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Monday, 23 February 2015 14:14

Unreleased scores

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:32

22 February 2015:

Despite all the recent releases there are a surprising number of John Barry film scores that have still to be issued on CD. I'll divide these films into sections.

Of the following there is little or no chance of a release either due to the paucity of music in the film or the non-existence of the original recording:

  • Never Let Go (1960)
  • The Amorous Prawn (1962)
  • The Party's Over (1963)
  • Séance On A Wet Afternoon (1964)
  • A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)
  • The Glass Menagerie (1973)
  • Love Among The Ruins (1973)
  • The Corn Is Green (1978)

Rejected scores known to have been recorded:

  • Sinful Davey (1969) – score said to have been lost during a flood.
  • The Year of the Comet (1992)
  • Goodbye Lover (1999)

LP release exists but to date appear difficult to license for CD:

  • Man In The Middle (1964)
  • Boom! (1968)
  • Follow Me (1971)
  • Legend Of The Lone Ranger (1981)
  • Howard The Duck (1986)

LP release exists but with none or little of JB's score included:

  • Inside Moves (1980)
  • The Cotton Club (1984)
  • Hearts Of Fire (1987) - released film has only a few minutes of music by JB

Scores that have been re-recorded because the original appears unavailable:

  • Mister Moses (1965) - no trace of master
  • Raise The Titanic (1980) - no trace of master

Scores not in any other category but with a reasonable chance of a release, one day:

  • The Tamarind Seed - master missing
  • My Sister's Keeper

Finally, a list of scores that might see a release if they contain sufficient music, the masters still exist, and are licensable:

  • Bells 
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Touched By Love
  • Eleanor & Franklin
  • The White House Years
  • The War Between The Tates
  • The Gathering
  • Young Joe, The Forgotten Kennedy
  • Willa
  • Svengali

Note that some of the above TV movies have only 20 minutes or so of original music.

You may also wish to check out our Bootbusters page in case you wonder why you can find titles online that are mentioned above.

John Barry film scores where some original music still remains unreleased on CD in expanded format:

  • Beat Girl
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Born Free
  • Deadfall
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Last Valley
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • The Man With Golden Gun
  • The Day of the Locust
  • Moonraker
  • Somewhere in Time
  • Octopussy
  • Cotton Club
  • A View To a Kill

Missing music

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:28

Missing music, hopefully not lost

The following were pre-recorded by the JB7 as part of the soundtrack to this BBC drama in 1961, along with songs by Ray Brooks & Johnny De Little. As in the case of Drumbeat, there is little chance of this still existing in the BBC archives.

Girl On A Roof:

  • Not Guilty (written by Trevor Peacock)
  • I Want You Baby (written by John Barry)

The JB7 made countless radio appearances on shows like Saturday, Club, Easy Beat & Music With A Beat. All of them were pre-recorded so there is a chance at least some of them still exist. They also accompanied a wide variety of vocalists. The following is not an exhaustive list – merely the ones we know about.


  • Easy Beat, Saturday Club, Music With A Beat

All John Barry Seven / John Barry Seven plus Four:

  • Like Young
  • Manhunt
  • The Swinging Preacher
  • Young Man’s Lament
  • How High The Noon
  • Bonnie Came Back
  • Big Beat Boogie
  • Easy Beat (written by John Barry)
  • Beatnik Fly
  • Too Much Tequila
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • No Go (written by John Barry)*
  • I Remember You
  • Easy To Love
  • Chiquita Linda
  • Saturday Jump
  • Royal Event
  • Dumplings
  • Theme From a Summer Place
  • Two Way Stretch
  • No Moon At All
  • My Old Man’s A Dustman
  • On The Beach
  • Shazam
  • Down Yonder
  • Lonesome Road
  • Trouble Shooter (written by John Barry)
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Route No. 1

* possibly renamed and recorded

John Barry's Awards

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:16

New Musical Express Annual Popularity Poll (Small group section)

The John Barry Seven - Runners-up (1959)
The John Barry Seven - Runners-up (1960)
The John Barry Seven - Runners-up (1961)

Academy Award For Best Original Score (Oscar)


Born Free (1966)

Born Free - Academy Award

The Lion In Winter (1968)

the lion in winter s

Out Of Africa (1985)

out of africa s

Dances With Wolves (1990)

 dances with wolves s

Academy Award For Best Original Song (Oscar)


Born Free (1966)

Born Free - Academy Award

Academy Award Nomination For Best Original Score


Mary, Queen Of Scots (1972)

Academy Award Nomination For Best Original Score

Chaplin (1992)

 Academy Award Nomination For Best Original Score

Grammy Award For Best Instrumental Theme


Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Grammy Award For Best Instrumental Theme

Grammy Award For Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band


The Cotton Club (1984)

Grammy Award For Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band

Grammy Award For Best Instrumental Composition


Out Of Africa (1985)

Best Instrumental Composition

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition written for a Motion Picture


Dances With Wolves (1990)

 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition written for a Motion Picture


GRAMMY Winner   John Barry, composer.
Genre   Composing
GRAMMY Category   Best Instrumental Composition Written Specifically For A Motion Picture or for Television
Year   1991 - 34th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Title of the Work   Dances With Wolves (Album)
Artist Performing Work   John Barry
GRAMMY Winner   John Barry, composer.
Genre   Composing
GRAMMY Category   Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz)
Year   1986 - 29th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Title of the Work   Out Of Africa (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album)
Artist Performing Work   John Barry
GRAMMY Winner   Bob Wilber & John Barry, artists.
Genre   Jazz
GRAMMY Category   Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
Year   1985 - 28th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Title of the Work   The Cotton Club (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album)
Artist Performing Work   Bob Wilber, John Barry

GRAMMY Winner   John Barry, composer.
Genre   Composing
GRAMMY Category   Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz)
Year   1969 - 12th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Title of the Work   Midnight Cowboy (Album)
Artist Performing Work   Various Artists

Anthony Asquith Award (BAFTA)


The Lion In Winter (1968)

Anthony Asquith Award (BAFTA)

Ivor Novello Award - Best Song (BASCA)


'Born Free' (1966)

Ivor Novello Award - Best Song (BASCA )

‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (1971)

Ivor Novello Award - Best Song (BASCA)

Anthony Asquith Award (BAFTA) Nomination


Out Of Africa (1985)

Anthony Asquith Award (BAFTA) Nomination

Dances with Wolves (1990)

Anthony Asquith Award (BAFTA) Nomination

Golden Globe Award


Out Of Africa (1985)

Golden Globe Nomination


The Lion In Winter (1968)
Mary, Queen Of Scots (1972)
"Sail The Summer Winds" from The Dove
performed by Lyn Paul (1974)
Deep, The "Deep Down Inside" (1978)
Somewhere In Time (1980)
A View To A Kill (1985) – best song
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Chaplin (1992)

Emmy Award Nomination


Elizabeth Taylor in London • John Barry Composer • CBS
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years ABC Theatre • John Barry Composer • ABC

Saturn Award


Somewhere In Time - 1980

Saturn Award

London Critics Circle Film Awards


Out Of Africa - 1987


Richard Kirk Award – BMI career achievement award (1990)
Jimmy Kennedy Award – BASCA lifetime achievement award (1990)
Gstaad International Music & Film Festival lifetime achievement award (1996)
Inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame (1998)
The Palm Springs International Film Festival Frederick Loewe Award (1999)
Music Industry Trust Award (1999)
Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers (2001)  


Also won platinum discs for sales of his albums of

Somewhere In Time,
Out Of Africa

Dances With Wolves,
a gold disc for sales of Goldfinger
and a silver disc for sales of Billy.

There may be others - record companies didn’t always publicise these awards.
I would think ‘The Beyondness Of Things’ must have won some kind of disc – Decca would know.


BMI Million-Airs:
BMI's most performed songs of all time,
each with more than a million U.S. broadcasts!

BMI Million-Airs: Four Million
Born Free (John Barry, Don Black)

BMI Million-Airs: One Million, A-C
All Time High (John Barry, Tim Rice)
You Only Live Twice (John Barry, Leslie Bricusse)

Nobody Does it Better (Hamlisch) more than 3M, For Your Eyes Only (Conti) 2M, Live And Let Die (McCartney) 1M.

The BMI Top 100 Songs
86) Born Free John Barry & Don Black (PRS)


(June 1999)
was named an Officer of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 1999
"Barry, John. Composer. For services to Music, New York, NY 11771"


Honorary Freeman of the City of York
(June 2002)
On Tuesday June 25, 2002, John Barry was confirmed as an Honorary Freeman of the City of York in a special ceremony at the city's Assembly Rooms. He received his award from City of York Council at a special luncheon at the Assembly Rooms where he once used to trumpet in a jazz band on Saturday nights in the 1950s. See article.


GoldenEye award
(June 2002)
On Friday June 28, 2002, at The James Bond Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala Dinner, held at the prestigious Stoke Poges, Stoke Park Club, Barry received the prestigious GoldenEye award, for his contribution to the music of James Bond. The award was courtesy of The Ian Fleming Foundation. See websiteDirect link to page (frame).


(February 2005)
Academy Fellowship John Barry
British Academy Film Awards - BAFTA


(November 17th 2007)
awarded by the French Minister of Culture
at the Festival International Musique et Cinéma


(October 14, 2009)
by the City of Vienna
at the film music gala concert
(not present - award accepted by Kate Barry)

Kate Barry accepts the award


(October 2010)
World Soundtrack Academy Ghent Film Festival, Belgium
(not present - award accepted by David Arnold, composer)


Classic Brit Awards 2011
(May 12, 2011)
Outstanding Contribution to Music

The award was presented by Virginia McKenna
and the Duchess of Cornwall,
received by Don Black.

John Barry related links

Sunday, 22 February 2015 13:40



EMI Music Publishing   Lots of information: songs, lyrics, who else recorded songs, etc. (general site)


The old York home

York Pavillion Hotel   The old Prendergast home, now a hotel


Lyricists, stage producer

Alan & Marilyn Bergman   on ASCAP site
Don Black, OBE   lyricist, writer, producer, composer, broadcaster, official site
Bill Kenwright   producer of "Brighton Rock", official site
Hal David   lyricist, official site
Anthony Newley   official appreciation society
Les Reed   former John Barry Seven pianist, official site
Sir Tim Rice   authored and maintained by: Jennifer J. Bogdanski


John Barry song & theme performers

Corina Brouder

  Official website (run by Ruud and Geoff)
Chad and Jeremy   The Official Website of Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
Glen Campbell   official website
Mama Cass   The official Cass Elliot website, run by her daughter
Michael Crawford   Michael Crawford International Fan Association; authorized and sanctioned by Michael Crawford
Al Jarreau   official website
Jackie Lee   award-winning campaign for Fablon (1967) with John Barry, fan site.
Sophia Loren   official website
Melissa Manchester   official website
Lyn Paul   official website
Lisa Stansfield   official website
Donna Summer   official website
The Ten Tenors   official website
Paul Williams   official website


John Barry James Bond song performers

Matt Monro   fan website run by Ruud and Geoff
Dame Shirley Bassey   official website
Dame Shirley Bassey   unofficial website
Dionne Warwick   unofficial website
Tom Jones   official website
Nancy Sinatra   official website
Louis Armstrong   official Site of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives
Lulu   official website
Rita Coolidge   official website
Duran Duran   official website
a-ha   official website
The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde   official website
The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde   Jiblet's Pretenders Place - fan site


John Barry theme performers

Chris Botti   official website
Tommy Reilly   official website
Jean "Toots" Thielemans   official website


John Barry Seven personnel

Bob Downes   former John Barry Seven member, official site
Ron Edgeworth   former John Barry Seven member, official Judith Durham site
Vic Flick   former John Barry Seven member, web-site of the legendary guitarist, official site
Bobby Graham   former John Barry Seven member, England's top session drummer
Dave Richmond   former John Barry Seven member, official site
Les Reed   former John Barry Seven member, pianist, official site
Ray Russell   former John Barry Seven member, guitarist, official site
Dougie Wright   former John Barry Seven member, drummer - percussionist - teacher - singer - songwriter - raconteur, official site


Drumbeat performers

Petula Clark   official website
Russ Conway   run by the Russ Conway Appreciation Society
Vince Eager   official website
Adam Faith   run by Geoff Leonard
Vic Flick   official website
Billy Fury   the story
Jackie Lee   official website
Anthony Newley   officially recognized by the family
The Poni-Tails   one of the first successful girl groups of the rock and roll era
Les Reed   official website
Cliff Richard   official website
Marty Wilde   official website
Johnny Worth   more a discography than anything else
Roy Young   official website
Whirligig   1950's British Television Nostalgia


Jack Good's Oh Boy!

