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The Tamarind Seed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
John Barry
Silva Screen Records
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Release Date
November 19, 2021
  • Vinyl 2×LP


    Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl RSD22

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    First Ever Official Vinyl Release of Classic John Barry Score Transparent Blue/Red Vinyl Gatefold Sleeve 2000 Numbered Limited Edition for RSD 2022

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    John Barry’s classic original motion picture soundtrack album

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During John Barry’s 40 years of creating memorable film scores and theme songs, most of these have resulted in soundtrack album releases, with the one notable exception being the 1974 romantic spy thriller The Tamarind Seed. Silva Screen Records is pleased to release The Tamarind Seed, the first official release, in physical and digital formats.

Though an official soundtrack album was apparently never planned, the tracks selected for this release include all the major cues used in the film, together with Wilma Reading’s commercially released single. Included are two different versions of ‘The End’, with lyrics by Don Black and as performed by Danny Street, and different versions of both main and end title themes. Upon the original release LA Times described Barry’s score as “lush” whilst Variety, singled out the quality of the song by predicting “plenty of air and juke-box plays”. Entertainment Focus comments on the effect of the score on the listener as “likely to repeat in your head for days after watching the movie. Barry strongly captures the romantic element of the story, and his melodies are beautifully translated by the orchestra.”

Starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif, this slow burn romantic spy movie takes a different, human angle to tell a complicated story of Cold War and Love. Created by multi-award-winning director Blake Edwards, the Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif romance gently unfolds against a backdrop of Cold War paranoia.


  1. The Tamarind Seed Main Title
  2. Judith Remembers
  3. A Drive on the Island
  4. Play It Again (Film version) – Vocal by Wilma Reading
  5. File 23
  6. Defection
  7. Airport
  8. Plane Swap
  9. Interception Attempt
  10. The KGB Prepares
  11. Napalm Boat
  12. Burning Bungalow
  13. He’s Alive
  14. She’ll Recover
  15. The Tamarind Seed End Title
  16. The End (Version 1) – Vocal by Danny Street
  17. Holiday Source Cue 1
  18. Holiday Source Cue 2
  19. The Tamarind Seed Main Theme (Alternate version 1)
  20. Holiday Source Cue 3
  21. The End (Version 2) – Vocal by Danny Street
  22. The Tamarind Seed Main Theme (Alternate version 2)
  23. Unused Source Music
  24. Radio Source Music
  25. Embassy Party Source Music
  26. Play It Again (Single version) – Vocal by Wilma Reading

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 The Tamarind Seed Main Title John Barry 2:24 Buy

    The Tamarind Seed Main Title

  2. 2 Judith Remembers John Barry 3:24 Buy

    Judith Remembers

  3. 3 A Drive on the Island John Barry 0:56 Buy

    A Drive on the Island

  4. 4 Play It Again (Film Version) Wilma Reading 3:38 Buy

    Play It Again (Film Version)

  5. 5 File 23 John Barry 3:03 Buy

    File 23

  6. 6 Defection John Barry 1:04 Buy


  7. 7 Airport John Barry 3:59 Buy


  8. 8 Plane Swap John Barry 1:35 Buy

    Plane Swap

  9. 9 Interception Attempt John Barry 0:37 Buy

    Interception Attempt

  10. 10 The KGB Prepares John Barry 0:34 Buy

    The KGB Prepares

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