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Clash of the Titans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:50

1981
Clash of the Titans

According to writer Martyn Crosthwaite, who had conducted in-depth interviews with Barry, Barry had a disagreement with the producers over his overture and left the project having written nothing more. However, Ray Harryhausen claimed Barry's complete score was rejected as unsuitable.

In 2001 Barry told Ford Thaxton: "I can't remember for sure. I don't think I got too involved. I think I may have done some demos on that and they didn't like the way I was going with it and that was probably it."

Composer: Laurence Rosenthal

For Your Eyes Only

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:50

1981
For Your Eyes Only

Unavailable due to tax-related problems

Composer: Bill Conti

First Love

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:49

1977
First Love

Began as a song score, wasn't working. Barry hired to write a complete score, parts of which were rejected as "too mature," resulting in a hybrid song score/ Barry score. At this point, Barry asked his name be removed, but his name was seen as composer on the theatrical posters and (b) there were unmistakable Barryisms in the snippets of score that (still) remain. The director just couldn't make up her mind.
In January 2013, a limited edition of John Barry's score was released on CD by Lalalaland Records.

Gulliver's Travels

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:49

1977
Gulliver's Travels (1972)

Peter Hunt mentioned in an interview that Barry and Black had written a substantial amount but when the film went into financial hiatus, and was effectively locked up, the whole project got shelved. When the finance came back, Hunt contacted Barry and Black, but Barry had withdrawn his music by then.

The Spy Who Loved Me

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:48

1977
The Spy Who Loved Me

Unavailable due to tax-related problems

Composer: Marvin Hamlisch

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:48

1976
The Man Who Fell To Earth

"Frances" DVD has interesting tidbits apparently reveals by interviews and commentary that Barry was offered this Nic Roeg's film. Apparently, it isn't revealed why Barry didn't do them. 

Composer: John Phillips, Stomu Yamashta

Don't Look Now

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:47

1973
Don't Look Now

"Frances" DVD has interesting tidbits apparently reveals by interviews and commentary that Barry was offered this Nic Roeg's film. Apparently, it isn't revealed why Barry didn't do them.

Composer: Pino Donaggio

Live and Let Die

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:46

1973
Live and Let Die

Unavailable: fell out with Harry Saltzman, and working on Billy.

Composer: George Martin / titlesong: Paul McCartney and Wings

Get Carter

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:46

1971
Get Carter

Considered but unavailable

Composer: Roy Budd

Love Story

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:45

1970
Love Story

Anthony Harvey was to direct, but Barry left when Arthur Hiller signed on. 

Composer: Francis Lai

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

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

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

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