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John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

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John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 224 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ragtime, Dixieland, Swing | Label: Geffen | # CDGEF 70260 | 00:42:40

While director Francis Coppola's potboiling crime drama set against the gloriously tumultuous backdrop of Harlem's famed Cotton Club nightspot of the '20s and '30s didn't quite come together as a cinematic whole, John Barry's efforts at supervising, scoring, and recreating the energetic jive and wail of the era very nearly carry the day. The opportunity was likely a dream come true for the former jazzman turned film scorer; his adaptations of standards by Ellington and Cab Calloway are reverent yet energetic, infused by original music that weaves it into an accessible and rewarding tapestry of time, place, and art. Great soundtrack.

Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 923 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 441 Mb | Scans included | 03:02:24
Soundtracks, Neo-Classical, Classical | Label: Sony BMG/Sony Classical | # 88697161052

2007 three CD collection of soundtracks from classic movies of our time. With a generous playing time of over three hours, this stunning set offers something for everyone: from Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven and Max Steiner's Gone With the Wind to the more recent, represented by Hans Zimmer's Gladiator and Klaus Badelt's Pirates of the Caribbean via Dances with Wolves, The Mission, Lord of the Rings and Batman, to name but a few! Enjoy unforgettable movie themes from a wide range of famous composers from John Williams and Danny Elfman to Rachel Portman and Ennio Morricone.

John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995

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John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995

John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 180 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Legacy/Columbia | # CK 66133 | 00:36:22

While many of the traditional Barry phrases and sonic textures can be heard throughout this score, there is no hint that the composer was resting on his laurels and doing a journeyman job. Rather, he chose to reach for new textures, inspired by plainchant and driven by the need to match the subtext in the film that involved the influence of the Catholic church on the lives and choices of the characters. Consequently, Barry's score shifts in the most fascinating way between regal fanfares and haunting chant, resulting in this score being possibly the best work Barry has ever done. The Legacy remastering does not add anything new, but the sound is considerably improved.

VA - The Cult Files (The Ultimate Collection Of Cult TV and Film Themes) (1996) 2CDs

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VA - The Cult Files (The Ultimate Collection Of Cult TV and Film Themes) (1996) 2CDs

VA - The Cult Files (The Ultimate Collection Of Cult TV and Film Themes) (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 849 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 352 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Silva Screen Records | # FILMXCD 184 | Time: 02:33:50

41 Tracks. Cult TV and Film Themes by Mark Snow, John Barry, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Vangelis, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Horner, and more, more…

John Barry - Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry - Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry - Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 416 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Capitol/EMI/MGM | # 72435-41420-2-4 | 01:15:48

Diamonds Are Forever has undergone a somewhat less significant though thoroughly pleasing expansion with the February 2003 release of the remastered, expanded version. Still mid-priced, the disc features 24 additional minutes of music from the completed film – included is "Gunbarrel and Manhunt," alternating between original John Barry music and Barry's variations on Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme," and the musical accompaniment to various key action scenes, as well as some playful romantic scoring for some of Sean Connery's romantic activities. The main virtue is the improved sound (which greatly benefits Shirley Bassey's finely nuanced performance of the title song) on what was an entertaining and distinctive, if not terribly creative or ambitious score, a somewhat closer relative to Barry's work on Goldfinger and to the exoticism of You Only Live Twice or the bold, near-symphonic scope of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The annotation is reasonably thorough, although on this occasion it focuses far more on the movie than on the music.

John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry, Louis Armstrong, Nina - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2003

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 432 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Capitol, EMI, MGM Music | # 72435-41419-2-8 | 01:19:47
Soundtrack, Score, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Lounge

John Barry's best score for any James Bond movie – including the best song ("We Have All the Time in the World") ever written for any movie in the series – is reasonably well represented on this CD. Barry had already begun adding more diverse and complex orchestral pieces to his underscoring and greater lyricism to his songs with the preceding movie, You Only Live Twice, and he continued the process with On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The serious nature of its plot, however, and the unique mood of the movie, dictated that almost an entirely new score be devised: the brassy "007 Theme," which had appeared in three prior films, was absent, and the "James Bond Theme" was re-arranged. Barry also wrote one of his longest and most easily embellished action themes (heavily featuring the synthesizer, an instrument new to film scores), and dressed it up with a string section playing running scales that is startling to hear in stereo, with the discreet separation of the orchestral parts. And then there was "We Have All the Time in the World," the best song ever written for the Bond series; a serious, poignant love song that underscores the doomed romance between Bond and Tracy (Diana Rigg), it was sung by Louis Armstrong in what proved to be the jazz legend's final recording session.

VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

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VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

VA - Ultimate… Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 617 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88875085822 | Time: 04:34:15 | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Soundtracks, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Soul, Easy Listening

'Ultimate… Movies' four-disc set, celebrating some of the biggest movie hits of all time. Features 72 classics, from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Survivor, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Billy Ocean, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Henry Mancini, John Barry, and many more!

