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Composer Basil Poledouris dies

Wednesday, 08 November 2006 14:08 Written by

We regret to announce the death of Basil Poledouris, fine composer and friend of John Barry.

Mr. Poledouris died from cancer on Wednesday 8th November.

Psst, don't tell the RAH...

Monday, 13 April 2015 14:06 Written by

But here we have a few series of photos taken at the John Barry / Ten Tenors concert. Are yours distinctly different? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


photo: Geoff Leonard

There is exciting breaking news that a record company is working on two John Barry projects for release later this year.

One is intended to be a "Best of" compilation which will be TV-advertised. The other is a very ambitious "definitive" box-set which will contain the highlights of his entire career.

We're told that wherever possible original versions will be used but in some cases that may prove impossible due to missing tapes and licensing problems.

More details will follow as soon as track details can be confirmed.

Latest news, October 9 - the box-set has now been delayed until 2007. This is due entirely to licensing delays and difficulties. The good news is that it has only been postponed, not cancelled.

GQ Man of The Year

Wednesday, 06 September 2006 14:05 Written by

Just to confirm that the John Barry GQ award was as one of their Men Of The Year. "Inspiration Award".

There is a four page article on the composer in GQ magazine, including pics and album covers.

Photo on website.

"The Living Daylights" at Empire Leicester Square

Friday, 01 September 2006 14:04 Written by

"The Living Daylights" is screening at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London, every day from 1 - 7 September. 10.40am (that's A.M.!).

An evening with John Barry featuring The Ten TenorsOfficial press release, updated by your hosts:

An evening with John Barry featuring The Ten Tenors

London, Royal Albert Hall, September 28th 2006

To coincide with the upcoming release of their Warner Bros. Records debut album 'Here's To The Heroes', Australian sensations The Ten Tenors will play the Royal Albert Hall on September 28th at An Evening With John Barry.

Legendary composer John Barry, who was executive producer on the album, will introduce the show and will perform as a special guest conductor of selected material.

The Ten Tenors will perform alongside The English Chamber Orchestra.

Paul Bateman will be the principle conductor.

Tickets will be available from the usual agents priced at £45, £39.50, £35 and £28.50.

Recorded at Abbey Road and produced by Simon Franglen (Russell Watson, Katherine Jenkins), 'Here's To The Heroes' finds The Ten Tenors backing by a 90-piece orchestra and some of the world's leading musicians paying tribute to the compositional film score icon John Barry and his lyricist partner Don Black.

Here's To the Heroes - The Ten Tenors / John Barry / Don Black"The Tenors are a great instrument, a unique group," commented Barry.

"They are also so diverse with wonderful individual voices as well as a collective sound. Writing for them was a joy because their belief was so constant. A many headed group that pulls together? Doesn't happen often. Having worked with bands and orchestras over the years I know that's a rare commodity."

Here's To the Heroes - The Ten Tenors / John Barry / Don BlackHaving formed in 1995, The Ten Tenors soon established themselves care of a hectic touring schedule in their homeland of Australia.

They gained an international audience following a phenomenal special guest appearance at 2002's Eurovision and their crossover sound earned a dedicated following for their live performances the world over.

'Here's To The Heroes' represents their first global album release.

www.thetentenors.com

The Album: Here's to the Heroes

Here's To the Heroes - The Ten Tenors / John Barry / Don BlackThe full track listing is:

1 JUST TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN*
2 LES CHORISTES
3 HERE'S TO THE HEROES (Dances with Wolves)
4 WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD (OHMSS)
5 BUONGIORNO PRINCIPESSA
6 THERE'LL COME A DAY*
7 PLACES (Out of Africa)
8 YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
9 TICK ALL THE DAYS OFF ONE BY ONE*
10 WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?
11 SOMEWHERE IN TIME
12 THE GLADIATOR SUITE (NOW WE ARE FREE & IL GLADIATORE)

* new songs by John Barry & Don Black.

- Due for release in Australia & New Zealand on August 26th, 2006
- Due for release in North America on September 12th, 2006
- Due for release in United Kingdom & Europe on September 18th, 2006

Please, click here for a sneak preview of the songs and to watch videos relating to the album.

"Thunderball" at Empire Leicester Square

Sunday, 20 August 2006 13:58 Written by

"Thunderball" is screening at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London, every day from 18th - 24th August. 10.40am (that's A.M.!). Called "Empire Earlies - Thunderball".

