I am a huge fan of John Barry's music, particularly his orchestrations. This album, however, is very much on one level - rather sombre and morose. If you like an album of beautiful music, well played, but all rather wistful and nostalgic, then this may be for you. I would have preferred a few more uplifting tracks. To get a taste of what I mean, listen to a sample of Midnight Cowboy on the Amazon MP3 Download page - slower and less punchy than the original. This is typical. If that's what you like, then fine - but be warned!