Gorgeous John Barry soundtrack makes CD world premiere! Charles Jarrott directs, Joseph Bottoms, Deborah Raffin star, Gregory Peck produces. True story chronicles 5-year voyage of young high school dropout, becoming youngest ever to sail around globe. “The Dove” refers to his 24-foot sailing sloop. John Barry follows up director Jarrott’s successful Mary, Queen Of Scots with equally lush, melodic score in signature style. Beautiful main theme trades with dramatic passages for challenges at sea. Haunting “Sail The Summer Winds”, sung by Lyn Paul with lyrics by Don Black also features. Intrada presents all contents of original 1974 ABC label album, newly re-mixed and re-mastered in vibrant stereo from 8-channel session masters stored in pristine condition in UMG vaults. Album track entitled “Xing’mombila” was originally created by joining two short Barry cues with native chanting in the middle while LP presentation of “The Dove (End Title)” included sound effects. Having actual multi-track elements allows Intrada to offer these tracks both with and without effects! Further extras include additional previously unreleased score cues from film, presented in mono, courtesy Paramount Pictures. Also playing amongst these extra cues is complete version of “Alone On The Wide, Wide Sea” which is edited on the LP. Elegant packaging designed by Joe Sikoryak plus notes by Tim Greiving complete this treat for John Barry fans! John Barry conducts.

For the 1974 Paramount film THE DOVEcomposer John Barry composed a carefree, breezy score to follow the adventures of a boy sailing around the world. The choppy waters of rumbling marimbas over a dark, low bass note lead into a serene, cyclical guitar figure (infused with an appropriately ’70s spirit) that propels the main title—a romantic, lyrical string theme that sails through the film’s dramatic, episodic voyage. Punctuated with glinting French horn phrases, the theme glides with an elegant, unflagging energy—upbeat in mood, with moments of typical Barry melancholy. The score’s other major theme is first presented as a song, “Sail The Summer Winds,” which Barry wrote with longtime James Bond lyricist Don Black. Sung by English pop singer Lyn Paul, the song is an ode to youthful exploration and the hippie spirit.

To present John Barry’s beautiful music for The Dove, Intrada— after some years of digging—located the unmixed eight-channel scoring session takes for the soundtrack album that first appeared on the ABC label in 1974 and were thought to be lost. Having these masters allowed us to recreate Barry’s original mix but with greater clarity than before, as well as presenting the two tracks that included sound effects without those effects as bonus tracks.  Intrada was also given access to the original mono music stems vaulted at Paramount Pictures, allowing for the inclusion of eight additional, previously unreleased John Barry cues, totaling another 16 minutes.

The film tells the true story of Robin Lee Graham, a 16-year-old high school dropout, who in 1965 launched out of San Pedro (in Southern California) on a 24-foot sloop named “The Dove”—and over the course of the next five years he became the youngest person to sail solo around the globe.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 313

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Original 1974 Soundtrack Album
01. The Dove (Main Title) (3:05)
02. Sail The Summer Winds* (3:11)
03. Hitch-Hike To Darwin (2:14)
04. Patty And Robin (2:20)
05. Here There Be Dragons (3:09)
06. Mozambique (2:16)
07. The Motorbike And The Dove (1:24)
08. Xing’mombila (2:10)
09. Alone On The Wide, Wide Sea (3:52)
10. Porpoise Escort (2:31)
11. After The Fire (1:50)
12. Sail The Summer Winds* (2:21)
13. The Dove (End Title) (1:55)

The Extras – Stereo Album Mixes (No EFX)
14. Xing’mombila – Part 1 (No EFX) (0:25)
15. Xing’mombila – Part 2 (No EFX) (0:33)
16. The Dove (End Title) (No EFX) (1:49)

The Extras – Previously Unreleased Mono Score Cues
17. Sorta Romantic (1:14)
18. Rotten Cat (0:20)
19. Starting Again (2:28)
20. Near Miss (0:22)
21. From The Depths (2:17)
22. Unknown Seas (1:12)
23. Alone On The Wide, Wide Sea (Complete) (5:00)
24. His Decision (3:11)
*Lyricist: Don Black – Vocalist: Lyn Paul