The Music of James Bond

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Oxford University Press, 1 lis 2012 - 304
The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales. Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music (including a reader-friendly analysis of each score) from the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No to John Barry's trend-setting early scores for such films as Goldfinger and Thunderball. We learn how synthesizers, disco and modern electronica techniques played a role in subsequent scores, and how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound for the 1990s and beyond. The book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Burlingame examines the decades-long controversy over authorship of the Bond theme; how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. The author shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved, and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace. New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details--temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and the convergence of great music and unforgettable imagery--make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans. This paperback edition is brought up-to-date with a new chapter on Skyfall.

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come watch for de moon Dr
but oh you haunted me so From Russia with Love
the Midas toucha spiders touch Goldfinger
he looks at this world and wants it all Thunderball
well it takes my breath away Casino Royale 1967
make one dream come true You Only Live Twice
we have all the time in the world On Her Majestys Secret Service
touch it stroke it and undress it Diamonds Are Forever
until we dance into the fire A View to a Kill
the livings in the way we die The Living Daylights
and you know Im going straight for your heart Licence
time is not on your side GoldenEye
until the world falls away Tomorrow Never Dies
no point in living if you cant feel alive The World Is
its not my time to go Die Another
the coldest blood runs through my veins Casino Royale

you gotta give the other fellow hell Live and Let
an assassin thats second to none The Man with the Golden
nobody does it better The Spy Who Loved
that moonlight trail that leads to your side Moonraker
you see what no one else can see For Your Eyes Only
hold on tight let the flight begin Octopussy
though I know theres danger there I dont care Never Say Never Again
a door left open a woman walking by Quantum of Solace
where worlds collide and days are dark Skyfall
Afterword
The Bond Songs That Never Were
Bibliography
Index
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Jon Burlingame is one of the nation's leading writers on the subject of music for film and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and teaches film-music history at the University of Southern California. His other work has included three previous books on film and TV music; articles for other publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Premiere and Emmy magazines; and producing radio specials for Los Angeles classical station KUSC.

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