John Barry

Themeology: The Best of John Barry

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Themeology -- The Best of ... is a fairly good summation of the highlights from John Barry's career, naturally featuring a good deal of James Bond music, as wellas selections from The Ipcress File and Beat for Beatniks, among many other '60s and '70s staples. The collection goes a little off track by featuring some of his '90s work -- although his score for Dances with Wolves is excellent, it doesn't fit the mood of Themeology, especially since it's targeted at Generation X hipsters -- but the collection remains a fine summation of his career.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
The Persuaders, television score
1 2:13
Midnight Cowboy, film score
2 2:36
The Ipcress File, film score
3 3:57
The Knack, film score
4 2:57
The Quiller Memorandum, film score
5 2:13
Moonraker, film score
6 2:46
7 2:58
Vendetta, television show
8 2:04
9 2:48
10 2:54
Goldfinger, film score
11 2:50
Diamonds Are Forever, film score
12 2:43
13
feat: Matt Monro
2:36
You Only Live Twice, film score
14 2:40
Thunderball, film score
15 3:15
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, film score
16 2:44
From Russia With Love, film score
17
007
2:15
18 2:16
Beat Girl, film score
19 2:11
Juke Box Jury, television programme
20 2:03
Born Free, film score
21
feat: Matt Monro
2:50
Out of Africa, film score
22 3:13
Dances with Wolves, film score
23 2:06
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