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INTRADA Announces:



Music Composed and Conducted by JOHN BARRY

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 201

John Barry's classic 1966 score to The Quiller Memorandum finally returns to print after being absent and elusive for many years. The original 1967 Columbia Records soundtrack LP was reissued on CD by Varèse Sarabande in 1988, but has been long out of print -- in fact the LP is easier to find than the CD. The score features a moody and atmospheric John Barry effort in his distinctive '60s style. Barry composed a main theme that was almost childlike in its simplicity. “It was a kind of simple waltz melody which went against the picture,” the composer recalled, and he subjected it to a number of interesting variations and arrangements throughout the picture.

Starring George Segal, Max Von Sydow, and Alec Guinness, The Quiller Memorandum tells a provocative story of the recent up-cropping of neo-Nazism in Germany, and of the British and American agents who work to uncover it in cooperation with the West German government.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 201

Retail Price: $19.99

Available Now

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Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 201

Date: 1966

Tracks: 13

Time = 35:12

Cool, classic John Barry soundtrack for superb Michael Anderson spy thriller starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max Von Sydow, Senta Berger. Music first appears on LP from Columbia label in 1966. Inspired by fresh script from Harold Pinter, drawn from Adam Hall best seller, Barry avoids James Bond style of spy music, nods instead towards atmospheric West Germany locale, bleak theme of rising neo-Nazi movement. For the record, composer produces perfect album offering majority of his score in vivid stereo sound. Haunting main waltz-theme "Wednesday's Child" anchors, suspenseful cues play in contrast. Album also features Matt Monro in vocal version of theme. Intrada CD features album program in stereo from Columbia master tapes, courtesy Sony. For album fans, original artwork features on one side of booklet, all new artwork features on other side. Take your pick! John Barry conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain!

01. Wednesday’s Child – Main Theme 2:10

02. Quiller Caught – The Fight 2:48

03. The Barrel Organ 2:39

04. Oktober – Walk From The River 3:45

05. Downtown (Tony Hatch) 2:20

06. Main Title Theme 2:03

07. Wednesday’s Child 2:35

(John Barry / Mack David)

(Sung by Matt Monro)

08. The Love Scene – The Old House 3:49

09. Autobahn March 2:43

10. He Knows The Way Out! 2:16

11. Night Walk In Berlin 3:03

12. Quiller And The Bomb 2:33

13. Have You Heard Of A Man Called Jones? – End Theme 1:53

John Barry

Price: $19.99

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