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From Russia with Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Original recording remastered, Soundtrack, Import
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15, 1, 11, 2, 14, 16, First 1:00 of 9, 5, 7, 12, 8, 6, 3, 4, 18, 17, Second 1:00 of 9, 13, 10.
If you can't split up track 9, put it at the second spot. Also, tracks 4 and 12 do not appear in the actual film, but the positions are where Barry intended these cues to go.
This score was the starting point in what was to be John Barry's long, distinguished and fruitful association with the James Bond pictures and he started his 'Bond' scoring career with both guns blazing. This score ranks in my 'Top 5' Barry 'Bond' scores of all time.
I personally hold this score in very high regard on account of it accentuating the sophistication, style and charisma that was needed (and still is) to make a 007 picture what it is - Class with attitude. The "From Russia With Love" score epitomizes the spy thriller genre in a musical sense and style like no other and it set the benchmark for others to follow - the benchmark set by John Barry.
The soundtrack is brimming with exemplary written music which is oozing with intrigue, suspense and thrills and which has a Eastern European flavour interwoven in a number of cues/tracks which is aptly befitting for a film like "From Russia With Love" and which also makes the score what it is.
For some reason I've always held the opinion that John Barry's 1960's James Bond scores had more zest, imagination and originality than any of his 1970's 'Bond' scores (albeit only 3 of them) but he came back to form quite significantly in the 1980's with treasures like (1985's) "A View to A Kill" and (1987's) "The Living Daylight's".
All in all the album is great, and from it I think that some of the 'Highlights' would have to be, "The Golden Horn", "007" , "Death of Grant", "Man Overboard - Smersh In Action", "James Bond with Bongo's" and last but most definitely not least "Stalking".
So what are you waiting for? Enjoy!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Two important & great songs are not on the disc & should be as bonus tracks.
From Russia With Love
These songs were issued as a 45rpm in America on Mercury & in... Read more
I bought this cd for my husband for our anniversary, he loves it a lot. He is a fan of any James Bond movies, it works on CD player and on his laptop. Read morePublished 8 months ago by RACHEL ANDREWS
The best James Bond movie in the minds of many has a lean and mean score by John Barry that's memorable in its hard driving simplicity. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. Lucky
The best of all the Bond soundtracks. Before I bought this, I bought a CD that had all of the Bond themes, but it had more forgettable music than I cared to sit through. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Frederick Norwood
The best of all the James Bond movie soundtracks! Not far behind ;On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Thunderball. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hamilton P.
The soundtrack itself is very good. However, the jewel case arrive cracked on both sides. This was a disappointment and would like the case replaced.Published on July 23, 2013 by J. J. Mazloom
I used to own this LP many decades ago and had totally forgotten how beautiful the music from this film was until I was watching a 50-year retrospective of the Bond films recently. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Linda A. Persau