This CD rocks. It's got the title themes from all 19 official Bond films released so far, and more. Every song on the album is, in my opinion, very good to excellent. Here's a track listing:
1. “James Bond Theme” (from Dr. No), John Barry & Orchestra 2. “Goldfinger”, Shirley Bassey 3. “Nobody Does It Better” (from The Spy Who Loved Me), Carly Simon 4. “A View to a Kill”, Duran Duran 5. “For Your Eyes Only”, Sheena Easton 6. “We Have All The Time in the World” (from On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Louis Armstrong 7. “Live and Let Die”, Sir Paul McCartney and Wings 8. “All Time High” (from Octopussy), Rita Coolidge 9. “The Living Daylights”, a-ha 10. “Licence to Kill”, Gladys Knight 11. “From Russia With Love”, Matt Munro 12. “Thunderball”, Tom Jones 13. “You Only Live Twice”, Nancy Sinatra 14. “Moonraker”, Shirley Bassey 15. “On Her Majesty's Secret Service”, John Barry Orchestra 16. “The Man With the Golden Gun”, Lulu 17. “Diamonds Are Forever”, Shirley Bassey 18. “GoldenEye”, Tina Turner 19. “Tomorrow Never Dies”, Sheryl Crow 20. “The World is Not Enough”, Garbage 21. “James Bond Theme” (from Tomorrow Never Dies), Moby 22. “James Bond Theme” (from GoldenEye Trailer, Previously Unreleased), Parodi/Fair
As I said, each of these songs is very good or excellent in my opinion. CD quality is very good, as well-- although “Moonraker” seems to suffer from some sort of unusual static. I definitely recommend picking up this CD, even if you're not a fan of the movie series.
My favorite song on the album is, of course, “The Living Daylights” by a-ha. It's just got that sort of '80s quality that sticks in your head. Hard to describe.
Hope anyone who buys it enjoys it!
(edited by ekedolphin on 10.10.02 0523) “I've been waiting long for one of us to say, ‘Save the darkness, and let it never fade away.’” --a-ha, “The Living Daylights”, theme from The Living Daylights
Two-Time, Two-Time Randomly Selected Weiner of the Day, 5/27/02 and 7/3/02
So there's TWO people on this board who like "Living Daylights" now? I find it ironic that John barry hates it so. . .he's a great track.
I've always had a soft spot in my heart as well for "A View To a Kill." possibly the best song about a hole in the ground ever committed to posterity.
Also glad they didn't stop (as they have in other pressings) at just sticking the themes from the most recent movie on there and added the Moby track (always liked that sample from "Goldfinger" in the break) and the music from the "Goldeneye" trailer which, sad to say, was better than the music in the movie.
Huh. That's interesting. I wouldn't have thought there would have been much demand for a Big Country reunion tour, given that they were pretty much one-hit-wonders, although maybe they have more fans in other parts of the world.