guest vocalists, will perform an explosive program of classic Bond music to leave you shaken, not stirred.

The Great Court, where scenes from Spectre were recently filmed, will provide the backdrop for over 50 years of iconic Bond music including Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Live & Let Die, License to Kill, Casino Royaleand the acclaimed score from Skyfall.

Barry, Bond and Thunderball: Looking Back on a Music Maestro

Article on the The James Bond International Fan Club (JBIFC) website.

Check out our Press section for many more articles and reviews.

Barry, Bond and Thunderball: Looking Back on a Music Maestro

Article on the The James Bond International Fan Club (JBIFC) website.

The Chase to be released onBlu-Ray

Saturday, 11 June 2016 18:59

The Chase will be released on Blu-Ray on October 11 by Twilight Time Movies.

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The Bridgewater Hall - Music of John Barry November 2018

The Music of John Barry

Saturday 10 November 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS

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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.