James Bond has been a suave secret agent on screen for 60 years - so an official musical companion getting delayed several years is nothing, right? Bond 25, an orchestral survey of the pop themes that have accompanied every picture based on Ian Fleming's Agent 007, is finally heading to stores this Friday, September 23, after a delay just slightly longer than the release of the most recent Bond film, 2021's No Time to Die, the fifth and final outing for Daniel Craig in the lead role.
Every songwriter dreams of that one hit that catches on with audiences of every size and shape. If you're lucky, you might write a few that just never leave the popular consciousness. But even just one that's big enough can really make magic - and it's quite easy to argue they don't get much bigger than the one well-known theme by Monty Norman, the British composer who died Monday at the age of 94. When you hear it - slinky chords, bold brass hits and a razor-sharp guitar lick - it won't
With a new James Bond film set to shake (not stir) audiences in November, a longtime compilation of the super-spy's famed film themes is getting a new iteration on November 20. The Best of Bond...James Bond offers a stellar 25-track overview of the pop themes that scored nearly all of the films based on Ian Fleming's famed British secret agent. There are 14 U.K. Top 10 hits and two Academy Award winners herein - altogether, a formidable, half-century-plus musical portrait of one of cinema's