Kamen's attempts at a Bond score suffered much criticism and although it's far from a Bond soundtrack, a viewing of the film will help you realise that the change of style is not Kamen's idea. He was hired to make the film sound like exactly what the producers wanted: Lethal Weapon. This CD is yet another example of the mess Kamen's scores become when released as soundtracks. It's all over the place and barely has enough music in it to warrant as a promo, let alone a soundtrack. There are some exciting action cues here and there, lush moments with strings and Spanish guitars and the Bond theme is always great to hear but some moments are tough on the ears, which is not what I expect from an accomplished orchestrator as Kamen. Curiously, this is the only Bond soundtrack that hasn't been given the remastered treatment and since it contains barely a third of the film's score, it's in much need of one. That thought, however, doesn't exactly excite me, so skip this and stick with the Barry stuff instead.