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The Knack... And How To Get It

The Knack... And How To Get It

Rykodisc (RCD 10718)

Release Date: 1998

Conducted by John Barry

Format: CD

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Track Listing

1. The Knack (Main Theme)
[previewing track]
 
2. A Certain Sucess
[previewing track]
 
3. Here Comes Nancy Now!
[previewing track]
 
4. Photo Strip
[previewing track]
 
5. Three On A Bed
[previewing track]
 
6. Blues And Out
[previewing track]
 
7. Certainly
[previewing track]
 
8. The Knack (Vocal)
[previewing track]
 
9. And How To Get It
[previewing track]
 
10. Mr. Tight Trousers
[previewing track]
 
11. Somethings Up!
[previewing track]
 
12. Doors & Bikes And Things
[previewing track]
 
13. Ecstacy!
[previewing track]
 
14. A Man Can Develop...
[previewing track]
 
15. End TItle - The Knack
[previewing track]
 
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Review

by David A. Koran
June 23, 2001
[1.5 / 5]
How many times have we heard emulations of Barry's work in recent time, probably too many to mention, and with this release we get yet another set of source cues. A score akin to accompanying a travelogue film, the jazz riffs (complete with an excellent brass arrangement) float along with a mastery that only a few composers of then and now could ever hope to pull off (even Bernstein and Mancini would have a hard time). It's mainly easy listening, nothing you would ever find in a Bond film, or for that matter, any of epics like Dances With Wolves or Out Of Africa. The score is a sedated Ipcress File in it's arrangement, good subtle background music with a more than obvious theme. This CD would be a recommendation for those who would like to get a good breadth of Barry's works if they usually only bought the afore mentioned pieces, a nice "retro-change-of-pace". I personally like the Hammond organ work in this score (subtle in some parts, and leading in others). Oh yeah, the film won the Cannes Film Festival "Best Picture" (Jury du Grand Prix) in 1965, so it can't be all that bad.

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