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 Posted:   Jul 14, 2021 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Can I just take a moment to call attention again to Mr. Jim Titus’s tremendous contributions to the artwork of so many releases? Always a stellar job. Keep up the good work, good sir.

A resounding Yes to the genius of Jim Titus. The arwork is so absorbing and elegant. It absolutely invokes the mood and feel of this film and its production. kudos!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2021 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Yeah it was an instant order for me, too. Would anyone like to take a wild guess as to which track I'm going to upon arrival? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2021 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Yeah it was an instant order for me, too. Would anyone like to take a wild guess as to which track I'm going to upon arrival? wink

"Oh You Beautiful Doll."

But seriously, "The Grand Hotel."

James

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2021 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Try again.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2021 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   BossaNova2JazzSingers   (Member)

Ordered the CD after hearing the exquisite samples through high end headphones. The CD's engineering made the orchestra sound so life-like.

Knowing the soundtrack is all instrumental I hope anyone reading this doesn't mind my interrupting this thread to mention Somewhere In Time's song lyrics.

On YouTube there are 2 versions available. One is written by Barry himself.

And the other (notably preferable to myself) is sung by Michael Crawford. In my opinion the lyrics to this particular one inspirited the essence of the movie. And Crawford's stage work experience presents a heartfelt interpretation. Just wish there were Barry orchestra strings instead of synthesizer. This song is from 'EFX' (show) featuring Crawford.

Wikipedia info.:

“Composer John Barry's theme from the film Somewhere in Time was also used as pre-show music during the show's original 1995 run. Barry, who had worked with Michael Crawford before on previous projects such as the West End musical Billy and the British movie musical of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, gave Crawford permission to add vocals to the Somewhere in Time theme. Lyrics were provided by B.A. Robertson.”

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2021 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)


... By the way, us fans owe it to actress Elise McKenna ie. Jane Symour herself. She is the one who persuaded director Jeannot Szwarc to let John Barry score the film who was also a friend to her. And Barry agreed whoe heartedly and the rest is history.


Thanks for this information. We do owe Ms McKenna a debt of gratitude in this case. I either never knew this or had forgotten. Any idea when Seymour and Barry would have gotten to know one another? (The answer is probably easily googled but I’d rather hear it from someone who knows and cares.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2021 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)


... By the way, us fans owe it to actress Elise McKenna ie. Jane Symour herself. She is the one who persuaded director Jeannot Szwarc to let John Barry score the film who was also a friend to her. And Barry agreed whoe heartedly and the rest is history.


Thanks for this information. We do owe Ms McKenna a debt of gratitude in this case. I either never knew this or had forgotten. Any idea when Seymour and Barry would have gotten to know one another? (The answer is probably easily googled but I’d rather hear it from someone who knows and cares.)



It's in the Making of SOMEWHERE IN TIME Documentary that came on its initial DVD release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2021 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I've never read how Barry and Seymour met. I've come up with three possibilities.

1) They met at the premiere of Live and Let Die. Though JB didn't score the film, he may have attended anyway. I know that he attended the U. S. premiere of either The Spy Who Loved or For Your Eyes Only (I heard this from a local movie critic who attended the event).

2) From 71 to 75 Seymour was married to Michael Attenborough, son of Richard, who produced Seance on a Wet Afternoon and was Bryan Forbes creative partner back then.

3) Given JB's reputation with the ladies, Jane Seymour was young, beautiful, and talented, and John Barry was, well, John Barry, and in the late sixties/early seventies they were living in the same city.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2021 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

Within the Moviola program (which aired 1993 in the U.S.) Seymour states that she had long loved film scores, so I expect she was a fan of Barry's music well before she entered the movie industry -- or met Barry personally.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2021 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Anyone recieve their shipping notices from LLL today once 20th officialy starts?

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2021 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   Captain Cold   (Member)

Anyone recieve their shipping notices from LLL today once 20th officialy starts?

No and patience. It's only 4:35 AM in the morning where they are.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2021 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

It's like 4-5 in the morning in L.A.
so I kind of doubt it smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2021 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Lol. I meant Let me know when they start shipping!

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Captain Cold   (Member)

Lol. I meant Let me know when they start shipping!

MV said

"Waiting for the manufacturer to send them to us. Hopefully today. If not Thursday for sure. They are backed up

Mv "

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

Within the Moviola program (which aired 1993 in the U.S.) Seymour states that she had long loved film scores, so I expect she was a fan of Barry's music well before she entered the movie industry -- or met Barry personally.

Yeah it's cut out of that Youtube upload but in that special she says Somewhere in Time is her favorite piece of music ever. From her segments there it makes it sound like she was a long time John Barry fan and lover of film scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2021 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

Too bad the YouTube upload is cut. I didn't click the link to view it because I recorded the program off PBS all those years ago. It's also too bad that hour never got a homevideo release, since it would be a must for all Barry fans. The music performances were newly recorded, but perhaps the different film clips made a licensing challenge.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2021 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Yeah I've still got my VHS tape recording of the program. Very handy when I'm searching for a quote or two. Still give the entire thing a once-through every so often.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2021 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Shipping delayed until monday.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2021 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   KansanN323   (Member)

Yay! I received an Order Status Changed e-mail and my package is "Awaiting Shipment." It's happening!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2021 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

We got them in a few hours ago. We will be packing and shipping today and over the weekend...well into next week

Sorry for the delay. Thanks for your patience

MV

 
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