Music

Dan Romer reportedly signed as Bond 25 composer

July 2nd, 2019 by

Cary Fukunaga reported to have brought in former collaborator for musical duties. Anyone hoping for David Arnold’s return to the Bond franchise any time soon are likely to be disappointed after IndieWire reported that Dan Romer has been brought on board Bond 25 by Cary Fukunaga. Romer has previously worked with Fukunaga on Netflix show […]

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Shirley Bassey and the story behind the theme song to Moonraker

January 15th, 2019 by

Guest writer Brendan Edwards looks at how a chance encounter with John Barry led Shirley Bassey to sing the theme for Moonraker. Shirley Bassey has a special place in the hearts of many James Bond fans. The Welsh singer has performed more James Bond theme songs than any other performer, three in total with Goldfinger (1964), […]

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Chris Cornell dead at 52

May 18th, 2017 by

Chris Cornell died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday night at just 52, a representative announced. Cornell is best known to Bond fans for You Know My Name, the theme song to Casino Royale in 2006. Cornell is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead […]

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Additional music in SPECTRE

April 20th, 2016 by

One of the best scenes in SPECTRE takes place after Lucia Sciarra returns to her villa following her husband’s funeral. First we see her  shows her car arriving (around 30:56 into the film) and switching on the light in her classically decorated house. She turns on some music and pours and drink, walking through the house to the rear garden. […]

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George Martin dies aged 90

March 9th, 2016 by

Today the internet lit up with the sad news that George Martin has died at the age of 90.  Sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle”, Martin is best known for signing The Beetles to EMI, and as producer he helped shape their sound. As well as working with The Beatles and many other artists, Martin also […]

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Book on 007 theme songs kicks off crowdfunding campaign

March 8th, 2016 by

A brand new book on the music of James Bond themes has just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on Unbound. The Complete James Bond Themes is written by Nick Parkhouse, who wrote a fantastic series on the Bond movie soundtracks for The James Bond Dossier. As well as offering early pledgers a number of rewards, Nick is offering readers £5 off […]

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The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song on ITV tonight

December 17th, 2015 by

For over 50 years, the James Bond films have provided us with some of the most memorable and exciting songs in movie history. This 90 minute special tells the stories behind 20 of the very best as it counts down to The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song – which has come out on top in an […]

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SPECTRE theme song makes UK no. 1

October 3rd, 2015 by

Writing’s on the Wall, Sam Smith’s theme to SPECTRE, has become the first ever James Bond theme song to reach the top spot in the UK music charts. According to the BBC the two previous highest-charting Bond themes were Adele’s Skyfall and Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill, which both made second place in the […]

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SPECTRE soundtrack available to pre-order from Amazon

September 29th, 2015 by

The soundtrack for SPECTRE is to be released on 23rd October, days before the London première, and is available to pre-order from Amazon now. The original soundtrack album will be released on Decca, but few details are yet available. Composed by long time Sam Mendes collaborator Thomas Newman the listing on Amazon has no mention of the […]

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Sam Smith confirmed for SPECTRE theme

September 8th, 2015 by

After months of speculation it has finally been revealed this morning that Sam Smith has recorded the theme to SPECTRE. Although he has denied it on multiple occasions EON Productions confirmed the choice of singer via social media and the official 007 website after Smith teased fans on twitter with a photo of him wearing […]

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