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Not John Barry at his best
on 1 January 2003
I am a John Barry fan, but I'm a little disappointed in this album. Having bought "The Beyondness of Things" before "Eternal Echoes", I have found the latter to lack much of the freshness of the first and the kind of hooks that keep a tune in your head long after you have heard it.
I can honestly say that I can't remember any of the tracks on this album, whereas I have no such problem with any of John Barry's other works. I would therefore rate "Eternal Echoes" as great background music, due to its uninvolving nature. This is poles apart from "The Beyondness of Things", which is superbly emotive music, without being brash or overpowering. I would therefore not recommend this album as a first foray into the works of John Barry - try one of his film scores, or "The Beyondness of Things" instead.