James Bond soundtracks

Birthday of 007 composer John Barry [1933]

November 3rd, 2016 by

Composer John Barry, whose arrangement of the James Bond Theme is indelibly etched on the eardrums of us all and created the memorable soundtracks for many of the early Bond movies, was born in York on 3rd November 1933. Photo: John Barry in concert by Geoff Leonard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 1.0.

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Barry’s sexy themes gave 007 swing [Variety]

May 12th, 2012 by

Variety is taking a look at 50 years of James Bond on the big screen. One article takes a look at John Barry in which it quotes David Arnold: “John Barry uniquely, single-handedly, created the spy genre of music,” says David Arnold, composer of the past five Bond scores. “In his initial arrangement of the […]

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50 Years of Bond Music

February 29th, 2012 by

50 years of James Bond

2012 sees the 50th anniversary of the most enduring film franchise in cinema history.  By the golden anniversary of 1962’s Dr No, there will have been 23 James Bond adventures featuring six 007s, countless Bond villains, hundreds of beautiful Bond girls and almost two dozen of the most instantly recognisable theme songs in cinema history. […]

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Quantum of Solace soundtrack

January 18th, 2012 by

After the excellent reaction to Daniel Craig’s first outing as 007 in Casino Royale, much was expected of the follow-up, Quantum of Solace.  An original story following on directly from the end of the previous instalment, the 22nd James Bond movie once again turned to an old hand to provide the soundtrack. Unlike the accelerated […]

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Thomas Newman to compose Skyfall score [MI6]

January 5th, 2012 by

Our friends at MI6 have received word that Thomas Newman will be scoring the Skyfall soundtrack in place of David Arnold, the regular Bond composer since Tomorrow Never Dies. The MI6 report notes: Newman has been a long time collaborator with “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes, having scored four of the directors other films: “American Beauty” (1999), […]

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Live And Let Die soundtrack

May 31st, 2010 by

Part of the charm of the Bond series is that although the basic ideas and characters have remained consistent throughout, aspects of the films have changed during its unprecedented forty year success. This was certainly the case in 1973.  Not only did the Bond series welcome a new lead actor in Roger Moore, but for […]

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Diamonds Are Forever soundtrack

April 27th, 2010 by

James Bond producers Harry Saltzmann and Cubby Broccoli decided to change direction for the seventh movie in the series, Diamonds Are Forever.

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David Arnold podcast available online

March 4th, 2010 by

Neatly dovetailing with our current series on the James Bond soundtracks, David Arnold was recently invited speak after a concert by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in which they played music from several of his film scores including Casino Royale, which is now available as a podcast. Arnold’s credits include Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, […]

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Quantum of Solace soundtrack – OST track list

September 25th, 2008 by

After his success with the soundtrack for Casino Royale, David Arnold’s return for the Quantum of Solace soundtrack was assured.

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