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Other (non-obvious) John Barry recommendations

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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 3,948MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I’m always a bit partial to The Tamarind Seed, even if the album gets a bit repetitive after a while. Some great themes there. And Deadfall is pretty stunning in places too.
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,867Quartermasters
    edited November -1
    Currently listening to Barry's last soundtrack, Enigma. Haven't seen the film yet but I thought I would start with listening to this. It truly is beautiful, I like the maturity Barry reached in his later life. Very Sombre and meaningful.

    I like this score a lot, and I think Enigma is a pretty good film. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel as well.

    The melancholy main theme is quite beautiful, in a typical late-Barry way. There is also a really nice romantic theme for the Winslet-Scott relationship. One suspense cue in particular (The Train) always reminds me quite a bit of Barry's Bond scores of the 1980s.
  • BIG TAMBIG TAM Wrexham, North Wales, UK.Posts: 768MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I'd also recommend two from 1972: FOLLOW ME! & ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Both feature charmingly playful scores by Barry. Like the films themselves, undervalued.
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I was enjoying the Enigma soundtrack so much that I decided to watch the film. I loved it. I think it was because it was the sort of understated, atmospheric drama film that only the British could make, less now than they used to.
    Best thing in the film was definitely the Barry soundtrack. The main theme is beautiful, Golrush, though I was trying to figure out the name of the Winslet Scott love theme which you liked.
    I think my favourite track was the car chase, which felt very much in the same vein as TLD.
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,338MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Anyone mentioned the sultry Specialist score yet?
    The Persuaders theme is also a must listen for me. But I echo those who say everything should be listened to.
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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 3,948MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Vaguely on topic, anyone in the UK who has Britbox: apparently 60s spy movie The Quiller Memorandum has been added, which features a lovely Barry score of course.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Anyone mentioned the sultry Specialist score yet?

    Take a wild guess who.... ;%
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,338MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Anyone mentioned the sultry Specialist score yet?

    Take a wild guess who.... ;%
    Ah I did wonder but I missed your continued post (the joys of AJB on smartphone) its a great score.
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Did you see the date on that post? Holy time lapse, Batman.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,338MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    Did you see the date on that post? Holy time lapse, Batman.
    Just a shame there's no new Barry to add to the list!
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,867Quartermasters
    edited November -1
    Golrush, though I was trying to figure out the name of the Winslet Scott love theme which you liked.

    The bit that I was thinking of is the first half of the cue entitled "Simply Wonderful/Finding Crib". I haven't listened to the score in a while, but as I recall it is a bit like a simplified version of the main theme. I also really like the police chase cue that you mentioned. Also, 'The Convoy' which I think is the longest cue on the soundtrack. It builds suspense nicely as it goes along.
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I just watched Somewhere in time, and I must say, that was a beautiful movie, heartwrenching at points, with an amazing John Barry score. The main theme alone is terrific. I read somewhere that Jane Seymour was good friends with Barry and asked him to score the movie
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • SpectreOfDefeatSpectreOfDefeat Posts: 332MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Out of Barry's later non-Bond oeuvre, I'd recommend Mercury Rising. A fine score with some delicate woodwind passages reminiscent of Barry's score for AVTAK. The heavy suspense meanwhile brings back memories of Gumboldt's Safe in OHMSS...

    Unfortunately most of this score is not actually in the film, being replaced for long stretches by more generic Carter Burwell music. A bit of a shame...

    Does anyone else enjoy this excellent example of late-period Barry?
  • silvertoesilvertoe Posts: 34MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I just watched Somewhere in time, and I must say, that was a beautiful movie, heartwrenching at points, with an amazing John Barry score. The main theme alone is terrific. I read somewhere that Jane Seymour was good friends with Barry and asked him to score the movie
    I made a right dick of myself last time i watched this film, i actually started blubbing in front of my wife and son, a combination of great acting by seymour and Reeve combined with Barrys heart wrenching music just set me off. I would really like to watch the movie again but i dare not in case it happens again. I have the soundtrack cd and it is beautiful :x
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  • silvertoesilvertoe Posts: 34MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Some favourites of mine.......(main themes)
    Out of Africa
    Dances with wolves
    Raise the titanic
    The proposal
    The scarlet letter
    Somewhere in time
    The ipcress file
    Seance on a wet afternoon
    The wrong box
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Some good choices there.
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