Best Of Bond - 50th Anniversary Collection - Various Artists (CD)

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Categories
WorldMusic
Category
  1. Collection
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Film Composers
Number of Discs
1
Number of Items
1
Title
Best of Bond... James Bond
Media
CD
BarCode
5099923281721
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Naxos
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
Audio CD
Barcode
5099923281721
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] The John Barry Orchestra - James Bond Theme
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Matt Monro - From Russia With Love
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Tom Jones - Thunderball
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] The John Barry Orchestra - On Her Majesty?s Secret Service
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Louis Armstrong - We Have All the Time In the World
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Shirley Bassey - Diamonds are Forever
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Paul Mccartney & Wings - Live and Let Die
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Lulu - The Man With the Golden Gun
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Shirley Bassey - Moonraker
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Rita Coolidge - All Time High
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Duran Duran - A View To A Kill
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] A-Ha - The Living Daylights
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Gladys Knight - Licence To Kill
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Tina Turner - Goldeneye
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow Never Dies
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Garbage - The World is Not Enough
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Madonna - Die Another Day
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
  23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Jack White & Alicia Keys - Another Way To Die
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] James Bond Theme
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] From Russia with Love
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Goldfinger
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Thunderball
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] You Only Live Twice
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Theme
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] We Have All the Time in the World
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Diamonds Are Forever
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Live and Let Die
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Man with the Golden Gun, The
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Nobody Does It Better
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Moonraker
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] For Your Eyes Only
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] All Time High
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] View to a Kill, A
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Living Daylights, The
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] License to Kill
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] GoldenEye
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Tomorrow Never Dies
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] World Is Not Enough, The
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Die Another Day
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] You Know My Name
  23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Another Way to Die
Genre
Easy Listening
Duration
77m 7s
Country
USA
Notes
One of the signature aspects of a James Bond movie is its theme song, and, as demonstrated on this collection of those songs, there is a remarkable consistency to them. The first Bond film, 1962's Dr. No, featured Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme," a distinctive instrumental piece that has figured in every Bond picture since and that leads off the disc. But with the second entry in the series, 1963's From Russia with Love, there was a specially written title song sung by a contemporary pop artist during the opening credits. And as of the third entry, 1964's Goldfinger, that song, as often as not, would become a hit. Shirley Bassey's melodramatic performance of "Goldfinger" remains a standard for Bond themes, but, just as the films have been subtly updated through the years, so the theme songs have reflected changes in pop music. Echoes and approximations of Norman's theme turn up over and over as a basis for the songs, even though they make room for individual interpretation. For example, Gladys Knight's "License to Kill" from 1989 may be an '80s power ballad complete with synthesizer accompaniment, but it still uses familiar orchestral elements. And some of the least characteristic songs are also some of the most successful. Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" doesn't even use a film title, yet it is one of the better remembered theme songs. Many of the artists who sing the songs are pop footnotes (a-ha, Sheena Easton), but they were hot when they were asked to participate, and their performances hold up. [Originally released in 1999, the album was reissued in a 40th anniversary edition in 2002 containing three additional tracks, including Garbage's theme song for The World Is Not Enough and Moby's electronica-styled reconstruction of the original theme. It was reissued again in 2012 with Madonna's contribution to 2002's Die Another Day, Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from 2006's Casino Royale, and Jack White and Alicia Keys' "Another Way to Die" from 2008's Quantum of Solace.] ~ William Ruhlmann
Distributor
EMI
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Various Artists
Producer
Frank Collura (Compilation)
Artists
  1. Various Artists
Date Released
2012-10-01
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