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 Posted:   Oct 8, 2018 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

Had a real itch to listen to Somewhere in Time this weekend.
It was Mom's b-day last week and my dad's is next month.
They're both gone and have been on my mind. Somewhere in Time was always one of me and mom's favorite movies and pieces of music. Gram loved it too.

While I was driving I recalled the old John Barry documentary Moviola where (I believe) he discussed that he wrote this music immediately after losing his parents.

John was a major influence on me growing up as the Bond movies, Born Free and Dances With Wolves were other emotional experiences I shared with mom, mostly because of JB's incredible music.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Like every single FSMer here, I've drawn a blank. FSMers tend not to have good relationships with their parents, despite all the decades living in their basements. We tend to love our obsolescing compact discs more than any human beings.

Sad, but true. You are fortunate to have experienced the contrary.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Strangely enough, John Barry is the composer I would link to memories of my parents too.
(I've deffo wrote this before around here).
Whenever I played John Barry in my room, in my younger years, one of them (or both) would tell me that the music was lovely. It was usually SOMEWHERE IN TIME or HIGH ROAD TO CHINA (or my tape dub of RAISE THE TITANIC...that was a particular favourite for them).
My mum also loved the End Theme from Goldsmith's LOGAN'S RUN and my dad loved Goldsmith's RUDY, although he always mentioned it was an old Irish tune he knew.
He also loved that main gorgeous theme from Morricone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Jill's America?).

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

While my father and mother were (respectively) rock and country music listeners, my grandparents were avid Henry Mancini fans. They had several Mancini LPs in the olde record collection.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Part of my love for film music came from my Father who played a lot of the London and Phase 4 film themes records, along with classical and big band.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Frank and Dean mostly.
Plenty of films themes, from stuff they had seen themselves or they heard emanating from my room!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Funny.... I was just thinking about this a little while ago....
My stepmother LOVED Somewhere in Time and the theme from Mistral's Daughter.
Last week I was listening to 1941... my father fronted his own big-band orchestra for decades, and I remember way back in 1979 when I got the LP for 1941, and was playing it. Of course when "Swing, Swing, Swing" started playing, my father came in the room and asked me what it was, and really liked it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

My Dad loved Goldsmith's Wild Rovers, especially the song. On a non-soundtrack level, he loved The Kingston Trio

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Actually he loved them enough to post them twice.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

I cannot get through Horner's 'Cocoon' without just uncontrollably blubbering. Between the Big Band stuff (my parents met right before WWII and my dad marched once to Glenn Miller's group playing American Patrol live in Clovis, New Mexico!) and Horner's gift for writing heart-rending melodies, I lose it. Every. Single. Time.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

I cannot get through Horner's 'Cocoon' without just uncontrollably blubbering. Between the Big Band stuff (my parents met right before WWII and my dad marched once to Glenn Miller's group playing American Patrol live in Clovis, New Mexico!) and Horner's gift for writing heart-rending melodies, I lose it. Every. Single. Time.

That's why I can't listen to Cocoon, even though I bought the Intrada release!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

The only music my dad ever mentioned liking was The Sound of Music. My mother liked Mancini and other 60s instrumental staples. She bought me my first lp, which was From Russia With Love.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Mom loved Somewhere In Time. I once made her a CDR with pretty, more romantic themes from stuff like Love Actually, Cast Away, a few Barry themes, etc. Also The High & The Mighty was one of her all time favorites. Every time I hear Somewhere In Time, it makes me think of her.

That and The Rainbow Connection , the Kermit version only. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Mom - Dad weren't into film/music, doe they did like certain Bond songs & particular musical songs, hard to remember they didn't like much. smile

Now n then I go to the pub do a karaoke night, when I'm up singing a couple of numbers, I choose Matt Monroe, From Russia with Love, Dad's #1 - Sha-Na-Na, Born to Hand Jive, Grease, 1 of Mom's fav, both songs are good numbers. I'm no great singer but its a goodnight out - folks applaud it for some reason.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2018 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I grew up as part of a postwar family living in a modern home, and my parents greatly influenced my sense of aesthetics. So much of the music I listen to reminds me of my parents to some degree or other.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2018 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I remember THE SOUND OF MUSIC (double?) LP being amongst my parents' collection in the front room (parlour) of our house when I was a kid, along with collections by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Mario Lanza and many C&W artists. I was taken to see THE SOUND OF MUSIC film at the cinema by my folks at a pretty young age (I think it was my 2nd cinema trip, after SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS).

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2018 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I see your 7 dwarves as first trip to cinema, mcGann, and raise you Mary Poppins!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2018 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Kim Peterson   (Member)

Every score I put on reminds me of the hours my Dad and I would sit and listen to scores as we did housework or he helped me with my homework. He is the one that introduced me to them from birth and I will continue to listen and hopefully pass it on to my children. Playing HOOK and A SUMMER STORY was how he put me to sleep after my Mother died.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2018 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Every score I put on reminds me of the hours my Dad and I would sit and listen to scores as we did housework or he helped me with my homework. He is the one that introduced me to them from birth and I will continue to listen and hopefully pass it on to my children. Playing HOOK and A SUMMER STORY was how he put me to sleep after my Mother died.

How can you SIT and do housework? big grinbig grinbig grinbig grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2018 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I see your 7 dwarves as first trip to cinema, mcGann, and raise you Mary Poppins!


Yes, Mary Poppins was my first visit to the cinema with mum and dad. And the third, as it happens, with a Man From Uncle film inbetween.

I still have the three LPs that I was brought up listening to with my dad and older brother (me being the last survivor): The Alamo, YOLT and OHMSS.

 
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