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Friday
Oct052012

New James Bond Movie Theme Compilation Being Released Tuesday

PRNewsFoto/Capitol RecordsThe first James Bond film, Dr. No, arrived in theaters 50 years ago today, and to celebrate the golden anniversary of everyone's favorite fictional British spy, a new compilation is being released featuring the theme songs to every movie in the franchise.  Best of Bond…James Bond: 50th Anniversary Collection, which hits stores this Tuesday, includes Paul McCartney & Wings' 1973 hit "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better," from 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me, as well as memorable tunes sung by Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Rita Coolidge, Madonna, Sheena Easton, Duran Duran and more.

A deluxe, two-CD version of Best of Bond subtitled 50 Years -- 50 Tracks offers a bonus disc that features various songs and incidental compositions that also appeared in Bond films. Among the tracks included are songs from Bassey, Marvin Hamlisch, The Pretenders and k.d. lang.

Best of Bond will be available for pre-order on Friday, which also has been declared Global James Bond Day.  As part of the initiative, a wide variety of Bond-themed events will take place around the world.

Here's the complete track list of the standard version of Best of Bond:

"James Bond Theme," The John Barry Orchestra [from Dr. No, 1962]
"From Russia with Love," Matt Monro [from From Russia with Love, 1963]
"Goldfinger," Shirley Bassey [from Goldfinger, 1964]
"Thunderball," Tom Jones [from Thunderball, 1965]
"You Only Live Twice," Nancy Sinatra [from You Only Live Twice, 1967]
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service," The John Barry Orchestra [from On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969]
"We Have All the Time in the World," Louis Armstrong [from On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969]
"Diamonds Are Forever," Shirley Bassey [from Diamonds Are Forever, 1971]
"Live and Let Die," Paul McCartney & Wings [from Live and Let Die, 1973]
"The Man With The Golden Gun," Lulu [from The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974]
"Nobody Does It Better," Carly Simon [from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977]
"Moonraker," Shirley Bassey [from Moonraker, 1979]
"For Your Eyes Only," Sheena Easton [from For Your Eyes Only, 1981]
"All Time High," Rita Coolidge [from Octopussy, 1983]
"A View to a Kill," Duran Duran [from A View to a Kill, 1985]
"The Living Daylights," A-Ha [from The Living Daylights, 1987]
"Licence to Kill," Gladys Knight [from Licence to Kill, 1989]
"GoldenEye (Single Edit)," Tina Turner [from GoldenEye, 1995]
"Tomorrow Never Dies," Sheryl Crow [from Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997]
"The World Is Not Enough," Garbage [from The World Is Not Enough, 1999]
"Die Another Day," Madonna [from Die Another Day, 2002]
"You Know My Name," Chris Cornell [from Casino Royale, 2006]
"Another Way to Die," Jack White & Alicia Keys [from Quantum of Solace, 2008]

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