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Royal Scottish NO, Frederic Talgorn - John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966) Re-Recording 2000

John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966)
Re-Recording 2000, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Frederic Talgorn

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 219 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Orchestral Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-6084 | 00:53:33

Though John Barry achieved popular recognition for the swinging, loungey, noir-ish soundtracks he composed for the James Bond films, he moved to the front rank of film composers with his score for 1966's BORN FREE. Stylistically, the music of BORN FREE is miles removed from Barry's Bond soundtracks, though the composer's fondness for brass fanfares, stirring strings, and lush, intricate charts with stunning dynamic range is still intact. On the whole, however, the music to BORN FREE has a playful, innocent quality, evoking the nature of the wild animals at the film's center. As the movie is set in Africa, Barry employs a range of African percussion instruments, and sections of flute music (which often seem to echo the sounds of birds or other creatures). The arrangements are expansive and sweeping, giving rise to the sensation of open plains, and Barry's recurring musical themes parallel the film's action (the track titles indicate plot events). The score is, for the most part, surprisingly subdued, with occasional bursts of energy (mirroring tumultuous events onscreen) and its stirring title theme the exceptions. Barry won an Academy Award for the score in 1966.
John Barry - Mercury Rising: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998)

John Barry - Mercury Rising: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 181 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5925 | 00:34:08

Mercury Rising is a 1998 thriller directed by Harold Becker and starring Bruce Willis, Alex Baldwin and Mike Hughes. The government creates an unbreakable super code, they think. As a totally irresponsible and implausible decision some idiot in the government publishes the code in a magazine as a test. They never though the code could be broken, but a 9 year old boy with autism somehow breaks the code. Some people in the government then sees the boy as a threat to national security and wants to eliminate him. FBI Agent Art Jeffries, played by Bruce Willis, takes on the task of protecting the boy. This was quite a decent movie I thought, even though I felt the whole premise was very unrealistic. The government people are so incredibly stupid and even a boy with autism can’t break an unbreakable code. Besides that, there’s some fun to be had and this was while Bruce Willis still had a name worth checking out. The score is composed by John Barry.
John Barry - Mike's Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) Limited Edition 2009

John Barry - Mike's Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) Limited Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 273 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus Records | # PCR 521 | 00:55:27

John Barry's sinister score from the 1984 suspense thriller, Mike's Murder. Often overlooked in Barry's career, this is one of those rare chances to listen to the late maestro write some powerful material. Very stylish and highly recommended.
John Barry - Hammett: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982) Limited Edition 2000

John Barry - Hammett: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982/2000)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 262 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Prometheus | # PCR 506 | Time: 00:43:37

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Hammett is the fictional story about a time in real-life writer Dashiell Hammett's ("The Maltese Falcoln") life. Directed by Wim Wenders, the 1920's era noir mystery contained an equally noir score by veteran composer John Barry. Fresh off of Body Heat and Somewhere in Time, Barry had no problem writing the jazzy score, which contains an interesting combination of slinky jazz numbers and ethnic Chinese cues. Beginning with the "Main Titles", which is performed by a single piano and clarinet, Barry immediately draws the listener in to this dark seductive world. The theme is simple and elegant, yet has an underlying sensuality about it. That sensuality is never fully realized in full orchestral form - except for a small moment in "The Wrap Up / Finale" - but it's still a very enjoyable theme.
John Barry - Robin And Marian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976) Limited Edition Expanded Reissue 2008

John Barry - Robin And Marian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)
Limited Edition Expanded Reissue 2008, Original Recordings, conducted by John Barry
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 218 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus Records | # PCR 522 | 00:47:54

He may have gotten his start with the hep swing of BEAT GIRL, then became a musical sensation for creating the cool jazz action of Agent 007. But for all of the lush stylings that John Barry used to define symphonic scoring as a contemporary “with it” sound, the composer proved he could make his approach sound just as contemporarily moving in the service of such historical dramas as MARY QUEEN OF SCOTTS, THE LION AND THE WINTER and THE LAST VALLEY. For if any music conveyed the feeling of untouched forests, royal intrigue and romantic mythmaking, then it was Barry’s theme-heavy scoring. Sure he’d latch onto a melody and beat you to death with it. But what a way to go, as Barry usually came up with a motif that you wouldn’t mind hearing ad infinitum, especially as his theme took on new life with each variation for strings, brass and winds. This was the kind of melody that helped make legendary figures into breathing, loving people, even when their movie got its kicks from turning such Technicolor heroes as Robin Hood and Maid Marian into characters just about ready for assisted living.
John Barry, Dana Kaproff - The Golden Seal: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) Intrada, Limited Edition 2009

John Barry, Dana Kaproff - The Golden Seal: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
Intrada Special Collection – Volume 89, Limited Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 328 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # ISC 089 | 01:02:15

