Moviola

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Moviola

1993
CD: Epic EK 52985

  1. Out of Africa (4:32)
  2. Midnight Cowboy (4:06)
  3. Body Heat (3:58)
  4. Somewhere in Time (9:01)
  5. Mary, Queen of Scots (3:45)
  6. Born Free (4:45)
  7. Dances with Wolves (4:11)
  8. Chaplin (3:27)
  9. The Cotton Club (3:50)
  10. Walkabout (3:03)
  11. Frances (7:50)
  12. We Have All the Time in the World (3:05)
  13. Moviola (4:34)

Moviola II

1995
CD: Epic EK 66401

    the James Bond suite (1-9):

  1. Goldfinger (2:41)
  2. James Bond Theme (2:01)
  3. From Russia with Love (2:54)
  4. Thunderball (2:33)
  5. 007 (1:48)
  6. You Only Live Twice (2:22)
  7. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (2:03)
  8. Diamonds Are Forever (2:26)
  9. All Time High (3:56)
  10. Until September(4:25)
  11. King Kong (2:37)
  12. Zulu (2:45)
  13. the Dances with Wolves suite (12-16):

  14. Pawnee Attack Parts 1 & 2 (4:05)
  15. Kicking Bird's Gift (2:06)
  16. Journey to Fort Sedgewick (2:40)
  17. Two Socks (1:32)
  18. Farewell and Finale Parts 1 & 2 (9:52)
  19. Did You Call Me? (from The Specialist)(5:24)
  20. The Specialist (5:39)

The Music

In the early 1970s John Barry went on a concert tour--and hated it. It produced an album called The Concert John Barry, which gave listeners an idea of what it was like to see one of his live performances.

Twenty years later he recorded the CD Moviola: his own compilation of many of his most beloved pieces, performed in his modern lush, romantic style. The album sold very well so the follow-up, Moviola II, was released a couple years later. Together they give you a pretty good idea of what you could expect at a modern day concert--in fact the James Bond suite and the Dances with Wolves suite were both part of his (fairly) recent concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

Besides the big hits like "Out of Africa" and "Born Free" that you'd expect to be here, Barry added some surprises. Moviola has Walkabout and Frances--both of which are fairly obscure movies and the typical audience wouldn't be expected to know them. Likewise in Moviola II there's "Until September," which I think is as under-appreciated a piece that Barry has ever done, and "King Kong," which is much more highly regarded than the movie it came from.

Good stuff if you like Barry's modern style.