With The Living Daylights, John Barry embraced the modern technologies available to him in the late 80s. With synthesisers and drum machines entering the mix, we can hear the fantastic 'Ice Chase', a superb reworking of the original 'James Bond Theme'. The theme music by a-ha is excellent, backed up by The Pretenders two tracks, 'Where has everybody gone' and 'If there was a man', the first time that a different end credits theme was used in a Bond film. But Barry has not forgotten his more traditional roots, with the orchestral 'The Sniper was a Woman' and 'Koskov's Escape' as well as his penchant for using local colour, as evidenced by 'Opium and Mujahadin'. For the action sequences, 'Necros Attacks' and 'Hercules Take-off' both deliver and Kara's love themes are tenderly played by the orchestra. Add all of this to the fact that you get 19 tracks on the OST and all I can say is buy it, buy it now. It is not just a Bond soundtrack, it stands comparison with the best of all film soundtracks.