2014-10-22


john barry
- ready when you are, jb (1970)
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i am so in love with this record at the moment. i don't know if it's the emotional times or what but these tracks are filled with such great beauty. achingly brilliant.
"who will buy my yesterdays" comes from another world. how did he come up with this? it's just so profoundly touching to me right now. get this - you will not be sorry.
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01 - midnight cowboy
02 - we have all the time in the world
03 - theme from romance for guitar and orchestra
04 - who will buy my yesterdays
05 - fun city
06 - the lion in winter
07 - on her majesty's secret service
08 - theme from the appointment
09 - try (from ohm secret service)
10 - the more things change
11 - afternoon
12 - theme from born free
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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

remind me to get a google account...geesh! love the john berry bro, thanks you! a very emotional filled vinyl for me as well....
danny.

detour said...

thanks danny. good to know it's not just the b****** talking ;).

THXjay said...

Barry = Bliss!

He certainly knows how to tug at the old heart does Mr Barry. Everytime I watch (or listen to) Somewhere In Time....I'm off, crying like a man who's just had his whole music collection melted in a fire :)

Keep 'em comin D!

detour said...

lol, thanks thxjay. that image of my whole collection melted into deformed clumps of black plastic really puts things into perspective ;).

Anonymous said...

well you were certainly right, this is a great album. thanks much for sharing it. you just cant go wrong with jb, can you?

davester

THXjay said...

Just had to stop by again to say that I've been listening to this all day and have to say that this has got to be the best "non-Bond" compilation of Barry I've ever heard!

Perfectly compiled, they did a great job picking those tracks :)

Thanks again for the share (I'd never heard this one before) I'll have to keep my eye out for a copy now :)

Jay

detour said...

completely in agreement jay. they did a wonderful job on the track choice. quite compulsive it is. glad you're enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

howdy mr detour

dr waldo poppin' in just 2 soak up the lushness...

blessings 2 u

& hold high the easy flame.

keep 'em comin :-)

dr W

detour said...

hey dr. waldo. thanks for popping by. how's cape town?
i'm taking a hiatus due to travel and tribulation, but hope to return someday soon. anyone got an easy comp for the blues?

Lemoncat,, said...

just got around to this little gem detour..wonderful stuff indeed,and iv'e just pulled a barry circle of sound album out of the crates..i will post it at some point..again thanx for sharing such wonders :)

detour said...

let me know when it's up lemoncat, i'd love a copy.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, congrats on your blog.
Just wondering if anyone knows where I can download Ye-Ye´s Two Brain For Feet. Thanks.

Ronester said...

Down for Barry anywhere, anytime. Thankyou much, daddy! Love this find!

Phillip Dampier said...

Hope all is well with you down there in South Africa. It's been uncharacteristically quiet here on the subway platform... almost too quiet. :-)

Hope all is well and, as always, thanks for these incredible finds!

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fiammetta said...

Are You Dead ?????

If not have you the LP "The msgnificent XII" by the Fntastic Strings of Felix Slatkin issued in Usa by Liberty Recotds and in Europe by Decca with label London ??

Many Thanks for Your Kindness.

Fiammetta

detour said...

hi philip, thanks for the concern. i find different things in different genres of music and as my relationship is just hitting the rocks i find myself at home with the darker side of my bloody valentine, pinback, beck seachange, mogwai, dinosaur jr, and i seem to having an early cure thing (loving "faith," "seventeen seconds" and "pornography",) a pixies revival, and the irs years of r.e.m. :). i haven't collected these on vinyl before so that's a whole new obsession in itself.

but i must say it's been a while, almost a month, and i'd like to post something new again.

detour said...

hi fiammetta, thankfully i am not dead (pinch) so that's a good thing ;). i have some felix slatkin on liberty records and will have a dig and see if i have the one you want. for any delgado fans...i just got some links from rajan in india for the mythical legendary "i love reggae" which i'll be posting on his behalf shortly. he got it from a guy called pakdhe from indonesia. gotta love the internet ;).

Slayer said...

Nice to read some word from you dear Detour, I think all of us (your followers) are missing you.

Have a nice "resting-time" and I'll be waiting for your post bro, see'ya!!!!

Pad said...

This John Barry comp has long been one of my favourite albums - I think it's his finest, and should be considered the Holy Grail of John Barry collections!

Some extra info:

"Who Will Buy My Yesterdays" is from the Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". It was absent from the contemporary Bond OST release, but included on the 2003 extended CD version (as "Sir Hillary's Night Out"). The version here is a rearrangement by Barry.

"The More Things Change" was also composed for that Bond film - I recall reading somewhere that a vocal version was recorded, sung by Nina (who also sings "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?" on the soundtrack). I believe it was touted as the main theme for the movie, but was deemed too melancholy by the producers and never used. The same melody can be heard in the Christmas Trees song.

Many of these tracks were also included on the 2007 CD compilation "Themependium".

Pad

detour said...

thanks pad, all this info is really interesting. i can't believe they dropped "yesterdays" from the ost. record companies can be criminal. i keep wondering how much we missed out on just because nobody wanted to pay for it...john barry is brilliant. i must get more, and will certainly track down this "themependium" you mention. thank you very much.

Yerblues said...

Very much appreciated. The "Who Will Buy My Yesterdays" and "The More Things Change" tracks are really something. Tanx a lot, mate. Greets from Brasil.

Danger Mouse said...

Looks like a great album. Thank you.

detour said...

Link updated.

Anonymous said...


Greetings from Veermont USA... John Barry & Henry Mancini "get" me every time, every listen! Such outstanding talent... Thank you for posting such wonderful music...