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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Brendon, yes to Sniper Was a Woman!

I made the comment recently, probably on the No Time to Die thread, that I thought that scene and cue was the best in a Bond movie since one of the earlier Connerys.

 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Really difficult...

The only track that would make the top three whatever mood I’m in would be “A Drop in the Ocean” from YOLT. My first Bond film and the slow build up and explosive action music makes it a breathless classic.

The main theme from The Ipcress File is another track that I’ve known since the sixties, in particular the version on a compilation LP (The Music of John Barry, I think) with the muted trumpet jazzing it up in the background.

My third track is also from a compilation album - the orchestral version of Billy, which illustrates JB’s astonishing ability to write melodies that are just ... perfect.

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member) Top 3 would be...

Raid on Chang's Camp/Finale/End Title (HIGH ROAD TO CHINA)
Charlie, I Had The Strangest Experience (PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED)

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Destroy Silicon Valley
Hercules Takes Off
Capsule in Space

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

So many to choose from:

Ecstasy! from The Knack - it still sounds so cool.

A Christmas Song from The Last Valley - beautiful, they could play this at my funeral, but I'm not having one.

Main Title from Body Heat - Ooo, it's getting hot in here!

Let's face it, there's hundreds, I think I could pick three winners every day for a month (or two).

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Knee jerk reaction to a silly thread like this:

Goldfinger opening titles (yep, the song - but EVERYTHING to do with it, I'm not a Bassey fan as such)
Into Miami
The Persuaders

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Impossible task....

Bond Lured to Pyramids (Moonraker)
Eleonore's Arrival (Lion in winter)

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Two from the Ipcress File . . .

The main title: Sound effects with the alarm going off. As soon as Harry Palmer shut the alarm off you hear that opening riff--and it is startling. Then that ominous 4-note cimbalom intro hits just as "The Ipcress File" appears on the screen. Masterful.

The fight outside the Albert Hall with Grantby's henchman. The clanging cimbalom, the building brass punctuations, and the wild soprano sax weaving throughout. Plus, in 1965 the soprano sax was not often heard as a solo instrument outside of jazz, and even in jazz very few were playing it at that time--Coltrane, definitely, but the soprano sax explosion in jazz didn't really hit until 1969 when Wayne Shorter started playing it with Miles Davis.

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

The synth cues from Living Daylights.

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

I'm picking the ones that have haunted me the most.

1. Matty Was Mary Ann (Body Heat)

2. Have You Heard of a Man Called Jones? - End Title (Quiller Memorandum)

3. I've Never Been This Far Before - Instrumental version (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2021 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Besides the innate quality of the music itself, the impact of these cues (esp. the first two) for me is very directly connected to their place and importance in the context of the films.

In no particular order:

The Old Woman - Somewhere in Time
Farewell and End Title - Dances With Wolves
Main Title - Body Heat
(These are my 3 favorite Barry scores as well)

Honorable mentions:

Main Title - You Only Live Twice
Main Title - Frances

 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   couvee   (Member)

Impossible to pick just three. But here are some that I really like;

Escape from Waziri / Eve & Struts (High Road to China)
Main Title (Enigma)
God Damn You (The Lion in Winter)

 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   vncvbv   (Member)

Coney Island (Across the Sea of Time)
A Small Act of Contrition (The Scarlet Letter)
Back to Nature (Walkabout)

 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Yes to "Back to Nature" from Walkabout.

A favorite cue is "The Herb Garden" from The Lion in Winter. The back and forth between the male and female voices grabs me every time I play it. When JB adapted it for a 45 with a slow rhythm and Alan Haven's organ he kept the voices and as light jazz piece it still worked well.

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