The Quiller Memorandum Movie Soundtrack

Soundtrack CD - US

Soundtrack Album - US

Soundtrack Album - Japan

CD Booklet Description

As exciting as today's headlines and as new as tomorrow's. THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM has already been hailed as a classic screen spy-thriller. Base on the recent best seller by Adam Hall, this Panavision® and DeLuxe Color film stars George Segal, Alec Guiness, Max von Sydow and Senta Berger, with guest stars George Sanders and Robert Helpmann. The screenplay is by Harold Pinter, the celebrated young English playwright whose films "The Servant" and " The Caretaker" achieved great success.
     Released by Twentieth Century-Fox, Ivan Foxwell's production of THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM deals with Berlin today -- where, in fact, it was largely filmed. Basically, it tells a provocative story of the recent upcropping of neo-Nazism in Germany, and of the British and American agents who work to uncover it in cooperation with the West German government. What sets THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM apart from other secret-agent films is its concern with a very real and contemporary problem -- the return of a political disease once headed by Adolf Hitler.
     Not the least of the film's distinctions is the atmospheric music contributed by John Barry, heard in this Original Sound Track Recording album conducted by the composer himself. Barry's dynamic "new-sound" scores for James Bond films "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball," as well as for "The Ipcress File." "The Knack" and "Born Free," among others, have established him as one of today's most sought-after film composers. The album also contains THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM's Main Theme in a vocal version, with lyrics by Mack David, sung by recording star Matt Monro.

This CD: Varese Sarabande VSD-5218
Copyright: 1988, CBS Special Products, A Service of CBS Records, Inc.
Composed & Conducted: John Barry
Lyrics: Mack David
Original LP: Columbia OS-3060

Track listing

  1. Wednesday's Child Main Theme (2:10)
  2. Quiller Caught - The Fight (2:48)
  3. The Barrel Organ (2:39)
  4. Oktober - Walk From The River (3:45)
  5. Downtown (2:20) (T. Hatch)
  6. Main Title Theme (2:03)
  7. Wednesday's Child (2:35) (J. Barry - M. David) Vocal by Matt Monro
  8. The Love Scene - The Old House (3:49)
  9. Autobahn March (2:43)
  10. He Knows The Way Out (2:16)
  11. Night Walk In Berlin (3:03)
  12. Quiller And The Bomb (2:33)
  13. Have You Heard Of A Man called Jones? - End Theme (1:53)

Wednesday's Child - US

Wednesday's Child - Italy

Wednesday's Child - Japan

Lyrics for Wednesday's Child, by Mack David

Wednesday's child is a child of woe.
Wednesday's child cries alone, I know.
When you smiled, just for me you smiled,
For awhile I forgot I was Wednesday's child.

Friday's child wins at love, they say.
In your arms Friday was my day.
Now you're gone, well I should have known,
I am Wednesday's child, born to be alone.

Now you're gone, well I should have known,
I am Wednesday's child, born to be alone.

Wednesday's child, born to be alone.


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Last modified: Thursday, November 28, 2002