Our book “John Barry – The Man With the Midas Touch” is now only available for purchase at a reduced price via this website.
Over 300 pages in length, with a foreword by Don Black, the hardcover book includes many unique photos, in both black & white and colour.
UK customers who order the book before Brexit is complete will receive a free copy of the CD — John Barry – The Early Years — the only CD to include all the tracks John recorded for the Chappell Music Library in 1959. Please ask for it when you order. Apologies that due to the high cost of postage we can only make this offer to UK residents. Full track details can be found in the Merchandise section of that website.
“If you haven’t bought a copy, do so.”
neotrinity, on FSM board
“Those who bought the first book, but haven’t bothered with The Man With The Midas Touch, that the second book is so much more comprehensive, containing such detailed information that I really don’t know how the authors came across these facts. Their research is so informative.
“It’s a great read of over 300 pages…and the design is much improved.”
Hansbudgie, on FSM board
“Having purchased both (though I no longer own the first release), I found the second to be a far better read. Well worth the price of a new CD release!”
MusicMad, on FSM board
“As far as I am concerned, Midas Touch is the definitive history of John Barry. A very enjoyable read which takes a prominent pride of place in the bookcase.”
“It’s great for turning the conversation round to JB whenever friends pop round and (perhaps) making a few converts to the Barry’s musical genius. If you don’t already have this book in your collection, then shame on you. Your CD, Vinyl and whatever collection is not complete without it.
Whenever a new Barry CD hits the market, we all scramble to be the first in line to buy it. But that (unfortunately) does not happen every day. So, if you’re getting withdrawal symptoms waiting for that new CD, this book is the perfect cure. An excellent investment (remember, there are only a limited number printed) and thoroughly recommended.”
A must for: John Barry Fans, Film Music Fans, James Bond Fans ,In fact highly recommended for any Music or Film buff!