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High Road to China (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Download links and information about High Road to China (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by John Barry. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 29:59 minutes.

Artist: John Barry
Release date: 1983
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 29:59
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Main Title - Charlie Gets the Knife 2:53
2. Airborne 1:17
3. Love Theme 1:50
4. Waziri Village Attack and Escape 3:23
5. Farewell to Struts 2:56
6. O'Malley and Eve 2:17
7. Charleston 1:30
8. Von Kern's Attack 1:53
9. Flight from Katmandu 1:41
10. Eve Finds Her Father 2:45
11. Raid On Chang's Camp 2:32
12. High Road and End Title 5:02

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High Road to China is representative of the lushly dramatic work that defines John Barry's output from the early '80s — one might even say it's typical to a fault. The sweeping emotional drama that galvanizes scores like Out of Africa and Frances returns here, but it seems as if Barry is simply going through the motions, creating a series of slow, densely textured themes that don't quite fit with the film's Raiders of the Lost Ark-inspired mish-mash of adventure, comedy, and romance. Soundtrack Collector's 1998 reissue expands the original release via ten unreleased source cues that offer the variety that the finished score does not — period themes like the Middle Eastern-inspired "Waziri," the Dixieland-influenced "Swinging at the Riverside," and the lovely harpsichord piece "Allemande from the Bach French Suite #5 in G Major" flesh out the kind of rounded, multi-dimensional work one hopes to hear from a composer of such consummate skill.