John Barry - Americans (1976) + Four titles from Polydor years 1972-1976 (2010)

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John Barry - Americans (1976) + Four titles from Polydor years 1972-1976 (2010)

John Barry - Americans (1976) + Four titles from Polydor years 1972-1976 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 268 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Easy Listening, Soundtracks | Label: Universal | # 531 340 5 | 00:46:39

2010 CD reissue of this 1976 album from the famed composer. Americans is a personal impression of the sights and sounds of the United States; it is also his first music written specifically for an album (as opposed to pop songs or film scores).

John Barry, Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1967) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry, Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1967) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry, Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1967/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 366 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: EMI/Capitol | # 7243 5 41418 2 9 | 01:12:45

You Only Live Twice is the soundtrack for the fifth James Bond film of the same name. It was composed by Bond veteran John Barry. At the time, this was his fourth credited Bond film. The theme song, "You Only Live Twice", was sung by Nancy Sinatra, the first non-British vocalist of the series, with music by Barry and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. The soundtrack has previously been available in two versions on CD – the first, a straight reissue of the LP soundtrack, and the second, an expanded reissue including several previously unreleased tracks.

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

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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 - From Russia With Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1963) Remastered 2003

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John Barry - From Russia With Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1963) Remastered 2003

John Barry - From Russia With Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1963/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 213 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening | Label: EMI, Capitol | # 72435-80588-2-6 | 00:36:54

After the surprise success of 1962's Dr. No, the producers of the budding James Bond series began to establish what would become its trademark elements, with its debonair anti-hero frolicking libidinously through increasingly amped-up foreign intrigue and exotic locales. Musically, this soundtrack represents perhaps their most crucial decision: hiring band leader/budding composer John Barry as scorer. Abandoning the first film's calypso kitsch for an orchestra powered cocktail of elegance and jazzy sophistication, Barry immediately gave the Bond saga a focused musical language that would become arguably its most consistent element over the decades and amidst a revolving series of lead actors and increasingly improbable cinematic predicaments. While anchored by a medley that includes Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme," this soundtrack also introduced another longstanding Bond tradition, the pop-ballad title track/single, here penned by Lionel Bart and sung with urgent conviction by British crooner Matt Munro. This digitally remastered new edition features new liner notes, as well as artwork and stills from the film.

John Barry - Goldfinger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) Remastered 2003

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John Barry - Goldfinger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) Remastered 2003

John Barry - Goldfinger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 225 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: EMI, Capitol | # 72435-80891-2-7 | 00:41:13

One of John Barry's best efforts, with a particularly striking title song belted out by Shirley Bassey between blasting brass fills, Goldfinger was also the first James Bond soundtrack to hit the number one spot on the U.S. charts (ironically, displacing another United Artists soundtrack, A Hard Day's Night), even as Bassey's performance hit number eight as a single. While Barry effectively expanded his collection of Bond themes with Thunderball (underwater themes) and You Only Live Twice (space themes), Goldfinger was a prime opportunity to lock in some of the action themes that would recur over the next 35 years. Of particular note is the track compiling Barry's cues for the robbery of Fort Knox ("Dawn Raid on Fort Knox"), which provides a slow build so wonderfully agonizing that the remainder of the album, including "The Arrival of the Bomb and Count Down," with its pounding drums and roaring brass, actually serves as stress relief. In February of 2003, Goldfinger was issued in a remastered edition that featured not only significantly improved sound but also added an extra nine minutes of music, contained in four sections of the soundtrack that originally appeared only on the British LP edition.

John Barry - Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry - Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry - Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 443 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: EMI, Capitol | # 72435-80589-2-5 | 01:19:04

If Goldfinger proved that the James Bond franchise was box office dynamite, 1965's Thunderball cemented the British super-spy's international appeal–and further forged a set of pop culture cliches that both inspired and endured even Mike Meyer's modern, multi-chaptered Austin Powers spoofing. While Goldfinger also marked composer John Barry stamping his enduring influence on the series' music, this fourth installment finds his big band and jazz-inspired arrangements pulsing with confidence, stripped down rhythmic tension and exotic elegance. Tom Jones follows up Shirley Bassey's previous larger-than-life title track performance with a worthy rival of his own, its dramatic, Barry-composed melody interpolated throughout the composer's masterful score.

VA - Varese Sarabande: A 25th Anniversary Celebration, Volume Two (2003) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Varese Sarabande: A 25th Anniversary Celebration, Volume Two (2003) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Varese Sarabande: A 25th Anniversary Celebration, Vol. 2 (2003) 4CD Box Set
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.51 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 701 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VCL 0703 1021 | Time: 05:06:34

In the 25 years since 1978, Varese Sarabande Records has released well over 1000 albums. Of those, nearly 900 are film scores. Averaging over fifty new soundtrack releases a year, Varese Sarabande's catalog features virtually every great name in film music: Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, John Barry, Thomas Newman, Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Mark Isham, Graeme Revell, Trevor Rabin, Georges Delerue, Henry Mancini, Patrick Doyle, James Horner, Carter Burwell, Rachel Portman, Randy Edelman and Marc Shaiman along with countless others and all the legendary composers of Hollywood's Golden Age. This four CD set features a total of five hours of music and becomes the biggest compilation we've ever assembled.

John Barry - Ruby Cairo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Reissue 2001

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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.