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JOHN BARRY PLAYS 007 – NEW BOOK

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The stories and artwork behind the music of every James Bond film scored by John Barry alongside 300+ colour images.

Details: Publication Date: Oct 27, 2022; Language: English;     By Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker;     Cover design or artwork by: Ruud Rozemeijer

Specifications: Pages: 280; Binding: Paperback; Interior Color: Color; Dimensions: Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 cm

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The price of the soft back will vary slightly between countries, but is based on £20 for UK customers. Lulu charges postage at local rates per country. If you are not happy with a soft back; there is likely to be a hardback version, but it’s too early to be certain.


David:

“Ordered, thanks for making this available from Lulu for those of us not in the UK. I was very happy with your last book printed by them.”


The five-hundred page book, fully-illustrated (often with rarely seen images), consists of a chronological exploration of key landmarks underpinning John Barry’s illustrious career.

Written in the form of extensively researched essays concentrating on one specific score, over forty  are represented, from the first, Beat Girl, to the last, Enigma. Whether highly acclaimed or lower key films, each chapter sets out, clearly and accurately, the circumstances surrounding the inception and completion of the score under scrutiny and in doing so, provides  fresh insights into John Barry’s remarkable legacy.

 Our Redcliffe published book “Music by John Barry” has sold out. However, we have made available a print-on-demand version with identical internal content. The difference is the absence of a dust-jacket for the print-on-demand version.

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The cost of the book depends on your location; for guidance:
£35 for UK customers,
€ 37 for those in the EU
$39 for US customers
Postage will be charged at a rate local for the country concerned.


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Books

Books

Geoff Leonard has co-written three books about film composer John Barry. The most recent, with Pete Walker, being "Hit and Miss: The Story of the John Barry Seven (2018). More…

Producer

Producer

As a producer, Geoff Leonard was involved with CD releases such as John Barry’s “Raise The Titanic”, “Robin and Marian”, & many more. More…

CD Notes

CD Notes

Since 1991, Geoff Leonard and his co-writer, Pete Walker, have contributed notes to a series of CDs. Artists covered include John Barry, Roy Budd, Adam Faith, Ron Grainer and Maurice Jarre. More…

Blu-ray / DVD notes

Blu-ray / DVD notes

Geoff Leonard and his co-writer, Pete Walker, have contributed extensive notes to a series of Network DVDs featuring scores composed by John Barry. More…

Programme notes

Programme notes

Geoff Leonard & Pete Walker were privileged to write programme notes for the John Barry concerts in 1998 and 1999, which marked his return to the concert hall. More…

Magazine articles

Magazine articles

Since the early 1990s, Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker have written articles for such publications as Film Score Monthly, Music from the Movies and 007 Magazine. More…

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