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James Bond is here, so have no fear!,
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This review is from: Casino Royale - Original & 45th anniversary album (OST) (2CD) (Audio CD)
Despite being a bit of a Bond fan I've always shied away from the original Casino Royale movie because of its reputation as a disastrous mess. But I coudn't resist buying the recent blu-ray on special offer, and on viewing the film in full for the first time I was pleasantly surprised (given my expectations) at how entertaining, and funny it was, despite the discontinuities. One of the highlights was the wonderful soundtrack. I've always loved Herb Alpert's catchy main theme, and in its various incarnations in the film it sounds superb. The original soundtrack album did not include the vocal version of the main theme -- which is sung over the end credits by Mike Redway in all its tongue-and-cheek glory. But this superb double-CD includes a "complete original soundtrack" at 58.38 minutes, as well as a remastered vesion of the 1967 soundtrack album, so you get everything you could wish for. Dusty Springfield's The Look of Love sounds divine, and there are many other great themes from the movie. Worth every penny.