  Jack Good's 1958/59 TV Programme (site run by Geoff Leonard)


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band

Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band   Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band


Fan sites (people)

  James Bond soundtrack library
  John Barry website in Spanish (Sergio Hardasmal)
  The best of Great JOHN BARRY (en français)
  contains plenty of information on the top film music composer
  "everything you need to know about" profile
Adam Faith   run by Geoff Leonard
L'oeuvre du compositeur JOHN BARRY   French language fan site. Borrows heavily from our own wesbite.


Fan sites (John Barry related films)

The Quiller Memorandum   The unofficial Quiller website (not that there is an official one)
  site dedicated to all aspects of this movie
  site dedicated to all aspects of this cult movie
Somewhere In Time   The Somewhere In Time website Japan (Japanese)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service   Lazenbyland, all about OHMSS
The Persuaders   Endorsed by the starring actors from the programme, Tony Curtis and Roger Moore.
The Ultimate James Clavell Website   Includes pages on King Rat (scans of CD) and The Last Valley (IMDb info)
Chaplin   Unofficial movie site

The Story Of Gillian Hills

  The Story Of Gillian Hills, Beat Girl (not found)


General film music review sites

Filmtracks [Christian Clemmensen]   Modern soundtrack reviews
  contains reviews of both old and new releases of film music albums, including John Barry scores
Music fom the Movies [Mikael Carlsson]   contains reviews of both old and new releases of film music albums, including John Barry scores
Soundtrack Express [Tom Daish]   contains reviews of both old and new releases of film music albums, including John Barry scores
Movie Music UK [Jonathan Broxton]   Film scores around the world


General film(music) sites

Filmscoremonthly   online magazine of motion picture and television music appreciation
Soundtrack Magazine   The Longest Running Premiere Source For Film Music News,Reviews And Interviews. And Prometheus CDs   lots of links; general filmmusic links, composers, et al.
Soundtrack Collector   a database for soundtrack collectors, very complete, recommended
Internet Movie Database   an invaluable reference guide to who's who in films and TV
All Music Guide   music resource site (all genres)
All Movie Guide - John Barry   John Barry info on All Movie Guide
Scorefilia   Good looking Spanish language website
Musicadefilm is the English version of, the popular Dutch soundtrack review site.
Also available in French and Italian.
mfiles   film music website
Scorefilia's links page   Lots of links to general film music sites
Robert Farnon Society   A thriving Society devoted to some of the finest musicians in the world of Light Music, also known as Easy Listening, Middle-of-the-Road, Mood Music or Concert Music.

Wesley Britton Web site

  Article "Spy Guitar: From Vic Flick to SPY-FI" under header spy-wise (frame site)
The Screen Lounge   A sanctuary for fans of classic movies.


Commercial film (music and memorabilia) sites

Screenthemes   mail order business of Gareth Bramley
Peter Rice   Rare John Barry recordings
Silva Screen Records   official site of the UK's leading independent film music record company
Netsound   music marketplace. Huge collection of JB on vinyl from sellers from all over the world, British based site.
Gemm   music marketplace. Huge collection of JB on vinyl from sellers from all over the world. Avoid the expensive CD boots though
MusicStack   25 Million Vinyl Records, Albums and Used CDs from Thousands of Record Stores!
Dress Circle   the musical theatre shop (also soundtracks)
Blasmusik Online  

I saw "John Dunbar Theme" and "Out Of Africa" on their site. I assume this is for marching bands, drumcorps, etc.

James   James Bond collectibles (also CDs)
Berkshire Record Outlet   Classical and soundtracks; occasional JB items


Discussion groups

John Barry Yahoo group   discussion group; 300+ members


James Bond sites (official)

James   about the latest Bond film   More general than
Ian Fleming Publications   The official website for Ian Fleming, creator of legendary spy, agent 007 - James Bond, and inventor of the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and for his family company, Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.


James Bond sites (fansites)

MI6   The home of James Bond 007   The James Bond International Fan Club
007 Magazine  
Graham Rye's official website for ‘OO7’ magazine
The Ian Fleming Foundation   The Ian Fleming Foundation   CBn • Bond At Its Best
More links on   Many more links to James Bond related sites
007 Bond Supplement   News. reviews and more.
From Sweden With Love  
James Bond Nederland   De Nederlandstalige James Bondorganisatie.


James Bond actors (connected to JB)

Sir Sean Connery   The Official Website of Sir Sean Connery
George Lazenby   Lazenbyland; all about George Lazenby, fansite
Sir Roger Moore   Official site
Timothy Dalton   Timothy Dalton chat group

Expanded Bond CDs

Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:55


Here are some of the expanded track listings of the newly released 40th Anniversary Bond scores. Not all albums have been expanded.

"The five expanded titles -- Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, O.H.M.S.S., Diamonds and Live and Let Die -- represent EMI, MGM and independent contractors such as Film Score Monthly working very hard in not a lot of time to get Bond fans the best of the vintage 007 scores. The sound quality on these titles is STUNNING. The CDs feature the original LP programs followed by bonus sections of previously unreleased tracks."

No extra masters were available for Dr. No, From Russia With Love, or Moonraker (recorded in Paris). Licence To Kill was not included.

The rare vocal demos from Thunderball (Mr. Kiss Kiss), You Only Live Twice and Goldfinger are not being carried over for clearance reasons.


"Dr. Shatterhand" had a conversation with Lukas Kendall, producer of the James Bond Re-mastered Bonus Soundtracks. We link to his site.

Latest updates: The man with the Golden Gun, For your eyes only (Conti) and A view to a Kill by R.G., April 7, 2011.

Thanks everyone.


Dr. No

same as LP

1. James Bond Theme
2. Kingston Calypso
3. Jamaican Rock
4. Jump Up
5. Audio Bongo
6. Under The Mango Tree
7. Twisting With James
8. Jamaica Jazz
9. Under The Mango Tree
10. Jump Up
11. Dr. No's Fantasy
12. Kingston Calypso
13. The Island Speaks
14. Under The Mango Tree
15. The Boy's Chase
16. Dr. No's Theme
17. The James Bond Theme
18. Love At Last


From Russia With Love



same as LP

1. Opening Titles / James Bond Is Back / From Russia With Love - (instrumental) / James Bond Theme
2. Tania Meets Klebb
3. Meeting In St. Sophia
4. The Golden Horn
5. Girl Trouble
6. Bond Meets Tania
7. 007
8. Gypsy Camp
9. Death Of Grant
10. From Russia With Love - Matt Monro
11. Spectre Island
12. Guitar Lament
13. Man Overboard / Smersh In Action
14. James Bond With Bongos
15. Stalking
16. Leila Dances
17. Death Of Kerin
18. 007 Takes The Lektor

In sequence

1. Stalking
2. Opening Titles: James Bond is Back / From Russia with Love / James Bond Theme
3. SPECTRE Island
4. Tania Meets Klebb
5. James Bond with Bongos
6. Girl Trouble
7. 007
8. Gypsy Camp
9. Bond Meets Tania
10. Meeting in St. Sophia
11. 007 Takes the Lektor
12. Death of Kerim
13. Man Overboard / Death of Kronsteen
14. From Russia with Love* Performed by Matt Monro

DEATH OF GRANT consist of two cues whereas the first is the one that assist the scene that shows the assassination attempt on Kerim - the other is a cue "not used in the final print of the film" and must be the music for the scene as the title suggest the DEATH OF GRANT.

The other music cues on the album was not to be found in the film.

I chose to place From Russia With Love title song at the end as a nice way to round off the album but it can be placed in between "Tania Meets Klebb" and "James Bond with Bongos."

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Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Into Miami
Alpine Drive / Auric's Factory
Oddjob's Pressing Engagement
Bond Back In Action Again
Teasing The Korean
Gassing The Gangsters
Goldfinger - (instrumental version)
Dawn Raid On Fort Knox
The Arrival Of The Bomb And Count Down
Death Of Goldfinger, The End Titles

Bonus Material:

Golden Girl
Death Of Tilley
Laser Beam, The
Pussy Galore's Flying Circus

In sequence:

Guide to Cutting and Sequencing the expanded Goldfinger

by Neil S. Bulk

This is an easy one to start with since the new re-mastered album can be programmed to play in sequence. The earlier album mistakenly combined two cues, and they had to be edited apart.

5, 1, 2, 12, 3, 13, 14, 15, 6, 7, 4, 9, 10, 11, 8

On my Goldfinger album I have also included Anthony Newley's recording of the theme from the 30th Anniversary album.





1. Thunderball (Main Title)
2. Chateau Flight
3. The Spa
4. Switching The Body
5. The Bomb
6. Cafe Martinique
7. Thunderball
8. Death Of Fiona
9. Bond Below Disco Volante
10. Search For The Vulcan
11. 007
12. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Bonus Material:

13. Gunbarrel/Traction Table/
Gassing the Plane/Car Chase
14. Bond Meets Domino/
Shark Tank/Lights Out For Paula/
For King and Country
15. Street Chase
16. Finding the Plane/
Underwater Ballet/
Bond With SPECTRE Frogmen/
Leiter To The Rescue/
Bond Joins Underwater Battle
17. Underwater Mayhem/
Death of Largo/End Titles
18. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Mono)

In sequence: Guide to Cutting and Sequencing the expanded Thunderball

by Neil S. Bulk

1. Gunbarrel and Chateau Flight 2:52

"Gunbarrel" comes from the first 21 seconds of track 13. I then did a fade between "Gunbarrel" and "Chateau Flight". The final edited cue clocks in at 2:52.

2. Thunderball - Tom Jones 3:03

3. The Spa 2:42

4. Traction Table 1:31

This cue comes right after "Gunbarrel" on track 13.
I faded it in quickly, so as not to lose the sax in the beginning, but to get rid of the fade out of the "Gunbarrel".
I also added some silence at the end of this track.

5. Switching the Body 2:48

6. Gassing the Plane :56

This cue comes right after "Traction Table" on track 13.

7. The Bomb 4:20

This is the second part of track 5, from the 1:23 minute mark until the end. The first part of the cue will be used later.

8. Car Chase 1:54

This cue comes right after "Gassing the Plane" on track 13.

Most of this cue is unused. Just for fun, watch it with the film playing. It syncs up perfectly. It starts right on the shot of Count Lippe after Blofeld orders his execution.

9. Bond Meets Domino 3:49

This is the first 3:49 of track 14.

10. Thunderball 3:57

11. Cafe Martinique 3:45

On the old CD this cue was mistakenly called "Cape Martinique".

12. Shark Tank :59

This cue comes right after "Bond Meets Domino" on track 14.

13. Bond Below Disco Volante 4:05

14. Search for Vulcan 2:28

15. Lights Out for Paula 1:52

This cue comes right after "Shark Tank" on track 14.

16. For King and Country 1:36

This cue comes right after "Lights Out for Paula" on track 14.

17. Street Chase 3:23

18. Death of Fiona 2:31

19. Finding the Plane / Underwater Ballet 1:51

This cue is the first 1:51 of track 16.

20. Bond with SPECTRE Frogmen 3:34

This cue comes right after "Finding the Plane / Underwater Ballet" on track 16.

21. Leiter to the Rescue 1:37

This cue comes right after "Bond with SPECTRE Frogmen" on track 16.

