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John Barry

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John Barry (1997)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages audio, 20 October 1997

The master film composer talks about writing music for film; his dislike of pop songs in movies; Midnight Cowboy, and working with directors; the soundtrack for Swept from the Sea; doing the Bond movies as serious pieces, and his favorite Bond; the importance of thematic melody, and Dances with Wolves; his family background, with a cinema-owning father, and studying music; breaking into film work with Beat Girl; England being the right place and time in the '60s, and not doing 2001.

File format: mp3; file size: 56.4meg, interview length: 58' 47" sound quality: ****

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John Barry: The Man With The Golden Baton

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, October 1987

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Report and Interview by James Hunter, New York Observer, 12 January 1998

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Eddi Fiegel: John Barry – A Sixties Theme; Geoff Leonard et al: John Barry – A Life In Music

Book Review by Fred Dellar, MOJO, January 1999

IT WAS during the '50s and early '60s that a young trumpet-player from York – ambitious, steeped in jazz tradition but possessing a unique pop ...

Playing by Heart: John Barry in All His Glory

Review by 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 ...

John Barry, 1933-2011

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 31 January 2011

Composer most closely associated with the golden age of James Bond but whose scores ranged from Midnight Cowboy to Dances With Wolves  ...


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