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Barry does his best for Her Majesty's Secret Service,
This review is from: On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ost (Audio CD)
To some this was John Barry's greatest score for a Bond film. It features, on the one hand, a romantic feel to the proceedings as we see Bond in a relationship quite like no other in the series, and on the other, epic overtures suggesting the scale of events concerning Piz Gloria and Blofeld's operation. Also included is "We Have All The Time In The World" by the great Louis Armstrong which is still recognised worldwide although not readily connected to the film.
"Ski Chase" provides the audience with a really atmospheric theme for the spectacular chase between Bond and Blofeld away from Piz Gloria. So good was this tune that it was reprised to some degree in A View To A Kill. "Battle At Piz Gloria" is a similar style theme, with great orchestral involvement. That is not to say that there is no variation. Providing a more mellow tune, "Try" and the instrumental version of "We Have All The Time In The World" lowers the tone with the films lighter moments.
"This Never Happened To The Other Feller", the music to most of the pre-credits sequence, is a combination of both loud and quiet, especially the before, during and after fight bits... Overall I have to agree with the many and say that this is one of the best.