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The man with the midas touch...

Bryan Burnett | 09:23 UK time, Monday, 31 January 2011

Following the sad news about the death of the composer John Barry, we have decided to change tonight's theme to 'film music' . Barry was best known for his work on films like Born Free, Midnight Cowboy and of course, the James Bond films. I imagine we'll play lots of his music tonight. The Bond themes will feature heavily but there are so many other themes that he was responsible for. I was very fond of the music in Dances With Wolves and thought it was a huge part of the film's appeal. As well as John Barry's finest work, what were the other stirring soundtracks that you remember?

*We'll run the 'opening album tracks' theme on Tuesday and do 'closing tracks' on Wednesday.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Hit and Miss - John Barry Seven Plus Four - Not film music but surely can't be left out.

  • Comment number 2.

    Louis Armstrong - 'We Have All The Time In The World' from 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'

  • Comment number 3.

    Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian - 'Forbidden Colours' from 'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence'

  • Comment number 4.


    Peggy Sue Got Married - Buddy Holly

    Barry worked on the movie soundtrack.

  • Comment number 5.

    'band of brothers'...........katherine jenkins sings a version.

    theme from ..........'the great escape'

    'you'll never walk alone'............carousel

    'sound of music'.............edelweiss, although they're all great songs


    cheers frae the dale.

  • Comment number 6.

    Pete's sake, after all that thought at the weekend I have to start over???

    Blue Skies Forever - Frankie Miller (All The Right Moves)
    if it was good enough for Tom Cruise.....

    Just Like Honey - The Jesus & Mary Chain (Lost in Translation)

  • Comment number 7.

    Dark Night - The Blasters - Anything from From Dusk Till Dawn would do

  • Comment number 8.

    Are we talking music written specifically for films or any song that's featured in films?

    Theme from Shaft / Isaac Hayes (full length version if possible)

    Also Sprach Zarathustra / Deodato (full length version if possible)
    A top ten hit in 1973 for this funked up version of the 2001 space odyssey theme. Richard Strauss would have loved it.

    The Blowers Daughter / Damien Rice
    From the film Closer




    For all the prestige exposure and hype surrounding Bond themes, none of them have ever topped the the uk charts.

  • Comment number 9.

    These songs are all on the soundtrack of 'The Secret Life Of Bees'...

    'Keep Matchin'' - Raphael Saadiq
    'Song For Mia' - Lizz Wright
    'Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue)' - Alicia Keys
    'It's All Right' - Curtis Mayfield
    'Breakaway' - Irma Thomas




  • Comment number 10.

    After scotch finally winning his battle to get the new thread posted on a friday night, who wants to tell him the good news?

  • Comment number 11.

    #9. sorry...a spot of Norrieitis this morning...'Keep Marchin'' - Raphael Saadiq.

  • Comment number 12.

    I tried before when it was Movie Themes...
    Then again on various Covers Themes...

    Surely tonight I'll be graced with "You Only Live Twice" by Soft Cell & as it's a cover of John Barry's work!











    Umpteenth time of asking! Please?

  • Comment number 13.

    The Daughter surprises me by playing me all sorts of music I didn't think she'd have heard of...even went through a wee Buddy Holly phase...thanks to the soundtracks of films like 'Juno' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' (yes she likes Michael Cera)...

    Juno:
    'Sea Of Love' - Cat Power
    'Dearest' - Buddy Holly
    'Anyone Else But You' - Moldy Peaches
    'All The Young Dudes' - Mott The Hoople

    'Scott Pilgrim'
    'By Your Side' - Beachwood Sparks
    'I Heard Ramona Sing' - Frank Black
    'Under My Thumb' - Rolling Stones

  • Comment number 14.




    Theme from "The Persuaders"




  • Comment number 15.

    #12. Hope you're lucky this time MM. It's one of GIO's success stories that it's got me to like Marc Almond...and quite like The Smiffs!

  • Comment number 16.


    Galway Girl -- Steve Earl

  • Comment number 17.

    *Earle

  • Comment number 18.