22. Bond Joins Underwater Battle 4:36

The first 1:23 of this track comes from the first 1:23 of track 5, "The Bomb". The second part of this cue comes right after "Leiter to the Rescue" on track 16.

I faded out "The Bomb" and mixed in "Bond Joins Underwater Battle" around the 1:21 mark.

The final cue runs 4:36.

23. Underwater Mayhem 5:06

This is the first 5:06 of track 17.

24. Death of Largo 3:00

This cue comes right after "Underwater Mayhem" on track 17.

25. End Titles 2:13

This cue comes right after "Death of Largo" on track 17.

After this, there are various versions of "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang" that can be included, but I'll warn you, they will not all fit on one CD. I did make a 2 CD set, but I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with it. The new album doesn't have the Dionne Warwick or Shirley Bassey renditions, and I'm not entirely sure that they are really missed. Experiment and have fun.

Experiment and have fun.

I would like to thank "GuruKenn" from the newsgroup for doing the initial editing and cue placement and I'd also like to thank John Cork for the unusually copious chapter stops on the CAV Thunderball deluxe laser disc box set. They both made making this edit of the album very easy.








You Only Live Twice


1. You Only Live Twice (Title Song) - Nancy Sinatra
2. Capsule In Space
3. Fight At Kobe Dock-Helga
4. Tanaka's World
5. A Drop In The Ocean
6. The Death Of Aki
7. Mountains And Sunsetsv 8. The Wedding
9. James Bond - Astronaut?
10. Countdown For Blofeld
11. Bond Averts World War Three
12. You Only Live Twice (End Title) - Nancy Sinatra

Bonus Material:

13. James Bond In Japan (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)
14. Aki, Tiger And Osato (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)
15. Little Nellie (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)
16. Soviet Capsule (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)
17. Spectre And Village (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)
18. James Bond - Ninja (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)
19. Twice Is The Only Way To Live (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)

In sequence:

Guide to Cutting and Sequencing the Complete You Only Live Twice

By Neil S. Bulk

1. Gunbarrel and Capsule in Space 3:04

The “gunbarrel” comes from the first 23 seconds of “James Bond in Japan”. I cut off the first .414 seconds of “Capsule in Space” to get rid of the silence.

I overlapped “Capsule in Space” onto the “Gunbarrel” at 23.018 seconds, and they segue perfectly into one another.

2. Dead on the Job :57

This cue is from “James Bond in Japan”. It comes right after the “Gunbarrel” at the 23 second mark (23.777 to be precise)

I added about 2 seconds of silence at the end of this track, so the transition to the title song is not as jarring.

3. You Only Live Twice - Title Song 2:45

4. Burial At Sea 2:01

This cue comes right after "Dead on the Job" in the cue, "James Bond in Japan" It includes an unused section

5. James Bond in Japan 7:20

This is the remainder of the "James Bond in Japan" cue.

6. Chasing Aki 1:14

This is the first 1:14 of "Aki, Tiger and Osato"

7. Tanaka's World

8. Tiger, Aki and Osato 4:29

This is the remainder of "Aki, Tiger and Osato" re-titled only because the characters come in at different times now.

9. A Drop in the Ocean 2:58

10. Fight at Kobe Dock - Helga 4:01

11. Little Nellie 3:45

12. Soviet Capsule 2:05

13. SPECTRE 3:41

This track needs music from "James Bond - Astronaut?"

To assemble this track, the first 1:03 is from this track ("SPECTRE and Village").

Then you must cut out the first 1:41 from "James Bond - Astronaut?" and cut that section onto the tail of the first 1:03 of "SPECTRE and Village".

At the 2:41.951 mark into this combined cue I mixed the next minute of music from "SPECTRE and Village". You will need to fade out this track.

The final track runs 3:41.

14. The Death of Aki 4:19

15. Assassination Attempt :29

This is a very short cue. It comes from the "Village" portion of "SPECTRE and Village".

16. The Wedding 2:45

17. Nightfall

This is the last 1:14 of "SPECTRE and Village".

18. Mountains and Sunsets 3:09

19. James Bond - Ninja 5:23

This is the first 5:21 of this track.

I added about 2 seconds of silence to this track so that the start of the next track isn't jarring.

20. James Bond - Astronaut? 1:48

This is the second half of the cue from 1:41 to 3:29.

The first half of this cue was cut into track 11, "SPECTRE and Village".

21. Countdown for Blofeld 2:37

22. Ninjas 1:28

This runs 1:27 and is the second part of "James Bond - Ninja".

There is a short unused section at the end of this cue, that I have chosen not to include here.

23. Bond Averts World War Three 2:17

24. Coda and Twice is the Only Way to Live 3:04

The short coda is the last 17 seconds of "James Bond - Ninja". I simply mixed that into the beginning of "Twice is the Only Way to Live" and it worked out fine.

25. You Only Live Twice (Julie Rogers) 3:07

This is the "demo" version of the song from the 30th Anniversary album.

26. You Only Live Twice (radio spot) 1:01

27. You Only Live Twice - End Title

This is the revised final end titles as heard on the album.

If there are any errors or suggestions, feel free to let me know.


On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Bonus Material:

Journey To Draco's Hideaway
Bond and Draco
Gumbold's Safe
Bond Settles In
Bond Meets The Girls
Dusk At Piz Gloria
Sir Hillary's Night Out (Who Will Buy My Yesterdays)
Blofeld's Plot
Escape From Piz Gloria
Bobsled Chase

In sequence:

By Neil S. Bulk:

Here is the way Lukas Kendall intially sequenced On Her Majesty's Secret Service, until the lawyers butted in.

2, 6, 8, 3, 12, 13, 1, 14, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 5, 4, 9, 10, 21, 11

No editing required on that one.

James Luckard points out:

On the OHMSS track listing, the instrumental version of We Have All The Time In The World is between Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway and Bond Settles In. There is indeed a version of the tune at the place in the film, but it is a very brief statement of the march version also heard in Journey to Draco's Hideaway, and not this light, jazzy version. This version is much like Try, and sounds like source music. It appears nowhere in the film, so I stuck it on the end as a bonus track.


Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever (Main Title) - Shirley Bassey
Bond Meets Bambi And Thumper
Moon Buggy Ride
Circus, Circus
Death At The Whyte House
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Bond Smells A Rat
Tiffany Case
007 And Counting
Q's Trick
To Hell With Blofeld

Bonus Material:

Gunbarrel and Manhunt
Mr.Wint and Mr.Kidd / Bond To Holland
Peter Franks
Airport Source / On The Road
Slumber Inc.
The Whyte House
Plenty, Then Tiffany
Following The Diamonds
Additional and Alterante Cues

In sequence:

By Neil S. Bulk

Again, Diamonds are Forever requires very little editing, but I'll get to that in a moment.

13, 1, 14 ,9 ,15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 4, 20, 3, 6, 5, 8, 2, 11, 10, 12, 7, 21

Now this is the way the album was assembled initially. Now track 6 ("Diamonds are Forever - Source") Lukas sequenced later than it's initial appearance. I've always known this as the music used when Bond first meets Tiffany ("If the collars and cuffs match"), but I think it's used several times. If you want to sequence the cue earlier, it comes before track 9 ("Tiffany Case").

As for track 21, I've read of some people cutting it up and sequencing that, but some of the cues are so short or incidental, I don't feel the need. If you really want to do it the Volume 8 Number 5 edition of Film Score Monthly has all of the details and more.


Live And Let Die

Live And Let Die (Main Title) - Paul McCartney/Wings
Just A Closer Walk With Thee / New Second Line - Harold A. "Duke" Dejan & The Olympia Brass Band
Bond Meets Solitaire
Whisper Who Dares
Snakes Alive
Baron Samedi's Dance Of Death
San Monique
Fillet Of Soul No / Live And Let Die - BJ Arnau / Fillet Of Soul
Bond Drops In
If He Finds It, Kill Him
Trespassers Will Be Eaten
Solitaire Gets Her Cards
James Bond Theme

Bonus Material:

Bond to New York
San Monique
Bond and Rosie
The Lovers
New Orleans
Boat Chase
Underground Lair

In sequence:

By Neil S. Bulk

1. Gunbarrel / Snakebit 1:27

You may want to play with this. The song Live and Let Die was supposed to be mixed in with the very end of "Snakebit" but for contractual reasons it could not be done that way on this album. Nothing is stopping you from doing it though.

2. Live and Let Die - Main Title 3:12

3. Bond to New York 1:18

This is the first 1:18 of "Bond to New York"

4. Whisper Who Dares 1:43

5. Harlem 1:14

This is the next 1:14 of "Bond to New York"

6. The James Bond Theme 1:47

7. Bond Meets Solitaire

8. Something Happens :14

This is the last 14 seconds of "Bond to New York". Time for a small confession. I'm not sure what this is meant to underscore, since I really can't stand the movie and the idea of having to watch part of it only for 14 seconds is very off-putting. If you have a suggestion for a better track title, please let me know. The same goes for the track titled "Harlem".

9. Baron Samedi's Dance of Death 1:42

10. San Monique 1:57

11. Snakes Alive 2:41

12. Bond and Rosie 3:51

13. Bond Drops In :40

This is the first 40 seconds of "Bond Drops In"

14. The Lovers 2:09

15. If He Finds It, Kill Him 1:20

16. New Orleans 2:53

17. Solitaire Gets Her Cards 1:50

18. Trespassers Will Be Eaten 2:45

19. Boat Chase 2:01

20. Sacrifice 3:21

21. Underground Lair 3:59

You'll want to cut off the last 19 seconds of this track. They come in at another point on the album.

22. Train Ride 3:10

This is the remaining 2:52 of "Bond Drops In" combined with the 19 second cue cut off of "Underground Lair".

23. Just a Closer Walk With Thee / New Second Line 2:15

This is a source cue and may not even be the cue as heard in the film

24. Live and Let Die - B.J. Arnau 2:13

25. San Monique (alternate) 2:46

26. Filet of Soul - New Orleans 1:07



The Man With The Golden Gun

same as LP

Main Title
Scaramanga's Fun House
Chew Me In Crisly Land
Man With The Golden Gun
Getting The Bullet
Goodnight Goodnight
Let's Go Get 'Em
Hip's Trip
Kung Fu Fight
In Search Of Scaramanga's Island
Return To Scaramanga's Fun House
End Title

In sequence:
(Thank you, R.G.)
No editing needed, only resequencing and one track from another album to recut and add.

01. Scaramanga's Fun House

Track 02

02. The Man With The Golden Gun - Main Title (Lulu)

Track 01

03. Getting The Bullet

Track 05

04. Hip's Trip

Track 08

05. Chew Me In Grisly Land

Track 03

06. Kung Fu Fight

Track 09

07. Goodnight Goodnight

Track 06

08. Let's Go Get 'Em

Track 07

09. In Search Of Scaramanga's Island

Track 10

10. Return To Scaramanga's Fun House

Track 11

11. Slow Boat From China - Nick Nack 

First 2'00 of « Slow Boat From China - Nick Nack », Track 03 from « Bond back In action Vol.2 »

12. The Man With The Golden Gun - End Title (Lulu)

Track 12

13. The Man With The Golden Gun (Jazz Instrumental)

Track 04 –

Note : Unused in the movie… and quite obnoxious to listen.

