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Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time has long been a favorite score, not only for John Barry fans but for fans of romantic music from movies who might not even know his name. For this first-ever expansion of the 1980 score for the Christopher Reeve-Jane Seymour fantasy, I interviewed Seymour herself, as she was the person who felt that a Barry score would elevate this “little” movie about love transcending time. I also talked with director Jeannot Szwarc, who detailed his process with the composer, and incorporated a number of things Barry said over the years about it. He often said that he got more letters about Somewhere in Time than any other score he ever wrote. And, indeed, the bittersweet romantic qualities of that music are timeless, and working on this project was a highlight of the year for me.