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 Posted:   Nov 11, 2007 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Ruud   (Member)



We are pleased to announce that our long-awaited follow-up to "John Barry - A Life In Music" is finished, and is currently with an image-setting and design company for photo enhancing and final editing.

Hopefully next week the designer will be able to forward the PDFs for printing. Then it will just be a matter of how long the printers take to do the work.

The biography, which consists of approximately 260 pages of text split into 30 chapters, also contains 16 pages of colour photos and 16 pages of black and white photos. There is a definitive film / discography and a foreword especially written by Don Black.

This not merely an update from "A Life In Music"; the book has been substantially rewritten and contains many new photos and has much more input from John and his collaborators.

Bookmark this page and keep checking back for a release date and details of how you can order the book direct from us.

Best wishes,

On behalf of the authors,
Ruud
(co-designer)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2007 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Great - I can't wait!

Alex

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2007 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

At last!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2007 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Membership Expired   (Member)

Gaaf man!

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2007 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Gaaf man!

I second that! En kijk er naar uit!

Cheers,
John

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2007 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

The book is delayed until next spring:

"Obviously our up-dated book "John Barry - The Man With the Midas Touch" - was not published in the autumn, as we hoped, due to a variety of reasons. However, we are confident publication will happen in the early part of 2008. The good news is that the delay has given us the opportunity to include some more recent photographs."

http://www.johnbarry.org.uk/index.php

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2007 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

If things go as originally planned, 2008 will be a feast for John Barry fans:

- The book
- Intrada's upcoming release (or two?)
- Two new concept albums
- More non-stopping Barry threads by Alex Klein

Amazing.

Alex

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2010 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Please Don’t Wait for Him to Die Before Buying This Book Department:

Time is rapidly running out so if all those Barryophiles who haven’t yet purchased this damn near
definitive celebration of an incredible career have been putting it off, don’t take it for
granted the book will still be available in the rapidly-approaching future.

To say sales have been generally underwhelming would be profoundly understating the case (especially
here Stateside on the other side of the pond).

If you haven’t brought a copy, do so.



If you have a wife, girl-friend or any other human carbon-unit who’d appreciate this as a gift: puh-LEEZE surprise them.

Right now, odds are the remaining thousand-plus copies may wind up being PULPED.

Don’t wait until it’s too damn late and suddenly everybody whines they didn’t take advantage of – and commit to – ordering this timeless tome while it was still available.



We dearly doubt it won’t prove an invaluable historical investment as time accrues.



And if John’s unforgettable music and unique influence in advancing the art that’s composing for films
means anything at all,



here’s your chance to substantially show it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2010 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I'm not sure of the legitimacy of posting this, but the documentary isn't new now: this is the best documentary on Barry, for BBC's 'Omnibus' show, where he details his inspirations, even techniques et.:



That's Part 1, the whole thing is on YouTube in sections.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2010 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

We’ll add to Billy Bard’s reminder by inviting all who missed it of our



celebratory thread “The Name is Barry …



JOHN Barry.”




[ Yeah, yer durn tootin’ we’re proud of it. ]



But BUY THE BOOK, willya?!?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2010 - 2:49 AM   
 By:   Ruud   (Member)

Thanks Neotrinity, much appreciated!


Ruud
co-designer
John Barry - The Man With The Midas Touch

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2010 - 3:36 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I still have the first book. There should be more books like this about other film composers (esp. Jerry Goldsmith). I'm not interested in their private life at all, their professional life, yes. All the films they've done, the stories behind them, & a good discography at the end.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2010 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   Hansbudgie   (Member)

I still have the first book. There should be more books like this about other film composers (esp. Jerry Goldsmith). I'm not interested in their private life at all, their professional life, yes. All the films they've done, the stories behind them, & a good discography at the end.

May I remind those who bought the first book, but haven't bothered with The Man With The Midas Touch, that the second book is so much more comprehensive, containing such detailed information that I really don't know how the authors came across these facts. Their research is so informative.

It's a great read of over 300 pages...and the design is much improved.

It would be so sad and unjust if a 1000 copies are pulped !

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2010 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I concur: having purchased both (though I no longer own the first release), I found the second to be a far better read. Well worth the price of a new CD release!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2010 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   Ruud   (Member)

Can we quote you guys on www.johnbarry.org.uk?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2010 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Hansbudgie   (Member)

Can we quote you guys on www.johnbarry.org.uk?

Sure can, anything to promote this book to the larger audience it deserves,

Keith Calnan

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2010 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Can we quote you guys on www.johnbarry.org.uk?

Fine by me.

Mitch C.
aka MusicMad

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2010 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

Even if you're not into John Barry, I think it's an interesting read. All the information in it is priceless.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2010 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

"No, Mister Bond ...





I expect you to buy the bleedin' book!" smile smile smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2010 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)





You don't have



"... All the Time in the World".

 
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