I'm really sad to hear of the passing of John Barry, he was a big inspiration to me as a composer. This a my favorite of mine by him. By all accounts a decent bloke as well, straight down the line Yorkshire:
This is a song I wrote a few years back, this is a fairly blatant John Barry tribute track I recorded last year - Blue Filter http://t.co/ycVQXwl - he was a massive influence on me through the composition lessons I got in that style from my friend & teacher Richard Beaumont. His harmonic invention was so far ahead of his... time, great chord progressions and from all the interviews I saw a decent,no messing around bloke.