The Spy Who Loved Me

same as LP

1. Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
2. Bond 77 (James Bond Theme)
3. Ride To Atlantis
4. Mojave Club
5. Nobody Does It Better - (instrumental)
6. Anya
7. The Tanker
8. The Pyramids
9. Eastern Lights
10. Conclusion
11. End Titles / Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon


same as LP

Moonraker (Main Title) - Shirley Bassey
Space Lazer Battle
Miss Goodhead Meets Bond
Cable Car And Snake Fight
Bond Lured To Pyramid
Flight Into Space
Bond Arrives In Rio And Boat Chase
Centrifuge And Corrinne Put Down
Bond Smells A Rat
Moonraker (End Title) - Shirley Bassey

in sequence:

Moonraker - Main Title
Centrifuge (First 1:08 of Track 8)
Safe Cracking Last 1:33 of Track 3)
Corrine Put Down Last 1:29 of Track 8)
Bond Smells a Rat 
Miss Goodhead Meets Bond
( First 1:17 of Track 3)
Bond Arrives in Rio (First 1:06 of Track 7)
Cable Car (First 1:56 of Track 4)
Boat Chase (Last 1:34 of Track 7)
Bond Lured to Pyramid 
Snake Fight (Last 1:14 of Track 4)
Flight into Space 
Space Lazer Battle 
Moonraker - End Title

For Your Eyes Only

Same content as Rykodisc release

For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
A Drive In The Country
Take Me Home
Melina's Revenge
Gonzales Takes A Drive
St. Cyril's Monastery
Make It Last All Night
For Your Eyes Only
P.M. Gets The Bird, The /
For Your Eyes Only (Reprise)

Bonus Material:

Gunbarrel / Flowers For Teresa /
Sinking The St. Georges
Unfinished Business /
Bond Meets Kristatos
Ski... Shoot... Jump...
Goodbye, Countess /
No Head For Heights / Dining Alone
Recovering The ATAC
Sub Vs. Sub
Run Them Down / The Climb

In sequence:
(Thank you, R.G.)

Editing and resequencing needed:

01. Gunbarrel - Flowers for Teresa

First 1'46 of Track 13

02. The End of Blofeld

0'35 to the end of Track 04

Note : it seems this is an extended version

03. For Your Eyes Only - Main Title (Sheena Easton)

Track 01

04. Sinking the St. Georges

1'46 to the end of Track 13

05. Melina's Revenge

First 0'35 of Track 04

06. Bond In Madrid

First 1'00 of Track 05

07. Make It Last All Night (Rage)

Track 7

Note : well... you can skip that one.

08. Gonzales Takes A Drive

Last 2'13 of Track 05

Note : And I don’t think that splitting in two the Track 05 is a good idea. Do as you wish.

09. A Drive In The Country

Track 02

10. Unfinished Business

First 0'52 of Track 14

11. Cortina

Track 11

12. Bond Meets Kristatos

Last 1'15 of Track 14

13. Ski... Shoot... Jump…

Track 15

14. Runaway

Track 08

15. Take Me Home

Track 03

16. Goodbye, Countess - No Head For Heights

First of 1'24 Track 16

17. For Your Eyes Only (Instrumental)

Track 10

18. Submarine

Track 09

19. Dining Alone

Last 2'00 of Track 16

20. Recovering The ATAC

Track 17

21. Sub vs. Sub

Track 18

22. Run Them Down

First 1'48 of Track 19

23. St. Cyril's Monastery

First 1'58 of Track 06

24. The Climb

Last 1'11 of Track 19

25. Inside the Monastery

Note : I am not very pleased with the resequencing of Tracks 06 and 19 which needs too much fade out and not very convincing editing tricks. The album versions are composed as very fine suites (like Track 05), hence I think these versions are better that way and should stay as they are, but in the corrected presentation order : Track 19 then Track 06. But again, it’s your call.

Last of Track 06

26. The PM Gets The Bird - End Titles (Sheena Easton)

Track 12



Same content as Rykodisc release

1. All Time High - Rita Coolidge
2. Bond Look Alike
3. 009 Gets The Knife And Gorbinda Attacks
4. That's My Little Octopussy
5. Arrival At The Island Of Octopussy
6. Bond At The Monsoon Palace
7. Bond Meets Octopussy
8. Yo Yo Fight And Death Of Vijay
9. The Chase Bomb Theme
10. The Palace Fight
11. All Time High - Rita Coolidge

A View To A Kill

same as LP

Main Title Song (A View To A Kill) - Duran Duran
Snow Job
May Day Jumps
Bond Meets Stacey (A View To A Kill)
Pegasus' Stable
Tibbett Gets Washed Out
Airship To Silicon Valley
He's Dangerous
Bond Underwater
Wine With Stacey (A View To A Kill)
Bond Escapes Roller
Destroy Silicon Valley
May Day Bombs Out
Golden Gate Fight
End Title Song (A View To A Kill) - Duran Duran

In sequence:
(Thank you, R.G.)

No editing needed, only resequencing and one track from another album to recut and add.

01. Snow Job

Track 02

02. A View To A Kill - Main Title (Duran Duran)

Track 01

03. May Day Jumps

Track 03

04. Bond Meets Stacey

Track 04

05. Pegasus Stable

Track 05

06. Tibbett Gets Washed Out

Track 06

07. Bond Escape Roller

Track 11

08. Bond Underwater

Track 09

09. Wine With Stacey

Track 10

10. Fanfare

Second part of Track 11 from « Bond Back In Action Vol.2 »

11. He's Dangerous

Track 08

12. Destroy Silicon Valley

Track 12

13. Airship To Silicon Valley

Track 07

14. May Day Bombs Out

Track 13

15. Golden Gate Fight

Track 14

16. A View to a Kill - End Title (Duran Duran)

Track 15


The Living Daylights

Same content as Rykodisc release

The Living Daylights, - A-ha
Necros Attacks
The Sniper Was A Woman
Ice Chase
Kara Meets Bond
Koskov Escapes
Where Has Everybody Gone - The Pretenders
Into Vienna
Hercules Takes Off
Mujahadin And Opium
Inflight Fight
If There Was A Man - The Pretenders

Bonus Material:

Exercise At Gibralter
Approaching Kara
Murder At The Fair
"Assassin" and Drugged
Airbase Jailbreak
Afghanistan Plan
Air Bond
Final Confrontation
Alternate End Titles

Film sequence:

13, 1, 3, 6, 2, 7, 14, 5, 4, 15, 16, 17, 10, 18, 9, 11, 19, 20, 12.
Tracks 8 and 21 are not heard in the film.


James Luckard points out:

Into Vienna is indeed not in the film. However, it's merely an alternate synthesized rendition of the film version of Into Vienna, which is not on the album at all. Therefore, I chose to put it where Into Vienna belongs, namely between Ice Chase and Murder At The Fair. You might want to let people know about this option, it makes the music flow more smoothly, and stops the CD from ending with three versions of the same piece.


1. Goldeneye - Tina Turner
2. Goldeneye The Overture
3. Ladies First
4. We Share The Same Passions
5. A Little Surprise For You
6. The Servernaya Suite
7. Our Lady Of Smolensk
8. Whispering Statues
9. Run, Shoot, And Jump
10. A Pleasant Drive In St. Petersburg
11. Fatal Weakness
12. That's What Keeps You Alone
13. Dish Out Of Water
14. The Scale To Hell
15. For Ever, James
16. The Experience Of Love - Eric Serra

Stage musicals

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:43

By the mid-sixties, Barry had more or less mastered every genre of popular music, bar one. He dearly wanted to crack the stage musical too.

In fact, he was reported to have started work on a musical adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel ‘Brighton Rock’ as early as September 1964. Greene had not only given permission for its use, but had also agreed to help in the lyric writing alongside Wolf Mankowitz. Persuading the Boultings to relinquish their hold on the film rights was muted at the time to be the only stumbling block. Barry, a huge admirer of Greene, worked on the idea at length and had already written several songs before it was eventually shelved. He was soon to discover just how serious Greene was in his intent on collaborating to the point where the author insisted on working on three of Barry’s melodies; however, it didn’t take Barry long to realise that as a lyricist, Greene made a great novelist. In one of life’s more awkward moments, Barry had to delicately explain to Greene how his wonderful rhymed prose did not necessarily cut it as song lyrics. They were simply not concise enough. Fortunately, Greene took the criticism well. The one insurmountable problem, as Barry saw it, was basing an entire production on one extremely despicable character, ‘Pinkie’. Regrettably, the production never transpired, although it remains a project dear to Barry’s heart to this day.

 Back in 1965, Barry quickly overcame any lingering disappointment he may have felt over ‘Brighton Rock’, by signing up to write an entirely different type of musical, ‘Passion Flower Hotel’, which opened at the Prince of Wales, London in August of that same year. Even though it was subjected to mixed reviews and only ran for six months, it did include two or three excellent songs. Critics generally could not decide who was to blame for this rather short run. The Sunday Telegraph under the heading 'Silly and smutty', thought that ‘Barry seemed more at ease writing the production numbers for Peter Gordeno's lively hot foot if derivative choreography than the melodies for Trevor Peacock's static, repetitive, clumsily contrived lyrics.' On the other hand, Hugh Leonard, writing in Plays and Players thought Peacock ‘a most talented lyricist who leaves the composer, John Barry, lagging behind.' Leonard disliked almost everything about the show, and was particularly scathing about Francesca Annis, one of the female leads: 'There is only one solo song number in the course of the evening. This goes unaccountably to Francesca Annis, who either cannot or will not sing or dance. She seems to loathe the show, and goes through the evening very much on her dignity, being a good sport about the entire nasty proceedings.'

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Click to enlarge Leonard did enjoy two of the songs, 'What a Question' and 'I Love My Love', but even these were ruined for him by 'the appalling amplification system in the Prince of Wales. Herbert Kretzmer, for the Daily Express liked Annis version of 'How Much of the Dream Comes True', but complained in general about the quality of all the singers. Click to enlargeThe show featured many young actors and actresses who have since made their mark, including Jeremy Clyde, Nicky Henson, Jane Birkin (who became the second Mrs Barry), Pauline Collins and a very young Michael Cashman, who was later to become well known through BBC TV's EastEnders and is now an MEP! Barry thought years later that a certain over confidence could have been the trouble. An original stage cast LP was released as part of Barry’s new recording deal with CBS, together with a single adapted from the show and released under Barry’s name. ‘The Syndicate’ was a storming brassy big band instrumental at which he has always excelled.

 It wouldn’t be for another five years before Barry would be wooed back into musical theatre and this was due largely to Katharine Hepburn’s inadvertent intervention. She revealed to lyricist Alan Jay Learner how he shared with Barry a mutual liking for the children’s tale, ‘The Little Prince’. During the course of their discussion, Lerner wondered whether Barry would consider collaborating on an entirely different project under development for the American stage, a musical version of Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’, with the working title ‘Lolita My Love’. They met in London during May 1970 over the possibility, but with Barry heavily committed to scoring films, they bounced around a few ideas and then left it at that. It took until October for the bulk of the writing to truly begin. In this instance, around ninety per cent of the music was written first, once tempo, mood, title and attitude had been finalised. Lerner then added lyrics, which was in complete contrast to the way in way Rodgers and Hammerstein always worked.

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 ‘Lolita My Love’ proved to be a disastrous experience, as Barry would later confirm: "We opened in Philadelphia on February 16th, 1971 to very bad reviews, and closed on February 27th." The cast returned to New York for a month to review the wreckage, before the show resurfaced with changes in script and personnel at the Schubert Theatre in Boston on March 23rd; it closed five days later. The anticipated Broadway opening at the Mark Hellinger Theatre never transpired and, not surprisingly, nor did a planned original cast album for Columbia Records. Despite this, some of the songs were later recorded, notably 'Going Going Gone' by Shirley Bassey and 'In the Broken Promised Land of Fifteen' by Robert Goulet. A couple of non-commercial recordings on the Mediasound label featuring those two songs and ‘How Far Is It to the Next Town?’ also surfaced. Then, quite unexpectedly, an album was released in 1987 featuring a complete recording of one of those performances at the Schubert in Boston. Since it was recorded unofficially through the theatre's sound system, the quality is by no means perfect, but it gives a fair indication of the style and nature of the show.

Click to enlarge It became a case of ‘third time lucky’ for Barry, when, in 1974, his collaboration with Don Black on ‘Billy’ provided him with the success denied him in the past. Barry first conceived the idea of staging a musical version of Keith Waterhouse’s novel, ‘Billy Liar’, in 1971. His friend and lyricist Don Black recalls: "John was always going on about the book, saying how great it was, so we re-read it all, ran the film and I had to agree it was marvellous. A great story and very funny, which is a thing I miss in musicals these days; you don't get much humour."

