Personnel includes: Joel McNeely (conductor); London Symphony Orchestra.
Original score composed by John Barry.
Personnel: Andrew MacKintosh (saxophone); David Hartley (piano).
Liner Note Author: Robert Townson.
Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (04/24/1998).
John Barry's steamy Body Heat remains one of the most potently erotic film scores ever recorded -- with its smoky, jazz-inspired saxophone solos and swooning strings, the music positively marinates in innuendo and desire, but below its surface bubbles mystery and malice. What makes Body Heat so effective is how precisely it mirrors director Lawrence Kasdan's neo-noir narrative -- what at first seems so sexy soon transforms into something far more ominous, yet the score retains its carnal allure despite the threat of danger lurking around the next melodic corner. ~ Jason Ankeny