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This August there will be a concert fully devoted to John Barry at the Film Music Festival in Kraków, Poland.

Sunday 29 August 2021


From Russia with Love / 007 Theme
Somewhere in time
The Black hole
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Mary, Queen of Scots
Diamonds are Forever - a song from the movie Diamonds are Forever
You Only Live Twice - a song from the movie You Only Live Twice
Dances with Wolves
Out of Africa
Raise the Titanic
Indecent Proposal

Marcin Maciejczak - vocal
FMF Youth Orchestra
Monika Bachowska - conductor

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lolita, my love tAlan Jay Lerner's infamous flop... why does it exist?
by Student Blogger: Drew Eldridge Mar. 15, 2021  

Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" is one of the best selling novels of all time...

Read the review here...

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:46

King Kong - "Region A" Blu-ray Release

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king kong bluray regionA sMay 11, 2021 • Available in US & Canada
Scream Factory
Product Note: Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.
Region A, 2 discs, 136 / 182 min, 2.35:1, color, English

More information on the Shout Factory / Scream Factory website

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john barry mit award 1999MIT Award 1999 John Barry 69 images Created 29 Sep 2011

The MIT Awards Dinner 1999.

The Music Industry Trusts award has two aims: to raise money for the nominated charities, and to honour an individual who has  made a significant contribution to the UK music industry.

Originating in 1992, the winner in 1999 was John Barry OBE, who joined an exclusive band which now includes Andrew Lloyd Webber; Alan “Fluff” Freeman; Sir George Martin; Sir Elton John and his partner in song, Bernie Taupin; Sir Michael Parkinson; Kylie Minogue OBE; Sir Tom Jones; Annie Lennox OBE; and that bastard Michael Eavis CBE.

Held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where John Barry and his group, The John Barry Seven, had entertained New Year revellers in the late 1950s, many photos of the occasion were taken and can be seen here, courtesy of .........      :

Attended by Adam Faith, Sir Michael Parkinson, Don Black and Bill Kenwright with performances by David McCalmont and David Arnold.
Friday, Oct.22, 1999.


Tuesday, 26 January 2021 13:36

The Dove to be released on Blu-ray

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The Dove
5 April 2021

1974, 1080p HD 2.35:1, Mono / English, subtitles  English, Region  B,  105 mins.

"An uplifting family drama based on the real life experiences of Robin Lee Graham who, at the age of sixteen, began a solo circumnavigation of the world in his small boat – the youngest person ever to do so."

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"Kritzerland is proud to present a new 2-CD set, a live soundboard recording of the infamous musical:
LOLITA, MY LOVE - Music by John Barry Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

Back in the 1970s, producer Bruce Kimmel came into possession of a complete soundboard tape in pretty decent sound. And it is from that tape, possibly first generation, from which this CD has been mastered. For this release, all the major songs have separate tracks and all the dialogue has separate tracks. That way, one can program the CD however they like � just the score or hearing it all. Mastering engineer, James Nelson, has worked his magic, smoothing out the levels and making it all of a piece."

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"Quartet Records, in collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Capitol Records, Universal Music Enterprises and the Phil Ramone estate, present an expanded 2-CD edition of the iconic score for the landmark film MIDNIGHT COWBOY, directed by John Schlesinger in 1969, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, and winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

For this new Quartet release, the classic 1969 soundtrack album has been mastered from first-generation master tapes on Disc 1 and supplemented with new mixes made from recently discovered multi-track tapes, that includes some alternate song versions, different vocals of the Nilsson song, and alternate and single versions prepared by John Barry of his famous original theme. On Disc 2 we have included the music (both songs and score) as it appears in the film, mastered from mono elements vaulted at MGM. Score and album were in part different recordings; the harmonica solos, played by Toots Thielemans in the film, were played by Tommy Reilly on the album.

This collection has been produced, restored, mixed and mastered by Chris Malone, and the 24-page booklet includes authoritative and exclusive in-depth liner notes by Jon Burlingame."

