Today, I was fumbling in old boxes. I found a cassette labelled, "BBC Radio 2 'Music by' show: John Barry edition, Feb 22+Feb 29 1992." I dug a little deeper and found another. Not specifically dated but I know it was recorded in either 1988 or 1989. It was the BBC Radio 2 live broadcast of Jerry Goldsmith's London concert with the Philharmonia.
Then it occurred to me. 2009 represents the 20th or 21st anniversary of me taping that concert off the radio.
How time flies. I can't even play cassettes now, but I do remember the concert included the familair Motion Picture medley, TV themes medley and Generals suite. I also remember it including Capricorn One. I specifically remember that because it was the first time I heard it and had to ask someone what it was. I also remember Goldsmith talking about how his hair went white spending all that time alone in the dark with horror films like Alien and The Omen!
I love nostalgia. I love old things. I wonder if the BBC still have that complete recording, including Jerry's speaking to the audience. I wonder if it could even get released one day.
I wonder. What gems have you recorded over the years?