8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2011
This album shows off the great John Barry at his very best. The selection of titles is clever providing a wide range of his composed music within a small collection. The orchestrations are wonderful and take advantage of the availability of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and their highly adaptable talents. To hear some of my favourite John Barry pieces played in orchestral manner is superb and an experience not to be missed.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2011
ALWAYS BEEN A JOHN BARRY FAN , FROM THE FIRST OPENING BARS OF BORN FREE , JAMES BOND , GOLDFINGER THE LIST IS JUST TOO LONG , ONE OF THE TRUE GREAT COMPOSERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY . BOUGHT THE ORIGINAL CASSETTE , AND THEN THE CD , AN ORIGINAL LIVE JOHN BARRY ALBUM , AND A CLASSIC , WILL BE SADLY MISSED , AND IS TRUELY IRREPLACABLE
AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN SIR JOHN BARRY.............HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER ..... BUY THIS ALBUM IF YOU LOVE JOHN BARRY'S MUSIC AS MUCH AS I DO , YOU WON'T REGRET IT.................
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 June 2014
First bought in about 1973, I thought this was a beautiful album of truly richly played and recorded music. (Whoever designed the new cover ? Why can't they keep to the original ?).I always wanted to hear Mary Queen of Scots again and now I can. I'm always on the lookout for the C.D.'s of albums that meant a lot to me at the time, and eventually they are released. The Film Music of John Barry, a double album, was another, and that has just surfaced as well. It makes a difference when he's conducting his own music and I'm so glad to have them back. Such a shame that he's no longer with us.