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The Beyondness of Things

19 April 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1998
  • Release Date: 19 April 1999
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 55:22
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  • ASIN: B001NC1Y6S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,607 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I first fell in love with John Barry's music when at 18, I saw the film 'Somewhere in Time', I got hooked on the style of music and bought 'Raise the Titanic'. These are two of the most beautiful soundtracks you are ever likely to own, but within this album you will find the unmistakable sound that is John Barry, wrapped up in a soundtrack for a film that is in your own imagination. It caresses and whispers to you and releases every beautiful emotion you've ever had and puts it to music. It is just under an hour long but as soon as it's over, you will want to play it again.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bismaquer on 19 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
At the time it seemed as though The Beyondness of Things was a peak that would lead to a new golden age for music by John Barry. Sadly, he has composed no new music since 2001. This, then, must be considered as one of his final works. It stands up to such a task extremely well. Supposedly, it is partially based on a rejected score for The Horse Whisperer. If that is right, then one can only wonder why it was rejected, as it is memorable, intense music. It isn't bombastic, but it does reflect moments in Barry's own experience - his time as a child watching York being bombed, the memory of the news of the assassination of President Kennedy and so on. Dark, certainly, if you listen to it intensely. It isn't surprising that you hear the same themes, because the album is a thematic whole, not a compilation. It is, effectively, a kind of classical music that Barry has made his own on this CD, as well as on Eternal Echoes and Americans (an LP released in the 1970s).

And yet, it is also soothing and beautiful. It works as well if you listen to it as background music, a gift that Barry has made his own trademark. It might find its way on to Radio 3, but it also slips into Classic FM as easily.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mr M C Treanor on 28 Mar. 2002
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An achingly beatiful album," The Beyondness Of Things" captures John Barry at his most inspired. The ability to construct spine tingling melodies that can cause your hairs to rise is the preserve of the few. John Barry is one of them. A sonic alchemist!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 27 Oct. 2006
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Barry's signature wirling strings and melodious woodwind arrangements make you feel as though you are listening to your very own film. Emotion is scored right through, from mellow relaxation to more martial and joyous tones.

A simply beautiful album of reflective music. This is wonderful.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By MR CLIFFORD THOMPSON on 20 Feb. 2004
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Excellent - John Barry at his best and added to this is superb production making this album very good listening. Thouroughly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Helmut Mummenbrauer on 1 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
It was on the news, that John Barry passed away last Sunday (30-01-2011).

I became aware of John Barry around 1972/73, when I was in the army. The division's cinema showed all the Bond films up to that date, so I went to see them all. Along the line, I went to see them because of the music. At the time 'You Only Live Twice' became my favourite soundtrack - nowadays it's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.

The highlight of Barry's work is 'The Beyondness Of Things', which isn't a soundtrack and which I would describe as a symphony with twelve movements. A CD with twelve original tracks.

John Barry had the incredible ability to draw out one theme and continue the main melody with an intriguing variety of subtleties and nuances. If you have an ear for music, it makes you feel addicted and you can't let go of it. Above all, there's an amazing deepness getting out at you, even though there's also a kind of simplicity to most of Barry's tunes.

Listen to 'The Heartlands' (track 3) or 'The Day The Earth Fell Silent (track 11),
and you'll find out what I mean. The latter track seems to come to an ending after about four and half minutes and then there's an additional ending theme for another thirty seconds. Absolutely breath-taking in all it's haunting quietness.

Working as a Reiki master/teacher and doing healing sessions with clients, I often use Barry's music in the background to support the healing. He must have been a very spiritual person, deeply connected with a divine reality.

May you rest in peace, John Barry, I'll always love you.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This was my first introduction to a man whose music I had known anonymously for years. My thanks to a dear friend for the introduction. The music whisks you away to your favourite place and time. If you have ever been in love then this music should probably have been the theme tune for your story. It will hypnotise you into thinking of long walks on the beach, green valleys and wild mountains. The work of a master of his art. I can't wait for his next album inspired by the book, Eternal Echoes.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 April 2000
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This is indeed an album of immense beauty, from one of the greatest movie music composers. John Barry takes you on a musical journey, a biographical trip through his life. If you truly appreciate great music, then you should own this. Buy it, you won't be dissappointed
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