I was listening to BODY HEAT while driving around town today. Although the score was ideal for images of sunny, sultry Florida, I couldn’t help noticing how perfectly the music also suited cold, dull, rainy London.
Just an observation!
I was also reminded what an excellent score it is. John Barry's best? Maybe.
I've always loved John Barry's "Body Heat," and one of the things that introduced me to this site was when I was madly searching for the same version of "That Old Feeling" as heard during the meeting scene between William Hurt and Kathleen Turner, and I immediately bought the 2-CD version, even though I had long had the original soundtrack CD. Yes, it's perfect music for driving! As for "That Old Feeling," I had laboriously gone through about 400 recordings of it at the iTunes Store, but could never find just the right one -- some were close, but not quite the same. Years ago I had put the audio from the meeting scene onto CD, and would be happy to email it to you -- it would make a nice addition to a compilation CD of the music from that film. Let me know if you can receive music via email. I think you would enjoy it!
This score hasn't been far out of the rotation since the FSM disc got released. It is not only John Barry doing some of what he does best, but many of the performances on it have a polish to them that are rewarding in their own right.
Since it came out it's in rotation in my cd player. Barry at his best. And i'm very greatfull for the original album mix by Barry, The biggest and wonderfull surprise of this release for me. Love the mix and the selection for the LP program. I always wondered what Barry would have chosen and now finally i can hear it. Great release!
Been wondering what stage the actual originally planned soundtrack got to before it was canned and if any official artwork (if different to what was used on the FSM, Label X releases) was done for the release?