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Somewhere in Time
(1980)
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1985 Original
1993 Gold Limited
Album 2 Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Piano Solos by:
Chet Swiatkowski
Roger Williams

Co-Produced by:
Michael Lloyd
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
MCA Records
(Original)
(1985)

MCA Records
(Gold)
(December 7th, 1993)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The 1985 album is a regular U.S. release. It was re-issued by the same label with identical music and packaging in 1992. The 1993 album is a 24 Karat Gold Disc, with the same contents remastered, and is difficult to find.
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AWARDS
Nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you find yourself regularly apologizing for the inherent simplicity and hopelessly sappy melodrama of John Barry's trademark romance scores of the 1980's.

Avoid it... if you subscribe to the understandable "once you've heard one Barry romance score, you've heard them all" line of thinking, because Somewhere in Time is among the composer's most conservative, albeit lovely string-dominated scores.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,447
WRITTEN 12/29/09
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Barry
Somewhere in Time: (John Barry) It's unusual for period romance films to bomb immediately upon reaching the theatres and then develop a cult following in subsequent decades; instead, they usually flourish in their initial limelight and fizzle as they melt into the pool of similar cinematic entries. Universal's disastrous Somewhere in Time left audiences bored to death in 1980, moving deliberately and with a level of self-importance rarely able to carry a film to success. Soundly rebuked by critics for its gaping plot holes and insufferably slow pace, Jeannot Szwarc's oddly fashioned romance eventually gained a significant cult following, producing even an organization devoted to the concept. That interest was likely related to a combination of the bizarre premise of Somewhere in Time and the popularity of its two leads. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour are the love interests in an impossible fallacy of logic that is never even remotely explained in the plot, living a love affair through time travel that never really establishes itself as reality or hallucination. Reeve's contemporary Chicago playwright becomes dissatisfied with his life despite his success, visiting a countryside hotel resort and falling in love with a local 1910's actress in a photograph on the walls of that building. After performing exhaustive research, the man learns that the actress, as an unrecognizable old woman, actually gave him a watch and a message to "come back to her" at a Chicago performance on the night she died. The playwright's obsession with Seymour's younger self leads him to a pseudoscientific psychology professor (i.e. a quack!) who convinces him that he can hypnotize himself back to 1912. Upon doing this, the young pair enjoy the pleasures of the flesh while being harassed by the actress' stage manager, the always imposing Christopher Plummer. Their encounters are brief, and after returning to the present, the film (which dissatisfyingly never drops the bombshell in the past that the playwright is from the future) never explains if any of this time travel actually happened or was just a figment of the imagination.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
All Albums Tracks   ▼Total Time: 31:52
• 1. Somewhere in Time (2:58)
• 2. The Old Woman (2:49)
• 3. The Journey Back in Time (4:22)
• 4. A Day Together (6:02)
• 5. Rhapsody on a Theme oy Paganini - written by Sergei Rachmaninoff (2:57)
• 6. Is He the One (3:10)
• 7. The Man of My Dreams (1:35)
• 8. Return to the Present (4:04)
• 9. Theme From "Somewhere in Time" - performed on piano by Roger Williams (3:20)

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The insert of neither album includes extra information about the score or film.
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