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Another great John Barry film score!
on 10 February 2014
I have this film on Blu-ray (R2) as it is one of my favourites from my youth. Part of what makes this film so memorable for me is the soundtrack, which is serene and beautifully conjures the images of the films underwater themes and locations. For me it is one of the late John Barry's best scores and being a fan of the late Donna Summer, this was a no brainer.
Track 1 - Return To The Sea 2033 AD. (24.00 m) This is an instrumental incorporating the incidental and background music used in the film to a very long but satisfying 24 minute length, including the beautiful music included in the first scene of the film.
Track 2 - Theme from The Deep (Down Deep Inside). (4.24m). The main song from the film as sung by the late Donna Summer. Great stuff.
Track 3 - Theme from The Deep (4.34m). The instrumental version of the Theme used as the B side to the Donna Summer A side of the UK single release in 1977.
Track 4 - Calypso Disco (7.29m) A Caribbean calypso dance track performed by Beckett. Enjoyable.
Track 5 - Theme from The Deep (Down Deep Inside) (A Love Song) (4.02m). Performed by Donna Summer, this is the slowed down, sultry version partially used in the hotel scene in the film. A must for Summer fans!
Track 6 - The White House Years. An instrumental b side performed by John Barry from his US single release of the instrumental Theme. I am not sure if this was used in the original soundtrack but it is good and seems to fit the rest of the cd well.
Track 7 - Theme from The Deep (Down Deep Inside) (12" Disco Version) (6.10m). This extended version of the Donna Summer single is much the same as the single version except for a repeated chorus, verse and instrumental break.
The CD booklet included is fourteen pages and very extensive in relation to Casablanca records and the Deep project as a whole with many photos of all concerned. A very informative read.
The sound quality is very good and yes there are basically four versions of one song and three other tracks but overall this is a very good release for collectors of fine film music and/or Donna Summer fans. Highly recommended.