A very rare poster showing Roy Castle in title roleConvinced they had amassed enough material, the two networked furiously to secure the best production team available. At this stage Barry also did the next best thing to actually putting up money himself, by securing the rights from the play’s authors, Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. He then persuaded Michael Crawford to take on the title role, Peter Witt to produce and then hired top TV scriptwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to adapt the play for a musical setting. With Patrick Garland drafted in to direct - fresh from a recent collaboration with Barry on the film A Doll's House - an extremely promising team was complete.

Click to enlarge Barry and Black spent the best part of 1973 determined to perfect the songs by retreating to Barry’s half-finished villa in Majorca, so that they could write more easily in splendid isolation. "We’d get up around six or seven in the morning and work very hard in separate rooms before having late lunch. Then we’d talk things over," explained Barry. As partnerships go, this was a flexible one, with inspiration likely to emanate from either music or lyric. "You go through several phases. There are areas where it is obvious where songs should go. Then there are also highly technical areas where there is no real need for a song, and yet the structure requires music to make an idea work. What we have come up with is a traditional musical as opposed to something like ‘Hair’, ‘Godspell’ or ‘Jesus Christ superstar’," Barry added.

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 ‘Billy’ opened for a three-week trial run at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on Monday, 25th March, 1974, for which Barry brought in orchestrator Bobby Richards and musical director Alfred Ralston. The show opened to rapturous reviews, and was to run for two years at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It was given a Royal Gala Premiere in the presence of Princess Margaret on Monday April 29th, two days before its official first night.

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Critics were unanimous in their praise of Michael Crawford in the lead role, and this time the music, in the majority of cases, seemed to be everything they were looking for.

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For the Daily Express, Herbert Kretzmer wrote: "The songs are always suitably dashing or sentimental, always right for the moment, if lacking any obvious hit. ‘Some of Us Belong to the Stars’ is one of the show's best songs. For Michael Crawford the title is prophetic." The Guardian noted in particular, "John Barry's catchy score and Don Black's pointed lyrics".

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Jack Tinker in the Daily Mail praised almost everything about the show, but neglected to mention the music. Milton Schulman, in the London Evening Standard, felt that "John Barry's music was more practical than melodic, though I suspect that songs like 'Billy' and 'I Missed the Last Rainbow' could catch on. Don Black's lyrics were sharp and bright."

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 The original cast album issued by CBS in the UK was awarded a silver disc; its popularity reinforced by Sony’s decision to reissue the album on CD and cassette in the early nineties. Ambitious plans to take the show to Broadway failed to bear fruit, although from time to time, press reports alluding to proposed revivals and revisions continue to surface.

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 In November 1987, when working with Mort Shuman on Budgie, Don Black again brought up the subject of a revival: "We never did anything with ‘Billy’ originally. It never went to America; it never went anywhere. It was just one of those things. Somehow we all got involved in different projects and we didn’t pursue it. But plans are now at an advanced stage to revive it. We've got some exciting thoughts about recasting, and I really think it could happen all over again." However, in 1989, Black admitted to the difficulty in finding someone suitable to play Billy, a problem first raised in public by Barry in a radio interview two years earlier.

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 Nonetheless, in 1989, original director, Patrick Garland, remained optimistic about a proposed revival. He envisaged the show being brought up to date to enable the young English comedian and singer also Gary Wilmot to play the lead. Although this particular plan fell by the wayside, a new National Youth Music Theatre production did run for two weeks at the Edinburgh Festival in 1992. Black and Barry wrote two new songs, 'My Heart Is Ready When You Are' (a duet for Liz and Billy) and 'One Man Can Make a Difference' (sung by Billy). TV comedian Andrew O'Connor took the lead in the hope that this would attract West End investment, but a lingering recession and the recent failure of other musicals combined to put the venture on ice once more.

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 Barry’s most recent stage musical project was The Little Prince and the Aviator, in 1981. This was an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s fable about an airman, forced to make an emergency landing in the Sahara Desert, befriending a small boy who had been transported there himself by birds from another planet. Sadly, this Barry/Black collaboration was aborted before it was due to open at the Alvin Theatre on Wednesday, January 20th 1982.

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 Negative reaction to production previews led to a poor demand for tickets and when producer A Joseph Tandet ran into financial difficulties, the musical’s premature demise was sealed. Unusually for a production of this kind, finance was raised by the formation of a public company, Little Prince Productions Ltd, selling 750,000 shares to the public at two dollars each. Very soon, confidence in the project became undermined by the criticism, leaving the musical well and truly grounded. Anthony Rapp was to have played the title role alongside Michael York as Toni (the aviator) and Ellen Greene as Suzanne. This was not the only attempt at a musical version of the book, for Alan Jay Lerner, whom you may recall discussed this very idea with Barry eleven years earlier, managed to get there first in 1974. Regrettably, his film version proved equally as unsuccessful.

 Now, in 2003 comes the news that Barry & Black are working on their third musical together, Brighton Rock. Almost 40 years on from Barry’s first attempt, we must hope for a much more satisfactory conclusion!

 For a much more detailed look at Barry’s musicals, buy our book, John Barry – The Man with the Midas Touch, published in 2008.

Brighton Rock

Saturday, 21 February 2015 11:01

22 November 2005:

Brighton Rock, the John Barry / Don Black musical from 2004Don Black revealed to some of his and John Barry's fans at the "Thunderball 40th anniversary" screening that he and John Barry do want to revisit Brighton Rock. Don agreed that it would be very sad if the Almeida season was the beginning and the end of the show. He said that it would need some rewriting and it was clear from what he said that this hasn't happened yet.

He said that it should tour in the provinces first before any attempt at at a further West End run

Don seemed genuinely surprised by the interest expressed in the show.

Cause for guarded optimism then, but don't expect anything in the near future. [Thanks to Pete Greenhill for the information.]

You may wish to post your opinion of the show to the John Barry Appreciation Society page on Facebook. All views welcome, good, bad or indifferent!

07 January 2005:

No CD at present

Mr. Simon Meadon of Bill Kenwright Limited has said thank you for all the e-mails, and that there are no plans at present to produce an album but that he will be in touch if and when circumstances change.

Should they produce the show again either in the same or a revised form the situation may change.

Please do NOT contact Bill Kenwright Limited anymore, as everyone's interest has been noted.

13 October:

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photographer John Haynes

06/07/10/12 October: Online reviews:

Newspaper (pre)reviews:


04 October: Screen grabs of the BBC Breakfast TV interview, October 4, attended by Don Black and John Barry.

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Breakfast interview with John Barry and Don Black.

It started with an introduction for the viewers to show who JB and DB are. Presenters mentioned James Bond and then what must possibly be Graham Greene's most famous novel "Brighton Rock" and showed what may be the most famous of composisitions JB and DB did together: a clip of Shirley Bassey singing Diamonds Are Forever.

Back to the studio and John Barry was asked to tell what Brighton Rock is all about. Although both gentlemen looked in excellent condition - John growing his hair again - it was fairly obvious that JB didn't really know what to say and Don got in between rather often. Talking a lot faster, he gave the basic information about Brighton Rock much more clearly than John did. Also mentioned that Michael Attenborough must be the best director they could have ever had - having grown up with Brighton Rock.

John told about Roy Boulting storming into Graham Greene's apartment and had the argument with "Graham, no, Wolf Mankowitz". Barry got it wrong at first, then impersonating and mimicking "f****** b*st*rd live on BBC TV.

Don really saved the interview by being lucid and clear. We were treated to a short videoclip of one of the songs, beautiful blue lighting, Pinkie and Rose dancing, the same scene as the photo from Metro that we now have on our website. And the song sounded very lovely indeed.

John and Don were also asked if the musical was finished as far as they were concerned and John said that there were changes and that certainly the reactions from the audience are an indication. Don Black got in between again - lightening things up after grumbling and mumbling JB, by saying that there is a saying in "our business: a musical is never finished, it just opens."

The presenters thanked Don Barry John, no John Barry and Don Black. In all, it was a little confusing. And not at all clear where Brighton Rock is being shown.


22 October: John Barry & Don Black on Brighton Rock on BBC Radio 4, October 1, at 7.15 p.m. - "Front Row".

28 September: Article in Metro (received October 1)

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23 September:

We have the complete songlist. Some songs might disappear or be replaced during the run:

  • Razor Theme - instrumental
  • They Didn't Have To Kill him - Pinkie
  • You See If I Don't - Pinkie
  • The Holiday Crowd - Ensemble
  • You Never Know Where You Are With Pinkie - Spicer, Dallow & Cubitt)
    the above song has been cut
  • Hello Sweetheart - Ida
  • Lucky To Be Alive - Ida (background to scene - not featured)
  • You And Me Have Things In Common - Pinkie
  • Something Fishy - Ida
  • Dance Hall - Instrumental
  • I'll Never Let You Down - Rose
  • Some Things Never Leave You - Pinkie
  • Play Your Cards Right - Colleoni
  • Marry Her I Have To - Pinkie
  • The Favourite Doesn't Always Win - Ensemble and Pinkie
  • Panic - Pinkie
  • You Love Who You Love - Rose


  • Don't Keep On - Ida & Phil
  • You Can't Beat A Wedding - Judy, Dallow & Pinkie
  • No One Laughed - Pinkie
  • It'll Do - Rose
  • Brighton Rock - Ida
  • You And Me Reprise - Pinkie
  • Brighton Rock Reprise - Ida

19 September:

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The Brighton Rock chaps.

19 September:

Article from September 16, "Bleak tale with Bright future?", Nick Smurthwaite on The Stage website (link no longer works)

26 September: Third poster

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10 September: Second poster

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06 September: We have the poster

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10 August: Already people are asking about the chances of an original cast album, but I feel it's much too early to speculate.

It would be rare for an album to be issued on the back of a short run at a small theatre. Of course, a West End transfer would make an album a near certainty.

We do know a total of 19 songs have been written but not if they will all end up in the musical.

02 August: there was a meet & greet and read/sing through today, August 2, and all went well. In attendance were the full cast and director, Giles Havergal, Don Black and JB with his wife Laurie.

I was informed that our book "A Life In Music" is on the "information" table along with various other reference tomes and it turns out that Mike Attenborough knows an awful lot about JB's film music.

Full cast list is as follows:

Pinkie Brown - Michael Jibson
Dallow - David Burt
Cubitt - Neil McCaul
Spicer - Paul Bentall
Judy - Corinna Powlesland
Rose - Sophia Ragavelas
Ida Arnold - Harriet Thorpe
Phil Corkery - Gary Milner
Fred Hale - Nick Lumley
Mr Colleoni - Joshua Richards
Crab - Anthony Clegg
Molly - Michelle Hooper
Delia - Elizabeth Price

Ensemble (Holidaymakers, shopkeepers, race goers, etc.)

Mark Oxtoby
Andy Durham
Nina French
Victoria Nalder
Michael Everest

Solicitor Prewitt is out.

22 July: John is about to leave for London. Rehearsals for Brighton Rock begin next week so he'll be involved in that. Hopefully I will get to speak to him at some stage.

13 July: "Attenborough Jnr tackles Brighton Rock" article on mentions more cast members: "Other cast members include Neil McCaul (Cubitt), Corinna Powlesland (Judy), Paul Bentall (Spicer), Joshua Richards (Mr Colleoni), Elizabeth Price (Delia) and Anthony Clegg (Crabb)."

29 June: "25th June 2004 - 'What's on Stage' News Almeida Picks Jibson for Brighton Rock’s Pinkie"

29 June: According to Friday's Daily Mail, Michael Jibson has been chosen to play Pinkie, fresh from an 'Olivier Award' nomination for his performance in the Madness musical, 'Our House', while Rose will be played by Sophia Ragavelas, who has just ended a run as Eponine in 'Les Miserables'

Michael Attenborough is quoted as saying, "It (Brighton Rock) is a portrait of the inside of Pinkie's head and a musical is the best medium to explore that."

29 June: Spanish language article about Brighton Rock and that JB had to tell Graham Greene that his lyrics were no good when they were first working on Brighton Rock 35 years ago.

