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Americans Soundtrack, Import


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  • Audio CD (19 Nov. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Emarcy
  • ASIN: B002RBZ0ZA
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Castle on 19 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
So you think you know John Barry? Out of Africa, Dances With Wolves, Born Free, Bond ... Think again! Better still, buy this album and listen. I bought the vinyl album back in 1976 and it took a while for the music to win me over because this wasn't the John Barry I knew.

After 30+ years I know the music like the back of my hand but it was a wonderful pleasure to hear it - afresh - in clear CD sound. There are hints of his film scores from that era (e.g. The Man With The Golden Gun and Day Of The Locust) but this is Mr. Barry in free-flow.

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

The four bonus tracks from his "Play It Again" sessions are fine but out of place on this album and I recommend you programme them out to play at another time. All excellent ... but not part of "Americans".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lu-E-B on 6 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I have been a John Barry fan since the age of 8 which is now 40 years ago, and I am always excited when a re-issue comes along with musical gems to add to my existing musical gem box. The 'Yesternight' suite is a nice introduction to this cd's musical content and the interpolation of short compositions give the listener that American feel about them. 'As time goes by' is blended perfectly within this suite and all 17mins 49secs are an absolute pleasure to listen to. 'Downtown Walker' is nicely paced, 'pardon the pun', and you imagine yourself as a newcomer on a sidewalk downtown America on an early Summers evening, taking in all around you in your new homeland and reflecting from time to time on your old. 'Scorpio' is a care free jazzy piece that makes you feel that you are walking at a steady pace and by the time the piece has picked up tempo wise you are suddenly dancing with a smile on your face and you have that feeling of self satisfaction and your achievement of being successful and most important, happy. 'Social Swing' is light and moody and once again you can imagine a lone figure on a sidewalk looking at the new social life around them, reflecting on their life in the past and the present but at a slower more settled pace. 'Strip Drive' is smooth flowing and it portrays the feeling of confidence and being ready to go any where at any time, as free as the wind, or along with it in an open top car on the open road of the U.S. 'Speaking Mirrors' is unfortunately a very short piece that gives you the feeling of being in and around the hustle and bustle of big city life turning the corner and suddenly being downtown New York on a very busy street. The remaining four tracks on this c.d have been re-issued on various John Barry compilations and that's where they should stay.Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Arne Dupont on 27 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
One of the best remastered John Barry Polydor albums.
This album was a real LP collector item and now you can have it on CD with som bonus tracks from other Polydor re-recorded filmmusic titles from older LP-albums: Orson Welles' great mysteries; The Dove; Follow Me; The Adventurer.
All together wonderfull music from John Barry with a very dynamic good sound. The music should be well known by all Barry fans, - but if not - the American album is not filmmusic. This is a symphonic jazz-suite of the best from the composer. Many years later John Barry did something similar for Decca records. But The Americans recording is the best non-filmmmusic from this composer.
If you are a Barry fan you have to have this album and if not you must have it if you like jazz music. This is recordings made 1972/74/76 but still clean as the day they were recorded in Hollywood and in London.
For some reason the original LP artwork has not been used, - but anyway - enjoy!Americans
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Arthur Mckenzie on 2 Jun. 2010
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Excellent disc containing music from my favourite composer.
Very quickly sent and I would certainly buy from the same Amazon seller in future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
j. b. above and beyond 28 Oct. 2011
By michael glover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
where are you john barry fans???? this americans cd is NOT your typical j. b. film soundtrack music.[ which by the way his film music is awesome] but we have here is a trip from the east to the west coast. so settle in and enjoy the ride. these selections are from the polydor years of barry's recordings and the first non-film soundtrack. i'm not going to critique the ten selections on this cd instead if you are a jazz fan like i am, you must judge this for yourself. to bad miles davis and john barry couldn't collaberate together. it would have been an awesome musical experience. so barry fans, get this cd and again, just enjoy the ride.
John Barry... 10 Jun. 2013
By TRG - Published on Amazon.com
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Its John Barry...say no more! A wonderful musical observation of America through the eyes of a Brit made even more wonderful that this is the soundtrack of his impressions of a society rather than that of a film directors. Still relevant after all of these decades.
Less interesting than many of his sound tracks 31 May 2013
By D. Dixon - Published on Amazon.com
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This is good, but I found it less interesting than many of his sound tracks. It is more jazz oriented than most of his later soundtracks.
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