Soundtracks & Singles 1963 – 1966

John Barry
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
£12.50
Release date: 13 Nov 2015

"Comprises Barry's much acclaimed & incredibly evocative soundtrack to the film Zulu...superbly combines the necessary filmic qualities with authentic African undertones, & further evokes the movie via Richard Burton's sonorous narrations. Disc 2 features the suspenseful score for early Judi Dench vehicle 'Four In The Morning' (1965) in it's full mono glory..." Music Week

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"A series of culture-shifting scores & a selection of singles covering Bond vignettes & more." MOJO

"Presents the music more dynamically than ever. The jewel is the melancholy Four in the Morning soundtrack. This is a fine package & if you haven't heard Four in the Morning before, this is the way to hear it." The Arts Desk 

"A fine & varied tribute to a great composer" Shindig

CAT No: FVTD230UPC TEXT: 5055311002309

Full details

The 3CD Soundtracks And Singles 1963-1966 compiles the original soundtrack albums for Zulu and Four In The Morning, both composed and conducted by John Barry, together with other recordings he made for the Ember label. Barry (1933-2011) was one of the best known composers of film music in the world. His early career found him working as in-house arranger for EMI, leader of hit instrumental combo the John Barry Seven, and composer, arranger and conductor on the first UK soundtrack album (the Adam Faith vehicle Beat Girl). After Barry’s involvement as arranger on the first James Bond film Dr No in 1962, he was appointed as primary composer for the film franchise.

The BAFTA-nominated Zulu (1964) was directed by Cy Endfield with a cast including Stanley Baker, Michael Caine and Jack Hawkins. The film depicts the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift mission station during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Originally released in 1964, and here mastered from original stereo tapes, the album comprises soundtrack music (with two of the tracks incorporating narration by Richard Burton), followed by “A Selection of Zulu Stamps”, essentially southern African-influenced beat instrumentals, performed by the John Barry Seven.

Anthony Simmons’ Four In The Morning (1965) won the Golden Sail award for best feature film at the Locarno International Film Festival, and earned Judi Dench a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer of 1966. Originally released on Ember, the soundtrack album comprises John Barry’s original haunting score, plus four excerpts of dialogue featuring Dench, Ann Lynn, Norman Rodway, Brian Phelan and Joe Melia. The dialogue only exists in mono, so we have presented the entire album in mono, followed by the music-only tracks in stereo, again mastered from original tapes.

Both soundtrack albums were originally released on British independent label Ember, where John Barry was associate producer and head of A&R in the early sixties. A third disc spotlights other John Barry recordings for the label. These include two UK hit singles: the From Russia With Love theme (here also in an alternative version with organ) and the Barry-produced “Christine”, a satirical commentary on the Profumo affair, credited to the mysterious Miss X, as well as “Fancy Dance”, which served as the theme to the BBC’s twice-weekly soap The Newcomers from 1965 to 1967.

John Barry went on to score many notable soundtracks, including the award-winning Born Free, The Lion In Winter, Midnight Cowboy, The Cotton Club, Out Of Africa and Dances With Wolves. In 1999 Barry was appointed OBE for services to music, and in 2002 he received the GoldenEye award, courtesy of the Ian Fleming Foundation.

Disc 1 – ZULU

Disc 2 – FOUR IN THE MORNING

Disc 3 – THE EMBER SINGLES PLUS

 

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Main Title Theme - Isandhlwana, 1879
  2. News Of The Massacre – Rorke’s Drift Threatened
  3. Wagons Over
  4. First Zulu Appearance And Assault
  5. Durnford’s Horse Arrive And Depart - The Third Assault
  6. Zulus’ Final Appearance And Salute
  7. The VC Roll And Men Of Harlech
  8. Stamp And Shake
  9. High Grass
  10. Zulu Stamp
  11. Big Shield
  12. Zulu Maid
  13. Monkey Feathers

CD2

  1. Four In The Morning
  2. River Walk
  3. Coffee Talk
  4. Lover’s Clasp
  5. Norman’s Return
  6. Cupboard Love
  7. River Ride
  8. Four In The Morning
  9. Lover’s Tension
  10. Declaration And Rejection
  11. First Reconciliation
  12. Norman Leaves
  13. The Dawn Discussion
  14. Moment Of Decision
  15. Judi Comes Back
  16. Four In The Morning - stereo
  17. River Walk - stereo
  18. Lover’s Clasp - stereo
  19. Norman’s Return - stereo
  20. River Ride - stereo
  21. Four In The Morning - stereo
  22. Lover’s Tension - stereo
  23. First Reconciliation - stereo
  24. Norman Leaves - stereo
  25. Moment Of Decision - stereo
  26. Judi Comes Back - stereo

CD3

  1. Christine (Miss X)
  2. S-E-X (Miss X)
  3. Kinky (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  4. Fancy Dance (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  5. 007 (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  6. From Russia With Love (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  7. Elizabeth (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  8. The London Theme (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  9. Zulu Stamp (The John Barry Seven)
  10. Monkey Feathers (The John Barry Seven)
  11. The Loneliness Of Autumn (The John Barry Orchestra)
  12. Troubadour (John Barry and His Orchestra)
  13. Aliki (The John Barry Orchestra)
  14. Kinky - stereo (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  15. Fancy Dance - stereo (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)
  16. From Russia With Love - organ version (The John Barry Seven and Orchestra)