Best of Bond James Bond Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
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The documentary was in commemoration of the new 2006 "Casino Royale" with the new James Bond, Daniel Craig. The poll excluded the new movie and it's theme tune (by Chris Cornell?) but did include the spoof original "Casino Royale" starring David Niven and Peter Sellers, and the unofficial "Never Say Never Again", which starred Sean Connery. (The CD ignores both these movies).
It was a very enjoyable and very educational two hours of TV. I've loved James Bond movies since I was a kid and have probably watched them all more than a few times but I knew very little about the gestation of the theme tunes.
We learned, for example, that Rita Coolige's "All Time High", (the theme from "Octopussy"), didn't have any chart success due to the lack of cross title promotion - and that no one was really prepared to write or sing a song with that name. We learned that discomania stopped "Moonraker" from having a success even though a disco version was later re-recorded. We also learned that although Gladys Knight was up for doing a James Bond tune in principle and was definitely up for working with producer Narada Michael Walden, she wasn't sure about the licence to kill ethic. Apparently, it clashed with her religious beliefs. Eventually the song was re-written and mellowed out by making it a threat to anyone who tries to come between her and her man. That, she could live with.Read more ›
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It is a comprehensive collection, including songs that were on more recent Bond Films. Recommended.Published 27 days ago by Peter Blake
this is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this soundtrack are all of them. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David