'Don has a fine dramatic sense,' says Barry. 'My music is theatrical. I love responding to a script. Someone shows me Out of Africa and i can't wait to react to it in my music. Don has that same instinct. It's more difficult than you think to stop movie songs sounding corny, but he manages it.'
Don collaborated once more with John Barry on the 1985 Academy Award winning Out Of Africa starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Barry confessed ‘I do have a dark side, that’s part of being a musical dramatist. I have fed that darkness into scores like The Lion In Winter, Dances With Wolves and Out Of Africa. All those stories have darkness in them. Don balances that in me, which is why we’re such a good team’.