Mr. Dave Norris, Senior Projectionist at the Empire, Leicester Square, kindly informs us: Thunderball is back on at the Empire with eon's own new print, its mono but looks stunning on our new BIG screen!

We are showing SPY, DAYLIGHTS, GOLDENEYE in the coming wks also. See you there!

Two simultaneous John Barry-scored matinees

Wednesday, 02 August 2006 13:57 Written by

Two simultaneous John Barry-scored matinees this Sunday (6th August) with "Out Of Africa" at the Curzon Mayfair and "Zulu" at the Curzon Soho, London, both at 1pm.

'Follow Me' at NFT

Monday, 31 July 2006 13:57 Written by

'Follow Me' is being shown at the National Film Theatre in London on 6.20pm, 20th September and at 8.40pm, 30th September. Both showings are in NFT2. Box Office Tel:020 79283232.

Richard E. Grant's Favourite Film Composers

Wednesday, 26 July 2006 13:56 Written by

Richard E. Grant's Favourite Film Composers Sundays, 2pm

Richard E. Grant's Favourite Film Composers Sundays, 2pm, This Week's Show Sunday July 30 John Barry on ClassicFM.

And yes, we have reported that the photo is of Ennio Morricone. Sigh.

Ten Tenors Concert goes ahead

Saturday, 22 July 2006 13:55 Written by

We are pleased to say that John's wife has confirmed the concert goes ahead and John will be conducting. We don't know precisely *what* he will be conducting, but it looks as though it is certainly well worth attending!!

Bryan Forbes 80

Saturday, 22 July 2006 13:42 Written by

Congratulations to actor, producer, writer and director Bryan Forbes O.B.E., who celebrates his 80th birthday today.

Bryan and John collaborated on six films and developed a mutual admiration for each other's work.

Bafflingly, neither gentleman has yet received a deserved knighthood.

Don Lusher dies

Thursday, 06 July 2006 13:42 Written by

We are very sorry to announce the death of legendary trombonist Don Lusher. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Don was a member of several famous bands, including Ted Heath, The Squadronaires, Jack Parnell and Geraldo.

In addition to this, he played on many recording sessions, including some by John Barry. In 1975 he was a member of the John Barry Orchestra that toured Japan under the management of Sid Margo. He willingly lent us his photo tour memento of this orchestra, which will be reproduced in our updated book.

New: Wanted / For Sale page

Thursday, 06 July 2006 13:40 Written by

We at johnbarry.org.uk want to give you, the John Barry fans, the opportunity to share your spare CDs, vinyl, cassettes and maybe even DVDs with each other.

Don't worry, we are not advocating a great give-away! No, we are giving you the chance to buy or sell John Barry material at a reasonable price without the hassle of an eBay style auction.

So, anything and everything offered will be at a predetermined set price, and, in the event of a "one of a kind", will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Want to learn more? Go to our for sale / wanted page for all the details. You'll find a few items already up for sale. Don't hesitate to add your own, whether buying or selling!!

Don Black has confirmed the news that he and John have written a number of songs which will be recorded by The Ten Tenors, an Australian ensemble.

The recording will begin on the 20th March as the Tenors take a break in the midst of their US tour.

Don said there would be both new songs and old ones written by the duo.

Apparently recording will be split between Air and Abbey Road Studios - both based in London. This is a tactic John Barry has employed previously.

Ipcress File at NFT

Thursday, 12 January 2006 13:38 Written by

The Ipcress File showing at the NFT in London, starting Jan. 13 until Jan 26.

Michael Caine as Len Deighton's working-class spy Harry Palmer, in one of the classics of modern British cinema.
UK 1965
Dir Sidney J Furie

Body Heat - a statement from JOHN LASHER

Thursday, 12 January 2006 13:37 Written by

[Body Heat]

"I had a good laugh over the comments on Dan Wallin's master of "BH". Who posts this nonsense on the internet? They should get their facts "straight" beforehand.

The "few year's ago" was over 20-years ago, when Dan Wallin, in fact, DID prepare a master tape under Barry's supervision. But, when he wanted way too much money from me for the transfers, I said to him, "thanks, but no thanks!". I then remixed the multi-tracks myself without Barry at hand, and released the Label X LP (and, later on, the CDs) from that. Barry objected most strongly to my mix, and refused to have anything further to do with the album. He has not spoken to me from that day forward.

