Long-awaited reissue of the cult classic by John Barry—one of his most influential works in the sixties.
The Knack…And How To Get It—winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1965—is an unforgettable film, a symbol of a generation, and a true witness of its time. Smart and sexy, the film was the first collaboration between John Barry and Richard Lester (a partnership that would be repeated in 1969 with Petulia and in 1976 with Robin and Marian). Barry’s music is vibrant, funny, powerfully melodic, and well-remembered as an icon of the “Swinging London movement”.
The Knack album was previously released on LP by United Artists Records at its date, and reissue in CD by Ryko in 1998 but has been out-of-print for many years. For our we make a new transfer from the original stereo tapes housed in the MGM vaults, resulting in sound quality that is much improved. We have removed the dialogue included on the Ryko edition to offer the same musical experience and track order prepared by Barry himself for the original LP.
This is a necessary tribute, sadly posthumous, to one of the greaest, most celebrated and influential composers in film history. The lavish package includes a 24-page booklet, full of stills and new liner notes by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker.