MI6 Confidential #48: Quantum Cues

Issue #48 of the James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential pays tribute to the music and bikes of Bond.

Often having a life of its own outside of the film it was written for, the music in the James Bond series is some of the best known around the world. Whether it’s the famous James Bond Theme, a title song, or lush riffs from a soundtrack, the sound of 007 is unique and instantly recognisable.

This issue celebrates a variety of musical contributors to the series, including composers David Arnold and Monty Norman and title song artists a-ha, Nancy Sinatra, Carly Simon and Sir Paul McCartney.

We also look back at Quantum of Solace, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, along with features on 007’s two-wheeled exploits, and the little known story of Ian Fleming’s Danish medal.

In this issue

  • The Full Monty (Norman) – An interview with the James Bond theme composer
  • Quantum Cues – David Arnold’s last Bond score in retrospect
  • Down To The Wire – a-ha guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy talks The Living Daylights
  • Beatles and Bond – The many connections between Paul McCartney and 007
  • Where’s The Kickstarter – A look back at 007’s two-wheeled exploits
  • Gone Native – The politics of Latin America explored in Quantum of Solace
  • Beyond Bond – Meet the junior spies from the literary world

If you like MI6 Confidential then you might want to subscribe to the entire 2019 season. Get all five issues and pay the cover price for just four.

Check out details of the subscription here – or just order the current issue.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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