    'William Tell Overture (Rossini, Abridged)' - Wendy Carlos

    From 'A Clockwork Orange'

  • Comment number 19.

    Either of these 2 from 'The Rose' would be rather splendid, and rather unexpected :)

    'Sold My Soul to Rock 'n Roll'
    'Stay With Me'

    featuring the Divine Miss B (Midler) in her prime ...

  • Comment number 20.

    At the risk of an O.G!

    His Ipcress File score hails from the most liberatingly experimental period in film music, only Barry could choose an instrument such as the twanging cimbalom without worrying that it was geographically inaccurate. Get Harry on!

  • Comment number 21.

    Assuming it's themes or songs written expressly for films:

    John Barry - Ipcress File Theme

    Or

    Bowie/Moroder - Cat People

    Or

    Springsteen - Streets of Philladelphia

  • Comment number 22.

    A love that will never grow old - Emmylou Harris (Brokeback Mountain)
    Falling slowly - Glen Hansard (Once)
    A little less conversation - Elvis (Oceans 11)
    Nothing's gonna stop us now - Starship (Manequinn)
    The waeary kind - Ryan Bingham (Crazy Heart)

    More to follow

    Joe
    Linlithgow

  • Comment number 23.

    To make you feel my love - Trisha Yearwood (Hope Floats)
    Chances are - Bob Seger/Martina McBride (Hope Floats)
    A kind and steady heart - Peter Gabriel (Babe in the City)

    J
    L

  • Comment number 24.

    #10 Well, although I am a big John Barry fan, I am bit surprised that his passing is deemed significant enough to force through a last minute GIO theme change.

  • Comment number 25.

    All Shook Up - Ry Cooder (Cocktail)

  • Comment number 26.

    If it is film music composers then here are a few greats.
    HENRY MANCINI DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES,MOON RIVER
    MICHEL LEGRANDE A MAN AND WOMAN,UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
    MAURICE JARRE LAWRENCE OF ARABIA,DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
    PHILIP GLASS THE HOURS, THE TRUMAN SHOW,KUNDUN.Favourite songs that appear in movies would have to be(you guessed)Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from the best scene in the dire movie "Love Actually",Laura Nyro's"Its Gonna Take a miracle"from "A Home at the End of the World" and for original song written for a film then I would go for The Wind mills of Your Mind" from "The Thomas Crown Affair" by Noel Harrison though I would choose Dusty Springfield's seductive cover to his dry reading.Cheers ,Willie Bartke

  • Comment number 27.

    ooh another area I have a playlist already created for :-)

    Selected from a longleet of 185:

    * Badly Drawn Boy - Something to Talk About (About a Boy)
    * All Saints - Pure Shores (The Beach)
    * Moby - Porcelain (The Beach)
    * U2 - The Hands That Built America (Gangs of New York)
    * Gypsy Kings - Hotel California (in Spanish, from The Big Lebowski)
    * The Edge/Sinead O'Connor - Heroine (Captive)
    * James Taylor - Our Town (Cars)
    * Alison Krauss/Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away (O Brother Where Art Thou - actually, could just put the whole OST on)
    * Swing Out Sister - La La La Means I Love You (4 Weddings & A Funeral)
    * Michelle Shocked - Bear Necessities (Jungle Book... not the OST but a fine Western Swing cover)
    * Neil Hannon - So Long and Thanks for All The Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
    * James Taylor - Fire & Rain (Running on Empty)
    * Annie Lennox - Into the West (Return of the King)
    * Ewan McGregor, José Feliciano, Jacek Koman and Richard Roxburgh - El Tango Del Roxanne (Moulin Rouge - amazing cover of the Police original. Again, Moulin Rouge is an OST you could just play all of)
    * Boddy Womack - Across 110th Street (Jackie Brown)
    * The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink (Pretty in Pink)
    * Aimee Mann & Michael Penn - The Two of Us (Magnolia)
    * Mike Oldfield - Etude (The Killing Fields)

  • Comment number 28.

    Has anyone else seen Still Crazy - the (if you will) Rockumentary about the washed up giants of 70s music: Strange Fruit.