99 June: Interview with John Barry in The Daily Telegraph, "Graham Greene off key when it came to lyrics By Hugh Davies" (Filed: 07/06/2004), Monday 7 June issue), in the news section on page 9 in the newspaper. Also available on the Telegraph website. [BR page no longer exists] Log in, or register first.

Go to the Almeida Theatre website

20th September - 13th November 2004
The World Première of
Based on the novel by Graham Greene
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black and Book by Giles Havergal

Whitsun weekend, Brighton, 1937. Three deaths, one marriage and a walk on the pier...

Based on the classic novel by Graham Greene, Brighton Rock is a musical drama set in gangland Brighton, full of smoky pubs, seedy boarding houses and men carrying razors, led by the notorious mobster "Pinkie".

Caught up in the violence of the weekend, the only incriminating witness to a murder is Rose, a 16-year old Catholic girl with a memory for faces and eyes only for Pinkie. A wedding would buy her silence, although Pinkie doesn't believe in love and marriage.

But then again ... till death do us part?

Directed by Michael Attenborough
Designed by Lez Brotherston
Lighting by Tim Mitchell
Musical Direction and Orchestrations by Steven Edis
Choreography by Karen Bruce
Sound by John Leonard

Presented in association with Bill Kenwright

John Barry has written music for over 100 films; his 11 James Bond scores include Goldfinger and Thunderball. He has won five Oscars; for Born Free(song & score), The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves. He has also written four stage musicals including Billy, written in collaboration with Don Black.

Don Black wrote lyrics for Tell Me On A Sunday, Bombay Dreams and book and lyrics for Sunset Boulevard (with Christopher Hampton). His films include five James Bond films and Born Free, for which he won an Oscar. In addition he has won a Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and five Ivor Novellos. In 1999 he was awarded an OBE.

Giles Havergal was for over 30 years Artistic Director if the celebrated Glasgow Citizens Theatre. his adaptations include Summer Lightning, David Copperfield, Death in Venice and Graham Greene's Travels with my Aunt.

24 May: London Theatre Guide, The Almeida 2004/5 programme

21 May: The British Theatre Guide: The Almeida... 2004/5 season programme.

16 May:A Brighton Rock Study Guide, the novel, guide © Andrew Moore, 2000.

16 May: Brighton Rock being announced in

  • "Almeida Theatre's 2004-05 Season to Include Brighton Rock, Russell Beale Macbeth."
  • IndieLondon "Brighton Rock to head new Almeida season"
  • the "What's On" section of Official London Theatre Guide.

10 May: Hot off the press comes news of the Almeida Theatre's new season, which opens with BRIGHTON ROCK (press release from Almeida website:)

Go to theatre website

MICHAEL ATTENBOROUGH to direct World Première of GILES HAVERGAL'S dramatisation of GRAHAM GREENE'S

B R I G H T O N    R O C K

with music by


and lyrics by


Michael Attenborough will direct the world première of Giles Havergal's dramatisation of Graham Greene's classic novel, Brighton Rock. With original music by John Barry and lyrics by Don Black, Brighton Rock will open at the Almeida on 20 September with press night on Tuesday 5 October and will run until 13 November.

Designs are by Lez Brotherston, with lighting by Tim Mitchell, musical direction and arrangements by Steven Edis, choreography by Karen Bruce, sound by John Leonard and fights by Terry King.

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of 1930's Brighton. Pinky, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Caught up in the violence of the weekend, the only incriminating witness to the murder is Rose, a 16 year old Catholic girl with a memory for faces and eyes only for Pinky. A wedding would buy her silence, but though Pinky doesn't believe in love and marriage. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing music hall artiste Ida Arnold, who is determined to see justice done. Brighton Rock is a thrilling study of gangland rivalry and the psychology of a psychotic seventeen year old Catholic boy.

John Barry was hired to score his first film in 1960 and has since written music for over one hundred films including Born Free (music and lyrics), The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves as well as eleven James Bond scores including Goldfinger and Thunderball. Barry has written four stage musicals including Billy, which he wrote in collaboration with Don Black. As well as receiving the OBE in 1999, John Barry has won five Oscars, four Grammy Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards and a Golden Globe.

Don Black made his West End debut as a lyricist with composer John Barry on the musical Billy, starring Michael Crawford at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. His more recent theatre work includes lyrics for Tell Me on a Sunday, Bombay Dreams and the book and lyrics (with Christopher Hampton) for Sunset Boulevard for which he won two Tony Awards. He has written over a hundred songs for films including The Italian Job, Out of Africa, five James Bond theme songs and Born Free for which he won an Oscar. In 1999 he was awarded the OBE.

Giles Havergal was Artistic Director of The Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre for over 30 years. Previously he was Director of Watford Palace Theatre. In 1989 Giles Havergal's adaptation of Graham Greene's Travels with My Aunt was presented at the Citizens' Theatre. The production subsequently transferred to the West End, then to Broadway, and in 2002 toured the UK. His other adaptations include Summer Lightening, David Copperfield and Death in Venice.

Michael Attenborough has been Director of the Almeida Theatre Company since 2002. From 1980-84 he was Artistic Director of the Palace Theatre, Watford and between 1984-89 Artistic Director of the Hampstead Theatre. At the Royal Shakespeare Company where he was Executive Producer and Resident Director from 1990-96 and Principal Associate Director between 1996-2002, his productions included Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Henry IV parts 1 & 2 and Anthony and Cleopatra, After Easter by Anne Devlin, Amphibians by Billy Roche, Pentecost and The Prisoner's Dilemma by David Edgar and The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan which transferred to the West End and then to Broadway. He is now an Honorary Associate Artist of the RSC. For the Almeida he has directed the British première of Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat and the World première of Joanna Laurens' Five Gold Rings.

Graham Greene was born in Hertfordshire in 1904. While at Balliol College, Oxford he published his first book of verse. He continued to write throughout his lifetime, and served with the Secret Intelligence Service during the Second World War. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in 1991.

Brighton Rock is presented at the Almeida in association with Bill Kenwright.

10 May: More from the Michael Attenborough interview has appeared in Variety:

"The fall season starts in September with the Almeida's -- and Attenborough's -- first musical, "Brighton Rock." It's adapted from the Graham Greene novel whose 1947 movie version starred Richard Attenborough, Michael's pa, as the young psychopath Pinky.

Giles Havergal, a dab hand at Greene rewrites from his work on "Travels With My Aunt," is adapting the book, with music and lyrics from John Barry and Don Black, respectively; Lez Brotherston ("Swan Lake," "The Dark") will design. Bill Kenwright, who has nursed the venture with Barry for some 30 years, brought the show to Attenborough and will move it if reviews and business warrant.

So, are we to expect "Blood Brothers, Part 2"?

Attenborough smiles. "I warned Bill I'm going to do a very hard-nosed production of a bleak, tough, cruel novel. This will be stripped-back, very poor theater" -- though its cast of 18, budgeted for a band of eight, makes "Brighton Rock" the priciest Almeida venture yet."

10 May: There is an article in the Sunday Times (May 9) by Matt Wolf, London theatre critic for Variety, who has been speaking to Almeida director, Michael Attenborough:

"So what do you do for an encore? The Almeida's (and Attenborough's) first-ever musical, for starters, which kicks off his second season in September. The choice of title - Brighton Rock, scored by John Barry, to book and lyrics by Giles Havergal and Don Black - isn't exactly an un- familiar one in the Attenborough household. Michael's Oscar-winning father, Richard, starred as the psychotic Pinkie in the 1947 film, and before that in a separate stage version."

10 April: Award-winning theatre sound designer John A. Leonard has been engaged to design the sound for the forthcoming John Barry / Don Black musical, 'Brighton Rock'.

08 February: An informed source set out the likely dates for the Brighton Rock schedule:

  • Rehearsals: July
  • Fit up: late August
  • First Preview: early September
  • Press: early September
  • Opening: mid September

06 February: A change on the Alan Brodie website. It now says:

BRIGHTON ROCK (Musical) Graham Greene/ Giles Havergal (book), Bill Kenwright Ltd, Almeida Theatre, Autumn.

15 January: Mrs. Barry, speaking recently, said they are all very excited about Brighton Rock which is expected to open late in 2004.


21 October 2003: A very well informed source informed Dave of the John Barry Yahoo group recently: "Brighton Rock is now on the fast track and we hope to open the show next autumn." Thank you Dave, and your source!

06 October 2003: We received news a few weeks ago, saying that "the music had not been completely written and that the show would not be produced within the next twelve months!" So, that would make it October 2004 at the earliest.

Please, don't read too much into this. Musicals take time to develop - Billy took almost 3 years before it was ready. My reading of this is that Barry & Black will continue to polish the songs whilst the producer and director sort out casting and funding, which is also all important.

I'm not surprised it might be another year before it hits the boards and have more faith in this going ahead than I do with any of JB's film projects!

24 July: Brigton Rock is likely to open next year at the Almeida Theatre, Islington, London, where Michael Attenborough (son of Richard) is artistic director. It is hoped that it will eventually transfer to the West End of London and then to Broadway.

29 June 2003: Brighton Rock may replace Blood Brothers

At the launch yesterday of his new biography Wrestling with Elephants, lyricist Don Black revealed more details of the upcoming stage adaptation of Brighton Rock.

Based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel about gang warfare at the English seaside, the musical will have a book by Giles Havergal (who's previously adapted Greene's Travels with My Aunt), with lyrics by Black and music by John Barry.

Speaking yesterday at the Gielgud Theatre, Black described the show as "hell, damnation and Catholic guilt". The stage production will be directed by Michael Attenborough, the Almeida Theatre artistic director and the son of Richard Attenborough, who played outlaw-protagonist Pinkie in the classic 1947 film.

Brighton Rock will be produced by Bill Kenwright and is due to open in the West End in 2004. It may find a home at the Phoenix Theatre, replacing Willy Russell's Blood Brothers, another Kenwright production which, celebrating its 15th birthday this August, may have nearly run its course in the West End.

20 June 2003: The Evening Standard newspaper of June 19 had an interview with Don Black. [page no longer exists] "Brighton Rock" is also mentioned. (JPG format, 260 kB, 1002x1298 pixels).

15 June 2003: Speaking on Michael Parkinson's radio programme Parkinson's Sunday Supplement on BBC Radio2, Sunday the 15th June [page no longer exists], Don Black confirmed that he and John Barry are working together on a stage musical version of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock, with Bill Kenwright producing [BR page no longer exists].

The aim is to launch the musical next year, 2004. He said Barry had called it "the first nightmare musical"!! They are very excited about it.

31 August 2002: Brighton Rock is on course for Autumn 2003! But see also:[page no longer exists], which gives no dates.

source: The Daily TelegraphBrighton Rock

More than 35 years ago, John Barry first began work on a stage musical version of Graham Greene’s ‘Brighton Rock’.  His collaborators included the author himself, Wolf Mankowitz and Joseph Losey – who John wanted to direct.  He wrote several songs and Greene provided some lyrics of a kind, but in the end it was never staged.  A few years later John said it had proved too difficult in having a villain as the central character.

However, news is filtering through of another attempt which appears on a much firmer footing.  For a start, they have a powerful producer, theatre-owning impresario Bill Kenwright, who by coincidence was in the cast of John’s first musical, Passion Flower Hotel.   Don Black is once more ensconced as John’s lyricist – they have written arguably the best of John’s songs together.  And they even have a try-out opening date in mind – Autumn 2002.  To date John has written at least half-a-dozen songs and assuming they meet with the approval of the producer, Don Black will start writing the lyrics.

Staging musicals in the UK is a difficult business with very few succeeding financially.  So it is essential the casting and director is just right. 

To play the part of ‘Pinkie’, the central character, it might be shrewd business to cast a well-known pop-star or young actor.  Robbie Williams, anybody?  Well, he plainly thinks he *is* hard enough!!!

