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  1. Expanded James Bond Scores

    News from Film Score:

    16 classic Bond soundtracks are being reissued by EMI-Capitol & Virgin (for GoldenEye) in February.

    Due Feb. 11, 2003:

    DR. NO – same as LP
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE – same as LP
    ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – expanded edition, remixed to 75+ min. (almost complete score – it wouldn’t fit)
    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER – expanded edition, remixed to 75+ min., complete score plus alternates.
    LIVE AND LET DIE – expanded edition, complete score.
    FOR YOUR EYES ONLY – same as Rykodisc CD
    OCTOPUSSY – same as Rykodisc CD
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS – same as Rykodisc CD

    Due Feb. 25, 2003:

    GOLDFINGER – not remixed but will have 4 extra tracks from the U.K. LP at end of program.
    THUNDERBALL – remixed, expanded to 75+ min. (almost complete score – it wouldn’t fit)
    YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE – remixed, expanded to 73 min. (complete score)
    THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN – same as LP
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME – same as LP
    MOONRAKER – same as LP
    A VIEW TO A KILL – same as LP
    GOLDENEYE – same as CD

    The five expanded titles — Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, O.H.M.S.S., Diamonds and Live and Let Die — represent EMI, MGM and independent contractors such as yours truly working very hard in not a lot of time to get Bond fans the best of the vintage 007 scores. The sound quality on these titles is STUNNING. The CDs will feature the original LP programs followed by bonus sections of previously unreleased tracks.

    No extra masters were available for Dr. No, From Russia With Love, or Moonraker (recorded in Paris). Feel free to complain but there was nothing anyone could do!

    One other thing — keep your 30th Anniversary 2CD set as the rare vocal demos from Thunderball (Mr. Kiss Kiss), You Only Live Twice and Goldfinger are not being carried over for clearance reasons. Which is just as well as it leaves room on Thunderball for more unreleased score…

    David Winter @ 2002-11-29
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