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John Barry's SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980) - 2021 La-La Land Records Expanded


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Cannot wait for this! Such a fantastic score. Interesting to see this was originally a Black Friday release. I wonder did the front cover original state '40th Anniversary Edition' before it got delayed.

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From MV over at FSM:

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"Somewhere in Time is a stellar release, originally slated to be the star on top of our 2020 Christmas tree, but alas it wasn't approved in time for its 40th Anniversary despite all of our best efforts (you can blame Covid, melting polar ice caps, hell even Santa if you want). It will finally be out next week, meticulously produced by Mike Matessino, stellar art direction by Jim Titus and exquisite liner notes by Jon Burlingame."

 

This release will be amazing. Pity it never made the big release last year but at least we are getting it now. Can't wait!

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This is an essential score. It should be in every film score fan's collection.

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I should watch this film sometime. I have the DVD. The only bits of footage I've seen are the clips used in the Moviola PBS special. When is that going to be released?

 

It's interesting that Barry associated it with the death of his parents and felt those events shaped the score into what has become a fan favorite among his works.

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SOMEWHERE IN TIME: LIMITED EDITION LLLCD 1550
Music by John Barry
Limited Edition of 5000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $21.98

STARTS SHIPPING JULY 20

Order yours starting July 13 at 12 noon (pst) at www.lalalandrecords.com

 

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La-La Land Records, Universal Pictures, and Geffen proudly present a Limited Edition remastered and expanded CD reissue of renowned composer John Barry’s (GOLDFINGER, OUT OF AFRICA, DANCES WITH WOLVES) original motion picture score to the beloved 1980 big screen romantic fantasy-drama SOMEWHERE IN TIME, directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. Barry’s rich, gorgeous orchestral score perfectly embodies this heartfelt and heartbreaking romantic classic, enriching it with a resonating melodic and thematic timelessness that is vital to the film’s powerful sentimental allure. As the director himself states, “John’s music gave the film everything it needed. I still think it’s his most beautiful score – and one of the most beautiful scores in the history of film.”

 

Produced, mastered and edited from studio vault elements by Mike Matessino, this expanded CD is limited to 5000 units and features never-before-released score cues and additional music, including the music box arrangement of Rachmaninoff Rhapsody, Barry’s original music for Elise’s stage show, two previously unheard arrangements of the Somewhere In Time theme, and more! The exclusive, in depth liner notes are by journalist and author Jon Burlingame and the timeless art design is by Jim Titus.

 

TRACK LISTING:

 

SCORE PRESENTATION 44:01
1 Theme From Somewhere In Time 3:26
Performed by Roger Williams;
Produced by Michael Lloyd
2 The Grand Hotel* 2:04
3 Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini 2:54
Piano Solo by Chet Swiatkowski
4 The Old Woman (Film Version) 2:49
5 June 27th* 2:03
6 Room 417 * 1:11
7 The Journey Back In Time 4:29
8 Is He The One? (Film Version) 3:13
9 A Day Together (Film Version) 2:31
10 Rowing* 1:15
11 The Man Of My Dreams 1:42
12 That’s It * :40
13 Razor * 1:05
14 Total Dismay ** 3:21
15 Coin * :37
16 Return To The Present * 4:10
17 A Day Together (End Credits) 6:08

 

SOURCE MUSIC AND ALTERNATES 32:36
18 After Party * 2:03
19 Car Jazz * 2:00
20 Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (Alternate) 3:03
Piano Solo by Chet Swiatkowski
21 Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (Music Box) 2:11
22 Is He The One? (Alternate Excerpt) * 2:21
23 My Melancholy Baby* 2:02
24 Oh, You Beautiful Doll * 3:30
25 In The Good Old Summer Time * :37
26 I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)* 1:53
27 Wisdom Of The Heart * 1:09
28 Somewhere In Time (Piano Theme)* 1:59
29 Rowing (Alternate)* 1:18
30 Razor (Alternate)* :51
31 Coin (Alternate) * :32
32 Somewhere In Time (Theme Variation)* 1:46
33 Finale And End Credits (From The Motion Picture Somewhere In Time)* 4:57

TOTAL DISC TIME: 76:37


* previously unreleased
** contains previously unreleased music

This release is CD format

 

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The art design looks pretty similar to the new Always release, especially the used fonts. Looks gorgeous!

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Any Barry release is welcome, but I'm uncertain whether to get this or not. I finally acquired the OST recently and it seems to have the important highlights. Should I get it? @Thor?

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These haven't started shipping yet

 

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Waiting for the manufacturer to send them to us. Hopefully today. If not Thursday for sure. They are backed up

 

Mv

 

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On 7/16/2021 at 7:55 PM, Jurassic Shark said:

Any Barry release is welcome, but I'm uncertain whether to get this or not. I finally acquired the OST recently and it seems to have the important highlights. Should I get it? @Thor?

 

No idea. It's one of the few Barry scores I own and like, so if you have the OST, you're set, as far as I'm concerned. It's beautifully curated. I don't think I've ever seen the movie.

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It's a very short OST, but the extended Varese rerecording didn't add much to the enjoyment.

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Everything gets repetitive in expanded/C&C format, but Barry even moreso due to the often repetitive nature of his music.

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On 7/21/2021 at 9:16 PM, Thor said:

Everything gets repetitive in expanded/C&C format

That is not true.

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Without repetitions in a big musical work, there's no music. Period.

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19 minutes ago, Thor said:

Don't bait me. ;)

Nice to see you're self-aware! ;)

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Here's the score in chronological order.

 

18 - After Party (2:03)
02 - The Grand Hotel (:00-:49) [Rename to "Old Woman"]
03 - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Chet Swiatkowski (2:54)
19 - Car Jazz (2:00)
02 - The Grand Hotel (:49-End)
20 - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Alternate) - Chet Swiatkowski (3:03) [Rename to "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (The Portrait)"]
04 - The Old Woman (Film Version) (2:49) [Rename to "1912 / Thank You"]
21 - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Music Box) (2:11)
05 - June 27th (2:03)*
06 - Room 417 (1:11)
07 - The Journey Back In Time (4:29)
23 - My Melancholy Baby (2:02)
08 - Is He The One? (Film Version) (:00-2:19.6) [Rename to "Near the Lake"]
26 - I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad) (1:53)
24 - Oh, You Beautiful Doll (3:30)
25 - In The Good Old Summer Time (:37)
08 - Is He The One? (Film Version) (2:19.6-End)
09 - A Day Together (Film Version) (2:31)
10 - Rowing (1:15)*
27 - Wisdom of the Heart (:00-:25) [Rename to "Wisdom of the Heart (Intro)"]
11 - The Man of My Dreams (1:42)
12 - That’s It (:40)
27 - Wisdom of the Heart (:25-End) [Rename to "Wisdom of the Heart (Outro)"]
13 - Razor (1:05)
14 - Total Dismay (3:21)
15 - Coin (:37)
16 - Return To The Present (4:10)
33 - Finale And End Credits (From The Motion Picture Somewhere In Time) (4:57)

 

Bonus Tracks:
32 - Somewhere In Time (Theme Variation) (1:46)
01 - Theme From Somewhere In Time - Roger Williams (3:26)
22 - Is He The One? (Alternate Excerpt) (2:21)
29 - Rowing (Alternate) (1:18)
30 - Razor (Alternate) (:51)
31 - Coin (Alternate) (:32)
28 - Somewhere In Time (Piano Theme) (1:59)
17 - A Day Together (End Credits) (6:08)

 

* = Partially Unused

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