ELIZABETH TAYLOR IN LONDON & SOPHIA LOREN IN ROME
Sophia
 HRKCD 8437

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Sometime between his work on DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, John Barry recording a deliciously melodic soundtrack for a television special called ELIZABETH TAYLOR IN LONDON. It was a project that providing a unique opportunity for music, since there was no dramatic storyline to follow.

Music would be placed at the foreground, providing a romantic soundscape that captured not only the flavor of the English capitol city but the personality of its star tour guide.

While the 58-minute special focused on its glamorous host, Elizabeth Taylor, as she took viewers on a tour her home city, the music would be just as important, providing thematic unity to the travelogue and adding an emotional splendor to her visual excursion throughout the city.

The success of ELIZABETH TAYLOR IN LONDON prompted D’Antoni and Baer to develop a follow-up special to be broadcast the following year. 1964’s SOPHIA LOREN IN ROME would follow the same format, with the Italian star serving as tour guide to her own country’s capitol.

These two wonderful soundtracks which also include dialogue and songs are together here on one CD for the first time!

Elizabeth Taylor in London
Orchestra conducted by Johnny Spence
1. ELIZABETH THEME
2. LONDON AT DAWN – Music and dialogue
3. THE LONDON THEME
4. LOVERS AND BROWNING – Music and dialogue
5. PITT’S SPEECH – Music and dialogue
6. JAZZ WALTZ
7. ELIZABETH WALTZ
8. QUEEN ELIZABETH AT TILBURY – Music and dialogue
9. ENGLISH GARDEN
10. QUEEN VICTORIA– Music and dialogue
11. THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
12. CHURCHILL SPEECH – Music and dialogue
 
SOPHIA LOREN IN ROME
Orchestra conducted by John Barry
13. SECRETS OF ROME
14. THE BALLET
15. SOPHIA – Small Orchestra
16. MARCELLO
17. SECRETS OF ROME– Small Orchestra
18. ARM IN ARM
19. SECRETS OF ROME– Vocal by Sophia Loren
20. SOPHIA
21. ARM IN ARM – Small Orchestra
22. THE AGRESSORS
23. MARCELLO – Small Orchestra
24. SECRETS OF ROME WALTZ