1977 Soundtrack – The Deep

The Deep is a 1977 adventure film based on Peter Benchley’s 1976 novel of the same name. It was directed by Peter Yates, and stars Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte.

The film’s score was composed by John Barry, who at the time was most famous for his work on the James Bond film series. In the same manner of a Bond film, Barry collaborated with a high profiled singer for the film’s theme song. American singer Donna Summer teamed up with Barry for the film’s signature song, titled “Down Deep Inside (Theme From The Deep)”. Summer was a singer under contract to the film production company, Casablanca Record & FilmWorks. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a hit on the U.S. Dance Chart, as well as a top-five singles hit in the UK, and a top-forty hit in the Netherlands. Vincentian calypsonian Alston ‘Beckett’ Cyrus contributed the song Disco Calypso to the soundtrack, and his album of the same name was distributed by Casablanca as a result. The soundtrack was re-issued in 2010 en 2014.


Disc 2

1  First Discovery (Main Title) (John Barry) 03:55
2  More Discovery (John Barry) 03:02
3  The Coin; The Vial; The Chase (John Barry) 03:27
4  Your Ship Is Dead; Here You’ll Need This; Second Dive; Eel Attack (John Barry) 08:56
5  Voo Doo (John Barry) 01:48
6  Tower; Helpless (John Barry) 01:30
7  Three Key Lock; All Yours (John Barry) 03:43
8  Soft Kisses; Dive Preparations (John Barry) 03:01
9  Third Dive (John Barry) 05:32
10  Trouble (John Barry) 03:03
11  Shark Bait (Original Version); Coffin Discovers; Death Grip (John Barry) 04:34
12  Kevin Dead; Goodbye Coffin (John Barry) 03:09
13  After Explosion (John Barry) 04:46
14  Final Dive / Final Eel Attack; End Credits (John Barry) 07:54

Disc 2

1  Return To The Sea – 2033 A.D. (John Barry) 24:01
2  Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside) (Donna Summer; John Barry) 04:24
3  Theme From The Deep (John Barry) 04:33
4  Disco Calypso (Alston Beckett Cyrus) 07:29
5  Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside) (A Love Song) (Donna Summer; John Barry) 04:01


DrumsEarl Palmer
GuitarChuck Domanico
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarTommy Tedesco
KeyboardsArtie Kane
KeyboardsRalph Grierson
SynthesizerIan Underwood
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerStanley Levine
BassoonJack Marsh
BassoonNorman Herzberg
FluteDavid Shostac
FluteArthur Hoberman
FluteLibbie Jo Snyder
FluteLouise DiTullio
FluteRonald Langinger
FluteSheridon Stokes
FluteSusan Greenberg
French HornArthur Maebe
French HornBrian O’Connor
French HornDavid Duke
French HornGale Robinson
French HornGeorge Hyde
French HornRichard Perissi
French HornVince DeRosa
OboeJohn F Ellis
TromboneChauncey Welsch
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneLloyd Ulyate
TrumpetGraham Young
TrumpetMalcolm McNab
TrumpetTony Terran


Bass – Buell Neidlinger, Jack Lesberg, Meyer Mike Rubin, Milton Kestenbaum, Peter Mercurio
Cello – Armand Kaproff, Carolisa Lindberg, David Speltz, Douglas Davis, Edwin Beach, Eleanor Slatkin, Gloria Strassner, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Marie Fera, Selene Hurford
Harp – Dorothy Remsen
Violin – Alexander Murray, Anatol Kaminsky, Barry Socher, Bonnie Douglas, Connie Kupka, Debbie Grossman, Dorothy Wade, George Kast, Glenn Dicterow, Haim Shtrum, Harold Dicterow, Harold Wolf, Irma Neumann, Israel Baker, Jacob Krachmalnick, James Getzoff, Janet Lakatos, Jay Rosen, Joseph Stepansky, Marshall Sosson, Marvin Limonick, Murray Adler, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Shari Zippert, Stanley Plummer

Liner Notes

Producer – Douglass Fake
Producer – Buddy Scott (Track 2-4)
Producer (Executive)– Roger Feigelson
Production Assistant – Regina Fake
Arranged By – John Barry
Arranged By – Frankie McIntosh (Track 2-4)
Conductor – John Barry
Conductor – Frankie McIntosh (Track 2-4)
Contractor – Nathan Kaproff
Edited By – Douglass Fake
Engineer – Dan Wallin
Engineer – Dave Prentiss, Ed Sprigg (Track 2-4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Robert Fernandez, Steven Brimmer
Mastered By – Douglass Fake
Orchestrated By – John Barry

Edited At Intrada
Engineered At The Burbank Studios
Engineered At Joe Tarantino Mastering
Mastered At Intrada
Phonographic Copyright (p) Universal Music Enterprises
Copyright (c) Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc