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ajb007/biggrin  Then my mission is successful!

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Barbel wrote:

No problem there BL- there is no "rest of the soundtrack" for The Adventurer, JB only wrote the theme

Thank you for that tidbit, Barbel. Saved me the trouble of looking for a nonexistent soundtrack album! Really like the theme song, though.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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ajb007/cheers  Me too.

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Chriscoop wrote:

I would recommend "the specialist"  soundtrack,  Barbel has pretty much covered everything John Barry,  you could do a lot worse than pick up one of the many and cheaply priced compilation albums and extend your JB listening from there.  Be warned though I did this not long ago and bought one of belarbels recommended albums and now I've felt compelled to buy more and more.

Try "The Beyondness Of Things", which should be easily and cheaply available on Amazon or eBay, and if you like that (which I hope you do) then get "Eternal Echoes", the sequel.

PS "belarbel"????  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Currently listening to Barry's last soundtrack, Enigma. Haven't seen the film yet but I thought I would start with listening to this. It truly is beautiful, I like the maturity Barry reached in his later life. Very Sombre and meaningful.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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James Suzuki wrote:

Currently listening to Barry's last soundtrack, Enigma. Haven't seen the film yet but I thought I would start with listening to this. It truly is beautiful, I like the maturity Barry reached in his later life. Very Sombre and meaningful.

I love this one. I remember back in 2004 or 2005 my mother was watching the film on television and from the other side of the house I could hear faint music that sounded like The Living Daylights. I immediately rushed to find out what it was. I didn't watch much of the film at the time, but I bought the soundtrack. It was the first non-Bond Barry soundtrack I bought.

It's very much in the same style that Barry had been writing in for two decades at that time and has no surprises, but I think it's one of the best examples of that style.

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I’m always a bit partial to The Tamarind Seed, even if the album gets a bit repetitive after a while. Some great themes there. And Deadfall is pretty stunning in places too.

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James Suzuki wrote:

Currently listening to Barry's last soundtrack, Enigma. Haven't seen the film yet but I thought I would start with listening to this. It truly is beautiful, I like the maturity Barry reached in his later life. Very Sombre and meaningful.

I like this score a lot, and I think Enigma is a pretty good film. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel as well.

The melancholy main theme is quite beautiful, in a typical late-Barry way. There is also a really nice romantic theme for the Winslet-Scott relationship. One suspense  cue in particular (The Train) always reminds me quite a bit of Barry's Bond scores of the 1980s.

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I'd also recommend two from 1972: FOLLOW ME! & ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Both feature charmingly playful scores by Barry. Like the films themselves, undervalued.

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I was enjoying the Enigma soundtrack so much that I decided to watch the film. I loved it. I think it was because it was the sort of understated, atmospheric drama film that only the British could make, less now than they used to.
Best thing in the film was definitely the Barry soundtrack. The main theme is beautiful, Golrush, though I was trying to figure out the name of the Winslet Scott love theme which you liked.
I think my favourite track was the car chase, which felt very much in the same vein as TLD.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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Anyone mentioned the sultry Specialist score yet?
The Persuaders theme is also a must listen for me. But I echo those who say everything should be listened to.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Vaguely on topic, anyone in the UK who has Britbox: apparently 60s spy movie The Quiller Memorandum has been added, which features a lovely Barry score of course.

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Chriscoop wrote:

Anyone mentioned the sultry Specialist score yet?

Take a wild guess who.... ajb007/embarrassed

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Barbel wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

Anyone mentioned the sultry Specialist score yet?

Take a wild guess who.... ajb007/embarrassed

Ah I did wonder but I missed your continued post (the joys of AJB on smartphone) its a great score.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Did you see the date on that post? Holy time lapse, Batman.

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Barbel wrote:

Did you see the date on that post? Holy time lapse, Batman.

Just a shame there's no new Barry to add to the list!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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James Suzuki wrote:

Golrush, though I was trying to figure out the name of the Winslet Scott love theme which you liked.

The bit that I was thinking of is the first half of the cue entitled "Simply Wonderful/Finding Crib". I haven't listened to the score in a while, but as I recall it is a bit like a simplified version of the main theme. I also really like the police chase cue that you mentioned. Also, 'The Convoy' which I think is the longest cue on the soundtrack. It builds suspense nicely as it goes along.