Feb 19, 2011

John Barry tribute

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This week, we celebrate the work of composer John Barry, who sadly passed away. He is best known for his arrangement of the James Bond theme and the subsequent 11 scores he wrote for the Bond series. But he also leaves behind a massive body of work that includes chart singles as well as sound tracks. Here is a selection of my favourites.
  1. The James Bond Theme
  2. Beat For Beatniks, The John Barry Orchestra, 7", 1960, Columbia
  3. The Stripper, The John Barry Seven, Beat Girl (OST), 1960, Columbia
  4. The Ipcress File, The John Barry Orchestra, The Ipcress File (OST), 1965, Decca
  5. Seance on a Wet Afternoon, John Barry, Seance on a Wet Afternnon (OST), 1964, EMI
  6. The Knack... and How to Get It, The John Barry Orchestra, The Knack... and How to Get It (OST), 1965, United Artists
  7. Wednesday's Child, Ray Conif, Quiller Memorandum (OST), 1966, Columbia
  8. Space March (Capsule In Space), The John Barry Orchestra, You Only Live Twice (OST), 1967, United Artists
  9. The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair, John Barry, Music For The Sunslik Commercial, 1967, CBS
  10. Main Title, John Barry, The Lion in Winter (OST), 1968, CBS
  11. Highway 101, The John Barry Orchestra, Petulia (OST), 1968, Warner
  12. Vendetta, John Barry, Vendetta (OST), 1968,
  13. Solo E Triste, John Barry, The Appointment (OST), 1969,
  14. Midnight Cowboy, John Barry, Midnight Cowboy (OST), 1969, United Artists
  15. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The John Barry Orchestra, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (OST), 1969, EMI
  16. The Unlucky Heroes, The John Barry Orchestra, The Persuaders! (OST), 1971, CBS
  17. Main Titles (Part 1), John Barry, The Last Valley (OST), 1970, Probe
  18. This Way Mary, John Barry, Mary, Queen of Scots (OST), 1972, Universal
  19. We Have All the Time in the World, The John Barry with Louis Armstrong, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (OST), 1969, EMI

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