Monday, January 31, 2011

John Barry (3rd November 1933 – 30th January 2011)


He was, never mind our greatest film composer, one of our greatest composers of any kind.

Simply, a giant.

Just twelve years ago he wrote a kind of soundtrack to the film of his life, which may well be his masterwork and now sadly sounds like his epitaph.

Rest In Music JB.

John Barry - 'The Beyondness Of Things' (1998)

7 comments:

  1. Yes was sad news this morning.I too try not to overuse the word genius saving it for rarer ocassions and rarer talents but apt in this case, his wmderful music add so much to films he scored Bond just wouldn't be as thrilling without those strings and trumpets.
    I've not heard this so thanks DH

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  2. It's a terrific record I would highly recommend.

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  3. I'll be raising a glass and spinning some themes tonight - but where do you start? He's the Bacharach of Bond and beyond

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  4. Just heard the sad news and thought I might find a tribute here (and at Mondo's place). So many memorable scores and theme tunes. My personal favourite has always been The Persuaders.

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  5. I too shall raise a glass and got lost in some spy movie soundtracks this evening

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  6. cor that is a wonderous thing that tune. ta mister. i've had midnight cowboy on repeat and heading born freewards next i think. i'll be looking out for this collection too

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  7. Thought of you dear boy, when I heard the sad news. Knew a tribute would be sitting here waiting for me when I returned.

    Simply lovely.

    x

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