John Barry, the beginning,
This review is from: John Barry - The Early Years (Audio CD)
John Barry The Early Years
Just been listening to this excellent CD on Windmill Records. Producer Geoff Leonard is obviously just like us, an enthusiast! The compilation has been put together with much love and care. Great selection of tracks, 36 of them! In excellent sound. Attractive artwork, and informative booklet. What more can you ask for?
Many of the tracks made me smile, not only the corny songs, lets face it `I Vibrate' and I `Want My Bed' were never going to be hits. But the many flashes of the John Barry style that we would get to know and love in future years.
I was wondering if a talented arranger/composer today would have as many opportunities to refine their skill, somehow I doubt it.
Interestingly one track called `Marilyn' (B. White) Larry Page, is a dead ringer for a Jacques Brel song called `Madeleine' anyone have any views on this?
If you only have the slightest interest in the work of John Barry, you must get this CD, fascinating and great fun too!