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 11:48

Broadway to Main Street - John Barry

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Broadway to Mainstreet - John BarryLaurence Maslon has produced and hosted a radio program/podcast in the United States called "Broadway to Main Street" that celebrates theater music in all its various incarnations.

Occasionally, he does a throw to music from the cinema. He wanted to do a John Barry episode for a long time, where he could share some of Barry's stage music with his audience.  

This episode can be found on various platforms at:  https://broadwaytomainstreet.libsyn.com/john-barry

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The Stringbeat Years Songs accompanied by John Barry

Now available!

The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry

Now available, a 4-CD box-set comprising of 144 tracks, a 24-page booklet (replete with period photographs and comprehensive notes) and including ten bonus tracks (among them the CD debut of the first ever cover version of a John Barry instrumental composition).

Featuring – for the first time – the film versions of ‘Mix me a Person’, ‘The Time has Come’, and ‘What a Whopper’ (slightly shortened). There’s also an unique opportunity to hear the original version of ‘Ah, Poor Little Baby’, making its premiere appearance on CD.

The box-set is limited to 500 copies and is only £16.99 post-free in the UK, so don’t miss out! It is available direct from this website!

£16.99  post-free in the UK
£19.99  anywhere else in the world

Order now!


Let us know if you aren’t able to do this and we’ll work out another way.


