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Movie composer John Barry dies at 77
World Entertainment News Networt ^ | January 31, 2011 | World Entertainment News Networt

Posted on 01/31/2011 6:49:38 AM PST by fabjr60

Oscar-winning composer John Barry, the man behind many of the iconic James Bond theme tunes, has died at the age of 77.

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God rest his soul. I grew up on his James Bond scores, and his music has always been a part of my life. He was one of the best, and will be greatly missed.
1 posted on 01/31/2011 6:49:43 AM PST by fabjr60
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To: fabjr60

One my favorite composers. What a legacy he leaves behind. Many great movie scores (Out of Africa is a personal favorite), but I also cherish the non-movie albums he made and listen to them so often when I’m working or reading.

I’ll bet he will be penning some new scores for angelic choirs!


2 posted on 01/31/2011 6:55:20 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: fabjr60; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj
Bummer! RIP to a true musical genius.

I watched Goldfinger last night on BBC America just to hear and see the opening sequence.

3 posted on 01/31/2011 6:56:48 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: LostInBayport

Along with 007, the scundtrack to “Chaplin” is my favorite of his works.


4 posted on 01/31/2011 6:58:54 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Idiot - “scundtrack” should be “soundtrack”.


5 posted on 01/31/2011 7:00:16 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: LostInBayport

No doubt. In our house, all we have to do is hear a portion of one of Barry’s scores from another room, and we instantly know the film and are compelled to give it a look. So familiar to us, he was almost like an old friend. It was Barry’s Bond scores and Vince Guaraldi’s piano that turned me on to jazz as a kid.


6 posted on 01/31/2011 7:08:36 AM PST by fabjr60 ("I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own.")
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To: fabjr60

I am in mourning. John Barry wrote some of the most beautiful movie scores ever. What a huge loss. The Out of Africa soundtrack is my favorite. Will listen to it today in tribute.


7 posted on 01/31/2011 7:10:40 AM PST by Juana la Loca
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To: fabjr60

A few years ago he did an album of non-movie material called The Beyondness of Things. It’s fabulous, and it’s already getting hard to find.


8 posted on 01/31/2011 7:13:32 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: fabjr60

Love the score to Somewhere in Time.

Rest in peace, John Barry.


9 posted on 01/31/2011 7:20:42 AM PST by good old days (God bless Sarah Palin.)
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To: fabjr60

John Barry’s GAME OF DEATH opening song is probably..probably the best I’ve heard.

It’s on my Ipod and everytime I play it, I channel Bruce Lee’s ghost and wanna kick someone’s ass. Ok seriously, it’s the bomb.


10 posted on 01/31/2011 7:27:33 AM PST by max americana
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To: fabjr60

Sad. They don’t make composers/musicians like him anymore that can grab the feeling of the film. Two of my favorites:
Thunderball-the music is perfectly suited to the underwater sequences.
You Only Live Twice-meshed the spy/Oriental theme together


11 posted on 01/31/2011 7:28:56 AM PST by hifidelity
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To: Steve_Seattle
A few years ago he did an album of non-movie material called The Beyondness of Things. It’s fabulous, and it’s already getting hard to find.

There is another one called Eternal Echoes. It's worth tracking down!
12 posted on 01/31/2011 7:30:36 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: fabjr60

For something different and very good, I recommend his re-recording of the Born Free soundtrack. It holds up amazingly well as a piece of music apart from the movie.

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Free-Original-Picture-Re-recording/dp/B00004SCEN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296487943&sr=8-1


13 posted on 01/31/2011 7:37:29 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: Perdogg

Ping the JB boys for a looksee..


14 posted on 01/31/2011 7:58:38 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: hifidelity

You only live Twice is my absolute favorite Bond “theme”.

I’ve never been able to understand the love for “Live and Let Die”. It’s without melody and repetitive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDitUVMMzE0


15 posted on 01/31/2011 8:33:47 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Borges; sitetest; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


16 posted on 01/31/2011 8:48:50 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar; .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; ...

