The Living Daylights
“The Living Daylights” is the last James Bond movie to which composer John Barry brought his contribution. After 25 years, his mark is hard to erase.
Trying to imitate the success they had with Duran Duran, the producers got in touch with the Norwegians from the band A-ha. It didn’t go well because, during the recordings, there were several disagreements. In the end, the song turned out to be not so bad. In Great Britain, it occupied the 5th place.
Back then, the band A-ha was en vogue, so the music video had immediately drawn public attention:
Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys declared that he composed a demo version of “This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave” as a possible collaboration for the movie “The Living Daylight”. But it didn’t happen 1)”The Music of James Bond” by Jon Burlingame, book published by Oxford University Press in 2012.
- Introduction + James Bond theme
- 1962: Kingston Calypso (Dr. No)
- 1963: James Bond Is Back / From Russia with Love / James Bond Theme
- 1964: Goldfinger
- 1965: Thunderball
- 1967: You Only Live Twice
- 1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- 1971: Diamonds Are Forever
- 1973: Live and Let Die
- 1974: The Man with the Golden Gun
- 1977: Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
- 1979: Moonraker
- 1981: For Your Eyes Only
- 1983: All Time High (Octopussy)
- 1985: A View to a Kill
- 1987: The Living Daylights
- 1989: Licence to Kill
- 1995: GoldenEye
- 1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
- 1999: The World Is Not Enough
- 2002: Die Another Day
- 2006: You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
- 2008: Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace)
- 2012: Skyfall
- 2015: Writing's on the Wall (Spectre)
A surprising series of re-orchestrations that were originally classic songs, in heavy metal style
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