  1. Tall Paul (Roberts-B & D Sherman) – The Three Barry Sisters 1959  

  2. Till then (Seiler, Marcus, Wood) – The Three Barry Sisters 1959  

  3. Jo-Jo the dog-faced boy (D & B Sherman-Roberts) – Three Barry Sisters 1959

  4. I ay ove-lay oo-yay (Brout-Lasky) – The Three Barry Sisters 1959

  5. Nowhere in this world (Hart) – Derry Hart and The Hartbeats 1959

  6. Come on baby (Baldock-King) – Derry Hart and The Hartbeats 1959

  7. Ah, poor little baby! (Falk-Koury) – Adam Faith 1959

  8. I vibrate (Twitty) – Adam Faith 1959

  9. She said yeah (Jackson) – Roy Young 1959

10. Baby talk (Schwartz) – Bill & Brett Landis 1959

11. Say mama (Earl-Meeks) – Adam Faith 1959

12. C’mon everybody (Cochran-Capeheart) – Adam Faith 1959

13. Believe what you say (J & D Burnette) – Adam Faith 1959

14. I go ape (Sedaka-Greenfield) – Roy Young 1959

15. It’s late (Burnette) – Vince Eager 1959

16. Fallin’ (Sedaka-Greenfield) – Sylvia Sands 1959

17. Slippin’ & slidin’ (Penniman-Bocage-Collins-Smith) – Roy Young 1959

18. It doesn’t matter anymore (Anka) – Vince Eager 1959

19. Good rockin’ tonight (Brown) – Roy Young and Company 1959

20. What do you want? (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1959

21. From now until forever (Nesbitt-Venis) – Adam Faith 1959

22. Moonbird (Barry) – Des Lane 1959

23. The Clanger march (Braden) – Des Lane 1959

24. Big blon’ baby (Roberts-Jacobson) – Larry Page 1959

25. I vibrate (Twitty) – Larry Page 1959

26. Throw all your lovin’ my way (Barry) – Larry Page 1959

27. How’m I doing, hey, hey (Fowler-Redman) – Larry Page 1959

28. Little old fashioned love (Barry) – Larry Page 1959

29. Marilyn (White) – Larry Page 1959

30. Poor me (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1959

31. The reason (Barry) – Adam Faith 1959

32. Be mine (Menke-Panas-Luth-Stellman) – Lance Fortune 1959

33. Action (Barry-Peacock) – Lance Fortune 1959

34. Made you (Barry-Peacock) – Adam Faith 1959

35. I did what you told me (Barry-Peacock) – Adam Faith 1959

36. Can’t forget (Hawker-Shakespeare) – Johnny Gavotte 1960

37. It’s not too late (Sheridan) – Johnny Gavotte 1960

38. Boston Tea Party (Vandyke) – The Five Dallas Boys 1960

39. Ramona (Wayne-Gilbert) – The Five Dallas Boys 1960

40. The Beat Girl song (Barry-Peacock) – Adam Faith 1960

41. It’s legal (Barry-Maccoby) – Shirley Anne Field 1960

All tracks in mono


  1. Someone else’s baby (Vandyke-Ford) – Adam Faith 1960

  2. Big time (Bart) – Adam Faith 1960

  3. Youthful years (Napper) – Danny Williams 1960

  4. It doesn’t matter (Raysor-Barrett) – Danny Williams 1960

  5. You’re my only girl (O’Mahoney) – Danny Davis 1960

  6. Love me (Stoller-Leiber)- Danny Davis 1960

  7. Johnny comes marching home (Trad. arr. Barry-Maitland) – Adam Faith 1960

  8. Carve up (Bart) – Adam Faith 1960

  9. Little child (Cowen) – The England Sisters 1960

10. Heartbeat (Montgomery-Petty) – The England Sisters 1960

11. How about that! (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1960

12. With open arms (Bacharach-David) – Adam Faith 1960

13. Wonderful time (Howard Guyton) – Adam Faith 1960

14. Diamond ring (J & R Isle) – Adam Faith 1960

15. Summertime (Gershwin-Heyward) – Adam Faith 1960

16. Piper of love (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1960

17. A girl like you (Bacharach-Croswell) – Adam Faith 1960

18. Turn me loose (Pomus-Schuman) – Adam Faith 1960

19. So many ways (Stevenson) – Adam Faith 1960

20. Singin’ in the rain (Freed-Brown) – Adam Faith 1960

21. Fare thee well my pretty maid (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1960

22. I’m a man (Pomus-Schuman) – Adam Faith 1960

23. Hit the road to dreamland (Mercer-Arlen) – Adam Faith 1960

24. Lonely pup (in a Christmas shop) (Alexander) – Adam Faith 1960

25. Greenfinger (Lewis) – Adam Faith 1960

26. Pepe (Wittstart) – Russ Conway 1960

27. Matador from Trinidad (Boyd-Stanford) – Russ Conway 1960

28. Not guilty (Peacock) – Johnny De Little 1960

29. They (Barry-Russell) – Johnny De Little 1960

30. Who am I? (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

31. This is it (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

32. Big wheel (Vandyke) – Gerry Dorsey 1961

33. Over and over (Bart) – Bobby Shafto 1961

34. I want my bed (Bart) – Bobby Shafto 1961

35. Django’s Castle (Reinhardt) – Diz Disley and The Downbeats 1961

All tracks in stereo, apart from nos. 3-6, 9, 10, 28, 29, 32-35


  1. Where you are (Ornadel-West) – Dennis Lotis 1961

  2. Love’s a secret game (Wakley-Inman) – Dennis Lotis 1961

  3. Easy going me (Bart) – Adam Faith 1961

  4. Wonderin’ (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