Treat for John Barry fans! World premiere release of complete original soundtrack Barry scored with co-composer Dana Kaproff for Frank Zuniga adventure about family living in Aleutian islands, starring Steve Railsback, Michael Beck. Barry supplied several impressive cues, Kaproff worked with those themes plus created several ideas of his own. Results are coherent, beautiful, exciting music! Main theme is warm, other ideas range from pastorale to dramatic. Barry's "The Frolic" is outstanding sequence melding both warm theme for strings with dynamic, regal splendor for brass. Intrada newly masters entire CD from actual 1/2" 3-track stereo session masters vaulted at MGM in mint condition, includes all original LP contents plus several previously unreleased cues. Amongst new highlights is Barry's lengthy, dramatic "Broken Promise". CD also has original End Title song "Letting Go" by John Barry & Don Black, sung by Glen Campbell plus both LP version of Main Title (with water & bird effects), premiere of newly remixed version without effects. Complete breakdown of each composer's work plus informative notes by Jeff Bond complete generous package. John Barry supervises, Dana Kaproff conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 2000 copies!
John Barry - Ruby Cairo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Reissue 2001

John Barry - Ruby Cairo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 272 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus | # PCD 150 | 00:46:33

The original soundtrack recording for the 1993 film RUBY CAIRO (aka Deceptions), directed by Graeme Clifford and starring Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson and Viggo Mortensen. This European reissue of the original film score by Oscar-winning Composer John Barry is very much in the same style of his scores for BODY HEAT, OUT OF AFRICA and SOMEWHERE IN TIME. The disc features a Flamenco verison of the title theme Performed by Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negar and the song THE SECRETS OF MY HEART performed by Kristina Nicchols written by John Barry, Cynthia Haagens and Graeme Clifford.
John Barry - The Dove: Music From The Motion Picture (1974) Expanded Remastered Edition 2015

John Barry - The Dove: Music From The Motion Picture (1974)
Expanded Remastered Edition 2015
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 308 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # ISC 313 | 00:52:08

Gorgeous John Barry soundtrack makes CD world premiere! Charles Jarrott directs, Joseph Bottoms, Deborah Raffin star, Gregory Peck produces. True story chronicles 5-year voyage of young high school dropout, becoming youngest ever to sail around globe. "The Dove" refers to his 24-foot sailing sloop. John Barry follows up director Jarrott's successful Mary, Queen Of Scots with equally lush, melodic score in signature style. Beautiful main theme trades with dramatic passages for challenges at sea. Haunting "Sail The Summer Winds", sung by Lyn Paul with lyrics by Don Black also features. Intrada presents all contents of original 1974 ABC label album, newly re-mixed and re-mastered in vibrant stereo from 8-channel session masters stored in pristine condition in UMG vaults. Album track entitled "Xing'mombila" was originally created by joining two short Barry cues with native chanting in the middle while LP presentation of "The Dove (End Title)" included sound effects. Having actual multi-track elements allows Intrada to offer these tracks both with and without effects! Further extras include additional previously unreleased score cues from film, presented in mono, courtesy Paramount Pictures.
John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010]

John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010]
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 267 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:29
Soundtracks, Symphonic, Contemporary | Label: EmArcy/Universal Music Jazz France | # 532 720 2

Digitally remastered reissue of this long lost recording from the British composer/conductor. Back in 1972, a studio recording was made of the concert John Barry conducted at The Royal Albert Hall, the first symphonic concert of his career. Comprised of his work on six James Bond films to date, the Bond Suite lasts for almost 18 minutes and runs from "Dr. No" to "Diamonds Are Forever", released just one year previous. Along with renditions of his critically acclaimed work "Born Free" and "Midnight Cowboy", the master tapes of this historic concert recorded by Polydor UK were long considered lost, until Stephane Lerouge found them in the archives of Universal! Includes a 16 page booklet featuring a new interview with Barry and stills provided by EON Productions.
John Barry - Masquerade: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) Limited CD Release 2002

John Barry - Masquerade: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988/2002)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 294 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Prometheus | # PCR 514 | 00:56:01

Another of John Barry's smouldering, moody thriller scores (Body Heat etc.), the kind of thing he does with a good deal of charm and edgy romanticism. Naturally for his legion of admirers this will be a most welcome treat, although to be entirely frank it is not one of his most distinctive soundtracks. While it hits all of the expected marks with the required poise and professionalism it also lacks freshness and at times sounds a little too much like recycled material (which with this composer admittedly always remains polished and likeable). Given these general musings and vague criticisms we are still left with a valuable addition to the wealth of John Barry work now available, something that is to be appreciated and I am certainly not complaining. (MWI)