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Casino Royale & Original & 45th anniversary album (OST)(2CD)

Burt Bacharach Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Dec 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Quartet Records
  • ASIN: B00A2A8GBI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,252 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Casino Royale - Burt Bacharach 27 Jan 2013
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Audiophiles consider the LP of Burt Bacharach's score to be one of the best, if not the best recording ever made. (I have a stereo copy, albeit a very scratched one, and it is superb.) The sound engineers, perhaps inspired by the on-screen madness, took advantage of a 'fancy high grade tape' and pushed the sound levels into the 'red', ordinarily this would have resulted in hideous distortion but not so on 'Casino Royale'.

In the 90s, when Varese Sarabande released the soundtrack on CD, the sound was over-bright, shrill and distorted, especially on the title theme. The mess was the fault of both tape degradation and further damage inflicted by Varese Sarabande during the transfer. Recent issues have expanded the score and through various means, attempted to restore the sound as heard on the original LP. To my knowledge there are currently 6 editions of Casino Royale on CD which I have detailed to the best of my ability below.

Casino Royale was not an official Bond score (ironically it was Fleming's first novel) and unable to quote either the John Barry or Monty Norman theme. Though unlike any other 007 score, for me it is one of the most enjoyable and certainly the hippest recording in my crate of Bond related recordings. The catchy title theme, a mariachi rave-up performed by Herb Albert & His Tijuana Brass, appears throughout the score in various tempos and guises. Dusty Springfield contributes one of her very best vocals 'The Look Of Love' (the song was inspired by Ursula Andress), this version differs from the one heard on many of her collections. The rest of the score perfectly encapsulates the madness of the late 60s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Soundtrack of its Time... 3 Aug 2013
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If you liked the film, you'll want this CD. If you like Burt's and Herb's music, you'll need this CD.

The film is a real gem (although some may say a bit of an acquired taste), and something of an homage to 1960s excess (over budget, over timescale, many directors, an avoirdupois of 'stars', etc.). However, with the passage of time, the film just gets better and better. This 45th anniversary album (why 45th?) is simply great.

Whilst there have been earlier releases of the Casino Royale ('67) soundtrack, this is the one to have - everything is there. Mr Bacharach must of really enjoyed himself with this soundtrack and it comes through crystal clear, along with the 'parpy' notes of the Tijuana Brass. The liner notes are also spot-on, too.

Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy 22 Aug 2013
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Having been a fan of the film and it`s amazing soundtrack for many years. It is great to be able to listen to the full score in greater clarity than ever before. The original CD release being an inferior imitation of the original Record, this release has done justice to the Soundtrack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh! Oh! Seven Star Review 29 May 2014
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The CD reissue of the original soundtrack album on the Varese Sarabande label in 1990 was serviceable, an as-faithful-as-possible reproduction of the 1967 vinyl classic, but this 45th Anniversary Edition is the poodle's potatoes.
Despicable and wretched as the film is - a colossal waste of money and time; "30 Seconds Of Fun-Filled Entertainment Squeezed Into 2 Hours!!!!!" - the score is a masterpiece, one of Bacharach's stellar creations. By turns whimsical, comic, romantic and dramatic, it is resolutely date-stamped but none the worse for it. Listening to Disc 1, which is the complete score in chronological order as it occurs in the film, one can almost imagine a better movie (maybe with the Boulting Brothers directing, lending it a harder, more satiric edge...).
The selling point for me was the inclusion of the unnerving music that gave the Berlin School sequence its edge - with the percussion sounding like a ruler being twanged on a table top - and the ludicrously comic Noel Coward-type vocal version of the theme song that played over the end credits. (The line "We're fighting for our lives!" is hilariously silly to me.)
The accompanying CD is a freshly mastered version of the 1967 soundtrack album which might be superfluous were it not for the fact that you might wish to play the album without all the mad bagpipes tracks that predominate the opening portion of Disc 1.
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5.0 out of 5 stars James Bond is here, so have no fear! 29 Mar 2013
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Despite being a bit of a Bond fan I've always shied away from the original Casino Royale movie because of its reputation as a disastrous mess. But I coudn't resist buying the recent blu-ray on special offer, and on viewing the film in full for the first time I was pleasantly surprised (given my expectations) at how entertaining, and funny it was, despite the discontinuities. One of the highlights was the wonderful soundtrack. I've always loved Herb Alpert's catchy main theme, and in its various incarnations in the film it sounds superb. The original soundtrack album did not include the vocal version of the main theme -- which is sung over the end credits by Mike Redway in all its tongue-and-cheek glory. But this superb double-CD includes a "complete original soundtrack" at 58.38 minutes, as well as a remastered vesion of the 1967 soundtrack album, so you get everything you could wish for. Dusty Springfield's The Look of Love sounds divine, and there are many other great themes from the movie. Worth every penny.
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