OUT OF AFRICA: THE CLASSIC JOHN BARRY contains new recordings of the scores of ZULU, OUT OF AFRICA, BODY HEAT, DANCES WITH WOLVES, BORN FREE, CHAPLIN, INDECENT PROPOSAL, SOMEWHERE IN TIME and ROBIN AND MARIAN, as well as world-premiere recordings of suites from THE LAST VALLEY, THE LION IN WINTER, HANOVER STREET and RAISE THE TITANIC.
Personnel includes: Nic Raine (conductor); The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recorded at FHS Productions "Smecky" Studios, Prague in September 1993. Includes liner notes by Geoff Leonard & Pete Walker.
Personnel: Jaroslava Eliasova (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Geoff Leonard; Pete Walker.
Recording information: FHS Production "Smecky" Studios, Prague, Czech Republic (09/1993).
Photographer: Jimmy Fitzpatrick.
Arranger: Nic Raine.
Given that much of John Barry's fame as a film composer rests on his influential work for the James Bond series, this 007-free collection isn't likely to please the majority of his fans; listeners who can get past this admittedly stunning oversight will nevertheless find much to savor here, however -- in addition to Academy Award-winning material from Born Free and Dances with Wolves. Classic John Barry Scores includes performances lifted from Out of Africa, Midnight Cowboy and Somewhere in Time, all performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. ~ Raymond McKinney