Some years later I received a call from Keith Zajeck at Warner Bros. He asked me if I knew where the multi-tracks were, as they wanted to re-mix them for their DVD release. I informed him that they had long since been returned to the vaults at The Burbank Studios. Unfortunately, Warners could not find them (surprised?!).

I then suggested to Keith that he contact Dan Wallin, who would most surely have the stereo LP master which he originally prepared for me. Again, Wallin could not find the 2-track stereo master tapes.

So, you have the "true story" of "Body Heat" and the missing masters. "

Stocks of Monte Walsh low

Wednesday, 04 January 2006 13:36 Written by

Lukas Kendal at FSM reports that stocks of Monte Walsh (and certain other items) are low. So if you don't already have this excellent CD, this might be your last opportunity to get it at a reasonable price.

See his announcement at Filmscoremonthly

adamfaith.org.uk launches

Sunday, 01 January 2006 13:36 Written by

As many of you know, John Barry’s entry into the film music world came courtesy of his relationship with the fledgling pop singer, Adam Faith. It could also be that there are some fans of Adam out there, especially amongst the older ones of us!! In which case you might be interested in a visit to the new web-site currently being created by Barry web-master Ruud Rozemeyer from input by myself and Gareth “hoarder” Bramley.

If I do say it myself I believe this has the potential to be an excellent site. It’s looking rather good already, in fact, so why not have a glance or two at

http://www.adamfaith.org.uk/

and let us know what you think.

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Have a look at our old "Play It Again" label website here.

Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

Contact the JB site

If you wish to send an email, for example with content for the website, please contact Geoff Leonard:

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Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

This website is not endorsed by the composer's family.
Use of copyrighted materials and logos are for promotional purposes only.

All files on this website are for personal use only and cannot be bought or sold.

 

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 The Music of Bond RPO 11 April 2017

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents
The Music of Bond
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Doors: 6:45pm
Starts: 7:30pm

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform The Music of Bond, following its sensational sell-out performance in October 2015.

Presented by A View to a Kill’s ‘Bond girl’ Fiona Fullerton, we celebrate over fifty years of timeless James Bond theme songs with hits from Goldfinger, Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Spectre and many more, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Simon Bowman.

Gareth Hudson conductor
Alison Jiear vocalist
Simon Bowman vocalist
Fiona Fullerton presenter

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Sheffield City Hall
Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall
James Bond: The Music of 007

from £22.50

Booking Fees May Apply
Friday, 30 Jun 2017
Start Time: 19:30
Doors Open: 19:00

Website

The music that capture a world of pulse-pumping action, glamorous femmes fatales, villainous arch enemies and, of course, unforgettable tunes. With roaring brass, lush orchestrations and sensuous songs, these movies have produced hit after hit all over the world. The list of credits includes the thrumming James Bond theme itself, 'Diamonds are Forever', 'Moonraker', 'Thunderball', 'From Russia with Love', 'Goldfinger', 'For Your Eyes Only', 'Skyfall' and many more.

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell, the Hallé's suave, sophisticated maestro leads the world-renowned Hallé Orchestra as they celebrate the ultimate British hero – James Bond. Immerse yourself in the spine-tingling sounds that gave musical voice to the films in catchy title sequences and haunting songs performed here by star vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

An evening packed with some of cinema's most iconic themes, come dressed as your favourite Bond character, knock back a Vodka Martini and be prepared to be shaken and stirred!

Tickets for The Music of James Bond with The Hallé' (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.


A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist


31 Mar 2017

   Germany   Nürnberg A Night with James Bond (Jagd auf James Bond)

31 Mar 2017

 31 Mar 2017  USA Texas Fort Worth 007: The Music of James Bond
01 Apr 2017  USA Texas Fort Worth 007: The Music of James Bond

01 Apr 2017

   Germany   Stuttgart A Night with James Bond (Jagd auf James Bond)

02 Apr 2017

   USA Texas Fort Worth 007: The Music of James Bond

 02 Apr 2017

   United Kingdom   Leeds

Shaken & Stirred: The Music of James Bond

Shaken & Stirred: The Music of James Bond

02 April 2017

Tickets: £30, £27, £24, £19, £14, £10 (discounts available).

Website

Featuring Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Skyfall.

