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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.

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.

[What is Kickstarter?]

Beat Girl Blu-Ray / DVD review

Sunday, 24 April 2016 13:16

Highly detailed review of the Blu-Ray / DVD of Beat Girl:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_71/beat_girl_blu-ray.htm

Review by Gary Tooze

Dances With Wolves on vinyl

Friday, 22 April 2016 10:50

Dances With Wolves has been released on vinyl. More info on the Music on Vinyl website.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on purple & gold mixed vinyl

Beat Girl release on Blu-ray + DVD

Monday, 04 April 2016 14:39

We are delighted to announce that Beat Girl, which contains John Barry's first ever film-score, will receive its premiere DVD/blu-ray release on 25th April.

The extras will prove of interest to Barry fans because it includes a few minutes of additional/alternative footage, which might feature music never heard before.

Beat Girl (Wild for Kicks)

25 April, 2016
BFI, Dual Format Edition Blu-ray + DVD, BFI Video , 1960, 89 min, Region B

Special features

  • Newly remastered in 2K and presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Original theatrical version (87 mins): from the negatives, preserved by the BFI National Archive
  • Alternative version (92 mins, Blu-ray only)
  • Alternative sequences (3 mins, DVD only)
  • Extended version (92 mins): featuring additional sequences with David Farrar and Noëlle Adam
  • An Interview with Gillian Hills Interview (2016, 25 mins): the film’s star recalls her experience of working on Beat Girl
  • Cross-Roads (John Fitchen, 1955, 25 mins): supernatural short, starring the legendary Christopher Lee
  • Beauty in Brief (c.1955, 4 mins): forgotten saucy 1950s pin-up short which recalls the milieu of Beat Girl
  • Goodnight with Sabrina (c.1958, 3 mins): glamour short starring 1950s TV bombshell Sabrina, aka Norma Sykes
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Gillian Hills, Vic Pratt, Jonny Trunk and Jo Botting, and full film credits

Product details
RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1240 / BFI Flipside No. 030 / Cert 15
UK / 1959 / black and white / English, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / 87 mins / original aspect ratio 1.66:1 // BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM mono (48kHz/24-bit) / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (320kbps)

More information on the BFI website

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Special screening of Beat Girl

Saturday, 02 April 2016 13:09

Any residents of London should note that in conjunction with its release on DVD/blu-ray this month: A special screening of Beat Girl takes place at the Regent Street Cinema, London, W1 on Wednesday 20 April at 6.30pm followed by a Q&A with Gillian Hills, hosted by BFI National Archive Fiction Curator, Vic Pratt. Tickets are available now.

Shadowing John Barry by the Brian Bennett Orchestra, to be released by Dramatico on 8 April, features impressive new interpretations of some of the best-known film themes by the late and great British composer...

Read the entire article here...

Knopfler, Frampton Help ‘Shadow’ John Barry

Peggy Sue Got Married on SBS2, Australia

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:36

Australia: 'Peggy Sue Got Married' is being broadcast Wednesday 2nd March on SBS 2 at 10:10pm.

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Windmill Publications

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Specialising in book publications and CD releases about John Barry and our book "Hit ans Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven.

PIA website

Have a look at our old "Play It Again" label website here.

Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

OUR OTHER SITES

Geoff Leonard writes CD booklet notes, articles, and occasionally books, in partnership with Pete Walker. You can read more about this here:

Contact the JB site

If you wish to send an email, for example with content for the website, please contact Geoff Leonard:

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Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

This website is not endorsed by the composer's family.
Use of copyrighted materials and logos are for promotional purposes only.

All files on this website are for personal use only and cannot be bought or sold.

 

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Geoff Leonard writes CD booklet notes, articles, and occasionally books, in partnership with Pete Walker. You can read more about this here:

 

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John Barry related Events or Concerts


Submit your Event or Concert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will not be responsible for any errors or inaccuracies.


A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist