John Barry Born Free (Original Motion Picture Score)

Born Free (Original Motion Picture Score)
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  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Varese Sarabande


  • Buy for $1.291.Main Title - (Born Free Dub Mix II)
  • Buy for $1.292.The Hunt
  • Buy for $1.293.Feeding Time
  • Buy for $1.294.Elsa at Play
  • Buy for $1.295.Playtime
  • Buy for $1.296.The Death of Pati
  • Buy for $1.297.Killing at Kiunga
  • Buy for $1.298.Waiting for Joy
  • Buy for $1.299.Holiday With Elsa
  • Buy for $1.2910.Elephant Stampede
  • Buy for $1.2911.The New Reserve
  • Buy for $1.2912.Flirtation
  • Buy for $1.2913.Abandoning Elsa
  • Buy for $1.2914.Elsa's Kill
  • Buy for $1.2915.Fight of the Lioness
  • Buy for $1.2916.Wild and Free
  • Buy for $1.2917.Reunion-Born Free

Product Description:

Original score composed by John Barry.
Includes liner notes by Paul Tonks.
Recording information: City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
Though John Barry achieved popular recognition for the swinging, loungey, noir-ish soundtracks he composed for the James Bond films, he moved to the front rank of film composers with his score for 1966's BORN FREE. Stylistically, the music of BORN FREE is miles removed from Barry's Bond soundtracks, though the composer's fondness for brass fanfares, stirring strings, and lush, intricate charts with stunning dynamic range is still intact.
On the whole, however, the music to BORN FREE has a playful, innocent quality, evoking the nature of the wild animals at the film's center. As the movie is set in Africa, Barry employs a range of African percussion instruments, and sections of flute music (which often seem to echo the sounds of birds or other creatures). The arrangements are expansive and sweeping, giving rise to the sensation of open plains, and Barry's recurring musical themes parallel the film's action (the track titles indicate plot events). The score is, for the most part, surprisingly subdued, with occasional bursts of energy (mirroring tumultuous events onscreen) and its stirring title theme the exceptions. Barry won an Academy Award for the score in 1966.

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  • UPC: 030206608427
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