31 August: Brighton Rock is on course for Autumn 2003!


Saturday, 21 February 2015 09:58

With the never-ending practises of people ripping you off selling boots of John Barry material for high prices, we are trying to warn you against them here, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About bootlegging: why did I bother spending £15000 on getting Robin & Marian re-recorded when I could have created a perfect bootleg from various sources and sold it over and over again on ebay at a fraction of the cost and huge profits? Think about this before you buy.


Februay 2017

"Cotton Club Blu-Ray: rip off - avoid like the plague. The cover art is sub-Pirate quality. Visually it looks like a slightly upscaled DVD. The audio options are Spanish, Spanish with Spanish subtitles or English with Spanish subtitles you can’t switch off. Very annoyed"  --  Crispin.


January 2016

YOLT & OHMSS "special edition", etc. CDs on eBay UK and all the extra music. They appear to be Spanish un-official releases. THESE ARE BOOTLEGS. AVOID!

Elite Soundtracks sell unofficial product and should be avoided. Complete exploitation of John's work and your money.

A dissatisfied custumor: " OHMSS: tracks reorganised into the order they appear in the movie BUT there are no new cues. I have learned a lesson so that's why my advice is so.


September 2015 You only live twice - complete score - speciel edition - on e-bay for some time - My Foot!
Arne Dupont
And here



June 18, 2013

From Russia With Love from the same people who booted Dr. No? Don't say we didn't warn you.

Buyers: "the cover should have raised warning bells with me but the 'expanded score' tag pulled me in.... never again Harkit!! " And "not worth spending your money on I can promise you ..." In fact, it's a right fraud: "

"...made the mistake of ordering it as it promised an expanded score. In reality all you get is the original soundtrack score as already issued but with a few tracks thrown in on the end of it which are supposedly 'alternate' tracks but are just cover versions of the main theme and the 007 theme taken from other albums. "



April 8, 2013

If you see a copy of a CD or 2CD of the Memorial Concert, this is a BOOT from someone trying to make a quick buck (and quite a lot for a quick copy!!) Don't be fooled. It's just the BBC Radio 2 programme.



October 25 , 2012

About that certain Dr. No "public domain" release. Weeeeell, here's a buyer who now regrets it:

A post at FSM said the following about this release:

Well...I got the cd through the door today and gave it a quick spin. I was warned here wasn't I! I should have listened!.... Its pretty awful. The extra tracks seem to be taken from the film and I'm not sure if its even the music /effects track. It sounds like they've just recorded it with the film playing. Its not even a good listen as the short extra bits are sitting with multiple versions of the stuff we've heard anyway. I think the original release is a much better listen if these are the only tracks we'll ever hear. One wee thing as well......that cover!! Is there actually someone from Harkit's Art Department that got money to design that image? I'm not usually one to comment o just packaging but this just looks shoddy all round.Guess I wasn't expecting much word...avoid!I feel dirty now.



December 11 , 2010

Jagged Edge / The Deep / Peggy Sue Got Married promo? LOL!. Some people can be really funny when selling a very obvious boot.

There's one on *bay. Read the seller's complete blurb for even more amusement! Though we won't link to it of course:

<QUOTE> CD originally bought around 2003-2004 from the now defunct soundtrack specialist Movie Boulevard, located in Leeds, England. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A BOOTLEG CD. IT IS A PROMO. I bought this perfectly legally and there is even a barcode on the rear cover of the CD." </QUOTE>

No it's not perfectly legal. And it *is* a boot of course. Silly!



November 2 , 2010

H*rkit Records. Here are a few comments: "The Wrong Box... I "brightened" my CD using Goldwave and discovered a rather botchy job of working around a clicky-pop LP. When there was too much static (noise) in a particular channel the "engineers" just moved the pan pot away from it! The Main Title has the pan mostly to the far right and when you brighten the mix you hear the needle encountering surface scratches!!"

"I too bought Bedazzled on Harkitt and the actual LP is quite superior in sound quality. Methinks I could do a better job of transfer than the lads at Harkitt.  Which leads me to wondering who they got to do the job. It just takes a bit of care and a good ear.  You have to constantly A/B compare to see you don't go too far afield. Sigh.... "



July 5 , 2010

Follow me. H*rkit Records. They are at it again, announcing in their July newsletter that they are almost ready to release a new special edition in 12" heavy vinyl. Made from what master? The original LP!! Best not follow them.

And what if we said that someone else now has doubts about releasing Follow Me on CD from the original tapes because of what H*rkit does?

Stupid stuff about putting out vinyl versions of their back-catalogue - who's going to be bothered about that kind of nonsense?

They are just a bunch of money-grabbing chumps - they're not really interested in "saving" lost scores at all.



June 21 , 2010

Here's another new combination bootleg. BARRY, JOHN / THE TAMARIND SEED & NIGHT GAMES. Beware!



May 27 , 2010

"Promo" A View To A Kill on ebay. This must be a "homemade" CD with some source from a DVD. Seller will not answer where the music comes from or who has made the CD. So don't be fooled! There are no Bond-promos!



April 22 , 2009

Boom, The Dove, Follow Me, The Wrong Box. H*rkit have issued these LP transfers. They do not appear to have licenced them or be paying John Barry any royalties. Therefore these released are iincluded in our boot section.



March 31 , 2009

Frances / Indecent Proposal. A John Barry album stated as a Double Score European release / Original factory pressed CD!? No, a bootleg! Please avoid.



August 5 , 2008

US $349.99 for an illegal CDR of Follow Me? Someone is laughing all the way to the bank.



July 6 , 2008

Maybe we should not mention the separate items, but simply the seller on the *b*y website: f*lmm*sicb*tm*n sells boots. Stay clear!
THE DEEP John Barry Original Motion Picture Sdtrk CD
is another bootleg example.



July 6 , 2008

FOLLOW ME + WALKAWAY (sic) John Barry Original MPST CD. Don't be fooled!This too is another bootleg! Taken from the Follow Me Japanese pressing no doubt and the P00 bootleg LP of Walkabout Do not buy!! In fact, never buy anthing from so called "JB Records Limited Promotional edition" You will be ripped off. "Limited Promotional edition" is shere nonsense. Do not be fooled either about the so-called "Please take a look to my one and only negative feedback on the last or before last page! Thanks" Seller also has



May 18 , 2008

"FOLLOW ME" soundtrack CD " - - music composed by JOHN BARRY private pressing of John Barry Fan Club" THERE IS NO JOHN BARRY FAN CLUB!!!! You will be ripped off by hundreds and hundreds of dollars!! Don't be fooled! This too is another bootleg! This is a crime!! Taken from LP!! Do not buy!!



November 20 , 2007

It has been a while. But this does not mean that the bootleggers have become inactive. Robin and Marian Cd John Barry Promo SOLD-OUT at a familiar website, "promo sold out" Robin and Marian...this is just a CDR !!!Don't be fooled!



August 14 , 2007

James-Bond-MOONRAKER-Expanded-Promo-CD-Score. A "non-pressed, non-commercially released promotional CD"... "mixing and sequencing on this CD features the music as heard in the film" Not surprising as it's almost certainly ripped from the DVD complete with the sound effects. Needless to say: ignore!



June 7, 2007

Another Barry music boot has shown up on our favourite online auction site. Legend Of The one Ranger CD with the Game Of Death/Night Games boot thrown in as a bonus and more "goodies". Reader, there is no LOTLR CD. Period! This is a boot. Avoid.



February 11, 2007

The Dove. "Issued by Artemis". Another boot on *b*y! Beware.



January 8, 2007

BOOM! Indeed. On *b*y. But this is a boot. No matter what they say. "... released briefly in a very limited edition in the late 1990's". Don't be fooled!



December 18, 2006

John Barry - A VIEW TO A KILL - Expanded Score CD BOND on ebay. No matter what they say, of course this is a bootleg. AVTAK was never ever officially released as an expanded score! So go ahead and support criminal activity!



September 22, 2006

Avoid!: "Original Motion Picture Score by John Barry - Mary, Queen Of Scots ( 26 Tracks) + - The Cotton Club ( 4 Tracks) + Bonus Track: - King Kong 2006 Queen Productions." Another ebay boot! " 1 available" My *ss. Since this is a boot, these people can copy as many as they like! And over-charge you as well!



June 20, 2006

Two boots on ebay to be avoided like the proverbial plague: "Mary, Queen Of Scots" (Score-CD by John Barry) and Out Of Africa - Score by John Barry. Sold by Hurricane Records. Do not fall into this trap, you will be buying inferior material for which no royalties are paid. Criminal organisation. By the looks of other covers, this is a very fishy business to say the least.



April 5, 2006

The Black Hole / Howard The Duck

A new submission to our page: "Now it's getting completely strange! How about counterfeiters counterfeiting each other? We all probably know the illegal edition by Mask / Italy of these two haunting scores. But now the infamous bootleggers from Berlin, who already have Frances/Indecent Proposal and Accidental Tourist/Stanley & Iris in their program recently released this one. The joke is that they label it as a Mask release and they even adopted their label number. The only difference is, that this time it's a pressed CD. Very strange camouflage tactics. But still as illegal as could be.

But there are good news too. The german GEMA finally seems to have decided to take action against these people. Lets hope they'll be successful!



February 6, 2006

Sometimes it looks as if we advertise for these booters. By mentioning their "releases". But we do not. Here is another one. You really want to bid? Anyone could knock this together for a tenner!

"John Barry - OST CD - ODDS & ENDS - Various Films CD." Does not exist and never has existed in the first place. "Unsealed, never been played. Haha!! Of course it's never been played. It never existed in the first place. Jewel case, insert and CD in very good to excellent condition. Home made no doubt, thse bootlegers won't spend too much, they just want to get rich quick over your backs! Guaranteed. Oh yes? Against what? Limited pressing promo cd. This is a flagrant lie - there is no promo!!! From private collection. Another lie!! JOHN BARRY -"ODDS & ENDS" CD featuring music from "Mike's Murder", "Svengali", "The Gathering", "The White Buffalo", "Willa", "The Corn Is Green", "The Betsey" and "Hanover Street". Limited promotional pressing of this cd only. Crap!You see a pattern? They are always "limited"Well, let's not advertise the rest. Suffice to say, any true Barry fan could put a CDR together for you for a tenner.



February 1, 2006

There is an Out Of Africa, "import" and so-called 20th anniversary edition, which contains original tracks and "perhaps" also rerecordings. 33 tracks;playing time of 81:32.

This is nothing more than the original MCA album with the Varese recording combined. If you buy this, you support criminals.

Sorry, the seller is no better than the creator in my opinion. He or she knows full well they are selling a bootleg. Without these "distributors" the bootlegger would get nowhere.



January 28, 2006

"Limited import cd release on the KGB-CD 19742323 label of the Barry score to THE TAMARIND SEED (16 cues) plus 6 cues from NIGHT GAMES (about 40 mins) plus bonus cues from THE CORN IS GREEN & LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. Manufactured disc. Super sound & production values. This eBay seller ID is ranspa60ii."

So, if you buy in auction, this guy rips you off. There is NO limited import CD of this kind. These people put them together themselves. And if they can do that, they can sell these items to anyone. And if they can sell to anyone, why auction them? It's not like it's an original Aston Martin DB5, is it? This is criminal activity.



December 21, 2005

Frances / Indecent Proposal from "numusi" Power Seller? No, a criminal activity .

And here is another interesting coupling of beautiful and sought-after scores. It sure is as illegal as all the other soundtracks offered on ebay by this seller: The Tamarind Seed, The Deep / Jagged Edge, Body Heat and Out Of Africa.

I'm deeply sorry for all the composers, who get ripped off in this manner. And it's also a shame for all the music lovers who get tricked and betrayed by these bootleggers.



December 14, 2005 The Deep / Jagged Edge Orig Scores by John Barry

" Sad to say, but there's another german eBay-shop - a power seller! - which also comes from Berlin and who only deals with bootlegs - huge piles of them.

And of course a lot of stuff by John Barry again. It's a commercial dealer who uses the pseudonym "numusi". And as one can clearly see, each and every soundtrack on offer is a counterfeit product.

