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Format: CD
Sku: 203124469
UPC: 029667517928
UPC 14: 00029667517928
Release Date: 12/27/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Thunderball ~ James Bond Sextet
2. Casino Royale ~ James Bond Sextet
3. Man with the Golden Gun, The ~ James Bond Sextet
4. From Russia with Love ~ James Bond Sextet
5. 007 Theme from Dr No ~ James Bond Sextet
6. Moonraker ~ James Bond Sextet
7. James Bond Theme ~ James Bond Sextet
8. For Your Eyes Only ~ James Bond Sextet
9. Goldfinger ~ James Bond Sextet
10. Live and Let Die ~ James Bond Sextet
11. Diamonds Are Forever ~ James Bond Sextet
12. You Only Live Twice ~ James Bond Sextet

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Buddy Collette (flute, tenor saxophone); Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Bobby Bryant (trumpet); Joe Parnello (piano).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.
Muze PNote Arranger: Dick Grove.
Muze PNote The James Bond Songbook, as even the liner notes for the 2006 CD of the LP on BGP admit, was a cash-in album on the craze for all things James Bond that had enveloped the world by the mid-'60s. Cleverly, the record was titled to be credited to the James Bond Sextet -- even though such an ensemble didn't really exist -- as the bassist was indeed named James Bond, though he usually went by the name of Jimmy Bond as a Los Angeles session man. Even by the standards of exploitation albums, however, this might be a disappointment. Not for the quality of the music, which is pretty competent cool jazz, but because, though all 12 of the song titles are taken from Ian Fleming novels that were made into films (excepting Monty Norman's famous "James Bond Theme"), in fact the majority of these are not the soundtrack themes actually used in the movies. For when this came out in 1965, just four of these movies had actually been made. That means that only "Thunderball," "From Russia with Love," "007 Theme from Dr. No," and "Goldfinger" (as well as "James Bond Theme") correspond to the themes actually heard on the soundtracks. The rest of the numbers are small combo jazz instrumental compositions by Bond and Warren Baker that were inspired by the novels of the same titles. So those tracks don't sound particularly Bond-movie-like in either melody or arrangement, and even the five interpretations of themes actually used in Bond films are far jazzier and less menacing than the arrangements with which most Bond viewers are most familiar. It's not a bad record at all, and yes, by the standards of cash-in albums, the execution is well above average. Just realize what you're getting into, though, if you pick it up with the expectations that the music will be strongly related to the kind of music usually associated with the soundtracks of films featuring the James Bond character. ~ Richie Unterberger

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/09/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CDBGPM 179
Music Label Name Label : BGP (Beat Goes Public)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00029667517928

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