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.