After the disappointing departure from the Bond Sound in Goldeneye, David Arnold not only brings Bond music back to us but he reinvents it as well. The score's mix of sixties sassy swing, big orchestral action and electric drum loops makes perfect sense and has provided a new definitive sound for Bond since the Brosnan era. The opening track, 'White Knight', has the spirit of Bond in almost every note ranging from the intriguingly subtle to the outright bold and the track 'Back Seat Driver' is a genre best, providing the film's theme tune (based on Barry's Living Daylights Music) and displaying exactly why Arnold was the man for the job. The score is full of little quotes of previous John Barry efforts, which will delight Bond afficionados and in a word, provides what Bond music should deliver: excitement. However, a little word of warning to those wanting to purchase: even though this is an expanded release, this CD actually omits 'Station Break' a track on the original release (which was criminally short). Also, it would have made more sense to include Arnold's title music 'Surrender', rather than an interview with the composer, which doesn't add much to the album. With that aside, relive the glory days of Bond and enjoy one of the most successful accomplishments of the nineties. Congratulations, Mr Arnold.