On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Performers John Barry

EMI Music Distribution | February 25, 2003 | Compact Disc

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One of the best James Bond scores just got a lot better, in this remastered, expanded edition that more than doubles the running time of the original LP or the old CD. John Barry, writing for a new lead actor in the role and a dazzling array of visual set pieces, as well as the most romantic and psychologically complex of all the Bond movies, rose to the occasion, with his best James Bond score ever. The music on the original album was serious enough in its depth and appeal to make that record indispensable, but the remastering of the CD for this expanded edition off of the original three-track and four-track masters (which has also yielded an expanded version of one existing track, "Journey To Blofeld's Hideaway"), gives that music a richness and detail that even devoted fans have never heard this way before. The additional 37 minutes of music is hardly less impressive -in addition to extensive sections of the score (including a gorgeous variation on "We Have All The Time In The World" as an instrumental ("Bond And Draco"), and some action and suspense music that is almost symphonic in nature, it contains cues that were written and recorded but excised from the finished cut of the movie; a bit of the bonus material features re-interpretations of familiar material, but the mastering and the mix are sophisticated enough to allow the listener to luxuriate in the variations and the details of the scoring. In other words, this is a chance to discover and know this music -- the best music in any of the Bond movies -- on a level more rewarding, even for the casual listener, than anyone has ever had before. The extensive annotation is just an added bonus to the audio delights. And calling the CD essential to any collection is an extraordinary understatement. ~ Bruce Eder

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 25, 2003

Genre: Film Composers

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1969

Label Name: EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 724354141928

Found in: Film Composers

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Performers John Barry
Producer Phil Ramone
Engineer John Richards

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 25, 2003

Genre: Film Composers

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1969

Label Name: EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 724354141928


Title Track Time
1.We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong --
2.This Never Happened To The Other Feller --
3.Try --
4.Ski Chase --
5.Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? - Nina --
6.Main Theme-On Her Majesty's Secret Service --
7.Journey To Blofeld's Hideaway --
8.We Have All The Time In The World --
9.Over & Out --
10.Battle At Piz Gloria --
11.Medley We Have All The Time In The World / James Bond Theme --
12.Journey To Draco's Hideaway --
13.Bond And Draco --
14.Gumbold's Safe --
15.Bond Settles In --
16.Bond Meets The Girls --
17.Dusk At Piz Gloria --
18.Sir Hillary's Night Out (Who Will Buy My Yesterdays?) --
19.Blofeld's Plot --
20.Escape From Piz Gloria --
21.Bobsled Chase --

Editorial Notes

One of the best James Bond scores just got a lot better, in this remastered, expanded edition that more than doubles the running time of the original LP or the old CD. John Barry, writing for a new lead actor in the role and a dazzling array of visual set pieces, as well as the most romantic and psychologically complex of all the Bond movies, rose to the occasion, with his best James Bond score ever. The music on the original album was serious enough in its depth and appeal to make that record indispensable, but the remastering of the CD for this expanded edition off of the original three-track and four-track masters (which has also yielded an expanded version of one existing track, "Journey To Blofeld's Hideaway"), gives that music a richness and detail that even devoted fans have never heard this way before. The additional 37 minutes of music is hardly less impressive -in addition to extensive sections of the score (including a gorgeous variation on "We Have All The Time In The World" as an instrumental ("Bond And Draco"), and some action and suspense music that is almost symphonic in nature, it contains cues that were written and recorded but excised from the finished cut of the movie; a bit of the bonus material features re-interpretations of familiar material, but the mastering and the mix are sophisticated enough to allow the listener to luxuriate in the variations and the details of the scoring. In other words, this is a chance to discover and know this music -- the best music in any of the Bond movies -- on a level more rewarding, even for the casual listener, than anyone has ever had before. The extensive annotation is just an added bonus to the audio delights. And calling the CD essential to any collection is an extraordinary understatement. ~ Bruce Eder