Best Of James Bond 50th Anniversary
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Best of Bond...James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection
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2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic James Bond. The expanded 2-disc anniversary compilation features 50 tracks (to celebrate 50
years of Bond) from all 22 007 films including music by the John Barry Orchestra and Shirley Bassey.
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DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, GOLDFINGER, THUNDERBALL and YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE are well represented, considering the constraints, and it was very good to have the vocal version of Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang included on Disc 2. It would have been nice if actual instrumental cuts of John Barry's On HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS scores had been included on Disc 2 as well.
I thought it was a shame that no instrumental cuts were included for Bill Conti's FOR YOUR EYES ONLY score, Eric Serra's GOLDENEYE score and David Arnold's scores for TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and DIE ANOTHER DAY. In fact, there are no cuts for LICENCE TO KILL and DIE ANOTHER DAY on Disc 2. I find this to be very curious.
For the James Bond enthusiast spirit in many of us I suppose it is still better than nothing at all for the 50th Anniversary. "The Laser Beam" from GOLDFINGER, "Switching The Body" from THUNDERBALL, "Snow Job" from A VIEW TO A KILL and "Vesper" from CASINO ROYALE are excellent cuts. However, this collection remains a curiosity piece and perfunctory at best.
I bought this purely for the nostalgia of the movies, the opportunity to relive the movies in 3 minute soundbites, not because they are necessarily favorite songs. So, if you're a fan, and I'm guessing you are otherwise you wouldn't be on this page, go ahead, the price is right and you'll enjoy the memories that this disc inspires. If you're a casual so-so fan, then skip it, its just not intended for you, and that's ok.
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bond music. Wish I could have returned it