John Barry

Somewhere in Time [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by James Leonard

With its emotional themes, aching nostalgia, and sensual scoring, John Barry's score for the 1979 time-travel love story Somewhere in Time embodies the movie's longing and romanticism in music that is both memorable and well matched to the screen. Although not nominated for Best Score when it was released, the music for Somewhere in Time has the same kind of unforgettable qualities as his better known scores for Born Free and The Lion in Winter, and surely deserved at least a nomination. Produced and recorded by Barry and including the famous "Eighteenth Variation" from Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini performed by pianist Chet Swiatkowski, this disc should be heard by anyone who follows Barry's work.

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