Out Of Africa

Out of Africa is a 1985 American romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack. The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen). The film received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards.

The music for Out of Africa was composed and conducted by veteran English composer John Barry. The score included a number of outside pieces such as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and African traditional songs. The soundtrack garnered Barry an Oscar for Best Original Score. It was released through MCA Records and features 12 tracks of score at a running time of just over thirty-three minutes.


Out of Africa

Various Artists

Side One

Main Title: I Had a Farm in Africa – John Barry
I’m Better At Hello; Karen’s Theme I – John Barry
Have You Got a Story for Me? – John Barry
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Safari – John Barry
Karen’s Journey – John Barry
Siyawe – African Traditional

Side Two

Flying Over Africa – John Barry
I Had a Compass from Denys: Karen’s Theme II – John Barry
Alone on the Farm – John Barry
Let the Rest of the World Go By: Ernest R. Ball and J. Keirn Brennan
If I Know a Song of Africa: Karen’s Theme III – John Barry
End Title: You Are Karen: John Barry

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