After the excellent Bond scores created by David Arnold for "The World Is Not enough", expectations were high for the cd but it is clearly not up to its predessor. The Madonna title "song" actually gives you the impression there is something wrong with your cd player, but there isnt! Over to track 2 and a new variation of the james bond theme, more drum orientated than usual and quite effective. Track 3 contains the pre-credits sequence including the opening gun barrel music, which not many of the Bond soundtracks actually feature surprisingly (minus the actual gunshot). From here the cd detiorates until the last track which is a new version of the Bond/Christmas closer to the last film and sounds quite lush. In between you get tracks which are probably quite good if your watching the film with all the explosions and chases, but do not stand up all that well on their own. They should have included the gunshot to liven this cd up!