Released by Rykodisc

The Whisperers

Liner Notes

I was happy to pen the notes for this great John Barry score for director Bryan Forbes’ delicate, melancholy tale of a lonely old woman (Dame Edith Evans) in modern-day England. I was less happy when the label asked me to suggest dialogue excerpts to add between the music tracks, which I refused to do (and desperately tried to talk them out of). They did so anyway, I never worked for them again, and they never even sent me a copy of the album. I am happy to recommend the Kritzerland edition of The Whisperers instead (it’s paired with another favorite of mine, Richard Rodney Bennett’s Equus). I like what I wrote for the Ryko version; I just don’t like their CD.