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Playing by Heart: John Barry in All His Glory

James Hunter, New York Observer, 17 January 2000

A SUPERNATURAL-LOOKING CD entitled Playing by Heart is billed to John Barry, Chris Botti and, weirdly enough, Chet Baker. On the black-and-white CD cover, in fact, Mr. Barry – the peerless English inventor of James Bond music, as well the scorer of films like Body Heat, Out of Africa, Dances With Wolves and many others – sits pensively, baton raised upward toward his shoulder; it seems as natural a part of Mr. Barry as his herringbone tweeds.

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