In mid-September, CommanderBond.net was first to report that the ‘The Best of Bond… James Bond’ collection of 007 title themes would be re-released in October to mark the theatrical debut of Quantum of Solace.
While separate CD and CD+DVD collections were announced, details regarding what specific Bond tracks would be featured were still to be confirmed.
We now have full details on the contents of both the ‘The Best of Bond… James Bond’ CD and DVD, including 23 tracks plus a bonus in the previously unreleased James Bond Theme track credited to ‘John Arnold’ (a credit to both John Barry and David Arnold, perhaps?).
New additions include Madonna’s ‘Die Another Day’, Chris Cornell’s ‘You Know My Name’ and k.d. Lang’s ‘Surrender’. The title theme from Quantum of Solace, ‘Another Way To Die’ by Jack White and Alicia Keys, is not featured.
The line-up of Bond themes includes:
- James Bond Theme – John Barry Orchestra
- From Russia With Love – Matt Monro
- Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey
- Thunderball – Tom Jones
- You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – John Barry Orchestra
- We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
- Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey
- Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings
- The Man With The Golden Gun – Lulu
- Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
- Moonraker – Shirley Bassey
- For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton
- All Time High – Rita Coolidge
- A View To A Kill – Duran Duran
- The Living Daylights – A-Ha
- Licence To Kill – Gladys Knight
- GoldenEye – Tina Turner
- Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow
- Surrender – kd lang
- The World Is Not Enough – Garbage
- Die Another Day – Madonna
- You Know My Name – Chris Cornell
- Bonus Track – James Bond Theme – John Arnold (previously unreleased)
- A View To A Kill – Duran Duran (music video)
- For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton (music video)
- GoldenEye – Tina Turner (music video)
- The Living Daylights – A-Ha (music video)
- All Time High – Rita Coolidge (music video)
- Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1974)
- Documentary: The Music Of James Bond
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The official press release follows:
Capitol/EMI to Release ‘The Best of Bond… James Bond’ in Expanded CD, CD/DVD & Digital Album Formats on October 28
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM’s new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, Capitol/EMI announces an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of ‘The Best Of Bond… James Bond’ on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise’s 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.
Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films’ memorable themes. ‘The Best Of Bond… James Bond’ collects an impressive selection of classic and contemporary Bond themes by many of popular music’s top stars, including Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die,” Madonna’s “Die Another Day,” Duran Duran’s chart-topping “A View To A Kill,” Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger,” Tina Turner’s “GoldenEye,” kd lang’s “Surrender,” Sheryl Crow’s “Tomorrow Never Dies,” Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name,” Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better,” and Tom Jones’ “Thunderball,” among many others. John Arnold’s previously unreleased “James Bond Theme” closes the collection.
EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC, is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962, including Quantum of Solace. The James Bond films, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, make up the longest running franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Casino Royale. EON Productions and Danjaq LLC, are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.
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