Monday, January 31, 2011

RIP John Barry

Records of John Barry scores were about as much a staple of my childhood as milk, so hearing about his death is a bit like losing a family member. I'll try to write something slightly more in-depth later, but here's an interesting (and brief) clip from the BBC.

For all his great work (and there is so much great work -- from the Bond scores to The Ipcress File to Petulia to Out of Africa), I actually decided a few years ago that I think his score for Richard Attenborough's much-maligned Chaplin might be his best. Here's a sample:

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