EMI-Capitol, MGM and Virgin have announced that they will re-release 16 James Bond soundtracks in February 2003.
The release of the new soundtracks will be split into two phases, with eight soundtracks being released on February 11 and a further eight on February 25.
All the soundtracks, bar Goldfinger, will reportedly feature a remastered version of the original score. However, it should be noted that there are conflicting reports about the Goldfinger release, with some indicating it will also be digitally remastered.
The biggest past of the news for Bond fans is that Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and Live and Let Die will all feature previously unreleased material.
The release schedule for the soundtrack is as follows;
February 11 Release
From Russia With Love
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – will include almost the complete score, including previously unreleased material. Certain music cues would not fit on the soundtrack due to it’s length. The soundtrack will be in excess of 75 minutes.
Diamonds Are Forever – will include the films complete score, which is in excess of 75 minutes. The soundtrack will also include alternate music not featured in the film.
Live And Let Die – will feature the films full soundtrack.
For Your Eyes Only
The Living Daylights
February 25 Release
Goldfinger – possibly remastered (there are conflicting reports), however, will include four tracks from the UK 60’s LP not previously released on CD.
Thunderball – will include previously unreleased material expanding the soundtrack to over 75 minutes.
You Only Live Twice – will feature the films full score making it 73 minutes
The Man With The Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
A View To A Kill
To pre-order the soundtracks click on the relevent links above.