Diamonds Are Forever (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

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Product Overview


Label Capitol Records
SKU 60588546
UPC 724354142024
UPC 14 00724354142024
Format CD
Release Date 2/11/2003
Author Soundtrack
Compilation Appearance Vol. 13-Tv Town
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance 62 British Hit Parade:b Sides Pt3 Sep
Technical Info
Engineer John Richards
CatalogID 41420
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 02/11/2003
Original Release 1972
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724354142024
Album Notes and Credits
Original score composed by John Barry.
Recorded at CTS Studios, London, England in October 1971. Includes liner notes by Jeff Bond.
John Barry made his reputation with highly enjoyable and sophisticated soundtracks for early James Bond pictures, including From Russian With Love, Thunderball, and 1971's Diamonds Are Forever. Like many Bond soundtracks, Diamonds Are Forever features a dynamic mix of brass-heavy orchestral numbers, reconfigurations of the original Bond theme, dreamy ballads, and a celebrity vocal performance of the title track. Following up her "Goldfinger" hit, singer Shirley Bassey returns here with another bravura performance on the "Diamonds Are Forever" theme; although not as memorable as Bassey's earlier classic, the song still impresses with a catchy mix of rock elements (wah-wah guitar, electric bass, 4/4 beat) and full orchestration. And as is the fashion with soundtracks, this main title is recycled more than once -- in this instance, as both a flute-and-vibes lounge cut and as part of a darkly lush string arrangement. Along with easy listening, Henry Mancini-inspired cuts like "Tiffany Case," and "Q's Trick," Barry also gives a nod to Max Steiner's clamorous soundtracks with suspense and action backdrops like "Bond Smells a Rat" and "To Hell With Blofield." And the Bond theme gets its due on the noir-ish, cat burglar motif "Bond Meets Bambi and Thumper." With equally stunning pieces like the romantic waltz "Circus, Circus" topping things off, Diamonds Are Forever qualifies as one of Barry's most gratifying Bond soundtracks. ~ Stephen Cook
Disc 1
1 Diamonds Are Forever (Main Title) - Shirley Bassey
2 Bond Meets Bambi And Thumper
3 Moon Buggy Ride
4 Circus, Circus
5 Death At The Whyte House
6 Diamonds Are Forever - (source instrumental instrumental)
7 Diamonds Are Forever (Bond And Tiffany)
8 Bond Smells A Rat
9 Tiffany Case
10 007 And Counting
11 Q's Trick
12 To Hell With Blofeld
13 Gunbarrel And Manhunt
14 Mr. Wint And Mr. Kidd / Bond To Holland
15 Peter Franks
16 Airport Source / On The Road
17 Slumber, Inc.
18 Whyte House, The
19 Plenty, Then Tiffany
20 Following The Diamonds
21 Additional And Alternate Cues
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