Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Bond Songs - The B Sides

A little extra BlogalongaBond whilst I'm researching for the radio series I'm doing. We know that there are five official Bond films that do not have dedicated title sequence songs: Dr. No; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Octopussy; Casino Royale; A Quantum Of Solace. There are also a number of title songs that were commissioned but either never recorded or never used.

Here's the comprehensive Wikipedia page for songs with Bond connections.

Not available on the Wikipedia page are the B-side songs to the title single releases. Here's a loose inventory of the B sides to the UK single releases connected with the various films.

Dr. No: (selected Monty Norman tracks, i.e. it is the OST)

From Russia With Love: Matt Monro Here And Now

Goldfinger: Shirley Bassey Strange How Love Can Be

Thunderball: Tom Jones Key To My Heart

You Only Live Twice: Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood Jackson



On Her Majesty's Secret Service: technically, We Have All The Time In the World is the B side

Diamonds Are Forever: Shirley Bassey Pieces Of Dreams (Michel Legrand)

Live And Let Die: Paul McCartney (& Wings) I Lie Around

The Man With The Golden Gun: Lulu A Boy Like You

The Spy Who Loved Me: Carly Simon After The Storm

Moonraker: Instrumental (Moonraker - Barry)

For Your Eyes Only: Sheena Easton Runaway

Octopussy: Instrumental (All Time High - Barry)

A View To A Kill: Instrumental (A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss) - Barry)

The Living Daylights: Instrumental (The Living Daylilghts - Barry)

Licence To Kill: Patti LaBelle If You Asked Me To



Goldeneye: Goldeneye remixes (Hall/Deane)

Tomorrow Never Dies: Sheryl Crow The Book

The World Is Not Enough: orchestral remix, 'Ice Bandits' - Arnold

Die Another Day: remix - Madonna/Arnold

Casino Royale: Chris Cornell cover of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun



Quantum Of Solace: Instrumental (Another Way To Die - Arnold/White/Keys)

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