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Moonraker [Soundtrack, Import]

John Barry Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Dec 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Emi
  • ASIN: B000008HTH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,204 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Moonraker-Main Title - Shirley Bassey
2. Space Lazer Battle
3. Miss Goodhead Meets Bond
4. Cable Car And Snake Fight
5. Bond Lured To Pyramid
6. Flight Into Space
7. Bond Arrives In Rio And Boat Chase
8. Centifuge And Corrine Put Down
9. Bond Smells A Rat
10. Moonraker-End Title

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "I've seen your smile in a thousand dreams ..." 21 May 2008
By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For me, the essence of a good James Bond soundtrack has always been synonymous with the name of the composer John Barry. After his soundtrack for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", that to "Moonraker" has had pride of place in my affections. Whether it was due to a sudden discovery or exploration of the symphonies of Bruckner or Mahler, his work for "Moonraker" is signified by many instances of low sustained brass chords.

As for the theme song, Shirley Bassey returned for her third and final vocal contribution in the opening track, her words floating in the air like the shuttle above the Earth. `I've seen your smile in a thousand dreams, ...' Why was this not a big hit?

"Space Lazer (sic) Battle" follows on this CD, a slow march with brass, snare drum and choir, as well as full strings, and some subtle electronic sounds too. The sound quality on the transfer is not as good as expected, the performance being muffled in places. "Miss Goodhead Meets Bond" is a slow version of the graceful title track; it segues into a nocturnal suspense. Repeated rising notes remind me again of Bruckner, and alas, once again the sound quality of the transfer to disc is poor, especially at the very end.

"Cable Car And Snake Fight" is full of suspense. A trumpet theme on a bed of sustained brass and strings segues into another march, again heavy on the brass and with snare drum. "Bond Lured To Pyramid" has a romantic other-worldly feel, sustained notes again in the choir. Woodwind imitate birdcalls, there are harp glissandi, and strings play an upwards figure that conveys us to heaven at the end by means of a rise of an octave.

The longest track (at six-and-a-half minutes) is the majestic "Flight Into Space". The introduction is like a Bruckner chorale.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bond in space and intergalactic music too! 20 Sep 2000
Format:Audio CD
Despite Bond going up into space the soundtrack, at least, remains firmly on the ground. Mr. Barry returns to produce his ninth score for the series in a more laid-back style to compliment the film's style. Also back for another shot was Shirley Bassey, doing her third title theme for the series.
The main title is a much slower affair to usual... Ms Bassey doesn't even have to shout, and is in keeping with the trend set by the last film. The song is reprised in a more speedy, discoesque way over the end titles, in line with the music of the time.
"Flight Into Space" is perhaps the most haunting theme of this soundtrack, lasting for over six minutes, covering the whole journey between Drax's Amazonian lair and the Space Station. Almost as involved is "Centrifuge And Corrine Put Down" where Bond is nearly killed and Corrine is actually killed.
Other goodies include "Space Lazer Battle" and "Bond Arrives In Rio And Boat Chase", the latter half of the latter song being a reprise of the "007" song, providing a small link between this most modern of Bonds and those of yesteryear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Barry's space symphony for Bond 30 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Which 007 soundtrack album doesn't contain any hint of the James Bond Theme? Answer:Moonraker.
Apart from this oversight it's a very good album.
The title song is the only real let-down. It's too slow paced and Shirley Bassey seemed an odd choice given that this song didn't make any great use of her vocal power, but at least the shorter End Title version has a quicker disco style beat.
Unusually for Barry, the main theme isn't woven much throughout the score making appearances in 'Miss Goodhead Meets Bond' as a love theme and 'Bond Arrives In Rio'. 'Bond Lured To Pyramid' is a lovely choir track that seems a bit out of place in this score, but it's worth being there for the change of pace.
The tracks 'Cable Car & Snake Fight', 'Centrifuge & Corrine Put Down' and 'Bond Smells A Rat' are typical Barry suspense pieces, slow insistant build up to a powerful climax, with the latter being the best of the tracks with its deep growling brass and strings.
An old favourite returns on the track 'Boat Chase' - it's a version of Barry's own 007 Theme.
The two best tracks are 'Space Laser Battle' (oddly sequenced as track 2) and the real standout track in 'Flight Into Space'. This is a 6 1/2 minute tour-de-force from Barry ranging from a beautiful melody to dramatic brass as Bond gets his first sight of the space station and using some gentle choir work as with 'Bond Lured To Pyramid' to describe the beauty of space. It conjours up the image of a space flight perfectly.
Alas, not for the first time with a Bond album, it's the missing music that frustrates you. Where is the music used during the pre-credit scene where Bond and Jaws fall from a plane without a parachute? This contained the Bond Theme in a great arrangement.
Still, that inevitable gripe aside, this is good and varied listening. Definately recommended for the 'Flight Into Space' track alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Barry out of this world 10 Sep 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Moonraker is one of the three or four most under-rated Bond films. Whether you like it or loathe it, the soundtrack shouldn't polarise opinion - it is outstanding and in parts quite breath-taking.
You would never guess that 'Flight into Space' is not a classical piece of music in its own right - a swooping, building concerto, it evokes the solemnity and majesty of space.
The title track is quite simply superb - again under-rated but a beautifully written love song for which Barry should be proud.
The rest of the soundtrack album is of equally high quality - my one criticism being that it should be longer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best Bond soundtrack ever.
Published 2 months ago by Kayjay
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous CD for John Barry fans
As a lifelong John Barry fan, this has some fabulous tracks, and is some of his best work in his later years. Good quality CD too as regards the engineered quality.
Published 3 months ago by kowakurz
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 out of 10
I am very much a John Barry admirer and find him to have been one of today's foremost composers.The Moonraker CD is played in my car quite a lot as I find all of the tracks simply... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable
This soundtrack is so enjoyable. I can listen to it anywhere and chill out. Most fantastic and a pleasure to listen to.
Published 7 months ago by g m thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, but -----
Sadly let down by the quality of the recording - it sounds a bit "hollow."
A lovely theme though - Bond lured to the pyramid track is awesome.
Published 9 months ago by Clive Worboys
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome soundtrack
This has some of John Barry's best musical moments in. Its stylistically a little like "The Black Hole", which was a disappointing film with a great soundtrack. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Xander1
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music but limited tracks
The music of Moonraker is good, Bassey's tile track is OK, I don't like her that much, while other lionise her. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Paul L Copeland
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but only 11 tracks!
Excellent James Bond album from Moonraker, only complaint is that it is a bit short.

There is so much more material in the movie that hasn't been released. Read more
Published 24 months ago by M. McGowan
3.0 out of 5 stars Splendid
Although people debate over this James Bond Film, John Barry delivers a great soundtrack. Although not up there with OHMSS etc it still has some great late 70's period pieces such... Read more
Published on 21 July 2012 by D Jones
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