A second ping for this subject.


17 posted on 01/31/2011 8:53:16 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: fabjr60

The scores for “Dances With Wolves” and “Mary Queen of Scotts” were the best thing about either film


18 posted on 01/31/2011 8:53:47 AM PST by Paddyboy
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To: good old days

Yeah. Somewhere in Time, so daggone beautiful it makes me want to cry. With a young Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.


19 posted on 01/31/2011 11:00:59 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

sad ping


20 posted on 01/31/2011 4:10:01 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

Very sad. He was far too young and talented.


21 posted on 01/31/2011 4:14:05 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fabjr60; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; ...
OHMSS Soundtrack #7: Journey to Blofeld's Hideaway

Somewhere In Time

Born Free


22 posted on 01/31/2011 4:20:51 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: fabjr60
Slowly -- oh so slowly -- but surely, one after another ...

... the pieces of Blofeld's evil plan fall into place ...

23 posted on 01/31/2011 4:24:41 PM PST by x
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To: Perdogg

24 posted on 01/31/2011 4:36:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: fabjr60

Below is a link to a compilation on Youtube of his greatest hits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYQ7dxwRkUM


25 posted on 01/31/2011 5:08:29 PM PST by archivist007
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To: fabjr60; All

‘James Bond: The Movie Themes’ is a great collection on CD. I’ve borrowed it a time or two from my library.

Contains:

Goldfinger — You only live twice — Diamonds are forever —Live and let die — Nobody does it better — For your eyes only — The man with the golden gun — Moonraker — A view to a kill — Goldeneye — Tomorrow never dies — All time high.

Live & Let Die is a favorite for some reason; the raw energy, I think...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK2hKzZss5Y

(And, we could’ve all lived without ‘Rita What’s Her Name’ and the last cut, LOL!)


26 posted on 01/31/2011 6:28:18 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fabjr60

The good die young.


27 posted on 01/31/2011 6:30:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: good old days

Indeed, the ‘Somewhere In Time’ theme was his most beautiful.


28 posted on 01/31/2011 6:44:21 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have every single James Bond soundtrack - including the 1967 Casino Royale.


29 posted on 01/31/2011 7:01:23 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: JoeProBono

Nice collage. Growing up in the 60’s, Barry’s music always intrigued me with his sense of style and coolness with the Bond films (”Goldfinger,” “Thunderball, YOLT, OHMSS, DAF) “The Ipcress File,” and “The Persuaders,” as well as his sense of pomp and majesty in the scores for “Mary, Queen of Scots” and “The LIon in Winter.” What always surprised me, though, was how his music always seemed to hit me emotionally in films like “Zulu,” “Somewhere in Time” and “Out of Africa,” which was simply exquisite. Yeah, I’d suddenly develop a cold or allergy as an excuse to explain moistening eyes. His music coupled with great cinematography saved an otherwise silly film in “Dances With Wolves.” His music was like the background theme of my life, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. Another connection to my youth has passed on. He will be sorely missed. Requiescat in pace, John Barry.


30 posted on 01/31/2011 7:16:17 PM PST by fabjr60 ("I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own.")
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To: Perdogg

I’ve always loved those theme songs. :)


31 posted on 01/31/2011 7:34:14 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: fabjr60

I love the music from “ Chaplin” and “Out of Africa” and “Somewhere in Time” and just about everything else he wrote. What a loss to music and movie lovers. Rest in Peace Mr. Barry.


32 posted on 01/31/2011 7:46:29 PM PST by nicksaunt
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Dittoes..
G&R version of live and let die..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JjVPiDLdH4
Classic..


33 posted on 01/31/2011 8:15:10 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Paddyboy

Loved Dances with Wolves soundtrack.


34 posted on 02/01/2011 1:38:53 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: fabjr60

RIP


35 posted on 02/03/2011 4:27:55 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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