    Starred Jimmy Nail, Bill Nighy (previewing his character in Love Actually), Tim Spall, The Big Yin & others.

    Had a number of quite fantastic original tracks on the OST:
    * The Flame Still Burns
    * All Over the World
    both of which could stand up in any band's discography

    The movie had huge nods toward Syd Barrett, Keith Moon & Dave Lee Roth, and also gave its name to the Fratelli's 1st album.

    And speaking of Rockumentaries, you can't *not* do some Tap. I reckon
    * Spinal Tap - Stonehenge or Gimme Some Money should be perfectly playable on teatime radio.

  • Comment number 29.

    From 'The Truman Show'
    '20th Century Boy' ... The Big Six

    From 'Mission Impossible II'
    'Have a Cigar' ... Foo Fighters & Brian May

    From 'Pretty in Pink'
    'Bring on the Dancing Horses' ... Echo & the Bunnymen

    From 'The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert'
    'I Love the Nightlife' ... Alicia Bridges

    From 'Planes Trains & Automobiles'
    'Red River Rock' ... Silicon Teens

  • Comment number 30.

    'buddy holly story'.............raining in my heart

    'american hot wax'.............there goes my baby......drifters


    cheers frae the dale

  • Comment number 31.

    #3..............i remember the anticipation at the edinburgh filmhouse for the preview showing of the film.........there were whispers that bowie was going to be there..........however we had to make do with the author laurens van der post and the director,oshima, who i accosted to sign my programme..........probably worth a few bob on e-bay dontcha think.

    cheers frae the dale.

  • Comment number 32.

    MARCH FROM A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (BEETHOVEN: NINTH SYMPHONY: FOURTH MOVEMENT, ABRIDGED) from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: WENDY CARLOS'S COMPLETE ORIGINAL SCORE by WENDY CARLOS

    THE SONG HAS NO ENDING from BE GLAD FOR THE SONG HAS NO ENDING by THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND

    DANCE OF THE JUST PLAIN FOLKS from FRANK ZAPPA'S 200 MOTELS by THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION AND THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

    GOING HOME: THEME OF THE LOCAL HERO from LOCAL HERO by MARK KNOPFLER

    MAIN TITLE from THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS by TREVOR JONES AND RANDY EDELMAN

  • Comment number 33.

    Man of the Hour - Pearl Jam (Big Fish)

  • Comment number 34.

    'Many Rivers to Cross' ... Jimmy Cliff

    From 'The Harder They Come'

  • Comment number 35.

    'Johnny B Goode' ... Chuck Berry

    From 'American Graffiti'

  • Comment number 36.

    'How Does it Feel' ... Slade

    From 'Slade in Flame'

  • Comment number 37.

    Hey =)

    Can you please play "You got a friend in me" By Randy Newman as featured in Toy Story?
    It would make my brother happy =)

  • Comment number 38.

    #31

    Laurens Van Der Post was a big man in 50s television with his programmes about the Kalahari bushmen. Along with Hans and Lotte Haas (ocean exploration), Armand and Michaela Denis (safaris)and David Attenborough he recalls an era when you could switch on the box and learn something. Ah well, back to Davina McCall.

  • Comment number 39.

    #38 my memory has rejolted.....merry xmas was shown at the playhouse.
    now attenborough, there's a name to conjure up brighton rock.......i'm just going to watch the dvd before reading the book before going to see the new version set in the 60's(!).........maybe it should've been called 'brighton rocks' (sic)........from the trailers i see a few scenes perched on beachy head...........now there's a theme.........songs that take you to dangerous places.

  • Comment number 40.

    Whur's the tracklisting???

    Why's Vic's show another bloomin' repeat of RockNess???

    M.A.S.H. (Suicide Is Painless)", Johnny Mandel!!!

  • Comment number 41.

    How about Bad Moon Rising by C.C.R. Havn't heard it for years. Ta.

  • Comment number 42.

    #41

    I haven't heard it since yesterday.

    I strongly suggest you try the thread titled Opening acts...

 

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