  5. What a Whopper (Vandyke) (film version) – Adam Faith 1961

  6. The Time has Come (Vandyke) (film version) – Adam Faith 1961

  7. Don’t you know It? (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

  8. My last wish (Barry-Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

  9. I haven’t got you (Bart) – Anita Harris 1961

10. Mr. one and only (Lordan) – Anita Harris 1961

12. I’ve just fallen for someone (Askew) – Adam Faith 1961

12. I’m coming home (Johnson-Rado) – Adam Faith 1961

13. All these things (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

14. It’s all over now (Whyton) – Adam Faith 1961

15. Come to me (Cenci-Carr) – Adam Faith 1961

16. If I had a hammer (Hays-Seeger) – Adam Faith 1961

17. Sho’ know a lot about love (Mize-Paxton) – Adam Faith 1961

18. Second time (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

19. I’m gonna love you too (Maudlin-Sullivan-Petty) – Adam Faith 1961

20. Little yellow roses (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1961

21. As long as you keep loving me (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1961

22. You and me and the gang (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1961

23. The time has come (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1961

24. A help-each-other romance (Singleton) – Adam Faith 1961

25. Lonesome (Pellish) – Adam Faith 1961

26. Watch your step (Parker) – Adam Faith 1961

27. You’re following me (Hilliard-Bacharach) – Peter Gordeno 1962

28. I got eyes (Smith-Jones-Dixon-Keyes) – Peter Gordeno 1962

29. You know what I mean (Vandyke) – Johnny Worth 1962

30. All these things (Vandyke) – Johnny Worth 1962

31. Stalemate (Martin-Rocco) – Tony Rocco 1962

32. Keep a walkin’ (Sedaka-Greenfield) – Tony Rocco 1962

33. As you like It (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962

34. Face to face (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962

All tracks in stereo apart from nos. 1, 2, 5-8, 23, 25, 27-30, 32-34


  1. Uptown (Mann-Weil) – Peter Gordeno 1962

  2. The makings of a man (Stallman-Jacobson) – Peter Gordeno 1962

  3. My tears will turn to Laughter (Askew) – Darren Young 1962

  4. I’ve just fallen for someone (Askew) – Darren Young 1962

  5. Opposites (Bart) – Bill Cotton and Kathie Kay 1962

  6. If the young ones can be happy (Bart) – Bill Cotton 1962

  7. The coffee grinder (Manzo) – Van Doren 1962

  8. La Bamba (Valens) – Adam Faith 1962

  9. You can do it if you Try (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962

10. The river’s run dry (Vandyke) – Adam Faith 1962

11. I know what I want (Unknown) – Adam Faith 1962

12. That’s what love will do (Peacock) – Adam Faith 1962

13. Mix Me a Person (Vandyke) (film version) – Adam Faith 1962

14. Someone nice like you (Newley-Bricusse) – Kathie Kay and Bill Cotton 1962

15. No love but your Love (Scharfenberger-West-Busch) – Marion Ryan 1962

16. Caravan of lonely men (Jeff Barry-Pretlow) – Mark Tracey 1962

17. Never ending (Carr-Newell) – Mark Tracey 1962

18. Down by the riverside (Trad. Arr: Barry) – Peter Gordeno 1962

19. Lover (Rodgers-Hart) – Johnny De Little 1962

20. You made me love you (Monaco-McCarthy) – Johnny De Little 1962

21. White Christmas (Berlin) – Nina and Frederik 1962

22. Silent night (Gruber) – Nina and Frederik 1962

23. Away in a manger (Kirkpatrick) – Nina and Frederik 1962

24. Santa Claus is coming to town (Coots) – Nina and Frederik 1962

Bonus tracks composed by John Barry

25. Rock-A-Billy Boogie (Barry) – The Rock’n Rollers 1958

26. Rodeo (Barry) – Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra 1958

27. Bee’s knees (Barry) – John Barry Seven & Bob Miller and The Millermen 1959

28. Arrivederci Baby (Barry-Good) – Little Tony and his Brothers 1959

29. Made you (Barry-Peacock) – Fabian 1960

30. Easy beat (Barry) – Bert Weedon 1960

31. Made you (Barry-Peacock) – Don Duke 1960

32. Black stockings (Barry) – Stu Phillips and his Orchestra 1961

33. Trouble shooter (Barry) – Bob Miller and The Millermen 1961

34. Sweet talk (Barry) – Van Doren 1961

All tracks in mono apart from nos. 9-12

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Bang tRecently published in the US is Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1950–1970: A History and Discography, by the appropriately named Derrick Bang.

It has 312 pages, and, apparently, devotes more space to John Barry than any other composer in the book!

At $45 it is not exactly cheap, but when has that ever worried anybody who browses on here. :)

There's also a companion book entitled Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen Since 1971: A History and Discography.


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