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John Barry
Best of
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
 
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23 track retrospective of the acclaimed soundtrack composer's best for the cinema. Includes 'Midnight Cowboy', 'The James Bond Theme', 'Dances With Wolves', 'Out Of Africa', 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', 'Born Free' (...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Barry
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Int'l
Release Date: 3/16/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Themeology: Best of - O.S.T.
UPC: 042284909525

Synopsis

Album Description
23 track retrospective of the acclaimed soundtrack composer's best for the cinema. Includes 'Midnight Cowboy', 'The James Bond Theme', 'Dances With Wolves', 'Out Of Africa', 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', 'Born Free' (sung by Matt Monro) and Shirley Bassey's vocal performancesof 'Goldfinger' & 'Dimaonds Are Forever'. 1997 Columbia release.

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CD Reviews

Bond and beyond on an excellent career retrospective.
Christopher Derer | Blue Bell, PA USA | 08/25/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Imitation is often considered the greatest form of flattery. John Barry's oeuvre has been sampled by dozens of contemporary musical artists, and he is often credited as being the godfather of "trip hop" (check recent albums by Portishead and Mono to hear the Barry influence). The Academy-award winning composer has been producing music for over forty years, but this collection focuses on the artist's most commercially successful period, the 1960's. The instantly recognizable and inimitable Barry style is well documented throughout 23 varied compositions. Selections range from classic to obscure, and include all the title tracks from the early James Bond soundtracks. Barry's film and television music is the defining sound of that era - lush orchestrations, cool jazzy riffs, pure excitement. "Themeology" is an excellent starting point for the novice collector and equally attractive for the long-time admirer."