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High Road to China (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Download links and information about High Road to China (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by John Barry. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 29:59 minutes.

Artist: John Barry
Release date: 1983
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 12
Duration: 29:59
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No. Title Length
1. Main Title - Charlie Gets the Knife 2:53
2. Airborne 1:17
3. Love Theme 1:50
4. Waziri Village Attack and Escape 3:23
5. Farewell to Struts 2:56
6. O'Malley and Eve 2:17
7. Charleston 1:30
8. Von Kern's Attack 1:53
9. Flight from Katmandu 1:41
10. Eve Finds Her Father 2:45
11. Raid On Chang's Camp 2:32
12. High Road and End Title 5:02



High Road to China is representative of the lushly dramatic work that defines John Barry's output from the early '80s — one might even say it's typical to a fault. The sweeping emotional drama that galvanizes scores like Out of Africa and Frances returns here, but it seems as if Barry is simply going through the motions, creating a series of slow, densely textured themes that don't quite fit with the film's Raiders of the Lost Ark-inspired mish-mash of adventure, comedy, and romance. Soundtrack Collector's 1998 reissue expands the original release via ten unreleased source cues that offer the variety that the finished score does not — period themes like the Middle Eastern-inspired "Waziri," the Dixieland-influenced "Swinging at the Riverside," and the lovely harpsichord piece "Allemande from the Bach French Suite #5 in G Major" flesh out the kind of rounded, multi-dimensional work one hopes to hear from a composer of such consummate skill.