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Eternal Echoes

CD: Decca 466 765-2 [UK Release]

  1. Eternal Echoes (4:25)
  2. Returning Home (4:12)
  3. Crazy Dog (3:03)
  4. Slow Day (3:02)
  5. Fred & Cyd (4:05)
  6. Blessed Illusion (4:08)
  7. Lullabying (3:17)
  8. Winning (3:56)
  9. Get Over It (3:54)
  10. First Steps (3:47)
  11. Elegy (5:37)

The Music

Very much in the vein of his previous work, The Beyondness of Things, so if you liked that, you'll like this. If you don't like Barry's recent work then skip it.

Personally, I found that these recent releases take some getting used to. Typically when I buy a soundtrack, I have already seen the film and I have some mental images that already match with the music, and I understand the story or the mood that the music is trying to convey. But sometimes, particularly with Barry, I buy the soundtrack with no intention of seeing the movie, so the music ends up standing entirely alone.

I find that this is an excellent soundrack for life, to borrow an idea from a television commercial. Some of these are perfect pieces to play during a sunset, a cold afternoon with a hot coffee overlooking the ocean, a lonely road in the middle of nowhere while the car's engine cools.


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