John Barry Music by Other Artists

Listed alphabetically. These albums feature music composed but not performed by Barry. I usually do not include albums which have one or two Barry standards on them (i.e. "Born Free" or Bond music); there are just too many. I have made a few exceptions for noteworthy items.

Like the Compilations section, I have added track listings to help determine whether a CD has music one may not have on another disc. Suites are made up of more than one piece of the score.

Who is this Nic Raine guy anyway? One of the most interesting trends in recent years has been the performances of otherwise unavailable film scores by various orchestras. There are others (Joel McNeely immediately comes to mind), but Nic Raine (and the City of Prauge Philharmonic) is the most prolific. Raine's credentials are rooted in having been Barry's orchestrator for many years, and he's intimately familiar with the John Barry sound.

It's interesting how controversial he is among Barry's devoted fans. He's frequently knocked for changing the original tempo, varying the orchestration, poor recording and any number of errors from the orchestra itself. Personally, I've never had much trouble with it. It is true that if you sit with your ears 2-inches away from the speaker and play the original soundtracks (OST) until the laser burns a hole through them, you get so used to the original that any variation from it is blasphemy. But I have no problem with the recording quality and I don't hear the musical faults. And I love the fact that Raine is making available a lot of music (e.g. Raise the Titanic that would otherwise be available only while watching the movie itself.

Around the World with Satan's Pilgrims (1997)
CD: Empty Records MTR 351
Performed by Satan's Pilgrims

This surf-rock group performs the only cover of Barry's Beat Girl that I am aware of.

Bond Back in Action (1999)
CD: SSD 1100

Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Nic Raine.
A collection of Bond music performed by Nic Raine and the Philharmonic. A lot of it is available on the OST, but some of it is otherwise unavailable on CD.

Track Listing:
    from Dr. No
  1. James Bond Theme (1:58)
  2. Death of the Tarantula / Killing the Guard / Death of Dr. No. (5:20)
  3. from From Russia with Love
  4. Main Title (2:18)
  5. The Zagreb Express / Gypsy Camp (2:28)
  6. The Golden Horn (2:07)
  7. Girl Trouble (2:08)
  8. 007 Takes the Lektor (3:09)
  9. from Goldfinger
  10. Into Miami / Alpine Drive (2:50)
  11. Dawn Raid at Fort Knox (5:31)
  12. from Thunderball
  13. The Bomb / Cafe Martinique (3:08)
  14. Fight on the Disco Volante / Death of Largo - Finale (6:26)
  15. from You Only Live Twice
  16. Bond's Funeral / The Human Torpedo / Mountains and Sunsets (5:19)
  17. The Wedding / James Bond Averts WW III / Capsule in Space (4:48)
  18. from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  19. This Never Happened to the Other Fella / Gumbold's Safe Break (4:21)
  20. Bond Meets the Girls / Whill Will Buy My Yesterdays? (4:51)
  21. Escape from Piz Gloria and the Ski Chase (4:18)
  22. from Diamonds Are Forever
  23. Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd / Moon Buggy Ride (4:51)
  24. Blofeld's Laser / Killing Wint and Kidd (4:52)
  25. Diamonds Are Forever (3:38)

Bond Back in Action 2 (2000)
CD: SSD 1119

Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Nic Raine.
More Bond music performed by Raine and the Philharmonic. As with the first CD, a lot of this is available on the original soundtracks (OST), but some of it is otherwise unavailable on CD. This CD suffers in comparison with the Volume 1 largely because the music in the later Bond movies just isn't as good. Music not composed by Barry is credited in brackets [].

