Sunday, July 13, 2008

goin' back to miami, part iv: end titles

ratso and the cowboy.

Closing our brief Florida Fantasy season, here's the great John Barry, renowned Golden Globe and five-time Academy Award winner.

Best remembered by Harry Nilsson's rendition of Fred Neil's coach-tripping "Everybody's Talkin'", the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy is crammed full of superb supporting instrumentalisations and mini mind movies to sleaze on.

Released in the same year that 1967's flower child spectators at Altamont Speedway ultimately crashed and burned, Barry presents an entirely breezier take on an era where New Yorkers frozen on the seamier side dream of honeymooning in the Sunshine State.

JOHN BARRY: FLORIDA FANTASY from "Midnight Cowboy" LP (Capitol) 1969 (US)


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