2002 Film Music CD Reviews
Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
PROMETHEUS PCR 514
Another of John Barry's smouldering, moody thriller scores (Body Heat
etc.), the kind of thing he does with a good deal of charm and edgy romanticism.
Naturally for his legion of admirers this will be a most welcome treat, although
to be entirely frank it is not one of his most distinctive soundtracks. While
it hits all of the expected marks with the required poise and professionalism
it also lacks freshness and at times sounds a little too much like recycled
material (which with this composer admittedly always remains polished and likeable).
Given these general musings and vague criticisms we are still left with a valuable
addition to the wealth of John Barry work now available, something that is to
be appreciated and I am certainly not complaining.