Track Listing:
    from The Man with the Golden Gun
  1. Kung Fu Fight / Let's Go Get 'Em / In Search of Scaramanga's Island (3:53)
  2. Chew Me in Grisly Land / Hip's Trip / Return to Scaramanga's Funhouse (4:37)
  3. Slow Boat from China / Nick Nack / The Man with the Golden Gun (2:59)
  4. from The Spy Who Loved Me
  5. Ride to Atlantis (3:20) [Marvin Hamlisch]
  6. The Tanker (4:10) [Marvin Hamlisch]
  7. from Moonraker
  8. Arrival at Chateau Drax / Freefall (2:04)
  9. Miss Goodhead Meets Bond / Bond Lured to the Pyramids (3:23)
  10. Flight into Space (6:06)
  11. from For Your Eyes Only
  12. Main Theme (3:06) [Bill Conti]
  13. from Octopussy
  14. Bond Meets Octopussy / Bond Look Alike / The Palace Fight (7:22)
  15. from A View to a Kill
  16. Wine with Stacey / Fanfare / Snow Job (4:49)
  17. from The Living Daylights
  18. Koskov Escapes / Hercules Take Off (2:59)
  19. Mujahadin / Afghanistan Plan (4:12)
  20. Air Bond / Necros Attacks (3:27)
  21. End Title (alternative version) (3:02)
  22. from Goldeneye
  23. Tank Drive Around St. Petersburg (film version) (5:57) [Monty Norman, adapted by John Altman]

Body Heat (1998)

Born Free (2000)

The Classic John Barry a.k.a. Out of Africa: The Classic John Barry (1993)

The Classic Film Music of John Barry, Volume II (1996)

Hypnotica (2000)
CD: Hypnotone Records
Northern California surf band The Hypnotic IV covers "Bee's Knees."

John Barry: The Collection (2001)
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic, Conducted by Nic Raine.
An boxed anthology of pieces that have appeared on other Silva releases. I don't own this yet so I haven't checked, but I believe that there's nothing new here if you already own the other Silva CDs. Not to be confused with the 4-CD boxed set from FAT records that came out a few years back.

    Disc 1
  1. Zulu
  2. From Russia With Love
  3. From Russia With Love - 007
  4. Goldfinger
  5. The Ipcress File
  6. The Knack
  7. Mister Moses
  8. Thunderball
  9. The Wrong Box
  10. Born Free
  11. The Quiller Memorandum
  12. You Only Live Twice
  13. The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair
  14. Deadfall
    Disc 2
  1. The Lion In Winter
  2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  4. Midnight Cowboy
  5. Midnight Cowboy
  6. The Appointment
  7. The Last Valley
  8. Walkabout
  9. Monte Walsh
  10. Diamonds Are Forever
  11. The Persuaders
  12. Mary Queen Of Scots
  13. The Man With The Golden Gun
  14. The Dove
    Disc 3
  1. The Tamarind Seed
  2. King Kong
  3. Eleanor And Franklin
  4. Robin And Marian
  5. The Deep
  6. Hanover Street
  7. The Black Hole
  8. Moonraker
  9. Somewhere In Time
  10. Raise The Titanic
  11. Body Heat
  12. Frances
  13. Octopussy
  14. The Cotton Club
    Disc 4
  1. High Road To China
  2. A View To A Kill
  3. Out Of Africa
  4. The Living Daylights
  5. Dances With Wolves
  6. Dances With Wolves
  7. Chaplin
  8. Moviola
  9. Indecent Proposal
  10. The Specialist
  11. The Scarlet Letter
  12. Cry The Beloved Country
  13. Mercury Rising
  14. James Bond Theme

The Last Valley (2001)
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic, Conducted by Nic Raine

The Lion in Winter (2001)
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic, Conducted by Nic Raine

Murphy's War (1998)

My Name is Barbra, Two...(LP)
Songs performed by Barbra Streisand.

Barbra Streisand recorded a version of "How Much of the Dream Comes True" from Passion Flower Hotel on this LP.

Never, Never, Never (1973)
LP: United Artists UAG 29471
Songs performed by Shirley Bassey.

Shirley Bassey recorded "Going, Going, Gone" from Barry's theatrical score Lolita, My Love.

Out of Africa (1998)

Raise the Titanic (1999)

Robin and Marian (2001)

Rock & Roll Forever / Now Playing (1997)
Performed by The Ventures
CD: One Way Records 19388

The Ventures's surf rock sound lends itself well to some things and less to others. This album has two Bond themes--a very bluesey "The Man with the Golden Gun" and a rather pale "Live & Let Die."

Shaken and Stirred (1997)

Somewhere in Time (1998)

A Tribute to Sean Connery (1994)

Walkabout (2001)

Zulu (1999)