Leeds Town Hall

Concert begins at 4pm

Orchestra of Opera North
Gareth Hudson - conductor
Mary Carewe - voice
Simon Bowman - voice

The ultimate Bond concert with excerpts from all 24 films from Dr No to Spectre. With classic songs made famous by great artists such as Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Matt Monro, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Tina Turner, Adele, Sam Smith and more, this evening is dedicated to the world’s most famous spy.

Led by Gareth Hudson and joined by two of the leading vocal artists of the Bond repertoire, Mary Carewe and Simon Bowman, from the moment the Orchestra of Opera North strike up the iconic James Bond Theme you will realise that Nobody does it better as you’re immersed in an evening of classic Bond music which will leave you shaken AND stirred. 

Channel your inner spy or become a Bond-girl for the evening as we encourage bookers to dress to impress.

Norman/Raine - James Bond theme
Barry/Raine - Thunderball
Barry/Raine - Goldfinger
Barry/Raine - You only live twice
Barry/Raine - From Russia With Love: Title Song
Barry/Raine - Moonraker
Barry/Raine - Diamonds Are Forever
David & Bacharach/Raine - Casino Royale
Hamlisch/Raine - The Spy Who Loved Me: Nobody Does It Better
Barry/Raine - The Man With The Golden Gun: Title Song
Barry/Raine - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: We Have All The Time In The World
Barry/Raine - Suite: A View to a Kill
Walden & Cohen/Raine Licence to Kill: Title Song

Interval

Barry/Raine - A View to a Kill
Conti/Raine - For Your Eyes Only
Barry/Raine - Octopussy: All Time High
Barry & Waaktaar/Raine - The Living Daylights: Title Song
Bono & The Edge/Raine - Goldeneye
Arnold & Black/Raine - Tomorrow Never Dies: Surrender
Arnold - Die Another Day: Welcome to Cuba
Arnold & Black/Raine -The World Is Not Enough: Title Song
Cornell & Arnold/Raine Casino Royale: You Know My Name
White/Raine Quantum Of Solace: Another Way To Die
McCartney/Raine - Live And Let Die: Title Song
Atkins & Epworth/Raine - Skyfall
Smith/Raine - Spectre: Writing’s on the Wall


 08 Apr 2017

   United Kingdom   Belfast Goldfinger! The Best of James Bond

08 April 2017
Belfast
(United Kingdom)         
Goldfinger! The Best of James Bond
Ulster Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell - Ulster Hall

Website

Program Info:
An explosive evening of the very best themes from the James Bond series. Stephen Bell will be the man with the golden baton, leading the Ulster Orchestra through classics from across the decades, from early films such as Goldfinger, right through to the present day and hits such as the Oscar-winning theme to Skyfall. Favourites such as Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever and Licence to Kill will leave you shaken and stirred at this fabulous concert!


External links:
Details & tickets


 11 Apr 2017

   United Kingdom   London The Music of Bond

13 Apr 2017

13 Apr 2017  USA Mississippi Kansas City Bond and beyond: 50 years of 007
14 Apr 2017  USA Mississippi Kansas City Bond and beyond: 50 years of 007
15 Apr 2017  USA Mississippi Kansas City Bond and beyond: 50 years of 007

  30 Jun 2017

   United Kingdom   Sheffield James Bond: The Music of 007

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James Bond Spectacular
August 18, 2017
Time: 19:30

The Harlington Theatre
236 Fleet Road
Fleet
Hants
GU51 4BY

Website

Back by popular demand, popular Q The Music Show is coming back to The Harlington, Fleet bringing their fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success at other theatres with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians, dancers, and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show as everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.

Don’t miss this superb evening as…Nobody Does It Better!


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James Bond Spectacular
August 20, 2017
Time: 19:30

Buxton Opera House,
Water Street
Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 6XN

Website

The popular Q The Music Show brings its James Bond Concert Spectacular to Buxton Opera House. The 13-piece band will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show as everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.


19 Nov 2017

   Canada   Thunder Bay Shaken Not Stirred – The Music of James Bond

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James Bond Spectacular
December 1, 2017
Time: 19:30

Camberley Theatre,
Knoll Road,
Camberley,
Surrey, GU15 3SY,
GB

Website

The popular James Bond Concert Spectacular by Q The Music Show is coming to Camberley Theatre. They will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert.  This show has been a huge success all around the World with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.
 
Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies...