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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Bond you'll ever need
This is well worth £10. This is a very nice edition with every song you could ever possibly want in regards to James Bond. It has all the individual theme songs as well as a lot of backing music (that you might not realise you know). A very very good listen, but when you're driving to work with it blaring out you wish you might wish you had rockets, ejectable seats and an...
Published on 19 Oct 2012 by Laura

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty lame release given it's the 50th Anniversary...
So, there's a new Bond film due out, and we have another Best of Bond collection to "celebrate" 50 years of Bond, although you'd hardly know it. Disc 1 is much as you'd expect - all the main title themes, with Goldeneye and LTK appearing in their single versions and a different version of Casino Royale to that on the original single.

On to Disc 2. With it...
Published on 17 Oct 2012 by dk32


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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Bond you'll ever need, 19 Oct 2012
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This is well worth £10. This is a very nice edition with every song you could ever possibly want in regards to James Bond. It has all the individual theme songs as well as a lot of backing music (that you might not realise you know). A very very good listen, but when you're driving to work with it blaring out you wish you might wish you had rockets, ejectable seats and an aston martin instead of a corsa...
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5.0 out of 5 stars For your ears only, 19 Oct 2014
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This magnificent CD brings together 37 years of the fantastic music that was brought to us by the James Bond series.

Beginning with the James Bond theme, first played on the first 007 flicks, Dr No (1962), and has graced as background music, in one form or another, most of the subsequent Bond films down the year.

Many of the hits featured on their respective Bond thrillers. This is music from the 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's at it's very, very best.

My personal favorites include:

Shirley Bassey's luxurious and smooth Goldfinger (1964), with it's opening elephantine trumpets.

The rich and contemplative You Only Live Twice (1967) sung by Nancy Sinatra.

Soft Cell redid an interesting version in the early 1980's.

The closing piece from On Her Majesties Secret Service (1969), " We Have All The Time In The World" sung with great warmth and sincerity by Louis Armstrong.

Live And Let Die (1973), by Paul McCartney, an absolutely magical and enthusing piece in the very best style of that fantastic early 70's rock.

Carly Simon's melody Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Marvin Hamlisch who wrote the song with Carole Bayer Sager explained: " It was time that Bond be pretentious enough and vain enough to have a song written about him."

The rich and haunting Moonraker (1979) by Shirley Bassey.

The sexy and enticing mood setter "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) by Sheena Easton, the only theme song where the singer of the theme song appears on stage. This is because Sheena Easton rivaled the Bond girls in her beauty.

The romantic "All Time High" from Octopussy (1983) by Rita Coolidge.

The energetic "The Living Daylights" (1987) by Ah Ha.

The R&B License To Kill (1989) by Gladys Knight.

And the moody Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) by Sheryl Crowe.

My one and only complaint is that the compilation did not include Three Blind Mice (Calypso), which started off Dr No.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2CD Set Celebrating 50 Years Of 007 Music, 27 April 2014
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CD Info.
2xCD.
50 Tracks.

Synopsis.
This double album is released to celebrate 50 year's of James Bond, Disc 1 contains 23 main title track's from Dr No-Quantum Of Solace while disc 2 is a a mixture of additional songs from the Bond movies plus some amazing scores by various Bond composers.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is a excellent double album that contains all the main title Bond songs up until 2008 Quantum Of Solace, Featuring artists such as Paul McCartney & Wings, Duran Duran, Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Carly Simon, Madonna & many more as each artist deliver a iconic theme song to there interpretation of a Bond movie.

This album features additional songs by Moby, Louis Armstrong, K.D Lang, The Pretenders & an arrangement of instrumental scores from composer's John Barry, Monty Norman, David Arnold adding a great mixture of vocal & instrumental iconic cues celebrating 50 years of Britain's greatest secret Agent James Bond 007.

Sadly Adele's Skyfall isn't included on this release which is a little disappointing as it's the latest Bond song yet this is still a wonderful collaboration & a excellent purchase for Bond fan's.

Timelord Rating.
10/10.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Bond.........James Bond, 8 Nov 2012
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This 22 track music album is brilliant. It has all the Bond songs on it from Dr No to Quantum of Solace. It would have been really perfect if the song for Skyfall had been on it too but it is'nt. I love playing it on my phone when I go for walks or exercising. I'm really in the mood for Bond songs at the minute and have just been to see Skyfall at the cinema. An excellent album. Well worth the money !
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5.0 out of 5 stars W' Wahh Wah, W' wah wahh - dun dun dun ....., 11 Dec 2014
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arrived very quickly - well packed - as described - no hassles -
Ok you know what you are going to get. Or do we? only kidding - actually you can see the evolution of the Bond sound. So much so that I guess people will have their favourite eras like their favourite Bond or Doctor.
Obviously there aren't 40 Bond films (are there?) so some of the tracks are the incidental music - again the changes are audible.
T BBC Philharmonic orchestra and a listener vote as to the best Bond Theme EVER came up with a truly ridiculous winner earlier this year. Possibly because most of the voting audience were too young to remember/ appreciate the breath taking older ones. Well they should buy this, give Disc one a bit a bending and behold a world of style and truly captivating music. Everything musical from a punch in the face to the suavest of melodies. It made my drive home an actual pleasure.
ACID TEST: would I buy it again - Yes
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it , it's a must have it, 6 Sep 2013
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Been waiting for this being a huge fan of James Bond films Amazon you have done it again well done
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty lame release given it's the 50th Anniversary..., 17 Oct 2012
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So, there's a new Bond film due out, and we have another Best of Bond collection to "celebrate" 50 years of Bond, although you'd hardly know it. Disc 1 is much as you'd expect - all the main title themes, with Goldeneye and LTK appearing in their single versions and a different version of Casino Royale to that on the original single.

On to Disc 2. With it being the 50th Anniversary, there would have been no better opportunity to include some of the wealth of Bond music that has never been released before on any format, let alone CD. Sadly, there is nothing new here. Disc 2 is just a bizarre, random collection of widely available tracks taken from the soundtrack albums, some of which can hardly be called the "Best Of Bond".

This is a strange collection, clearly put together as a last-minute rush-job with no thought or effort - the Bond fans who don't want the soundtrack albums aren't going to be bothered by the incidental music on Disc 2, those that do have the soundtrack albums have these tracks already, so who exactly is this collection aimed at?

The 1992 30th Anniversary Collection was a great example of what they can do when they put some thought into it - a brilliant 2CD set containg all the songs (up to LTK), and previously unreleased demo recordings and Thunderball music on Disc 2, so it is possible. It's just a shame they obviously couldn't be bothered for this release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Bond CD, 5 Jun 2014
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Love it! Great CD. Second CD has a great very little heard track (1I believe). Buy it if you are a Bond fan & even if you are not!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mr Bond, 16 Jun 2014
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The songs are great for James Bond movie fans. We love the 1st CD very much (sing along during road trips!), the 2nd a bit less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab, 25 Jun 2014
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The music is great. disc one has all the great hits by original artists. Disc 2 has some of the backing tracks from the movies
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