Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Sound Track Soundtrack
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On Track 5 titled "The Bomb" at exactly 2:40 and 2:41 minutes the sound goes dead and then skips a note as it returns. This is one of John Barry's best tracks on this album and it just ruins it, for me at least. I purchased my third copy just this last summer thinking the problem would have been corrected after all these years. It has not.
As an interesting note, when this album was issued on Liberty audiocassette it did not contain this defect. When Liberty reissued the audiocassette simultaneously with the "Thunderball" CD it too contained the same defect. If you own these on audiocassette you will note that the serial numbers for both audiocassettes are different.
In fact, you could say that the 007 music fully evolved with this film. Unlike the sparse sounding music of the first three films, THUNDERBALL has a fully orchestrated sound filled with exciting musical motifs.
My personal favorite is the pre-title music "Chateau Fight," which fully captures the intensity of the moment where 007 confronts a cross-dressing SPECTRE agent which results in a rather nasty fight, which climaxes when 007 dons a crash helmet and a jet pack.
My only dissapointment is that this score is from the first half of the film. The second half which features the climatic underwater battle can be heard in the 30th Anniversary album. It's a shame that MGM hasn't combined the halves into one.
But, that quibbling aside, this is definately one of the best early scores.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one John Barry's best Bond soundtracks, the music is mystic and adventurous the only drawback is the soundtrack isn't complete . Read morePublished 10 months ago by Snake Pisken
This Bond is the best and the original for the Movies, no is better. He is the right amount of spy and secret agent to get the job done.Published 20 months ago by Rodney Strickland
The 4th James Bond movie. Tom Jones creates a true masterpiece with his title song that is played in many versions throughout the movie. Read morePublished on November 13, 2002 by Devin Zydel
I always thought that Thunderball was not bad as they say, or slower than other Bonds, thanks to the underwater scenes. Read morePublished on October 2, 2002 by scottie
In view of the fact that the title song almost didn't got written, this soundtrack is really good. It's one of those soundtracks that you like, but you don't know why. Read morePublished on July 16, 2002 by G. Kroener
This soundtrack is a very good soundtrack. THUNDERBALL is a pretty good title song, and is one of the better one's because of its good lyrics. Read morePublished on April 21, 2002 by Stuart Humpert
THE SCORE STARTS WITH THE MAIN TITLE PERFORMED POWERFULLY
BY TOM JONES, AFTERWARDS WE ARE GIVEN A GREAT TREAT WITH THE
CHAUTEAU FIGHT, THE SPA, SWITCHING THE BODY,... Read more