Why the hell is eBay doing nothing against this? Until then beware of these f****** frauds !!



November 14, 2005

From one of our German visitors: Barry-John, Body-Head-Score

It's once again Hurricane Records from Berlin, who are offering this "20th Anniversary Expanded Edition" with 31 tracks. And they are not only offering one item, but 25!

Although they are a regular store with a broad bandwidth, EACH and EVERY soundtrack Hurricane Records from Berlin are offering on eBay, is a bootleg - no matter which film or which composer.

Being curious about that, I contacted the piracy department at the GEMA in Munich. They were telling me that they are well aware of Hurricane but can do nothing against them, because they cannot prove, that these CDs are bootlegs. They would need an official release - which obviously doesn't exist in most cases - to have a proof that one of them is illegally manufactured. This is more than strange and until then, Hurricane will continue to sell bootlegs en gros.

What's perhaps even more annoying is the fact, that eBay itself does not intend to do take action, because their policy considers pressed CDs as generally legal. They only act against CD-Rs and sometimes against Promos.

So anyone beware of "hurricanerecordsde"!



November 6, 2005

And even more *rare* boots... Rare? The show up more often than the orginal LPs and CDs that all these CDs are copied from. Do you want to buy in a AUCTION when people can copy this BOOTS in as many copies as they like?

Mary Queen of Scots soundtrack by John Barry: new The tamarind seed John Barry rare promo cd soundtrack DEEP / JAGGED EDGE CD SOUNDTRACK - John Barry MARY,QUEEN SCOTS/Anne Of The Thousand Days-JOHN BARRY

To clarify for you: there is NO "The Deep" CD! Only a boot. There is a Jagged Edge CD which is very rare. So, ebay sellers copy that and sell it in an auction. Why? To rip you off! Next wek they have new copies.

There is NO "Mary Queen Of Scots" CD. And the combination with Anne Of The Thousand Days is also a boot.



November 6, 2005

A boot still being repeatedly sold at online auction (get the point here?): 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack into 1 CD LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER + GAME OF DEATH Music composed and conducted by JOHN BARRY RARE and LIMITED IMPORT Release CD Even though it is claimed: This is a REAL-PRESSED CD No CD-R !! CD is LIKE NEW.This is NOT a legitimate release. It's a criminal offence. And if it is rare, why does it show up time and again. You are being ripped!



November 2, 2005

Out Of Africa. "Oscar winning score by John Barry! This 20th Anniversary Edition includes over 81 mins of music. Pressed CD. [ GOODBYE MUSIC LTD. ]" one more bootleg!!!

"Don't buy that crap. It's another awful bootleg made in Germany, from the same people who bootlegged Frances, The Deep and recently Game of Death. Probably contains tracks from original recording and Joel McNeely's re-recording. These people are shameless."



September 19, 2005

The problem with exposing boots of course is that we may need to give the source of where they are on sale. A Howard The (lame) Duck boot again. DO NOT BID if you come across it. Seller claims: "This is a brand new import from Europe and it's in brand new, mint condition. Its is not sealed, because Euro cds are never sealed due to environment laws." This seller needs to be tarred and feathered. Of course it's not sealed. It's a boot. Avoid. Our contact tells us: "There is no such company in West Germany called Black Rose records. This website "" is plagued with open copying cd-r and dvd-r sales."

Walkabout is copied from a bootleg LP!!! I don't understand why some people think "pressed" means something is OK.



September 19, 2005

Follow Me and Walkabout on one CD!??? Well, well, well. "Viel Spass beim Bieten". "Have fun bidding." Yes, seller's fun! This is a boot!! Not a one-of-a-kind item. There is no such thing as a Follow Me/Walkabout CD. The Walkabout cover shown here is from the "Walkabout" P00 boot LP. We understand 'Ebayseller 'ognikatze' is infamous of this sort of auction.' Oh, and buyer is responsible for everything! "Factory sealed" even!! Well folks, this CD(R) never saw a factory, so cannot have been sealed there. Our warning: beware another boot!



September 15, 2005

HIGH ROAD TO CHINA Expanded Score CD John Barry RARE! Super Tracks Music

Sorry, this is a genuine item, not a boot. Apologies to all involved. i even have this CD myself. Sorry.



September 15, 2005

Someone selling the Mask King Kong CD. Yeah, sure! Don't forget there is a legitimate release on CD out now. Check and our news page.



September 15, 2005

"THE DEEP & BORN FREE music composed and conducted by John Barry This out of print CD ..." [it was never *in* print in the first place!] "presents for the first time THE DEEP and also includes in bonus BORN FREE !" [crap!] This rare CD is a jewel for any Barry's fans ! [No, it's a rip off] The CD and artworks are mint. Not a CDr ! Maybe not, but it IS a boot! Beware!



September 15, 2005

Limited import cd release on the KGB-CD 19742323 label of the Barry score to THE TAMARIND SEED (16 cues) plus 6 cues from NIGHT GAMES (about 40 mins) plus bonus cues from THE CORN IS GREEN & LOVE AMONG THE RUINS. Manufactured disc.

Limited Import It always works, doesn't it? Well, I can put them together too and say it's limited. But it's still a boot!! So why bid at an auction. These people can make any number of copies, so why not sell for a tenner each?



September 15, 2005

Howard The Duck, sold at auction online stating: "with digital crisp sound, if you already have the vinyl version the CD will blow you away." Oh yeah? But the only possible source can be the LP. "All the material has been digitally remastered," from what?



September 7, 2005

A boot still being repeatedly sold at online auction: 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack into 1 CD LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER + GAME OF DEATH Music composed and conducted by JOHN BARRY RARE and LIMITED IMPORT Release CD Even though it is claimed: This is a REAL-PRESSED CD No CD-R !! CD is LIKE NEW.This is NOT a legitimate release. It's a criminal offence



September 5, 2005

There appears to be a release of Mary, Queen of Scots on a label called Extra Mile Productions? Boot! Avoid like the plague!



August 11, 2005

A boot of Follow Me on ebay. For, don't laugh, 999 US Dollars. Yes, Buy Now for that price. Oh dear, tears in our eyes. "... as the private pressing of John Barry Fan Club, in very limited quantities. The sound quality is excellent enough as of late 1980s release, free from crackle noises, it is apparently not the LP transfer, the original master tape transfer."

Oh yes. Well, for one, there was no John Barry fan club, unless Robert and Richard released this one which they did not as they would have told us late 80s. And we are not called The John Barry fan club either. Avoid like the plague!



May 4, 2005

The Platinum Disc Corp people who ruined that first Alice's Adventures release appear to have given the same treatment to Svengali. It will be cheap but extreme caution is advised. We cannot guarantee that this is a legitimate. Region 1.



April 6, 2005

One of these so called "promotional" CDs. Of The Last Valley on ebay. "limited European edition, no catalogue number". Oh come on! Anyone can burn a copy like this on his PC. Don't bid or buy it, folks. You will be ripped off by criminals as usual. Content is the original LP.



March 28, 2005

Another scam on ebay. A bootleg CD for The Legend Of The Lone Ranger. There is no such thing as an official CD of this score. So, can only be from LP. Someone is ripping you off if you bid for an item that can be reproduced over and over again. And making a nice profit from your hard-earned money!

"LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER HARD-TO-FIND JOHN BARRY SOUNDTRACK BRAND NEW - STILL SEALED" Sealed? Sheer nonsense! Anyway, congrats to the buyer for being ripped!



March 19, 2005

Watch out for this guy: Seller: re-animate, ebay; Item location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States.


"Always selling his "personal collection of rare CDs" - usually GOLDEN CHILD and (also on eBay right now) HOWARD THE DUCK. He does NOT deliver them."




March 19, 2005


From popular auction site (Spanish seller) Bootleg Frances. They even number the CDs and print on gold discs. Without doubt bootleg rip off. Wasted my money.



March 17, 2005

The Betsy

The Betsy bootleg mastered from session tapes, ebay. An item that could easily be copied for a few euros/dollars/pounds/yen, whatever; so why auctioning it? Someone needs money for his GTI probably - and you are paying for it - boy will these people be laughing at you!



January 26, 2005

Every soundtrack CD seller finalscoremz currently has on offer is a bootleg. He labels them 'private issues' but they are just LPs copied onto CDR with artwork added. Nothing more than bootlegs:

As far as John Barry is concerned these are transfers of Wrong Box, Boom, The Dove, Follow Me. Avoid!

Notifications of Infringement have been issued on all current and past items.



January 24, 2005

The Tamarind Seed / Night Games
From the same seller Hurricane CD (german seller)

Genre: OST
Recorded: 2003
30th anniversary edition (this is total crap!) There is NO official CD release of The Tamarind Seed and certainly not coupled with Night Games. This is another boot to avoid!



January 23, 2005

Seller information: finalscoremz

The Wrong Box - John Barry (1966)

This is not an official CD release. What's more, the cover has been altered and does not resemble the LP cover. You are being misled if you bid for this item. There is no such thing as a The Wrong Box CD and therefore this can only be a transfer from LP to CD(R).
Anyone who can produce this CD can make a lot more, so why auctioning it?

The seller has already sold one copy for $100 plus and if you look at the other items he has for sale (which includes Follow Me & Boom!) they are mostly if not all boots.



January 23, 2005 (updated)

Seller: hurricanerecordsde / web.fischer


Barry, John - Deep / Jagged Edge (CD) Deep 77077 Genre: OST Recorded: 1977 Released: 2004 + „Peggy Sue Got Married“

These are by no means official releases.



January 23, 2005

Frances/Indecent Proposal bootleg, from the same Germans who released The Deep, Tamarind Seed and Body Heat.

All these crappy boots are distributed by internet shop:, and E-bay sellers: navorski2004, numusi and web-fischer.

Also beware of seller njo1946. He permanently sells two bootlegs:
- Mary Queen of Scots(Artemis release) item nr. 4069504349
- and The Ipcress File/Billion Dollar Brain nr. 4069304870

The essential videos

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We had collected a number of interesting videos about John Barry's career on this page for your convenience. There is so much to find on websites like YouTube, that the best may not turn up in your search. Some videos may no longer work.

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  • Duran Duran & John Barry interview 1985

  • Mini Bond suite - BBC Proms Rumon Gamba

Sunday Night At The London Palladium (April 1960):

  • John Barry Seven, and Adam Faith (from 13:39 mins, introduction by Bruce Forsythe).

Five parts of BBC Omnibus from 2000:

  • - 1

  • - 2

  • - 3

  • - 4 (removed)

  • - 5

Ghent acceptance speech on screen, October 2010:
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Five parts of Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond:

  • - 1

  • - 2

  • - 3

  • - 4

  • - 5

  • Barry's Oscar win for Out of Africa - 1986

John Barry Music Industry Trust Award Tribute Parts 1 & 2:

John Barry on vocals for 6-5 Special (1958):
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It's All Happening:

  • It's All Happening conducting Dick Kallman

  • It's All Happening conducting Johnny De Little

Elizabeth Taylor in London:
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  • The Very Best of TV commercial

Nic Raine with the COPP rehearsing Walkabout:

  • Watch this clip on YouTube

More Nic Raine and COPP rehearsing:

  • Nic Raine with the COPP rehearsing Robin & Marian

  • Nic Raine with the COPP rehearsing The Last Valley

  • Nic Raine with the COPP rehearsing Mary, Queen of Scots

DeadfallRomance for Guitar and Orchestra in two parts from Deadfall:

  • - 1

  • - 2

Walkabout trailer:

  • Walkabout trailer

USA Today:

  • USA Today

TV Commercials:

  • Sunsilk original commercial "The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair"

  • Watch this clip on YouTube
    A classic Black Magic commercial

  • Kodak, Olympics 1992 Barcelona, director Ridley Scott (some static first but the link works)

The John Barry "Moviola" documentary from The Great Performances, broadcast in 1993. It was in 4 parts but only 3 are available here:


John Barry Tribute featuring Katherine Jenkins + Alfie Boe Classic Brit Awards:



Thanks to all of you who have submitted links.

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